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Biology Students Win Top Honors at Water Conservation Conference

Two doctoral students in the College’s Department of Biological Sciences recently presented at the 26th Annual Alabama Water Resources Conference and brought home top honors for their oral presentations. Suja Rajan and Nikaela Flournoy won first and second place, respectively, at the conference held in Orange Beach. The annual event is a forum about understanding […]

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Paul Jones Lecture Series Opens with James Sherman Brantley Visit

Internationally recognized artist James Sherman Brantley, a native of Philadelphia and part of the American art scene for over 40 years, will visit the UA campus October 24 as part of the Paul R. Jones Lecture Series.  He will give a lecture entitled “James Brantley: View from an Artist” at 7 p.m. in room 205 […]

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Biology Professor Teams Up with Surgeon in New Approach to Pain Treatment

A chronic pain condition and numerous gastrointestinal disorders may all be caused by a virus. That’s a Tuscaloosa-based surgeon’s theory likely headed for a clinical trial early next year and one drawing support from Dr. Carol Duffy, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. The two are teaming up to conduct a clinical […]

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Collaborative Work Yields Progress on Pardons for Scottsboro Boys

Sheila Washington, founder of the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center, has asked Gov. Robert Bentley to clear the names of eight of the nine defendants known as the Scottsboro boys, who were wrongly convicted of raping two white women in 1931. Washington’s plea has garnered significant support from professors, lawyers, and legislators and is […]

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School of Music Benefits from Rock Group Steppenwolf’s State-of-the-Art Studio Equipment

The keyboardist with the famed rock group Steppenwolf, Michael Wilk, has brought his state-of-the-art recording studio to the College’s School of Music. Wilk wishes to give music students firsthand experiences in recording and film scoring using the most modern and sophisticated recording equipment available. Last fall Wilk and Steppenwolf’s founder, John Kay, gave a multimedia […]

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Geography Students and Faculty Study Hurricane Isaac

Just as the winds and rain were at their peak during Hurricane Isaac’s wrath, several College students were in the thick of it all for the sake of science. Under the guidance of Dr. Jason Senkbeil, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography, students measured wind speeds in New Orleans just as Isaac made […]

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Legendary Biologist and Pulitzer Prize Winner E.O. Wilson Visits UA as Scholar-in-Residence

Dr. E.O. Wilson, a University of Alabama alumnus and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner will visit as a scholar-in-residence with the College Sept. 11-12. Known as one of the world’s most influential scientists, Wilson is the founder of the theory of sociobiology, which proposes that human and animal behavior is shaped by evolutionary forces,and its offshoot, […]

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New College Alumna Makes Waves in Music Composition World

Anne LeBaron, well-known harpist, composer, and New College alumna, was recently dubbed the “grandmaster of the hyperopera” by the Los Angeles Times. On Aug. 11, the first movement of her chamber ensemble piece “Telluris Theoria Sacra” will be performed for the first time. The piece, which translates to mean “Sacred Theory of the Earth” will […]

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Chemistry Program Brings Next Generation of Chemists to UA

A summer program in the College, funded by the National Science Foundation, is helping train the next generation of chemists and scientific researchers. The Department of Chemistry hosted its Research Experiences for Undergraduates program this summer under the direction of Dr. John Vincent, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Stephen Woski, associate professor of chemistry. Top […]

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College Alumna Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Study in Spain

Seema Kumar of Shreveport, La., a recent graduate of the College, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to study abroad during the 2012-2013 school year. While at UA, Kumar majored in Spanish and biology. She will study in Santander, Spain, where she will teach various subjects to local students ages 13 to 15 and serve as […]

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