Media and the Public Opinion of Torture

From the September 2020 Desktop News | According to Dr. Erin Kearns, an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at The University of Alabama, recent polls say that about half of adults in the United States think torture is acceptable in counterterrorism. The academic understanding is that torture is not effective, […]

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Department of Gender and Race Studies Recognized for Graduate Student Food Bank

From the September 2020 Desktop News | When COVID-19 hit the United States and temporarily closed many restaurants, bars, and stores in March, Dr. Utz McKnight realized that many graduate students in the UA community would lose their main source of income. Because of this, he wanted to find a way for faculty to give […]

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UA’s Vote Everywhere Wins Chapter of the Year

From the September 2020 Desktop News | The UA chapter of Vote Everywhere was recently awarded Chapter of the Year by the group’s parent organization, the Andrew Goodman Foundation, which advocates for young people to vote and be civically engaged with their communities. The Andrew Goodman Foundation was established in honor of Andrew Goodman, a […]

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UA Professor Receives Grant from State Council on the Arts

From the July 2020 Desktop News | Grace Bumbry and Shirley Verrett are amongst the most impactful African American female voices in opera, both rising to esteem in the mid to late twentieth century. The two sopranos famously joined forces in 1982 to perform a recital to honor Marian Anderson, the first African American to […]

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UA Professor Awarded NASA Planetary Science Early Career Award

From the June 2020 Desktop News | For Dr. Alain Plattner, a research lab isn’t just a place to make groundbreaking discoveries or work on a singular idea. To him, it’s the perfect place to cultivate a new generation of scientists—a place where his students can explore their own ideas and build off of one […]

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How a Crimson Beard Raised Funds for West Alabama Food Bank

From the June 2020 Desktop News | What began as a joke at the end of an email quickly became an act of service for UA’s department of mathematics, which recently completed a faculty fundraiser for the West Alabama Food Bank. While working at home during the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. David Cruz-Uribe, the chair of […]

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Anthropology Professor Receives Seed Fund for Research on Doula Care

From the June 2020 Desktop News | Dr. Holly Horan, an assistant professor of anthropology at UA, was recently awarded a seed fund from the Excellence in Community Engagement Awards for her work on measuring the impact of community doula care in central Alabama. The award is one of two presented to Arts and Sciences […]

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Biology Outreach Program Recognized in Excellence in Community Engagement Awards

The program began in 2008 as a partnership with Tuscaloosa’s One Place to allow K-12 students to increase their understanding of scientific concepts. […]

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