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Abortion’s Sensitivity in Modern Culture Topic of Philosophy Today Lecture

From the March 2013 Desktop News | The topic of abortion has historically been and continues to be a sensitive topic in society. Dr. William G. Lycan, a professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, has researched some of the reasons behind this and will be on the UA campus to discuss, “Why the […]

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Mystery of Multiplicity

Series celebrates diversity of perspectives in the liberal arts, across the University The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 22 academic divisions, 100 programs of study, 534 faculty members, and 9,250 students. That’s a lot of specialties, personalities, and interests — and Creative Campus’s Object X discussion series wants to celebrate them. By […]

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Seamless Performance

Spotlight on the Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre’s spring show The lights dim; the audience waits for the first glimpse of the first dancer onstage. In this way, the hours of practice, the tiniest detail of choreography, every stitch in a costume and note in a song come together: the ARDT is performing again. The Alabama […]

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New A&S Website Blends User Input, Best Practices

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences’ new website. This site is the culmination of a yearlong process of research, usability testing, user surveys, writing, editing, design, and development undertaken by staff of the Office of Educational Technology (eTech). You’ll notice as you click through these pages that the site has a completely different […]

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Smithsonian Exhibit on Bracero Guest Worker Program Hosted by American Studies

The Smithsonian Institute has selected the Department of American Studies to be a host for its exhibit “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964.” The exhibit, which tells the story of Hispanic “bracero” workers, who were part of the largest guest worker program in U.S. history, will be at UA February 16-April 28 in the J. […]

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Sellbom Receives Early-Career Award

Professor receives prestigious honor for his contributions to forensic psychology Psychopaths fascinate the American entertainment industry. Films like Silence of the Lambs, A Clockwork Orange, The Dark Knight, No Country for Old Men, and, of course, American Psycho allowed audiences to peer into the inner workings of the psychopathic mind (or at least Hollywood’s interpretation […]

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Lankford Publishes Widely-Praised Book on Suicide Terrorism, Weighs in on Recent Shootings

A recently published book on suicide terrorism by Dr. Adam Lankford, assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, has brought national attention to Lankford’s research in the area.   The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, and Other Self-Destructive Killers, has been hailed a “book to watch for” by The New […]

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Former UA Student Becomes Youngest Photographer to Shoot Time Cover

Miller Mobley, a former photography student in the College, recently shot a cover for Time magazine, becoming the youngest photographer to have his work grace the front of the news magazine . His images accompany the article, “The DNA Dilemma: A Test That Could Change Your Life.” Mobley, 26, has been shooting commercially in New […]

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Music and Dance Performances, Art Showcase to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of UA’s Holtkamp Organ

A two-story-high Holtkamp organ, with brass pipes extending to the ceiling, is the centerpiece of the Concert Hall in the Frank M. Moody Music Building on The University of Alabama campus. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the majestic instrument, an 86-rank, 65-stop Holtkamp organ that can fill the concert hall with sound with […]

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English Undergraduate Student Has Essay Published in Top Critical Journal

An undergraduate student in the College’s Department of English recently had work published in The Explicator, a peer-reviewed journal that publishes text-based critical essays. Vivian Lee Givhan’s article “Que tous ses dents etaient des ideés”: Egaeus’s Determination to Reassert Male Power in Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘Berenice’” appears in a recent issue of the critical journal. […]

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