Feminist Scholar to Present Humanities Lecture

From the October 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Catharine Stimpson, a pioneer in the study of women and gender and a founder of feminist criticism, will present “Waging War, Making Peace, Doing the Humanities: Why ‘Macbeth’ Matters” Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in room 205 of Gorgas Library on The University of Alabama campus…. Read more »

Documenting the Civil Rights Movement

From the October 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Doris A. Derby, a documentary photographer and civil rights activist, donated a historic photograph from the civil rights era to The University of Alabama during the opening reception of an exhibit featuring her photographs. The exhibit, “Fertile Ground: The Civil Rights Movement and Its Legacy in the… Read more »

Cuba Center Dedication Oct. 15

From the October 2015 Desktop News | A dedication ceremony for The University of Alabama’s new Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Capital Hall on UA’s Bryce campus. In conjunction with the dedication, special guest Dr. Peter Kornbluh, a senior analyst for the National Security… Read more »

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… Read more »

Meeting Special Needs

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Brewer-Porch Children’s Center is meeting an ever-growing need—early intervention for children diagnosed with autism. “The increasing rate of kids being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders is alarming,” said Dr. Rick Gray, director of Brewer-Porch. “A few years ago, people didn’t know what the word ‘autism’ meant. Now, almost… Read more »

Desktop News, Arty Party Win Awards

From the May 2015 Desktop News | Desktop News, your monthly digest of news from the College of Arts and Sciences, won an Award of Excellence at the Public Relations Council of Alabama’s annual convention in April. The Arty Party, the College’s annual fine arts and performing arts fundraiser, was also recognized with an Award… Read more »