Events

Anthropologist to Present Humanities Lecture on the Muslim Headscarf at UA

Dr. Mayanthi Fernando, an anthropologist and ethnographer from the University of California at Santa Cruz, will present “Storytelling Against the Grain: Muslim Lives, French Myths, and the Power of Ethnography” Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in room 205 of Gorgas Library on The University of Alabama campus. The lecture is part of UA’s Hidden […]

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Walk this May!

Planning to graduate this spring? Here’s what you need to do now to make it happen. The most important thing to know about graduation is this: You have to apply for it. Completing the online degree application is easy — just log in to myBama, select the Graduation APP icon from the Student Services panel, and […]

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Paleontologist to Discuss Skeletons’ Use in Reconstructing Past Ecosystems at UA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Dr. Linda Ivany, a leader in paleontology who studies climate, ecology and evolution, will present “The Pace of Life – The (often) Missing Element in Studies of Evolution Using Fossils,” at The University of Alabama on Thursday, Oct. 15 as part of the Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution, or ALLELE, lecture series […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Halyard Health CEO to Present Mills Lecture Sept. 24

From the September 2015 Desktop News | Robert Abernathy, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Halyard Health Inc., will present “Transforming a Company” for the Helen Crow Mills and John Carroll Mills Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Mortar Board Room, Room 300 of the Ferguson Student Center on […]

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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 […]

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“Year of Utopia” Kicks Off at UA

The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s book “Utopia,” which told the tale of an ideal island of the same name, with a yearlong series of events that will include themed lectures and courses. Dr. Michael Mendle, professor emeritus of history at UA, will kick […]

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Grant Writing Seminar Gives Graduate Students a Head Start

From the August 2015 Desktop News | Graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences will have a unique opportunity this month to hone their ability to obtain grants to support their research. Grant expert David G. Bauer will host a one-day seminar Aug. 22 to give graduate students tools necessary to be successful in […]

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Stories of Perseverance

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Nearly 50 elementary and junior high students from an inner-city after school program in Huntsville visited campus to participate in the “Victory Through Voices” oratorical contest. Julia Quan, a junior in New College, organized the event to encourage the students to go to college and pursue their dreams. […]

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