UA English professor Dr. Albert Pionke and a team of international collaborators are allowing a broader audience access to the history literally hand-written by Mill into the margins of his books.
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Dr. Jack Dunkle From the April 2018 Desktop News | A key to combating the rise of bacteria with resistance to antibiotics is grasping how bacteria ward off the drugs. With a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at The University of Alabama and Spring Hill College hope their study of a common defense mechanism in bacteria will further development of therapies that could give a class of antibiotics a leg up in the microbial battle. “If we […]
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Dr. Russell T. McCutcheon, the chair of the religious studies department at The University of Alabama, was recently appointed by the UA Board of Trustees as a Distinguished Research Professor.
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Dr. Faythe Freese, a professor of organ at The University of Alabama, was recently awarded the esteemed Oswald Gleason Ragatz Distinguished Alumni Award by the Indiana Organists United, a branch of the Indiana University Alumni Association.
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From the January 2018 Desktop News | An international group of researchers, including several from The University of Alabama, measured the interaction between tiny particles, called neutrinos, that travel the cosmos and Earth. The findings, which carry implications for our understanding of physics and Earth’s core, were published in the journal Nature. Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles famous for passing through anything and everything, rarely interacting with matter. About 100 trillion neutrinos pass through your body every second. Now, scientists have demonstrated […]
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All A&S faculty, staff, and students should complete the Academic Continuity Exercise for Fall 2017 by 4:45 pm on Friday, October 13. Please go to the link below and answer the questions to complete the Fall 2017 Academic Continuity Survey. If the link does not automatically direct you to the survey, please copy and paste it into the browser of your choice. Fall 2017 Academic Continuity Survey
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As you enjoy your summer months, read through these books written by A&S faculty (and one alumnus) from several departments: Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, by E.O. Wilson Written by one of The University of Alabama’s most distinguished alumni, Half-Earth proposes a plan to preserve our planet’s biodiversity. In order to solve a problem as seemingly insurmountable as extinction, Wilson suggests an incredible plan: dedicate half of Earth’s surface to nature. In order to be successful, Half-Earth explains, we […]
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From the May 2017 Desktop News | Of his 32 years at The University of Alabama, retiring Spanish professor Dr. Michael Schnepf says that his last 10 have been the best. Since 2007, he has been at the forefront of UA’s ties to Cuba, serving as the director of UA’s Cuban study abroad program and the co-director of the Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship. In the process, he has been to Cuba 35 times. “You don’t ever have to ask if I […]
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From the April 2017 Desktop News | The quarter of a million acres located in Alabama known as the Mobile-Tensaw Delta is considered one of the most biologically diverse environments in the country, but until recently, there was no literature fully explaining how the existing system works in laymen’s terms. Department of Geological Sciences Chairman Dr. Fred Andrus spent the last three years working to create a book meeting those qualifications. Since 2014, Andrus has been helping to find experts in different […]
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From the February 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Jim Knight, a professor emeritus of anthropology at The University of Alabama, and Dr. Judith Knight, a longtime editor at UA Press, were each awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southeastern Archaeological Conference for their decades of groundbreaking work in the field of archaeology in the South. The two are married. “I have known both of the Knights for almost 40 years,” said Dr. Ian W. Brown, professor and chair of UA’s […]
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