Tag: Desktop News March 2015

Tennessee Williams Tribute

From the March 2015 Desktop News | UA theatre students performed dramatic readings from the plays of Tennessee Williams March 2-3 as part of a tribute to Williams and his friendship with Dr. Marian Gallaway, longtime professor of theatre at UA. Gallaway and Williams met in 1938 and became lifelong friends. The two-night tribute included performances in Demopolis and Tuscaloosa, including a performance in UA’s Marian Gallaway Theatre, which was named after Gallaway in 1976. The performances were sponsored by […]

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Historian Awarded Botstiber Fellowship

From the March 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Janek Wasserman, assistant professor in the Department of History, has received a fellowship from the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies that is allowing him to spend the current semester and summer of 2015 conducting research abroad for his next book, tentatively titled “From Coffeehouse to Tea Party: An Intellectual History of the Austrian School of Economics.” The book follows the story of one of the most important schools of 20th-century economic thought, […]

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Investigating Climate Change

From the March 2015 Desktop News | Student Catherine King was one of only eight students nationwide selected to attend the United Nations international climate change conference in Lima, Peru, in December. King is a senior studying chemistry and chemical engineering at UA. Her role as a student delegate included interviewing world leaders and blogging about the talks she attended in an attempt to prompt others to take additional interest in climate change. King was selected to attend the conference […]

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Japanese Delegation Visits UA

From the March 2015 Desktop News | A delegation selected by the Japanese government traveled to The University of Alabama on March 3 to discuss Japanese society, business, technology and culture in the second annual “Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan” symposium. The goal of the symposium, led by Yasuo Saito, former Japanese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Russia and France, is to increase awareness of Japan’s foreign and economic policies in the United States and to strengthen the relationship between […]

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Music Therapy Professor Recognized

From the March 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Andrea Cevasco-Trotter, director of music therapy and associate professor in the School of Music, has been selected to receive one of the highest awards presented by the American Music Therapy Association. Cervasco-Trotter was recognized for making significant contributions to research in music therapy and for inspiring others through her publications, presentations and teaching. She received the AMTA Research and Publication Award at the AMTA National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. “It is an honor […]

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Guy Caldwell Named Distinguished Professor

From the March 2015 Desktop News | The University of Alabama’s Board of Trustees has named Dr. Guy Caldwell, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, a University Distinguished Research Professor. This title recognizes UA faculty who have achieved international accomplishments in their field and are recognized for their scholarly contributions and noteworthy academic service. Caldwell is internationally known for his research and expertise on malfunction in basic cellular mechanisms associated with diseases of the nervous system, particularly movement disorders […]

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