Events

2013–14 Lecture Series

Speakers hosted by A&S departments cover a wide range of topics, from polar ecosystems to time travel Global warming’s impact on Antarctica. The experience of being young and black in civil rights-era Alabama. The possibility of time travel. Hip-hop and religion — and a rap guide to evolution. This year, departments in the College of Arts and… Read more »

UA Presents “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

Students will play key roles in the performance From the October 2013 Desktop News | In April 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sat in a jail cell in Birmingham, writing a letter that would become one of the most famous documents of the civil rights movement. Fifty years later, opera theatre students from the College of… Read more »

Zachary Day Lecture Focuses on Pop Culture

Annual event honors memory of former student From the September 2013 Desktop News | A growing interest in the field of religious studies is how popular culture interacts with conventional components of religion, such as image and myth. Dr. Monica Miller, a scholar of religion, youth subcultures, and popular culture, will visit campus this fall to explore those… Read more »

Chambers to Lecture on Middle East

Noted historian and UA alum visits campus From the September 2013 Desktop News | Dr. Richard Chambers, a UA alumnus and noted historian of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey, will visit The University of Alabama this month to discuss the development of the field of Middle Eastern politics and what it takes to be… Read more »

Through the Doors Events Continue

Activities Commemorate 50th Anniversary of UA’s Desegregation From the September 2013 Desktop News | As part of the yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of The University of Alabama, the College has a full schedule of “Through the Doors” events underway, including lectures and trips to the state’s capital. The events highlight the last 50 years… Read more »

Alabama-Cuba Initiative Goes to New York City

From the July 2013 Desktop News | Actors and dancers from The University of Alabama and the Cuban El Instituto Superior de Arte are “on the road” this summer performing in “Alcestis Ascending,” written and produced by Associate Professor Seth Panitch of the Department of Theatre and Dance.  The actors are performing the play this month off-off… Read more »

10 Years of SummerTide Theatre

Summer Pre-Professional Experience Highlights Musical Theatre Program From the 2013 Celebrating Excellence | Theatregoers in Tuscaloosa are familiar with the quality of performances in the Allen Bales and Marian Gallaway Theatres on The University of Alabama campus, but there is one more place to see world-class musical theatre from the College’s Department of Theatre and Dance: Gulf… Read more »

Exhibit Connects Migration with Jones Mission

Interdisciplinary Collaboration Leads to Spring Exhibition From the 2013 Celebrating Excellence | One of the nation’s most historical population movements, the Great Migration of 1915-1970, is being studied this year by UA students from a variety of disciplines through works of art in the College’s Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art. At the request of Dean… Read more »

Communicative Disorders Celebrates 75 Years

Department’s Program Is Oldest of Its Kind in Alabama From the May 2013 Desktop News | This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Department of Communicative Disorders and its Speech and Hearing Clinic, the state’s oldest clinic that serves more than 9,000 Alabamians each year. As part of a series of anniversary events, the department will… Read more »

Elemental Ecocriticism

English Department Hosts 30th Lit Symposium The College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English and the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies will host the 30th Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature April 25-27, 2013. This year’s symposium is titled “Elemental Ecocriticism.” Sharon O’Dair, Hudson Strode Professor of English and director of the… Read more »