Dr. Ryan Earley, associate professor of biological sciences, and students from UA’s Marine Science Club have been using bottle caps to create murals that bring attention to the impact of pollution on biodiversity.
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 is the absolute winner. The eight-part series, which premiered on May 22, follows celebrities, writers, and everyday Americans as they discuss their favorite novels and […]
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 UA assistant professor of dance. The grant is typically given to those only in professional theatre, not academic theatre, but because Panitch’s Bridge Project is […]
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 are trying to change that. Their goal? Learn how people with intellectual disabilities understand their Miranda rights and create programs to bridge the comprehension gaps. […]
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 parent forms, on species of frogs from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. They found infections and strength of the illness increased with the hybrid form. Published […]