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Scientists Hold Diversity Conference

UA Chemistry Department to Host STEM Diversity Awareness Conference The University of Alabama’s chemistry department will host a day-long symposium featuring research contributions of faculty who are traditionally underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Saturday, April 27, symposium will be held from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. in 1093 Shelby… Read more »

Tell Us What You Think

Surveys seek users’ responses to College website, ideas for mobile presence Since launching the new College of Arts and Sciences website in February, the Office of Educational Technology (eTech) has made numerous additions, features, and tweaks in response to informal requests and bug reports from users. Now, nearly two months since the site went live, we’re… Read more »

Artistically Fit

Undergraduate music class plans interactive concert The University of Alabama School of Music hosts hundreds of concerts each year in the Moody Music Building, featuring a wide spectrum of musicians and musical styles. The variety of genres and diversity of performers is great — but a concert held this month promises to bring something new… Read more »

Making Music in New College

New College course takes a hands-on approach to music history Students are making music in New College — but not in the traditional sense. The students enrolled in Dr. Andrew Raffo Dewar’s NEW 490 Handmade Sounds: A Hands-on History of Electronic Music are following the evolution of electronic sound by creating their own music. “The… Read more »

UA’s Othello Puts a Creative Twist on a Classic

  “I hate. I hate the Moor.” So spoke Iago during UA’s February 2013 production of Othello. From there, the show picked up speed, racing through each of Iago’s machinations to destroy the title character. “I wanted to transport the audience into the minds of Othello and Iago,” said director Seth Panitch, “so I turned… Read more »

Through the Doors

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Desegregation at The University of Alabama   The College of Arts and Sciences joins the rest of the University community in celebrating the June 11, 1963, enrollment of the first African-Americans at The University of Alabama. We’re sponsoring a variety of exhibits, performances, and lectures commemorating the 50th anniversary of… Read more »

Violence Unchained

History professor’s new book tells true story of pre-Civil War violence Django Unchained’s recent Oscar success has again put a spotlight on the film’s controversial subject matter, which depicts slavery in the pre-Civil War South with a high level of graphic violence. History professor Dr. Joshua Rothman says that while the violence in the film… Read more »

Johnson Awarded Memorial Scholarship for Advocacy Work

From the March 2013 Desktop News | Kaylyn Johnson, a junior majoring in English and American Studies, was recently awarded the 2013 Elliot Jackson Jones Memorial Scholarship for her work as an advocate of diversity at The University of Alabama. She received the award from Capstone Alliance, UA’s affiliation group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered faculty, staff,… Read more »

Migration/s Exhibit Used as Interdisciplinary Learning Experience

From the March 2013 Desktop News | “Migration/s,” a collaborative exhibition featuring works in the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama, opens this month at the Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa and will be on display until April 19. The exhibit, part of a semester-long exploration of the… Read more »