Tag: Desktop News June 2015

Presenting Undergraduate Research

From the June 2015 Desktop News | Five undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences presented their research findings April 16-18 at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. The annual event, held this year at Eastern Washington University, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study. Arts and Sciences students who presented are: Christine Kim, psychology of Auburn; Taylor Sheeran, English and communication studies, San Antonio, Texas; Erin Hein, biochemistry and art history, […]

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Big Answers, Tiny Particles

From the June 2015 Desktop News | A team of international scientists, including a pair of physicists from The University of Alabama, resumed efforts this week near Geneva, Switzerland, to use tiny particles to answer big questions – really big – like how the universe works. Drs. Conor Henderson and Paolo Rumerio, assistant professors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, are working much of the summer at the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator. Located at the European […]

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Former Students Co-author Large Study

From the June 2015 Desktop News | Four former students and their faculty mentor, Dr. Laura Reed, are among 1,014 co-authors of a paper published in the journal G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. The paper represents a huge coordinated effort called the Genome Education Partnership that involves feeding data from undergraduate research projects on bioinformatics into a larger scientific data set. Of the authors, 940 are students at various universities around the country. All undergraduates represented in the study are conducting […]

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Vatican Partners With UA Artist

From the June 2015 Desktop News | UA faculty member and artist-in-residence Chip Cooper was invited to Rome for an exhibit of photographs by him and Cuban photographer Julio Ángel Larramendi Joa as part of the celebration of the 80th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Vatican. The exhibit, “Campesinos,” is on display at the Massimiliano Massimo Institute in Rome through June. After the exhibit in Rome, the photographs will travel to other Italian cities including Naples, Turin […]

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Ph.D. Students Get Their Feet Wet in Flood Prediction Effort

From the June 2015 Desktop News | Nearly 50 graduate students from across the globe have spent the last two weeks at The University of Alabama and at the Cahaba River learning about the tools and principles used in flood prediction as part of the National Flood Interoperability Experiment Summer Institute. The institute is being hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Water Center, which is located on the UA campus. Four of the participating students are from […]

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