Tag: Celebrating Excellence 2013

10 Years of SummerTide Theatre

Summer Pre-Professional Experience Highlights Musical Theatre Program From the 2013 Celebrating Excellence | Theatregoers in Tuscaloosa are familiar with the quality of performances in the Allen Bales and Marian Gallaway Theatres on The University of Alabama campus, but there is one more place to see world-class musical theatre from the College’s Department of Theatre and Dance: Gulf Shores, Alabama. Each summer, the department takes a musical to the George C. Meyer Performing Arts Center. For the last 10 years the annual event, […]

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Using Geography to Change Society

Wilson recognized for dedication to anti-racist scholarship From the 2013 Celebrating Excellence | The Malone-Hood Plaza on The University of Alabama campus is a peaceful space between Foster Auditorium and Farrah Hall where students relax and visit between classes. In its center is the Autherine Lucy Foster Clock Tower. Just steps away in Farrah Hall, Dr. Bobby Wilson, professor of geography,  has conducted research for several decades that is intimately tied to the work of the plaza’s namesakes, Autherine Lucy Foster, James […]

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Bracero Exhibit Highlights Immigrant Issues

Smithsonian Guest Worker Exhibit Displayed at UA From the 2013 Celebrating Excellence | Immigration has been on the minds of many in Alabama since the passage of Alabama’s House Bill 56, regarded as the nation’s strictest anti-illegal immigration legislation. In the discipline of American studies, however, immigration is an enduring theme and, in the College’s Department of American Studies, Latino immigration and culture is a particular academic strength. Because of that strength, the department and UA became one of only two sites […]

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Exhibit Connects Migration with Jones Mission

Interdisciplinary Collaboration Leads to Spring Exhibition From the 2013 Celebrating Excellence | One of the nation’s most historical population movements, the Great Migration of 1915-1970, is being studied this year by UA students from a variety of disciplines through works of art in the College’s Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art. At the request of Dean Robert Olin, College faculty were asked to develop an interdisciplinary theme for learning that would use works from the Jones Collection as a central point […]

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From UA to Africa

Alumnus Uses Philosophy Degree in Peace Corps From the 2013 Celebrating Excellence | Coming from Ozark, Alabama, to Tuscaloosa to attend The University of Alabama, Korey McLeod was like many new undergraduates. He was young, ambitious, and ready to start the higher education journey. But beyond this vague notion of upward movement, he had no idea where his UA experience would take him. Today, McLeod, a 2009 graduate with a major in philosophy, is in the Northeast Wollo Region of Ethiopia where […]

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Seniors Earn Dance Scholarships to NYC

Funds Raised by Arty Party Bring Talent Scout to Tuscaloosa, Pivotal Career Opportunity for Dancers From the 2013 Celebrating Excellence | Many people think they know who the most demanding coach is at The University of Alabama. If you guessed the coach who wears a straw hat during spring practice and has three crystal trophies, you would not be wrong.  But you wouldn’t be totally right. In fact, one of the most demanding “coaches” at UA is not a coach at all, […]

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