From the Winter 2019 Collegian | Outside of Dr. Jeffrey Lozier’s tent in the mountains of Sequoia National Park, a fresh layer of snow awaits the group of scientists about to embark on their day’s journey. The below-freezing temperatures and few flakes still falling make it difficult to leave the minimal warmth of his polyester shelter, even in layers of heavy clothes. In this cold climate, it’s difficult to remember that it’s the middle of May. There’s nothing remotely resembling […]
From the Winter 2019 Collegian | At UA, art isn’t confined to the walls of studios; it bleeds out into the community. Two classes teach students not only how to advance their skillsets, but how to use art to become good stewards of their communities through photography and sculpture. Documenting the Greats UA art professor Christopher Jordan spent the spring and interim semesters with his photography students in Alabama’s Black Belt, where they met some of the region’s most beloved […]
From the Winter 2019 Collegian | Awa Traore had a few qualifications for institutions where she would pursue her PhD in mathematics: one that was close to her home in Birmingham, and one where she would be encouraged and pushed to be successful throughout her program. When she learned that two other black women were successfully working their way through UA’s program, she decided that she could see herself at UA. “When I came here, and I saw there were […]
From the November 2019 Desktop News | This past summer, UA senior Jordan Taylor and junior Caroline Krieger spent their time in the labs and lecture halls of Yale University discussing ethical dilemmas in the sciences at the Sherwin B. Nuland Bioethics Institute, a prestigious seven-week program housed in the university’s campus in New Haven, Connecticut. The program allows participants to wrestle with some of the most difficult decisions they might face in their fields, exploring real-life scenarios with a […]
From the October 2019 Desktop News | UA physics professor Dr. Andreas Piepke recently received a grant of $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore the fundamental questions that have baffled physicists for decades. Piepke and his team study neutrinos, a type of subatomic particle that’s unique for its lack of an electric charge. “All other fundamental constituents of matter carry an electrical charge, and their antimatter particle is the opposite charge,” Piepke said. “But neutrinos are […]
The University of Alabama Million Dollar Band has been selected to perform in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, representing the state of Alabama, marking the first appearance by the band in the Parade.
With two grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, The University of Alabama leads a national effort to continue and expand undergraduate science courses that engage students in active research.
From the September 2019 Desktop News | Geosciences Ph.D. candidate, Christine Bassett, was recently selected as a member of the 2020 class for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s highly-competitive Sea Grant fellowship links science with public policy, and pairs fellows with agencies and elected officials to conduct scientific research, develop policy, and guide decision-making in the nation’s capital. After an extensive application process and two attempts at applying, Basset was selected […]
From the September 2019 Desktop News | First-year graduate student Matthew Meadows has continued the legacy of Alabama’s French horn studio by placing second in the university level of the nation’s largest and most prestigious horn competition. Meadows, who is studying French horn performance, competed against dozens of other horn players from North America, Asia, Europe, and South America in the International Horn Competition of America at the university level. Over three rounds of performances, Meadows proved himself to be […]
From the August 2019 Desktop News | The Black Warrior Review, a literary magazine run entirely by UA graduate students, was recently awarded a Whiting Literary Magazine Prize, the largest national prize for nonprofit literary magazines. “It’s very impressive and welcome news that the Whiting Foundation took notice of this student publication here at UA and wanted to reward it with this grant and support it to keep doing the work that they’re doing,” Joel Brouwer, the chair of UA’s […]