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 »

ALLELE Series Brings Canadian Rap Artist and Scholar to UA

Baba Brinkman hosted by evolution lecture series The University of Alabama begins its 2013-2014 Alabama’s Lecture on Life’s Evolution (ALLELE) Series this week with a performance by Baba Brinkman, a Canadian rapper and scholar. Brinkman’s lecture will take place Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biology Building auditorium (room 127). The event is free… Read more »

Creatively Speaking

Art Night fosters UA, local arts communities For the September Art Night, the first of the 2013 fall semester, artists flocked to campus for an energizing get-together with food and camaraderie. “I’m excited to see who’s going to come tonight,” said UA student Sarah Austin as early arrivals began filtering in. Since 2003, Art Night… Read more »

Dancers Perform in Fall Showcase

Fall 2013 ARDT performance bound to wow any audience UA’s Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre takes the stage again this week with its fall performance. Pre-professional dance students show off their immense talent in pieces ranging in styles and genres. Opening with a pas de deux from traditional ballet and closing with an experimental, performance-art style piece,… Read more »

Acclaimed Biologist to Speak on Climate Change

Polar marine scientist to give Darden Lecture on global warming’s effects on Antarctica University of Alabama at Birmingham author and polar marine biologist James B. McClintock will present “Lost Antarctica: The Ecological Impacts of Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula” as the 14th Annual William Darden Lecture Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. in the… 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 »

Art Student Designs Alabama Shakes Poster

Shakes lead guitarist is College alum From the September 2013 Desktop News | Students in a graphic design course taught by instructor Laura Lineberry in the Department of Art and Art History got the chance of a lifetime this fall when they were asked by the Alabama Shakes, a three-time Grammy nominated rock group hailing from Athens,… 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 »

Rothman to Study BBQ

History Professor Earns Food Culture Grant From the September 2013 Desktop News | An $18,000 grant from the Southern Foodways Alliance(SFA) is allowing Dr. Joshua Rothman, professor in the Department of History and director of the Summersell Center for Study of the South, to take a scholarly look at one of the South’s finest cuisines: barbecue. His… Read more »

“Roll Tide Recovery” a Success

More Than 100 Volunteers Participate From the September 2013 Desktop News | Three families in the Tuscaloosa area are one step closer to a safe home with the help of more than 100 volunteers from the College of Arts and Sciences. Partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa, “Roll Tide Recovery” was a community service project to… Read more »