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 […]

UA Launches K-12 Fellows Program

From the October 2014 edition of Desktop News | Fifty art students from Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and Westlawn Middle School visited The University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art on Oct. 8 and 9 as part of the gallery’s inaugural K-12 Fellows program. There was a student-assisted ribbon-cutting at the […]

Glimpses of the Great War

From the October 2014 edition of Desktop News | Objects offering a glimpse into the lives of World War I veterans are displayed this month at The University of Alabama Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa. The exhibit, “Glimpses of the Great War,” opened Saturday, Sept. 27 and will remain […]

Author Wins Public Health Award

From the October 2014 edition of Desktop News | A book documenting the link between contamination from a major chemical company and Anniston’s extensive civil rights history recently won an award for contributing to the history of public health. Dr. Ellen Spears, an assistant professor in New College and the Department of American Studies, is […]

College Strengthens Ties in China

From the October 2014 edition of Desktop News | College of Arts and Sciences Dean Robert Olin and Senior Associate Dean Luoheng Han recently spent two weeks in China where they made academic presentations and met with representatives of two Chinese universities. Olin gave an invited presentation on economic development in Tuscaloosa in Qingdao, China, […]

Lipid Deficiency Linked to Parkinson’s

From the October 2014 edition of Desktop News | A study co-authored by researchers in The University of Alabama’s Caldwell Lab focuses on the potential roles lipids have in the death or malfunction of dopamine-producing neurons, which leads to symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. The study was recently published in the Proceedings of the National […]

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 […]

Pharmacology Expert to Speak at Shelby

The chemistry department welcomes Shaun Stauffer, research assistant professor of pharmacology at Vanderbilt University, for a seminar on drug development Oct. 9 from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in Shelby Hall room 1093. The seminar, “Collaborative Drug Discovery and Probe Development in Academia,” will focus on Stauffer’s research on drug development. On top of the […]

2014-15 ALLELE Series

Lecture on Dinosaur Trace Fossils Kicks Off Evolution Series’ Ninth Year Anthony Martin, honors program coordinator and professor of practice at Emory University College of Arts and Sciences, will present “Dinosaurs Without Bones: What Dinosaur Trace Fossils Tell Us About Evolution,” as part of the 2014-2015 Alabama’s Lecture on Life’s Evolution, or ALLELE, series at […]

Spring 2015 Advising Begins

Ready, Set—Get Advised! The leaves have barely started turning colors, but it’s already time to start planning your schedule for spring 2015 and get advised. In the College of Arts and Sciences, advising happens different ways, depending on the student’s year and status: Freshman, new transfer, or undeclared? Sign up for A&S ADVISING New freshmen, new transfer […]