The Aftermath in Huntsville

May 13, 2010

A moving article in Nature tells the story of how the biology department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville has continued operations in the wake of the February shootings by Amy Bishop that killed three faculty members and seriously wounded two others. The article discusses a range of emotional and logistical issues -- everything from writing the job ads for new colleagues to finding people to take charge of research grants that lost their principal investigators. "Right now, it's a sort of managed chaos. As each thing comes up, we deal with it," said Debra Moriarty, a faculty member who was in the room when her colleagues were shot.

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