Department of English

A&S in the News: February 18-24, 2018

Nikolas Cruz School shooter Nikolas Cruz survived: Will it help us understand?: – Feb. 18 The carnage at Stoneman Douglas High School shared all of the horror of America’s worst mass shootings. But one scene was unusual – the shooter Nikolas Cruz being led away alive in handcuffs. Of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in… Read more »

A&S in the News: February 11-17, 2018

Opera Theatre Orchestra, opera team up for Valentine’s show: Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 12 As symbols of love, diamonds display facets. Like life, they derive from carbon, trapped under extreme heat and pressure, but once stabilized — metastabilized, in fact — to equilibrium, they’re among the toughest substances in the world … John Lennon and Paul… Read more »

A&S in the News: January 28-February 3, 2018

Mass Shootings America’s mass shooting epidemic: WDIV-NBC (Detroit, Michigan) – Jan. 28 On average, there’s a mass shooting almost every day here in the U.S. The statistics prompted folk at The University of Alabama to take an in depth look at the epidemic. 2017 was the deadliest year ever in modern history for mass shootings in… Read more »

A&S in the News: December 3-9, 2017

Tide Talks University students share “revolutionary” ideas: Crimson White – Dec. 3 Tide Talks, an offshoot of the famed TED Talks, is a student organization on campus that allows current University students to share their expertise or experience on an idea that they are passionate about. While TED Talks believes in “ideas worth spreading,” Tide Talks… Read more »

A&S in the News: November 12-18, 2017

Roy Moore Are evangelical voters giving a ‘blank check’ to Roy Moore?: – Nov. 12 Roy Moore has been a darling among the Protestant evangelical voter ever since his first social crusade in refusing to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery … The “evangelical voter” is a “nebulous term”… Read more »

A&S in the News: November 5-11, 2017

Visiting Writers Series Author T Cooper to speak to students: Crimson White – Nov. 5 Who: T Cooper is the author of six novels and has appeared in publications such as The New York Times,, OPRAH magazine and many more. What: A free event where T Cooper will be speaking about his novels and time… Read more »

A&S in the News: October 15-21, 2017

ALLELE Kirsti Curry Rogers brings dinosaurs to life for students: Crimson White – Oct. 15 A renowned vertebrate paleontologist addressed a full audience of University of Alabama students and faculty members on Thursday, speaking about her work studying dinosaurs. It was the second lecture in the ALLELE seminar series, which focuses on teaching the Alabama public… Read more »

A&S in the News: September 10-16, 2017

Cloud Lecture Series Fall brings a full slate of arts offerings at W&M: Williamsburg and Yorktown Daily – Sept. 10 A mural project completed with visiting artist Steve Prince over the summer to kick off the yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of W&M’s first African-American residential students will be unveiled this week and on permanent… Read more »

A&S in the News: August 20-26, 2017

The Alternative Right ‘Very fine people’ or white racists?: ‘Alt-right’ makes moves into the mainstream: – Aug. 20 Fascination about the “alt-right” has swelled in recent days, following violence in Charlottesville, Va., and President Donald Trump’s suggestions there were some “very fine people” at the demonstration who’ve been treated poorly by the media … Two… Read more »

Recent Graduate Receives Travel Award to Present Research

From the August 2017 Desktop News | Only two months before completing her master’s in English, Candace Chambers earned the Scholars for the Dream travel award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication, or CCCC. The award is given to students who are part of historically underrepresented groups, and whose research contributes to the larger goals… Read more »