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UA Physicist Named Distinguished Lecturer

From the November 2019 Desktop News | Dr. Tim Mewes, a UA physicist, was recently named a 2020 distinguished lecturer by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Magnetics Society, an international group of researchers and academics who study anything and everything involving magnetism. As the only researcher from the United States to receive this honor, Mewes will travel to universities, laboratories, and other organizations to give lectures on his research. Within these lectures, his goal is to inform other […]

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Feminist Scholar to Present Humanities Lecture

From the October 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Catharine Stimpson, a pioneer in the study of women and gender and a founder of feminist criticism, will present “Waging War, Making Peace, Doing the Humanities: Why ‘Macbeth’ Matters” Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in room 205 of Gorgas Library on The University of Alabama campus. The lecture is part of UA’s Hidden Humanities lecture series. The event is free and open to the public. Hidden Humanities was founded in 2014 […]

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Why History Matters

From the May 2015 Desktop News | What would Dr. John Beeler say to a group of students if it were his last time addressing them? That history matters. “It isn’t rote memorization of dry-as-dust facts and dates,” said Beeler, a professor in the Department of History. “History is about ideas. It’s about how we make sense of the past as it relates to our own lives and circumstances.” He explored this conviction in depth at the 2015 Last Lecture […]

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