Tag: Desktop News February 2017

Healthcare Professionals Join for UA’s 15th Annual McCollough Forum

From the February 2017 Desktop News | Specialists in law and medicine will speak on healthcare reform and other hot topics in medicine at the 15th annual Susan and Gaylon McCollough Medical Scholars Forum Feb. 10–11 in the Shelby Hall rotunda on The University of Alabama Campus. The two-day forum, designed to prepare students pursuing medical and health science professions, is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and begins Friday afternoon with one of three keynote lectures. Dr. Darrel C. Weaver, […]

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UA Couple Wins Lifetime Achievement Awards

From the February 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Jim Knight, a professor emeritus of anthropology at The University of Alabama, and Dr. Judith Knight, a longtime editor at UA Press, were each awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southeastern Archaeological Conference for their decades of groundbreaking work in the field of archaeology in the South. The two are married. “I have known both of the Knights for almost 40 years,” said Dr. Ian W. Brown, professor and chair of UA’s […]

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Physicist Named APS Fellow

From the February 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Andreas Piepke, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was recently elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society for his work in defining the nature of neutrinos, neutral subatomic particles and fundamental constituents of matter. Each year, only 0.5 percent of the 53,000 members of APS, roughly 265 people, can potentially be elected a fellow. “It’s a big honor and a welcome recognition for work done in the field,” Piepke said. […]

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Instructor Wins Award to Study Football in Cuba

From the February 2017 Desktop News | Michael Wood, an instructor in the Department of American Studies, recently received the North American Society for Sport History’s inaugural Joseph L. Arbena Award, which offers $1,000 to those pursuing research in Latin American sports history. Wood studies the history of American football in Cuba, and using the funds from the award, he traveled to Havana, Cuba, for eight days to search through archives at the University of Havana and the José Martí Cuban […]

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Korean Program Receives $10,000 Donation

From the February 2017 Desktop News | The Department of Modern Languages and Classics recently received a game-changing asset from Hyosung USA for the University’s ever-growing Korean program, which now boasts 21 students. Representatives from the company, which manufactures everything from mechanical rubber goods to ATMs, visited The University of Alabama in November bearing a $10,000 gift meant to aid in the growth of the Korean program and promised to provide the contribution annually. According to Dr. Koji Arizumi, the director […]

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Alumnus Bikes for Better Housing

From the February 2017 Desktop News | Alumnus Henry Downes didn’t take the traditional path after graduation. He took the bike path. Though Downes double-majored in political science and economics, he became a full-time Bike Adventure trip leader after graduation, working for the Fuller Center for Housing, a nonprofit organization in Americus, Georgia, that helps to eliminate poverty housing by working with individuals and communities to build and renovate houses for people in need. Each year, the Fuller Center hosts various cross-country […]

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