Couple Gives $25,000 for Veterans Scholarship

Dr. Matthew Therrell, an associate professor of geography, and his wife Meganne Warner recently gave more than $25,000 to the Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama in order to honor the memory of Warner’s father, H. William Warner III, and enhance the educational opportunities of students who are veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The gift will fund the H. William Warner III Veterans Scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences. “My father valued education and […]

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Fall 2017 Academic Continuity Survey

All A&S faculty, staff, and students should complete the Academic Continuity Exercise for Fall 2017 by 4:45 pm on Friday, October 13. Please go to the link below and answer the questions to complete the Fall 2017 Academic Continuity Survey. If the link does not automatically direct you to the survey, please copy and paste it into the browser of your choice. Fall 2017 Academic Continuity Survey

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Philosopher to Discuss Free Speech at Upcoming Lecture

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Dr. Andrei Marmor, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Philosophy and Law at Cornell University, will speak about the freedom of expression in a lecture as a part of The University of Alabama’s Philosophy Today lecture series. His lecture, “Two Rights of Free Speech,” will be held Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in room 205 of Smith Hall on the UA campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. According to his abstract for the lecture, […]

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A&S in the News – Jan. 7–13

Baboons yak ‘wahoo,’ make vowel-like sounds like humans, suggesting speech may date back 25 million years Japan Times – Jan. 11 Baboons make sounds that are similar to the vowels a,e,i,o and u, researchers said Wednesday, suggesting that some monkeys have had the physical capacity for language for millions of years. The findings in the journal PLOS ONE add a new dimension to the long-running debate over how language began and evolved, by showing that baboons possess a tongue and […]

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A&S in the News – Dec. 10–16

Little aliens in Death Valley? Yes, the proof’s in the original ‘Star Wars’ Las Vegas Review-Journal – Dec. 10 You can’t see “Rogue One” just yet, so here’s another “Star Wars” story for you: A long time ago in a desert outpost not so far from Las Vegas, seven lucky kids got to skip class to appear, ever so briefly, in one of the highest-grossing films of all time. Remember the Jawas, those little scavengers in the brown hooded robes […]

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A&S in the News – Dec. 3–9

Trump: A new kind of president Florence Times Daily – Dec. 4 President-elect Donald Trump’s grasp of the Constitution might not be very good, or he might simply be saying what his supporters want to hear. Trump a week ago said those who burn the United States flag should be punished with jail time or banishment. That might appeal to many people on a certain level, but it is protected political speech that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld twice […]

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John Davis

Scholarships Matter is a series of stories highlighting students in the College of Arts and Sciences who have received and been impacted by scholarships. The student featured in this story is the recipient of one College-wide scholarship, the Lauris D. Graves and Jacqueline D. Graves Endowed Scholarship. Scholarships like these are made possible by generous support from our alumni and friends. John Davis Diaz was practically raised in a dentist’s office: his dad owns his own practice in Tuscaloosa, and […]

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A&S in the News- June 18-24

UA professor’s film earns award Tuscaloosa News – June 20 “Service to Man,” University of Alabama theatre professor Seth Panitch’s first feature-length, earned the grand jury prize for best film Sunday at the 20th American Black Film Festival in Miami. The film was one of 25 selected to be showcased at the festival, which is the largest of its kind in the country. The festival is dedicated to bringing awareness of entertainment content made by and about people of African […]

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A&S in the News- June 11-17

‘Here I Sit, Brokenhearted’ play on bathroom graffiti to debut at UA Tuscaloosa News – June 11 Of the four actors in “Here I Sit, Brokenhearted: A Bathroom Odyssey,” three admit it’s the oddest premise they’ve yet performed. “I did a show with Russians, speaking in Russian, and didn’t understand a word,” said Ian Anderson, a current MFA acting grad student at the University of Alabama, talking about a Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) production of “The Inspector General.” Orlando rampage […]

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A&S in the News- June 4-10

Alabama heads to Theatre Row in New York City – June 4 Director Seth Panitch and his production company, Poor Yorick Productions, are making their way to city that never sleeps with “Here I Sit Brokenhearted: A Bathroom Odyssey” at the Samuel Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row in New York City. The production is a part of Panitch’s Bridge Project in conjunction with The University of Alabama that creates an opportunity for theater student to be able to cut […]

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