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Tell Us What You Think

Surveys seek users’ responses to College website, ideas for mobile presence Since launching the new College of Arts and Sciences website in February, the Office of Educational Technology (eTech) has made numerous additions, features, and tweaks in response to informal requests and bug reports from users. Now, nearly two months since the site went live, we’re […]

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Artistically Fit

Undergraduate music class plans interactive concert The University of Alabama School of Music hosts hundreds of concerts each year in the Moody Music Building, featuring a wide spectrum of musicians and musical styles. The variety of genres and diversity of performers is great — but a concert held this month promises to bring something new […]

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Making Music in New College

New College course takes a hands-on approach to music history Students are making music in New College — but not in the traditional sense. The students enrolled in Dr. Andrew Raffo Dewar’s NEW 490 Handmade Sounds: A Hands-on History of Electronic Music are following the evolution of electronic sound by creating their own music. “The […]

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UA’s Othello Puts a Creative Twist on a Classic

  “I hate. I hate the Moor.” So spoke Iago during UA’s February 2013 production of Othello. From there, the show picked up speed, racing through each of Iago’s machinations to destroy the title character. “I wanted to transport the audience into the minds of Othello and Iago,” said director Seth Panitch, “so I turned […]

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Through the Doors

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Desegregation at The University of Alabama   The College of Arts and Sciences joins the rest of the University community in celebrating the June 11, 1963, enrollment of the first African-Americans at The University of Alabama. We’re sponsoring a variety of exhibits, performances, and lectures commemorating the 50th anniversary of […]

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Theatre Production of “Show Boat” Heads to Mobile with Cast and Crew of 70

From the March 2013 Desktop News | Some 70 student actors, set designers, and theatre technicians will travel to Mobile next month to present a production of “Show Boat,” at the Mobile Civic Center Theatre on April 11.   Considered to be one of the most influential musicals of the 20th century, “Showboat” will be presented in Mobile by […]

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Violence Unchained

History professor’s new book tells true story of pre-Civil War violence Django Unchained’s recent Oscar success has again put a spotlight on the film’s controversial subject matter, which depicts slavery in the pre-Civil War South with a high level of graphic violence. History professor Dr. Joshua Rothman says that while the violence in the film […]

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Johnson Awarded Memorial Scholarship for Advocacy Work

From the March 2013 Desktop News | Kaylyn Johnson, a junior majoring in English and American Studies, was recently awarded the 2013 Elliot Jackson Jones Memorial Scholarship for her work as an advocate of diversity at The University of Alabama. She received the award from Capstone Alliance, UA’s affiliation group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered faculty, staff, […]

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Migration/s Exhibit Used as Interdisciplinary Learning Experience

From the March 2013 Desktop News | “Migration/s,” a collaborative exhibition featuring works in the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama, opens this month at the Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa and will be on display until April 19. The exhibit, part of a semester-long exploration of the […]

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Gupta Named University of Alabama Distinguished Research Professor

From the March 2013 Desktop News | A College professor who is internationally known for his expertise in investigating thin films and nanostructured materials for use in information technology and energy applications has been named a Distinguished University Research Professor by The University of Alabama Board of Trustees. Dr. Arunava Gupta, a professor in the College’s Department of […]

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