Tag: Desktop News September 2013

Zachary Day Lecture Focuses on Pop Culture

Annual event honors memory of former student From the September 2013 Desktop News | A growing interest in the field of religious studies is how popular culture interacts with conventional components of religion, such as image and myth. Dr. Monica Miller, a scholar of religion, youth subcultures, and popular culture, will visit campus this fall to explore those ideas as part of the inaugural Zachary Daniel Day Memorial Lecture. Her lecture, “‘Picasso, Baby!’: Art and the Making of New Black Gods in Hip Hop,” […]

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Art Student Designs Alabama Shakes Poster

Shakes lead guitarist is College alum From the September 2013 Desktop News | Students in a graphic design course taught by instructor Laura Lineberry in the Department of Art and Art History got the chance of a lifetime this fall when they were asked by the Alabama Shakes, a three-time Grammy nominated rock group hailing from Athens, Ala., to design a poster for the group’s upcoming tour.  Heath Fogg, the rhythm and lead guitarist for the group, is a 2008 alum of […]

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Chambers to Lecture on Middle East

Noted historian and UA alum visits campus From the September 2013 Desktop News | Dr. Richard Chambers, a UA alumnus and noted historian of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey, will visit The University of Alabama this month to discuss the development of the field of Middle Eastern politics and what it takes to be a specialist in Middle Eastern studies. His lecture, “Middle Eastern Studies Then and Now: An Insider View,” will take place on September 26 at 4 p.m. […]

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Rothman to Study BBQ

History Professor Earns Food Culture Grant From the September 2013 Desktop News | An $18,000 grant from the Southern Foodways Alliance(SFA) is allowing Dr. Joshua Rothman, professor in the Department of History and director of the Summersell Center for Study of the South, to take a scholarly look at one of the South’s finest cuisines: barbecue. His study will explore how barbecue in Alabama became a cultural phenomenon and how the regional cuisines therein developed over time. Rothman says that as a […]

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“Roll Tide Recovery” a Success

More Than 100 Volunteers Participate From the September 2013 Desktop News | Three families in the Tuscaloosa area are one step closer to a safe home with the help of more than 100 volunteers from the College of Arts and Sciences. Partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa, “Roll Tide Recovery” was a community service project to help ongoing Tuscaloosa tornado recovery efforts. The August 24 service day was the result of sophomore Alexis Williams’ winning entry in a “Dean for a […]

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Through the Doors Events Continue

Activities Commemorate 50th Anniversary of UA’s Desegregation From the September 2013 Desktop News | As part of the yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of The University of Alabama, the College has a full schedule of “Through the Doors” events underway, including lectures and trips to the state’s capital. The events highlight the last 50 years of transformation on campus with an emphasis on courage, change, and progress toward the future. The Rose Gladney Lecture for Justice and Social Change will […]

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‘God Particle’ Scientist Visits UA

A&S professors research Higgs boson, particle physics in ongoing experiment From the September 2013 Desktop News | One of the scientists who discovered the “God particle” visited UA August 28 to discuss the milestone discovery. Dr. Albert de Roeck, a scientist on the research team that recently discovered the Higgs boson — aka the “God particle” — spoke about the discovery, and ongoing research, at an event sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The standard model of particle physics was […]

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