From the January 2019 Desktop News | For the first time in its history, UA achieved Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status, formerly known as the R1 category, in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. This is the nation’s highest level of research activity for institutions that grant doctoral degrees. Research funding, research staff, and the number of doctoral graduates are among the criteria used in determining Carnegie classifications. “Achieving Carnegie’s very high research activity classification demonstrates The University […]
From the January 2019 Desktop News | The University of Alabama’s Department of Theatre and Dance will offer the state’s first Master of Fine Arts in dance program starting in fall 2020. The program, which will use the 2019-20 academic year to recruit and audition prospective students, will provide training in advanced studies in dance, prepare graduates for employment in the dance profession, and provide credentials needed for employment and teaching positions that require a graduate-level degree. The push for the program […]
From the January 2019 Desktop News | The University of Alabama had a record year in sponsored funding for fiscal year 2018, reaching almost $100 million in sponsored funding through external grants and contracts for research, instruction, service, and fellowship. The total includes $62 million in research awards, the highest in the University’s history and a 23 percent increase over the previous record year. “The University of Alabama is committed to exploring new technologies, advancing scientific discovery, and being on the cutting […]
From the January 2019 Desktop News | Dr. David Dixon, the Robert Ramsay Professor of Chemistry at The University of Alabama, is the recipient of the 2018 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award. He received the award at a recent ceremony at the President’s Mansion. Based on a specific accomplishment that is innovative, creative, useful or captures the imagination, the Frederick Moody Blackmon and Sarah McCorkle Moody Outstanding Professor Award is one of the most prestigious awards given by UA. “Dr. Dixon is a […]
Rebecca Salzer, an assistant professor of dance and the interim director of the UA Collaborative Arts Research Initiative, recently received a Digital Humanities Advancement grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to lead an innovative effort, improving online access to digital dance resources for education and scholarship.