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Symposium Examines Student Perceptions of Race Relations at UA

The University of Alabama is taking a timely look at the history of race relations on campus with a symposium on student perceptions of race relations, featuring historical and contemporary perspectives Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Gorgas Library, room 205, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Speakers will detail student responses to questions of race dating back to the turbulent […]

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Cultural Arts Center Gallery Unveils Next Exhibition

The next exhibition in The University of Alabama Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, “Wash by Margaret Wrinkle: Seeing Across the Divide,” features a series of photographs taken by Wrinkle at slavery-related sites throughout the South while researching her critically acclaimed novel, “Wash.” Published by Grove/Atlantic, Wrinkle’s novel “Wash” reexamines American slavery in ways that challenge many […]

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ALLELE Lecturer to Discuss “The Consuming Instinct”

Dr. Gad Saad, an evolutionary economist and professor of marketing at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, will deliver the next lecture in the 2013-2014 ALLELE Lecture series on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biology Building Auditorium on The University of Alabama campus. His lecture, “The Consuming Instinct: What Juicy Burgers, Ferraris, Pornography, and […]

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Primatology Class Gets Crunchy

Anthropology students use interactive activities to learn about primate behavior The problem with eating crickets is getting their legs stuck in your teeth. Karl Bennett, a senior majoring in anthropology, ate crickets with his classmates in ANT 312 Non-Human Primates, an introductory primatology course. “They tasted like sunflower seeds with shells,” Bennett said. “The weirdest […]

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Philosophy Today Series Opens with Time Travel Discussion

Dr. Ned Markosian, a professor in the philosophy department at Western Washington University, will discuss the topic of time travel in the first lecture in the 2013-2014 Philosophy Today Series. His lecture, “Is Time Travel Possible?,” will be held Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in room 205 of Smith Hall on The University of Alabama campus. […]

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Turning Missed Opportunities into Success

From the October 2013 Desktop News | Dr. Winifred Bragg, author of the upcoming book Anatomy of Success and a UA alumna, will present a lecture, “How to Turn Missed Opportunity into Success,” on October 24 as part of “Through the Doors,” a yearlong series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of UA. The lecture […]

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Professor’s Behavior Intervention Techniques Yield Positive Results

Salekin Uses Technology, Science to Treat Troubled Youth From the October 2013 Desktop News | Troubled youth in the custody of the Alabama Department of Youth Services have been given a second chance at success thanks to the work of Dr. Randy Salekin, a professor in the Department of Psychology, and his team of graduate students. Salekin’s […]

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College Alumna’s Artwork Displayed

From the October 2013 Desktop News | Woods Quad on the UA campus now boasts a fifth large-scale outdoor sculpture courtesy of artist Lindsay Jones Lindsey, a 2012 graduate of the Department of Art and Art History. The piece is a six-and-a-half foot sculpture depicting a Fibonacci spiral with an exposed stainless steel skeleton and is part […]

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Cybersecurity Expert to Deliver Mills Lecture

UA Alumnus Gary Fowlie Discusses Global Internet Trends From the October 2013 Desktop News | Gary Fowlie, a UA alumnus and head of the liaison office of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to the United Nations, will lecture on “Cybersecurity or Cyberthreat? – Balancing Human Rights and Economic Growth in Our Virtual World” Oct 24 at 11 […]

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2013–14 Lecture Series

Speakers hosted by A&S departments cover a wide range of topics, from polar ecosystems to time travel Global warming’s impact on Antarctica. The experience of being young and black in civil rights-era Alabama. The possibility of time travel. Hip-hop and religion — and a rap guide to evolution. This year, departments in the College of Arts and […]

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