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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]