Desktop News May 2016

Professor Brings Cuban Art to Alabama

From the May 2016 Desktop News |When art and art history assistant professor and printmaker Sarah Marshall went to Cuba for the first time, she was there to make books. But when she saw the talent of the traditional printmakers there, she wanted to bring that influence back to the states—helping the Cuban printmakers build […]

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Want to Avoid a Cold? Try a Tattoo or Twenty, says UA Researcher

From the May 2016 Desktop News |There’s no known cure for the common cold, but receiving multiple tattoos can strengthen your immunological responses, potentially making you heartier in fighting off common infections, according to research by a trio of University of Alabama scholars. However, receiving a single tattoo can, at least temporarily, lower your resistance, […]

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Theatre Professor Selected as SEC Faculty Achievement Award Winner

From the May 2016 Desktop News |Southeastern Conference officials have chosen Seth Panitch, professor of theatre, as the 2016 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner for The University of Alabama. Panitch, who also serves as director of MFA and Undergraduate Acting Programs at UA, said he is both supremely humbled and honored to receive the award […]

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Scholarships Matter: Hudson Kelley Aids in Humanitarian Relief

From the May 2016 Desktop News | Scholarships Matter is a series of stories highlighting students in the College of Arts and Sciences who have received and been impacted by scholarships. The student featured in this story is the recipient of two University-wide scholarships and five College-wide scholarships, the Louise and John Baker Scholarship, the Charles […]

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Geologist Receives NSF CAREER Award to Study Volcanic Lightning

From the May 2016 Desktop News |The National Science Foundation selected Dr. Kimberly Genareau, an assistant professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, for a CAREER Award, which will support five years of volcanic lightning research with more than $430,000. The multi-year award funds both basic research and the development of educational materials for children. […]

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Distinguished University Research Professor Honored with Burnum Award

From the May 2016 Desktop News |Highly-regarded for his research, Dr. Arunava Gupta, Distinguished University Research Professor, is this year’s recipient of the Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award, one of the highest honors bestowed on professors at The University of Alabama. Gupta, who holds a joint appointment in UA’s College of Arts and Sciences and College […]

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