Desktop News January 2016

Founder and CEO of IntegraNet to Address McCollough Forum

From the January 2016 Desktop News | Larry Wedekind, founder and CEO of IntegraNet Health Systems, will be the keynote speaker for the 14th annual Susan and Gaylon McCollough Medical Scholars Forum on Friday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Shelby Hall rotunda on The University of Alabama campus. The lecture and discussion will be […]

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UA Professor Links Mothers’ Mental Health to Infant Growth

From the January 2016 Desktop News | In Mwanza, Tanzania, where nutritional deprivation runs rampant, Dr. Jason DeCaro, an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, recently discovered that when families don’t have a reliable source for food, their babies don’t thrive as well. But surprisingly it’s not all about the food.  “Household food insecurity […]

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UA Physicists Share in Breakthrough Prize

From the January 2016 Desktop News | A team of University of Alabama physicists recently received recognition for making key contributions to a landmark study of neutrinos that won the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The $3 million prize, which was divided between five international teams, celebrates a series of experiments demonstrating that neutrinos—neutral […]

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UA Professor Helps Discover Theory in How Glaciers Influenced Land Formations

From the January 2016 Desktop News | Dr. Sarah Praskievicz, an assistant professor of geography at UA, recently used a forecasting model she co-developed to discover what the Oregon Coast Range might have looked like more than 25,000 years ago. Praskievicz originally designed the model while pursuing her doctorate at the University of Oregon in order […]

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Student Receives Killam Fellowship for Study in Canada

From the January 2016 Desktop News | Fulbright Canada has awarded Jordan Sandy, a senior majoring in English and economics, a Killam Fellowship to study at the University of British Columbia during the 2015–2016 academic year. The Killam Fellowships Program is a competitive program providing an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada […]

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Good News for Female Political Candidates

From the January 2016 Desktop News | When it comes to politics, research suggests that stereotypes often put women at a disadvantage. Female candidates—more than their male counterparts—must appear to be tough leaders without sacrificing their image as nurturers in order to win over voters: If they come off too strong, they lose votes. And […]

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