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UA Astronomer Explores Universe through Remote-Controlled Telescope

Access by the astronomers at The University of Alabama to the Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope in the Canary Islands will benefit both research and students at UA.

UA Names Dr. Susan Carvalho Associate Provost, Dean of Graduate School

Dr. Susan Carvalho, associate provost for internationalization and interim associate provost and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Kentucky, has been named associate provost and dean of the Graduate School at The University of Alabama.

UA Research Could Be Used to Counter Global Warming

Science Advances, one of the world’s top, multidisciplinary, highly selective, online-only research journals, has published an article about how much carbon dioxide – the primary greenhouse gas that causes global warming – in the atmosphere can be reduced by natural regrowth of secondary forests in the Latin America neotropics. A total 60 scientists from throughout Latin America and the U.S. wrote the research article, titled “Carbon Sequestration Potential of Second-Growth Forest Regeneration in the Latin American Tropics.” Two of the authors are geography professors from The University of Alabama’s Spatial Ecology and Conservation Lab. Dr. Eben Broadbent, an assistant professor who is listed as second author on the article – a ranking system showing the amount of work each author contributes – and Dr. Angelica Almeyda Zambrano, is an adjunct professor who is listed as fifth author.

Training by UA Professors Helps Head Start Program Win Recognition

A Head Start program in Hale County that is the beneficiary of a grant to University of Alabama faculty has received recognition from a national organization. At the 12th International PATHS Conference in Chicago, the Hale County Head Start center was recognized as a PATHS Model School. The Hale County Head Start is based in Sawyerville and overseen by Community Service Programs of West Alabama.

UA Researcher Helps Unlock Bio-Diversity Mystery

The discovery of a deep-water seaweed that evolved into a multicellular plant more than 540 million years ago has added a new branch to the tree of life, according to a biologist at The University of Alabama.

UA Action Card Recognized with National Social Networking Award

The University of Alabama’s Action Card Office was presented with the 2016 National Association of Campus Card Users’ Best Social Networking and/or Website Award at the 23rd annual NACCU conference in San Francisco.

UA Design/Production Team Wins National ADDY Award

The Office of Design/Production in The University of Alabama’s Division of Strategic Communications has received a National ADDY in the American Advertising Awards competition.

UA’s May Interim Session Offers Variety of Unusual Classes

Professors at The University of Alabama are offering a number of thought-provoking and unusual classes during UA’s May Interim session, which runs from Monday, May 9, through Friday, May 27.

UA Scientists Cite Evidence that Mosasaurs Were Warm-Blooded

Mosasaurs – an extinct group of aquatic reptiles that thrived during the Late Cretaceous period – possibly were “endotherms,” or warm-blooded creatures, a paper co-written by a University of Alabama professor suggests.

UA Professor Named Library Diversity Research Honoree

The American Library Association named The University of Alabama’s Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo as its 2016 Achievement in Library Diversity Research honoree.

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