Community Theatre Group Brings Shakespeare to Manderson Landing

From the April 2021 Desktop News | On a typical summer weekend, dozens of Tuscaloosa residents and their families flock to the Park at Manderson Landing, where they watch Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies come to life during Shakespeare in the Park. Here, they see daring sword fights and passionate monologues performed by the Rude Mechanicals, […]

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A&S Ambassadors Give Back to Tuscaloosa

From the March 2021 Desktop News | The College of Arts and Sciences Ambassadors have always had a strong community, regularly doing service projects together on top of their duties of meeting with prospective students, donors, and more. When the pandemic hit, the inability to gather in a large group brought some of their normal […]

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History Graduate Student Participates in White House Historical Association Internship

From the March 2021 Desktop News | Thanks to a partnership between the White House Historical Association and UA’s Department of History, graduate student Jessica Brodt spent her summer as a virtual WHHA intern, where she contributed to the Association’s mission of preserving and sharing the history of the White House. The WHHA was established […]

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UA Professor Elected Trustee of Shakespeare Association of America

From the March 2021 Desktop News | Dr. Michelle Dowd, the Hudson Strode Professor of English at UA, was recently elected a trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America (or SAA), one of the largest professional organizations in early modern literary studies. The organization, which was founded in 1972, serves scholars from around the world, […]

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UA Alumna Selected as NEA Creative Writing Fellow

From the March 2021 Desktop News | After learning to read, Dr. Jacqueline Trimble’s first impulse was to write, so at the age of six, she wrote her first piece of work: a one-paragraph autobiography. Though she talks fondly of the memory now, her accomplishments assure she has much more to add. Trimble, who earned […]

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UA Anthropologist’s Film Featured in Prestigious International Festival

From the March 2021 Desktop News | When anthropologist Dr. Kathryn Oths released her film, The Last Bonesetter, in 2018, she was excited that it would reach students and researchers across the globe interested in studying traditional medical communities in Latin America. Now, the film will show at the prestigious Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) Film […]

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Performing Perspectives: Discussing Diversity in the Performing Arts

From the February 2021 Desktop News | Every other Monday, a diverse group of faculty, students, and others gather together for Performing Perspectives, a virtual conversation series about underrepresented pieces of performing arts. Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance’s diversity, equity and inclusion committee, the open discussions aim to expose people to works […]

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UA Researcher Publishes Article in “Nature Scientific Reports”

From the February 2021 Desktop News | In the Amazon rainforest, the Brazil nut tree is an invaluable resource. Towering over their harvesters’ homes at over 160 feet tall, the tree produces fruit that contains the famous Brazil nut, which economically sustains the thousands of people who live there. But the Brazil nut tree’s yield […]

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Dance Alabama! Tour Brings Art to Alabama Schools

From the February 2021 Desktop News | From year to year, one of the most anticipated productions from UA’s Department of Theatre and Dance is Dance Alabama!, a program choreographed and performed entirely by students. Hundreds of people flock to Tuscaloosa to watch as dancers perform a wide variety of genres and styles. But this […]

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