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Understanding Russia

Lecture series explores nation’s place in the modern world Are human beings any different from frogs? According to Dr. Andrew Drozd, this question appears often in the literature of great Russian authors of the 19th century, and the answer is almost always a resounding “No.” Monday, September 15, the associate professor of Russian spoke to […]

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Former NEH Chair Kicks Off New Hidden Humanities Lecture Series at UA

Dr. William Ferris, professor of history and senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present “Standing at the Crossroads: The Humanities and the American South” Oct. 6 as part of The University of Alabama’s new Hidden Humanities lecture series. […]

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Why Football Matters: Author to Present Lecture at UA

Does football matter? It’s a question author and acclaimed essayist Dr. Mark Edmundson will try to answer as he discusses his newest book, “Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game,” in a lecture Friday, Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. on The University of Alabama campus. The lecture will be held in the Ferguson Center […]

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Entomologist Continues ALLELE Series

Talk will focus on early evolutionist Alfred Wallace Dr. James Costa, professor of biology at Western Carolina University, will deliver the next installment in the ALLLELE lecture series on March 13. The lecture will be at 7:30 p.m. in 127 Biology on The University of Alabama’s campus in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The lecture is free and […]

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‘The Help’ Author Returns to UA

University of Alabama alumna and New York Times best-selling novelist Kathryn Stockett will let readers behind the curtain Friday, Feb. 28, when she shares the story behind her novel, “The Help.” Stockett, whose 2009 novel became the basis for a hit movie starring Emma Stone, based the book—at least in part—on some of her own […]

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Expert on African Biology and Genetics Continues ALLELE Evolution Series

University of Pennsylvania biologist Dr. Sarah Tishkoff will present the next installment of the 2013-2014 Alabama’s Lecture on Life’s Evolution (ALLELE) Series with her lecture “African Evolutionary Genomics: Implications for Human Origins and Disease.” Tishkoff’s lecture takes place Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biology Building auditorium, room 127, on the University of Alabama […]

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UA’s Art Galleries Open Exhibits

From the January 2014 Desktop News | The University of Alabama’s two art galleries in downtown Tuscaloosa will kick off the new year with exhibitions of historic photographs and modern art. The Paul R. Jones Gallery will hold its first exhibit Jan.10-Feb. 21, featuring photographs on loan from the Morgan County Archives that document the […]

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College to Host Edward O. Wilson Symposium

From the January 2014 Desktop News | International biodiversity experts will join University of Alabama and College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Dr. Edward O. Wilson for the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Symposium, three days of research presentations and forums on the state and future of biodiversity on our planet. The symposium will be held […]

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Philosopher of Mind Discusses Consciousness

From the January 2014 Desktop News | Dr. John Searle, Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the next lecture in the 2013-2014 Philosophy Today lecture series. His lecture, “Consciousness, the Brain, and the Soul,” will be presented Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in 30 ten Hoor Hall on The […]

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