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 »

Criminal Justice to Host Interactive Discussion on Ferguson, Mo. Events

Scholars, law enforcement officials and community activists will participate in “From the Station to the Sidewalks: An Informed Discussion of Police and Community Relations in Light of Ferguson,” a panel discussion to be held Oct. 27 on the University of Alabama campus. UA faculty, students and members of the community are invited to attend the… Read more »

Alabama Greece Initiative

UA Faculty to Discuss Collaborative Projects University of Alabama faculty members who traveled to Thessaloniki, Greece, in May will participate in a symposium Oct. 22 in which they will discuss their ongoing collaborative projects with faculty at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The symposium is designed to inform and aid other UA faculty members in building… Read more »

The Ebola Crisis

Virologist and National Academy of Sciences Member Michael Oldstone to Present Lecture at UA Dr. Michael B.A. Oldstone, a National Academy of Sciences member and a UA visiting professor, will present “Ebola: The Current Plague and Crisis,” on the UA campus Oct. 22. The lecture will be held in 205 Smith Hall at 4 p.m…. Read more »

Shakespeare at the Bama Theatre

From the October 2014 edition of Desktop News | The Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies in the Department of English is hosting a monthly Shakespeare film series at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa. The series began in September and will continue through April, each month featuring a different adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s… Read more »

Understanding Russia

Lecture series explores nation’s place in the modern world Are human beings any different from frogs? According to Dr. Andrew Drozd, this question appears often in the literature of great Russian authors of the 19th century, and the answer is almost always a resounding “No.” Monday, September 15, the associate professor of Russian spoke to… Read more »