Mills Lecture Is Nov. 13

From the November 2014 edition of Desktop News | University of Alabama alumnus and chief scientist of Raytheon Ktech, Dr. R. Michael Dowe Jr., will present the Helen Crow Mills and John Carroll Mills Lecture on Nov. 13. Dowe, who studied physics while at UA, will discuss “A Career in Physics and National Security,” and… Read more »

Homecoming 2014

Join the College of Arts and Sciences Saturday, Nov. 22 for its annual homecoming celebration. UA faculty, staff, and students and members of the community are invited to attend this event, which will begin around 10:30 a.m. and end around 1:30 p.m. All A&S events will be held at the College’s tent between the Alumni tent… Read more »

New College Unplugs from Technology Nov. 10-21

“Do you ever feel like a slave to your cell phone? Are all these things that are supposed to connect us making us less connected?” This is the question posed by Dr. Catherine Roach in her NEW 100 class: New College Gateway. And her response: she’s challenging her students to “unplug” from some form of… Read more »

Backward Thinking

Sondheim Musical Challenges Performers Merrily We Roll Along, running November 10-16 at the Allen Bales Theatre, is one of Stephen Sondheim’s most experimental musicals. The story of a composer and lyricist and their rise to prominence, Merrily We Roll Along is a show where time runs backward, beginning when the characters were in their 50s,… Read more »

Queen of Carbon Science to Speak at UA

Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus, an internationally known physicist and professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present a colloquium, “Graphene for Enhancement of Raman Effect”  at The University of Alabama Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 3:45 p.m. in room 227 of Gallalee Hall. The talk is free and open to the public. Dresselhaus is noted for her work… Read more »

UA Hosts Academic Officers of National Consortium

A college career can be about exploration, about setting no limits other than one’s own. That spirit of innovation is showcased when The University of Alabama’s New College hosts the academic officers of the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning Nov. 6-8 in room 202 of Lloyd Hall. CIEL is a national consortium of New College-like… Read more »

Journalist to Give ALLELE Lecture on Nov. 6

Chris Mooney, science and political journalist, will host the next lecture in the ALLELE (Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution) series on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biology Building auditorium. Mooney’s lecture entitled “The Science of Why We Deny Science” will focus on the reasons people often do not accept the facts and research… Read more »

Blount Undergraduate Initiative Celebrates 15 Years

To coincide with Blount’s 15-year anniversary, the College of Arts and Sciences will host a day of activities for all former and current Blount scholars in Oliver-Bernard Hall on Nov. 1. Any current or former students who signed Blount’s “Book of Scholars” as freshmen are invited, as well as any faculty or administrators linked to the… Read more »

UA Faculty Discuss Alabama Greece Initiative Experience

Ever wanted to eat lunch at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece? Or study ancient Greek literature beneath a statue of Alexander the Great? Each year, UA faculty and students are invited to apply for the Alabama Greece Initiative, which allows them to travel to Greece in order to study and conduct research on… Read more »

Blount Undergraduate Initiative Celebrates 15 Years

It’s a weighty question. What was the most important thing you did while you were in college? For a small group of students in UA’s College of Arts and Sciences, the answer is often instantaneous and simple: The Blount Undergraduate Initiative. Although the four-year liberal arts program comprises a mere 20 percent of each participating… Read more »