Author of H is for Hawk Comes to UA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Award-winning English writer, naturalist, and researcher Helen MacDonald is visiting the University of Alabama as the English department’s first Coal Royalty Chairholder for the semester and will give a talk on Jan. 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. MacDonald authored the bestselling H is for… Read more »

Guest Curator and UA Faculty Open “Freedom?” at Paul R. Jones Gallery

From the January 2017 Desktop News | The University of Alabama’s Black Faculty and Staff Association recently joined with Brooklyn-based curator Dalila Scruggs to create a new, long-term exhibition at the Paul R. Jones Gallery in downtown Tuscaloosa. The exhibit, titled “Freedom? Selections from the Paul R. Jones Collection,” runs from Jan. 23 to April 28 and… Read more »

Cuban News Anchor to Present Lecture at UA

Cuban news anchor Cristina Escobar will visit The University of Alabama to talk about the current climate of Cuban journalism and how it is evolving with the developing relationship between the United States and Cuba. The lecture, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Farrah Hall room 214, is a part of Escobar’s visit to the… Read more »

Fall Break: October 27 & 28

Classes are dismissed on October 27 and 28 for a mid-semester study break. UA and A&S offices remain open. For more information about University holidays, view the academic calendar.

Philosopher to Discuss Race, Criminal Justice in UA Lecture

Dr. Elizabeth Anderson, a philosophy scholar at the University of Michigan, will speak about race and criminal justice during the second lecture of The University of Alabama’s Philosophy Today Series. The lecture, titled “Outlaws,” will be presented Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in room 205 of Smith Hall on the UA campus. It is… Read more »

Community Forum to Discuss U.S. Mass Incarceration 

This year’s criminal justice community forum “Mass Incarceration in Modern America: Where Do We Go From Here?” will include a panel of experts with the prison system to discuss mass incarceration on Oct. 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 1000 at North Lawn Hall. In response to President Barack Obama’s announcement that the… Read more »

Mills Lecturer at UA to Speak on Art, Technology Entrepreneurship

UPDATE: Watch the 2016 Mills Lecture on Vimeo. Doug McCraw, art collector and founder of the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, arts district FATVillage, will discuss “The Creative Entrepreneur: The Nexus of Art and Technology” during the Helen Crow Mills and John Carroll Mills Lecture at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in room 3111 of the Ferguson Center on The University… Read more »

A&S Lecture Roundup

The College of Arts & Sciences has so many incredible guest speakers and presentations. But you’re covered. Here’s a list of (regularly updated) lectures happening. Looking for the cost information? Unless otherwise noted, they are all free and open to the public! November 10 Who: Dr. Joseph Graves, biologist & geneticist When: 7:30 p.m. Where:  North Lawn Hall Auditorium Dr…. Read more »