Events

“Year of Utopia” Kicks Off at UA

The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s book “Utopia,” which told the tale of an ideal island of the same name, with a yearlong series of events that will include themed lectures and courses. Dr. Michael Mendle, professor emeritus of history at UA, will kick… Read more »

Stories of Perseverance

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Nearly 50 elementary and junior high students from an inner-city after school program in Huntsville visited campus to participate in the “Victory Through Voices” oratorical contest. Julia Quan, a junior in New College, organized the event to encourage the students to go to college and pursue their dreams…. Read more »

Why History Matters

From the May 2015 Desktop News | What would Dr. John Beeler say to a group of students if it were his last time addressing them? That history matters. “It isn’t rote memorization of dry-as-dust facts and dates,” said Beeler, a professor in the Department of History. “History is about ideas. It’s about how we… Read more »

‘Cast Party’ Arty Party

From the April 2015 Desktop News | All-inclusive Caribbean getaways; collectibles autographed by Nick Saban and former Crimson Tide football starters; and priceless memorabilia from New York City’s famed Tavern on the Green restaurant are just a few of the one-of-a-kind items that will be auctioned at the 11th annual Arty Party fundraiser hosted by… Read more »

‘42nd Street’ Goes to Mobile

From the April 2015 Desktop News | The Department of Theatre and Dance staged a performance of the award-winning musical “42nd Street” to a nearly sold-out house at the Mobile Civic Center on April 9. Performances are also being held in Tuscaloosa at the Marian Gallaway Theatre April 14-19. Some 60 UA students and faculty… Read more »

Local Food Lectures

Dr. Eric Holt-Giménez, executive director of the Institute for Food and Development Policy in Oakland, CA, will present two lectures on food insecurity and local food movements on March 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Lloyd Hall, room 123, on The University of Alabama campus. Holt-Giménez, who has served as executive director since 2006,… Read more »

Tennessee Williams Tribute

From the March 2015 Desktop News | UA theatre students performed dramatic readings from the plays of Tennessee Williams March 2-3 as part of a tribute to Williams and his friendship with Dr. Marian Gallaway, longtime professor of theatre at UA. Gallaway and Williams met in 1938 and became lifelong friends. The two-night tribute included… Read more »