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Rajesh Kana’s The Neuroscience of Autism: Tracing the A-Z of Cutting-edge ASD Research

Desktop News | February 2023 The Neuroscience of Autism, a collection of essays edited by UA psychology professor Dr. Rajesh Kana, is an incisive textbook that provides readers with a robust understanding of the cyclically configured causal mechanisms that generate symptomatic manifestations of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children, teens, and adults.  Recognizing autism to be a complex disorder that defies formulaic descriptions, Kana takes an interdisciplinary approach in establishing theoretical footholds for better comprehending the behavioral, social, cognitive, neurobiological […]

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Desktop News | November 2022

November 2022 Announcements & Accolades Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff Recognized for Dedication, Innovation, and Commitment at Campus Assembly: Each year the University and UA National Alumni Association recognize faculty and staff across campus and Arts and Sciences is proud to boast six award recipients: Dr. Kyungyong Lee, Dr. Michael R. McKain, Professor Dominic Yeager, Tabitha Tuten, Dr. Margaret Peacock, and ICUE Connector. John Wingard, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, has accepted a new position as the Executive Director of […]

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Modern Languages Professor Leads International French Professional Organization

From the July 2022 Desktop News | Dr. Cheryl Toman, professor of French and chair of the Department of Modern Languages at UA, recently led the Biennale de la langue française, an international meeting of French speakers and scholars. Every two years, this professional organization of researchers meets to discuss a number of issues and topics, facilitate diplomatic relations, and enjoy the study of the French language together.  “This group does include academics, but also includes linguists, literature scholars, cultural studies […]

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Professor’s Experimental Music Group Receiving Rave Reviews Ahead of Album Drop

Brown and gold cover art for Gone to Color

From the October 2021 Desktop News | Dr. Tyler Walker, an assistant professor at UA’s School of Music, is a man of many talents. In addition to teaching students music composition and serving as director of the Alabama Electronic Music Studios, he makes up one half of the experimental music duo Gone to Color.   Walker and his collaborator Matthew Heim formed Gone to Color in 2013, and released their first single, “The 606,” this year. The song made its mark […]

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UA Researcher Publishes Article in “Nature Scientific Reports”

A woman crosses through a rainforest on a rope bridge

From the February 2021 Desktop News | In the Amazon rainforest, the Brazil nut tree is an invaluable resource. Towering over their harvesters’ homes at over 160 feet tall, the tree produces fruit that contains the famous Brazil nut, which economically sustains the thousands of people who live there. But the Brazil nut tree’s yield varies from year to year–sometimes it’s bountiful and sustains the harvesters financially, but sometimes, the trees don’t provide a single fruit. UA biology professor Christina […]

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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 the department, finished an email to his faculty with a joke about his beard graying during this time of elevated stress, and that he should […]

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Arts and Sciences Resources Guide – COVID-19

At the College of Arts and Sciences, we want to make sure that you, our students, have access to the most up-to-date and valuable resources to help you with academics, technology, and your overall well-being. Here, you’ll find a comprehensive list of resources to help you navigate this time. General COVID Resources Get the latest information at healthinfo.ua.edu. Apply for emergency assistance or donate to students in need. Get a refund on housing, parking, and meal plans. Academic UA is […]

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Just Trying to Have School: New Book From UA Professor Explores Desegregation in Mississippi

Dr. Natalie Adams's new book, "Just Trying to Have School," will be published this fall.

  From the June 2019 Desktop News | New College professor Natalie Adams and James Adams of Mississippi State University are awaiting the publication of their new book, Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi. Grounded in extensive research and hundreds of interviews with students, parents, and educators at every level, the pair piece together a living and breathing recount of Mississippi’s school desegregation— a topic that they say has yet to be explored in desegregation […]

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