Events

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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Jones Gallery to Display Newly Acquired Works

A small sampling from more than 400 pieces of art that were recently acquired by The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences will be displayed at the Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa beginning June 22. The pieces are part of the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art and […]

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Why History Matters

From the May 2015 Desktop News | What would Dr. John Beeler say to a group of students if it were his last time addressing them? That history matters. “It isn’t rote memorization of dry-as-dust facts and dates,” said Beeler, a professor in the Department of History. “History is about ideas. It’s about how we […]

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‘Cast Party’ Arty Party

From the April 2015 Desktop News | All-inclusive Caribbean getaways; collectibles autographed by Nick Saban and former Crimson Tide football starters; and priceless memorabilia from New York City’s famed Tavern on the Green restaurant are just a few of the one-of-a-kind items that will be auctioned at the 11th annual Arty Party fundraiser hosted by […]

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‘42nd Street’ Goes to Mobile

From the April 2015 Desktop News | The Department of Theatre and Dance staged a performance of the award-winning musical “42nd Street” to a nearly sold-out house at the Mobile Civic Center on April 9. Performances are also being held in Tuscaloosa at the Marian Gallaway Theatre April 14-19. Some 60 UA students and faculty […]

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Halls Donate $1.5 Million Art Collection

From the April 2015 Desktop News | A selection of contemporary fine art prints from the William and Sara Hall Collection will be on display at The University of Alabama Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center April 10-June 10. The Halls donated the $1.5 million collection to UA’s Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, […]

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Local Food Lectures

Dr. Eric Holt-Giménez, executive director of the Institute for Food and Development Policy in Oakland, CA, will present two lectures on food insecurity and local food movements on March 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Lloyd Hall, room 123, on The University of Alabama campus. Holt-Giménez, who has served as executive director since 2006, […]

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Tennessee Williams Tribute

From the March 2015 Desktop News | UA theatre students performed dramatic readings from the plays of Tennessee Williams March 2-3 as part of a tribute to Williams and his friendship with Dr. Marian Gallaway, longtime professor of theatre at UA. Gallaway and Williams met in 1938 and became lifelong friends. The two-night tribute included […]

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Japanese Delegation Visits UA

From the March 2015 Desktop News | A delegation selected by the Japanese government traveled to The University of Alabama on March 3 to discuss Japanese society, business, technology and culture in the second annual “Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan” symposium. The goal of the symposium, led by Yasuo Saito, former Japanese Ambassador to […]

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Noted Humanities Scholar Michael Bérubé to Lecture at UA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Dr. Michael Bérubé, director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities and the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature at Pennsylvania State University, will present “The Value and Values of the Humanities” Feb. 26 as part of The University of Alabama’s Hidden Humanities lecture series. The lecture will be held at […]

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