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.
From the February 2019 Desktop News | The John Fraser Ramsey Award was established to honor former UA history professor Dr. John Ramsey, who served at the University for 42 years and impacted generations of students, faculty, and staff. The award provides the recipient a stipend to travel to Europe on a “Great Ideas” tour, inspired by Ramsey’s signature class, “Great Ideas of Western Civilization.” The Great Ideas tour allows students to set their own itinerary to explore Europe. The tour is […]
From the February 2019 Desktop News | On any given evening in the last half of the 20th century, Gay Burke’s photography room in Woods Quad could be found full of students, watching and waiting to see her next move. Her students say she was known for giving constructive criticism in a way that wasn’t harsh, but helpful. She would stay late to help students master a new technique or model to give them a chance to teach one another. To her, […]
From the February 2019 Desktop News | On February 28, students will pitch their best ideas to a panel of diverse judges during the first annual Levitetz Pitch Competition. The 20 students selected, who have already received grants ranging from $100 to $1,000, will compete for a grand prize of $3,000. Each project has a unique mission, from mobile apps allowing users to make monetary donations to food banks, to a podcast featuring local stories from all 67 Alabama counties, to a […]
From the February 2019 Desktop News | Prepare yourself for an immersive and glitzy trip into the past. UA’s theatre program is preparing to present their rendition of beloved musical theatre classic, The Drowsy Chaperone, with faculty director Stacy Alley and technical director Randy deCelle at the helm. Originally conceived as a parody riffing on old-fashioned musical theatre, The Drowsy Chaperone follows the story of the quirky narrator, Man in Chair, seeking to cure his “non-specific sadness” by revisiting his favorite musical […]