Allison Hetzel, associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, will debut her new one-woman play, “Step Mama Drama” in Scotland this summer at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
From the June 2018 Desktop News | For the first time researchers studying a deadly virus modeled how it spreads to young trout and salmon in the waters of the Columbia River Basin, showing that migrating adult fish are the main source of exposure. The ecological modeling of the infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus, or IHNV, shows how it moves across the landscape over time, providing a crucial understanding for managers of hatchery programs attempting to protect juvenile salmon and trout. “Knowing the […]
From the June 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Memorie Gosa, an assistant professor in UA’s Department of Communicative Disorders, was recently appointed the president of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (ABSSD). Almost six months into this new role, she is working to expand the recognition of Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. The ABSSD is a national organization that provides certification for speech-language pathologists who specialize in the identification and treatment of swallowing disorders, commonly called referred to […]
From the June 2018 Desktop News | More than a century after John Stuart Mill’s personal library was donated to an Oxford college, a University of Alabama English professor and a team of international collaborators are allowing a broader audience access to the history literally hand-written by Mill into the margins of his books. Mill, arguably the preeminent English-speaking philosopher of the 1800s, annotated extensively as he read, and, along with his father, utilitarian philosopher James Mill, may have inscribed as many as […]
From the June 2018 Desktop News | The College of Arts and Sciences is consistently at the top for students achieving national scholarships and awards. This year, 14 students from the college received tens of thousands of dollars to support their research, international travel, and internships. Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Environmental science major Raien Emery of Sheridan, Wyoming, received the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship for 2018-2020. The scholarship provides $9,500 a year for full-time study during the junior […]
Forty years ago, the musical-turned-movie Grease hit the big screen. It was 1978 and John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, the stars of the show, were in their primes. Teens flocked to showings, and overnight it became a cult classic.