Making a Polar Impact

From the September 2020 Desktop News | Asmara Lehrmann is deeply connected to all sides of her identity. A PhD student in geology at The University of Alabama with a passion for paleontology and climate change, her geologist father and Indonesian-immigrant mother both influenced the path she’s on today. “My mother’s family lives in Jakarta, […]

Read More…

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, […]

Read More…

Arts and Sciences Welcomes New Post-Doctoral Research Associates

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to welcome photographer Celestia Morgan and poet Kwoya Maples to join our esteemed faculty as post-doctoral research associates. The post-doctoral research associate positions were created to attract members of underrepresented communities to the College, offering mentorship from other faculty, a wide range of resources, and a smooth […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

UA Professor Training Psychologists to Combat Opioid Crisis in Rural Areas

Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the three-year project will give students hands-on training in identifying those who need opioid treatment, creating treatment plans specific to each patient, and treating patients directly. […]

Read More…

UA Professor Part of Team Building Brain-Inspired Artificial Intelligence

From the February 2020 Desktop News | How does the brain learn, store, and process information? This is the central question driving the MEMONET project―a group of multidisciplinary researchers whose goal is to study the brain and apply their discoveries to create a brain-inspired, spin-based artificial intelligence. Dr. Claudia Mewes, an associate professor of physics […]

Read More…

Cognitive Neuroscientist to Lead the Alabama Life Research Institute

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | After a national search, a noteworthy researcher in cognitive neuroscience will lead the Alabama Life Research Institute as executive director. Dr. Sharlene D. Newman will provide a coherent vision for collaborative life research that embraces the full range of disciplines represented on campus while strengthening UA’s research portfolio and […]

Read More…

Two UA Professors Get Boost with NSF CAREER Awards

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | The nation’s most prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists was recently awarded to a biologist and a physicist at UA. The National Science Foundation granted a CAREER Award to Dr. Paulo T. Araujo, UA assistant professor of physics and astronomy, and Dr. Kevin M. Kocot, UA assistant professor of […]

Read More…