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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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…. Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

2014-15 ALLELE Series

Lecture on Dinosaur Trace Fossils Kicks Off Evolution Series’ Ninth Year Dr. Anthony Martin will deliver the first lecture of the 2014-15 ALLELE series on Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biology Building auditorium (room 127). Anthony Martin, honors program coordinator and professor of practice at Emory University College of Arts and Sciences, will… Read more »

Star Light, Star Bright

Head to Moundville for Public Nights The astronomy group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy kicks off the monthly Public Nights series this Friday, September 26, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Moundville Archaeological Park, where they will set up telescopes for the public to view the night sky. Each Public Night focuses… Read more »

Why Football Matters: Author to Present Lecture at UA

Does football matter? It’s a question author and acclaimed essayist Dr. Mark Edmundson will try to answer as he discusses his newest book, “Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game,” in a lecture Friday, Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. on The University of Alabama campus. The lecture will be held in the Ferguson Center… Read more »