The 14-foot tall, 1,500-pound sculpture, created by studio art minor Paget Kern, is the result of a collaboration between the art and math departments in an effort to display math more visually on campus.
From the August 2018 Desktop News | The Yonder Contemporary Dance Company, a collective in The University of Alabama’s department of theatre and dance, presented a 50-minute concert titled “IRL” during the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland Aug. 4-10. Yonder’s “IRL” involves 15 dance majors, overseen by Sarah M. Barry, UA associate professor of dance. They collaborated with five student composers from UA’s School of Music, who are overseen by Dr. Amir Zaheri, assistant professor of composition. The collaboration also included […]
From the August 2018 Desktop News | Joshua Williams, first-place winner of last year’s professional division of the International Horn Competition of America, was a featured artist at the 50th International Horn Society Summer Symposium in Muncie, Indiana, earlier this summer. Williams, a 26-year-old Tuscaloosa native who’s entering the last year of his doctorate of musical arts program at The University of Alabama, was one of 10 headline artists featured in the symposium. Charles “Skip” Snead, director and professor in the UA […]
From the August 2018 Desktop News | An astronomer at UA is part of an international team of researchers who found a mid-sized black hole, a cosmic oddity in observations of the universe. The finding, which demonstrates an effective method to detect this class of black holes, was announced recently in the journal Nature Astronomy. Two types of black holes are well-known. Massive stars create stellar-mass black holes when they die, while galaxies host supermassive black holes at their centers, with masses equivalent […]
From the August 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Catherine M. Roach, a professor of gender and cultural studies in New College, recently received a Fulbright award to teach and consult about curriculum at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. The award was received as a part of her five-year appointment to the Fulbright Specialist Roster, for which she was selected in 2016. The roster consists of a select group of faculty and professionals who are activated and placed, on a case by […]
The University of Alabama Museums is currently showcasing the contributions and achievements women have made at the Capstone in an exhibit held at the Gorgas House Museum.