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A&S in the News: December 3-9, 2017

Tide Talks University students share “revolutionary” ideas: Crimson White – Dec. 3 Tide Talks, an offshoot of the famed TED Talks, is a student organization on campus that allows current University students to share their expertise or experience on an idea that they are passionate about. While TED Talks believes in “ideas worth spreading,” Tide Talks […]

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A&S in the News: November 26-December 2, 2017

Roy Moore Trump blasts Roy Moore’s foes: Politico – Nov. 26 For many Republicans who might have stayed home, the presidential argument could move the needle, said Richard Fording, a political science professor at The University of Alabama. “What Donald Trump does by weighing in like this is he helps them rationalize doing what they probably […]

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A&S in the News: November 19-25, 2017

August: Osage County Theater Review: Cast, crew generate hilarity, hysteria: Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 19 Dianne Teague. Dianne Teague. Dianne Teague. If saying her name three times would magically make her appear in every show from here on out, consider that an incantation. It’s tempting to review “August: Osage County,” the searing production of Tracy Letts’ […]

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A&S in the News: November 12-18, 2017

Roy Moore Are evangelical voters giving a ‘blank check’ to Roy Moore?: Al.com – Nov. 12 Roy Moore has been a darling among the Protestant evangelical voter ever since his first social crusade in refusing to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery … The “evangelical voter” is a “nebulous term” […]

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UA Political Science Professors Publish Paper on Gender Bias in Supreme Court

From the November 2017 Desktop News | Drs. Dana Patton and Joseph Smith, both associate professors with The University of Alabama’s Department of Political Science, recently published their paper “Lawyer, Interrupted: Gender Bias in Oral Arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court” in the Journal of Law and Courts. The paper discusses the disparities in how male […]

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Anthropology Graduate Student Finds Rare Research Experience on Creighton Island

From the November 2017 Desktop News | If there’s anything anthropology graduate student Cayla Colclasure has discovered in her research, it’s that studying those who have gone before us is an important part of moving forward. Alongside her mentor, Dr. Elliot Blair, Colclasure is doing just that in a revolutionary way on Creighton Island, a privately-owned […]

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UA Museums Receive Competitive Grant

From the November 2017 Desktop News | Drs. John Abbott and Dana Ehret of UA Museums have been awarded $23,000 from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The grant, from the highly competitive “Museums for America” program, will allow them to move forward with the rehousing and digitizing of the UA Museums’ invertebrate paleontological […]

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Q&A: Forbes No. 1 Ranked Instructor Douglas Klutz

From the November 2017 Desktop News | A September article in Forbes named University of Alabama instructor Douglas Klutz as the top professor in the United States. In a nationwide poll conducted last month, college students voted for their favorite professors on RateMyProfessors.com. Out of the 1.7 million professors from more than 7,500 colleges on the site, one stood above all […]

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Comb Jellies Possibly First Lineage to Branch Off Evolutionary Tree

From the November 2017 Desktop News | A researcher at The University of Alabama was part of a new study that provides further evidence in support of a controversial hypothesis that a group of marine animals commonly called comb jellies were the first to break away from all other animals, making it the oldest surviving animal lineage. […]

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UA to Launch Inaugural Crowdfunding Campaign

From the November 2017 Desktop News | Saturdays at the Capstone would not be the same without the show-stopping performance and enthusiastic energy that exudes from Bryant-Denny Stadium when the Million Dollar Band takes the field. Now the 400-member organization that provides the rhythm of the game hopes to enhance its sound with the help of a […]

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