- Published February 05, 2013
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Betty Bolte’s (’08 MA English) “love of ghost stories” sparked her career as a popular author of historical romantic fiction and paranormal fiction.“My thesis was based on research into the writing styles of Edgar Allan Poe and Henry James, in particular their ghost stories and supernatural tales,” Bolte said. “The first three chapters of the resulting opening to a novel featured various allusions to their devices and concepts. I’ve always loved ghost stories, so it seemed fitting to write my own – a novel that is still in the wings waiting for me to polish.”
- Published January 29, 2013
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With the help of a UAHuntsville assistant professor, Oak Park Middle School in Decatur is leading the way forward with a new advanced robotics effort for the 6th-8th grade Talented and Gifted (TAG) program. All of it was made possible through a recent collaboration between Dr. Robin Gillespie of Oak Park and Dr. John D. Williams, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UAHuntsville.
- Published January 25, 2013
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In a field of science notorious for complex formulas and interconnected variables, Dick McNider acknowledges that even by those standards his most recent scientific publication is a "nerdy paper," filled as it is (says a co-author) with "horrible partially differentiated equations."
"You can read the introduction and the conclusion and probably get all you need from that paper," said McNider, a distinguished professor emeritus in mathematical sciences at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. McNider was honored earlier this month by the American Meteorological Society for his contributions to applied meteorology.
- Published January 14, 2013
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John A. Allison, president and CEO of the CATO Institute will lecture at UAHuntsville in February.
- Published December 13, 2012
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Frances C. Roberts, whose “pioneering spirit” and leadership helped to establish The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) as one of the top research institutions in the nation, will be inducted into the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame in March 2013.
- Published December 10, 2012
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Teresa B. Vanhooser (MS ’86 - Administrative Science) has been chosen for the position of deputy director of Marshall Space Flight Center.
- Published December 07, 2012
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For UAHuntsville student Jeremy M. Traum, his love of aerospace engineering began at the age of 10 with a set of LEGO® bricks he pretended was a spaceship that would fly missions to Mars.
- Published November 27, 2012
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What do Jesus of Nazareth, Halle Berry, David Letterman, Benjamin Franklin and Shania Twain have in common? They all experienced periods of homelessness in their lives. Aaron Sexton, a senior art student at UAHuntsville, used documentary photography to tell the untold stories of a small population of homeless men and women in the Huntsville area.
- Published November 16, 2012
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala (November 16, 2012) — Nationally recognized feminist writer, poet and human rights activist Lesléa (pronounced "Lez-LEE-uh") Newman will give an anti-bullying presentation for high school, college and adult audiences next month on the campus of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville).
Her talk entitled "He Continues to Make a Difference: The Story of Matthew Shepard," will be presented on Wednesday, November 28, at 7:30 p.m., in the university's Chan Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay student from the University of Wyoming was brutally murdered in 1998. Newman will use her address to promote tolerance, understanding, and an acceptance of diversity among all people. Immediately following the presentation there will be a book signing and reception.
- Published October 31, 2012
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Kenneth W. Sullivan, associate director of the Office for Enterprise Innovation and Sustainability at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, has been elected as a vice chair of the National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) Manufacturing Division. Dr. Sullivan most recently served as the chairman of Manufacturing Division’s Supply Chain Network Committee. He oversaw a survey of small- to mid-sized businesses regarding their participation in the aerospace and defense industrial base conducted by the committee. He also was a co-author of the white paper published by NDIA based on the findings of the survey. The white paper was also instrumental in defining the Connecting American Manufacturing (CAM) project sponsored by Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) ManTech program.