The Life of a Costume

From the September 2015 Desktop News | Research, sketches, mock-ups, photographs and actual costumes curated by The University of Alabama’s Donna Meester will be displayed Sept. 4-25 at UA’s Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa. The exhibit, “The Life of a Costume: From Page to Stage,” provides a glimpse into […]

UA’s Dance Program Ranked 15th in Nation

From the September 2015 Desktop News | A new ranking of college and university dance programs ranks The University of Alabama 15th in the nation among public and private universities. The dance program is part of the Department of Theatre and Dance in UA’s College of Arts and Sciences. The ranking also places UA’s dance […]

PBS Special Features Edward O. Wilson

From the September 2015 Desktop News | Alabama Public Television will premiere “E.O. Wilson − Of Ants and Men,” a documentary about UA alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Dr. Edward O. Wilson, on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. It will be followed by a one-hour Discovering Alabama Special about Wilson at 10 p.m. The documentary, […]

Halyard Health CEO to Present Mills Lecture Sept. 24

From the September 2015 Desktop News | Robert Abernathy, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Halyard Health Inc., will present “Transforming a Company” for the Helen Crow Mills and John Carroll Mills Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Mortar Board Room, Room 300 of the Ferguson Student Center on […]

Rising Tide Kicks Off Annual Campaign

From the September 2015 Desktop News | A student-led scholarship campaign aimed at raising $25,000 kicks off on Monday, Sept. 14 for the 2015-2016 school year. Last year, the campaign raised more than $4,700 for the Rising Tide Scholarship, which will provide a helping hand to students facing a variety of obstacles or challenges. Led by […]

“Year of Utopia” Kicks Off at UA

The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s book “Utopia,” which told the tale of an ideal island of the same name, with a yearlong series of events that will include themed lectures and courses. Dr. Michael Mendle, professor emeritus of history at UA, will kick […]

Bill Nye Lecture Sold Out

Bill Nye the “Science Guy” Lecture Sold Out TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – All tickets have been distributed for the appearance of science educator Bill Nye, known as Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” at The University of Alabama. Nye is scheduled to present a lecture in the 1,000-seat concert hall of the Moody Music Building on the UA […]

Grant Writing Seminar Gives Graduate Students a Head Start

From the August 2015 Desktop News | Graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences will have a unique opportunity this month to hone their ability to obtain grants to support their research. Grant expert David G. Bauer will host a one-day seminar Aug. 22 to give graduate students tools necessary to be successful in […]

Does Imaginative Play Influence Cognition?

From the August 2015 Desktop News | The imaginative play that is such a large part of childhood may be more than mere child’s play. Dr. Ansley Gilpin, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, has received a $200,000 grant from the Imagination Institute at the University of Pennsylvania to find out. She will conduct […]

Giyeon Kim Named GSA Fellow

From the August 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Giyeon Kim, associate professor in the Alabama Research Institute on Aging and the Department of Psychology, has been named a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. The status of fellow is the highest class of […]