What are you reading this summer? Here are six books by A&S faculty from several departments.
Dr. Andrew Raffo Dewar, professor of interdisciplinary arts, was named the 2023 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award winner for The University of Alabama.
Desktop News | February 2023 The Neuroscience of Autism, a collection of essays edited by UA psychology professor Dr. Rajesh Kana, is an incisive textbook that provides readers with a robust understanding of the cyclically configured causal mechanisms that generate symptomatic manifestations of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children, teens, and adults. Recognizing autism to be a complex disorder that defies formulaic descriptions, Kana takes an interdisciplinary approach in establishing theoretical footholds for better comprehending the behavioral, social, cognitive, neurobiological […]
Dr. Mairin Odle’s book “Under the Skin: Tattoos, Scalps, and the Contested Language of Bodies in Early America” looks at body modifications as signs of alliance or conflict in the interactions between Natives and newcomers in 17th and 18th-century North America.
Desktop News, September 2022 | The College of Arts and Sciences faculty vote in favor of adopting new faculty bylaws. Dean Messina’s Charge Dean Messina believes in both shared governance and academic freedom and in the notion that these cannot operate or exist independently. His goal in asking the FAC for a modernized set of college bylaws was to create a transparent process using agreed-upon language for guiding shared governance and decision-making within the college. The Process The newly adopted bylaws […]
Reading is proven to reduce stress and increase relaxation. As you relax during the summer months, enjoy these books written by seven A&S faculty from several departments: The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America By Joshua Rothman (History, firstname.lastname@example.org) Award-winning historian Dr. Joshua Rothman outlined, “When Americans imagine the slave trade, they typically think about the transatlantic trade that brought enslaved Africans to the Americas. But the trade in enslaved people within the boundaries of the […]
From the May 2022 Desktop News | The National Academy of Sciences has named Dr. Tim Mewes a Jefferson Science Fellow for 2022-2023. The year-long program allows U.S. citizens in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine to work with the Department of State or the US Agency for International Development on foreign policy issues both in Washington, D.C. and overseas. “Dr. Mewes’ research on magnetic materials is world-class and his scientific achievements have been recognized on the national and […]
Reading is proven to reduce stress and increase relaxation. As you relax during the summer months, enjoy these books written by six A&S faculty, current and emeritus, from several departments: Walking on Cowrie Shells By Nana Nkweti (English, email@example.com) A finalist for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing, Nana Nkweti’s dazzling debut story collection pulls from mystery, horror, realism, myth, and graphic novels. Walking on Cowrie Shells showcases complex and vibrant characters in a mix of stories from a […]
The Southeastern Conference announced that Dr. Catherine Roach, professor of gender and cultural studies in New College, is the 2021 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner for The University of Alabama.
Dr. Kevin Kocot received a grant as part of a large collaborative project to greatly improve the digital accessibility of data on marine invertebrate biodiversity.