Department of Biological Sciences

A&S in the News: September 17-23, 2017

Inns of Court Scholarship Cheers for Sept. 17: Gadsden Times – Sept. 17 Recent Gadsden City High School graduate Madeline Mills has been awarded this year’s Inns of Court Scholarship, Presiding Judge David Kimberley announced. Mills, now a freshman at The University of Alabama, recently received the $1,500 scholarship at an awards dinner…At Alabama, she majors […]

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A&S in the News: September 10-16, 2017

Cloud Lecture Series Fall brings a full slate of arts offerings at W&M: Williamsburg and Yorktown Daily – Sept. 10 A mural project completed with visiting artist Steve Prince over the summer to kick off the yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of W&M’s first African-American residential students will be unveiled this week and on permanent […]

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Two Professors Earn Fulbrights for International Research

From the September 2017 Desktop News | Two University of Alabama professors will pursue work and research through the U.S. Fulbright Scholars Program in 2017 and 2018. Dr. Samantha Hansen, associate professor of geological sciences, will be in Greece for the fall semester, working at the National Observatory of Athens. She will combine seismic data from a […]

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Professor Receives Grant to Further Research on Forest Management

From the September 2017 Desktop News | For most of us, a walk through the woods is an opportunity to relax, exercise, and exhale. Dr. Christina Staudhammer, a professor of biological sciences, sees a different kind of opportunity. Staudhammer, who has a Ph.D. in forest biometrics from the University of British Columbia, works to apply and develop […]

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A&S in the News: August 20-26, 2017

The Alternative Right ‘Very fine people’ or white racists?: ‘Alt-right’ makes moves into the mainstream: Al.com – Aug. 20 Fascination about the “alt-right” has swelled in recent days, following violence in Charlottesville, Va., and President Donald Trump’s suggestions there were some “very fine people” at the demonstration who’ve been treated poorly by the media … Two […]

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A&S in the News: August 6-12, 2017

Climate Change How climate change became a question of faith: Christian Science Monitor – Aug. 8 Every four years, the nation’s scientists from myriad federal agencies come together to release a comprehensive report synthesizing the current state of climate science … “The dispute over Darwin planted a seed, and the evolution argument set the groundwork for […]

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UA to Use NSF Funding to Boost STEM Teachers in High Schools

From the July 2017 Desktop News | Researchers at The University of Alabama hope to place as many as 15 STEM teachers in area schools through a $1.95 million grant that will provide tuition assistance, enhanced teacher training, and robust salary supplements. UA was recently awarded a Developing Leaders in Science Teaching grant from the National Science […]

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Summer Reading List 2017

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 […]

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A&S in the News: June 11-17, 2017

Jessica Procter Crowned Miss Alabama Tuscaloosa native crowned Miss Alabama: Tuscaloosa News – June 10 Tuscaloosa native Jessica Procter was crowned Miss Alabama at the annual pageant in Birmingham Saturday night.  Procter will go on to represent the state in the Miss America competition in September. Miss University of Alabama Callie Walker made it to the […]

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To Combat Coral-Eating Pest, UA Researcher Helps Find What They Smell

From the June 2017 Desktop News | A University of Alabama researcher is part of a team that identified genes used to communicate by a starfish that preys upon coral reefs, a promising discovery that could lead to efforts to repel the aquatic pest from sensitive reefs. The findings, published in the journal Nature, are the first insight […]

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