research

UA Students Attend Prestigious Yale Bioethics Institute

From the November 2019 Desktop News | This past summer, UA senior Jordan Taylor and junior Caroline Krieger spent their time in the labs and lecture halls of Yale University discussing ethical dilemmas in the sciences at the Sherwin B. Nuland Bioethics Institute, a prestigious seven-week program housed in the university’s campus in New Haven, […]

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UA Physics Professor Receives $1.2 Million Grant from Department of Energy

From the October 2019 Desktop News | UA physics professor Dr. Andreas Piepke recently received a grant of $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore the fundamental questions that have baffled physicists for decades. Piepke and his team study neutrinos, a type of subatomic particle that’s unique for its lack of an […]

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Breaking the Ice: Taking a Non-traditional Approach to Academia

From the June 2019 Desktop News | When Victoria Fitzgerald arrived at UA to begin her PhD in January, she thought she would spend most of her time studying the Jurassic Period eolian rock formations of Alabama, extending her master’s program research. She thought most of her time would be spent in the Center for […]

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UA Professors Selected For Prestigious NHC Summer Residency

 Two UA professors, Dr. Mairin Odle and Dr. Rekha Nath, were recently awarded summer residencies with the National Humanities Center. Nath and Odle will join 40 other professors from across the country in a state-of-the-art research facility for one month during the summer. […]

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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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UA Breaks Records Reaching Almost $100 Million in Sponsored Funding

From the January 2019 Desktop News | The University of Alabama had a record year in sponsored funding for fiscal year 2018, reaching almost $100 million in sponsored funding through external grants and contracts for research, instruction, service, and fellowship. The total includes $62 million in research awards, the highest in the University’s history and a 23 […]

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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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