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UA Professor’s Work Wins ‘Best Film’ at Black Film Festival

University of Alabama theatre professor Seth Panitch’s first full, feature-length film, “Service to Man,” was awarded the grand jury prize for best film at the 20th American Black Film Festival Sunday.

The film was one of 25 selected to be showcased at the festival, which is the largest of its kind in the country. The festival is dedicated to bringing awareness of entertainment content made by and about people of African descent to a worldwide audience. The festival was held in Miami June 15-19.

UA Theatre Professor’s Film to Premiere at American Black Film Festival

University of Alabama theater professor Seth Panitch has recently completed a full, feature-length film that has been selected as one of 25 films to be showcased in the 20th American Black Film Festival.

Spin-off Company to Market, Sell UA-Developed Product

The University of Alabama licensed the technology behind a collapsible sideline tent designed to give better medical care to athletes to a spin-off company that will develop, market, manufacture and distribute the tent.

UA Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Study Everglades’ Greenhouse Gases

Two University of Alabama researchers, along with their collaborators, recently received $834,000 from the National Science Foundation to continue their study of greenhouse gases in the Everglades.

UA English Professor Wins 2016 Mark Twain Award for Midwestern Literature

Michael Martone, a professor of English and creative writing at The University of Alabama, was selected as the winner of the 2016 Mark Twain Award for Distinguished Contributions to Midwestern Literature.

UA Chooses New Director of University of Alabama Press

Linda Manning, director of Northern Illinois University Press, has been appointed director of The University of Alabama Press starting Aug. 1. She replaces interim director Daniel Waterman. The University of Alabama Press is the only academic press in the state.

UA Psychology Professor Garners NIH Research Award

Dr. Ian McDonough, assistant professor of psychology at The University of Alabama, has been named a winner of the Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Honors, a paper competition of the National Institutes of Health.

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.

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