UA Professor Receives Book Award

From the February 2018 Desktop News |  Dr. Lucy Curzon, an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History, has received a national award for her book, Mass-Observation and Visual Culture: Depicting Everyday Lives in Britain. Mass-Observation was a social research group established to document the everyday lives of the British in the late 1930s.  Curzon’s book is the first full-length study of Mass-Observation’s efforts to produce and analyze visual culture. Specifically, Curzon explores the paintings of Graham Bell […]

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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 America. 345 mass shootings almost one a day. To look at the horrific problem we sat down with The University of Alabama professor Adam Lankford. […]

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A&S in the News: January 21-27, 2018

Performing Arts Center Campus sees progress for the performing arts: Crimson White – Jan. 21 The University of Alabama is in the final stage of planning a $60 million state-of-the-art performing arts center for the Department of Theatre and Dance. The Department of Theatre and Dance currently performs and rehearses in Rowand-Johnson Hall. The building holds a lot of the department’s history, but students have said they are ready for the change. Women’s March Here come the (progressive) women? After annual […]

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A&S in the News: January 14-20, 2018

T.R.M. Howard On Martin Luther King’s birthday, remember also T.R.M. Howard: Washington Examiner – Jan. 15 As we mark Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday on Jan. 15, we should acknowledge the unsung contributions of earlier activists. Few deserve recognition more, or have received less, than Dr. T.R.M. Howard. (David T. Beito is a professor of history at The University of Alabama and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute.) Neuroscience Discovery Researcher implores government to fill neuroscience discovery gap: Life Science Daily – […]

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A&S in the News: January 7-13, 2018

Paul R. Jones Museum Elementary students to showcase art at UA’s Paul R. Jones Museum: Alabama News Center – Jan. 7 Fifteen students from Arcadia Elementary School will display their artwork alongside pieces from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Museum from Jan. 10 to Feb. 23. During the semester, Dr. Lucy Curzon, UA associate professor of art and art history, worked with students once a week in an eight-week partnership […]

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A&S in the News: January 1-6, 2018

Realizing the Dream Mary Mary and Danny Glover to appear in “Realizing the Dream” events at UA: Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Jan. 3 Tickets go on sale Wednesday for the 2018 Realizing the Dream events in Tuscaloosa, which will feature Gospel recording duo Mary Mary and actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover … The events are hosted by The University of Alabama, Stillman College, Shelton State Community College and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. NBC 12 (Montgomery) – Jan. 3 ABC […]

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A&S in the News: December 17-31, 2017

Doug Jones After working hard for Senate seat, Jones may have to work harder to keep it: Decatur Daily – Dec. 18 Democrat Doug Jones’ honeymoon in the U.S. Senate will be a short one, with Alabama Republicans already gunning for the seat in 2020. Jones’ campaign is being credited with a massive get-out-the-vote campaign in his victory Tuesday over Republican Roy Moore. Now he faces a battle to keep the job and will have to play some smart politics in […]

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

‘Hilaritas’ Concert UA hosts 48th annual ‘Hilaritas’ holiday concert: Tuscaloosa News – Dec. 10 The University of Alabama School of Music hosted the 48th annual Christmas concert, “Hilaritas,” with an encore performance Sunday at Moody Concert Hall.The first performance was held Dec. 8. The show featured 16 performances by the Alabama Jazz Ensemble, Huxford Symphony Orchestra and University Singers. Classics like “O Christmas Tree,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Frosty the Snowman” and a holiday singalong of “Let […]

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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 takes that a step further, believing that “ideas are revolutionary.” Kellie Wells Kellie Wells not preoccupied with the ‘real’ in her fiction: South Bend Tribune (Indiana) […]

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A&S in the News: November 26-December 2, 2017

Roy Moore Trump blasts Roy Moore’s foes: Politico – Nov. 26 For many Republicans who might have stayed home, the presidential argument could move the needle, said Richard Fording, a political science professor at The University of Alabama. “What Donald Trump does by weighing in like this is he helps them rationalize doing what they probably would like to do, which is to vote for the Republican,” he said. Alt-Right The alt-right, and how the paranoias of white identity politics fueled […]

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