Desktop News July 2018

UA Professor Featured in PBS Series “The Great American Read”

From the July 2018 Desktop News | Many titles are often cited as the quintessential American novel, including The Catcher in the Rye, Little Women, and Game of Thrones. But what is America’s favorite novel? A new PBS series, “The Great American Read,” takes viewers on a journey through America’s most prized books to discover which […]

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Play about Race, Basketball Wins Professor National Arts Grant

From the July 2018 Desktop News | Seth Panitch, professor of acting and head of The University of Alabama’s acting programs, was awarded a $10,000 National Endowment of the Arts grant to produce his upcoming play, Separate and Equal. He co-wrote the grant with Dominic Yeager, UA assistant professor of theatre, and developed the play with Lawrence Jackson, a choreographer and […]

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UA Study Seeks to Improve Miranda Right Comprehension for All

From the July 2018 Desktop News | Interacting with law enforcement has the potential to be stressful or frustrating for anyone. But for individuals with intellectual disabilities, these situations can be inordinately difficult. However, through a project funded by the Alabama Council of Intellectual Disabilities, psychology doctoral candidate Sydnee Erickson and associate professor of psychology Karen Salekin […]

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Disease Afflicting Frogs Becoming Deadlier

  From the July 2018 Desktop News | A disease-inducing fungus in amphibians worldwide could become deadlier as different genetic variations emerge, according to research led by The University of Alabama. Biologists tested the harmfulness of a Brazilian hybrid form of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, known simply as Bd or the amphibian chytrid fungus, as well as both […]

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