American studies

A&S in the News: April 14-20, 2019

Read local, national, and world news that feature faculty, students, and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, the College is trending in the news for research on wild bees, the “Space Matters” digital exhibit, and more. […]

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A&S in the News: March 31-April 6, 2019

Read local, national, and world news that feature faculty, students, and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, the College is trending in the news for drug trafficking research, the Asian Studies Essay Award, the UA Contemporary Ensemble, and more. […]

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UA Professors Selected For Prestigious NHC Summer Residency

 Two UA professors, Dr. Mairin Odle and Dr. Rekha Nath, were recently awarded summer residencies with the National Humanities Center. Nath and Odle will join 40 other professors from across the country in a state-of-the-art research facility for one month during the summer. […]

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A&S in the News: December 16-January 5

Read local, national, and world news that feature faculty, students, and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, the College is trending in the news for the music therapy program, a new advanced dance degree, research on John Stuart Mill, and more. […]

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A&S in the News: September 16-22, 2018

Read local, national, and world news that features faculty, students, and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, the College is trending in the news for the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, research on Hurricane Florence, a new production by the Department of Theatre and Dance, and more. […]

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Two Roads Converged

Dr. Eric Weisbard knows first-hand that the 1990s were a great decade to be writing about popular music. After all, he worked as a rock critic for New York City’s Spin magazine and The Village Voice in the years following the rock band Nirvana’s surge in popularity, which paved the way for hundreds of alternative […]

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College Establishes New Academic Minors

From the April 2015 Desktop News | Two interdisciplinary minors focused on burgeoning academic fields have been created and can be pursued by students beginning in fall 2015. The first, cybercrime, will combine classes on the technical aspects of thwarting cyber attacks and processing digital forensic evidence with classes on understanding criminal motivations. The second, […]

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The “Top 40 Democracy” of Popular Music

From the January 2015 Desktop News | A former music critic, Dr. Eric Weisbard has always been interested in connecting the dots of popular culture. When critics began talking about “rockism,” the idea of rock as a biased way of valuing some music and not others, and “poptimism,” the idea that commercial music of all […]

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