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Carnegie Lists UA among Elite Research Institutions

From the January 2019 Desktop News | For the first time in its history, UA achieved Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status, formerly known as the R1 category, in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. This is the nation’s highest level of research activity for institutions that grant doctoral degrees. Research funding, research staff, […]

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Dixon Selected for UA’s Blackmon-Moody Award

From the January 2019 Desktop News | Dr. David Dixon, the Robert Ramsay Professor of Chemistry at The University of Alabama, is the recipient of the 2018 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award. He received the award at a recent ceremony at the President’s Mansion. Based on a specific accomplishment that is innovative, creative, useful or captures the imagination, […]

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Professor to Strengthen Digital Dynamics of Dance via NEH Grant

Rebecca Salzer, an assistant professor of dance and the interim director of the UA Collaborative Arts Research Initiative, recently received a Digital Humanities Advancement grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to lead an innovative effort, improving online access to digital dance resources for education and scholarship. […]

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UA Research to Study Impact ‘War on Drugs’ Has on Smuggling Routes

From the October 2018 Desktop News | Researchers at UA are bringing together their expertise in geography, modeling, and criminal activity to better understand how enforcement activity influences drug trafficking in Central America. The project is one of nine recently funded by the National Science Foundation to advance the scientific understanding of how such illicit supply networks […]

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UA Awarded Grant to Study Communication in Intimate Partnerships

From the October 2018 Desktop News | Three UA professors have been awarded a grant of more than $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to study the relationship between communication and physiological responses in intimate partnerships. The study is a collaborative work of Drs. Sonya Pritzker and Jason DeCaro, of the department of anthropology, and Dr. Josh […]

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Anthropology, History Professors Producing Podcast About Race

Dr. Jim Bindon, a professor emeritus in the department of anthropology, and Dr. Erik Peterson, an assistant professor in the department of history, started a podcast called “Speaking of Race” after realizing that a large portion of the population was receiving incorrect information regarding race. […]

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Applied Mathematicians Win NSF Grants and Host International Conference

Drs. Shibin Dai and Shan Zhao recently received two grants, worth more than $300,000, from the National Science Foundation to fund their research in applied mathematics. The two are serving on the organizing committee for the 2019 international National Science Foundation conference on mathematical molecular bioscience and biophysics. […]

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Music Education Professor Honored with Distinguished Service Award

From the October 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Carl Hancock, a music education professor at the University, was awarded the Barbra Odom Distinguished Service Award by the Alabama Music Educators Association, a statewide organization focused on expanding music education in every age group. The award, considered the most prestigious given by the association, is presented to a […]

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UA Researchers Examining Parkinson’s Resilience

From the September 2018 Desktop News | Diseases have a spectrum of risk, even those partially embedded in genes such as Parkinson’s disease. Less than 10 percent of those with Parkinson’s can pinpoint their genes as the only culprit, while scores of others with some genetic markers are diagnosed with the disease. Still others have markers […]

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