Tag: Through the Doors

Shakespeare in American Integration

From the November 2013 Desktop News | “Shakespeare and American Integration,” a two-day symposium to be held November 15-16, will discuss integration in Shakespeare’s works. The event is part of “Through the Doors,” the yearlong series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of desegregation at UA. Dr. Sharon O’Dair, director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies and a professor in the Department of English, envisioned the symposium first through a musical connection. “I knew that trombonist Defeayo Marsalis had […]

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Symposium Examines Student Perceptions of Race Relations at UA

The University of Alabama is taking a timely look at the history of race relations on campus with a symposium on student perceptions of race relations, featuring historical and contemporary perspectives Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Gorgas Library, room 205, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Speakers will detail student responses to questions of race dating back to the turbulent 1960s, when the University became an integrated campus. “The original purpose of the symposium was to better understand the progress we’ve made with race relations […]

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UA Presents “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

Students will play key roles in the performance From the October 2013 Desktop News | In April 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sat in a jail cell in Birmingham, writing a letter that would become one of the most famous documents of the civil rights movement. Fifty years later, opera theatre students from the College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Music, in partnership with Red Mountain Theatre Company of Birmingham (RMTC), will bring his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” to life. […]

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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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Through the Doors

On June 11 at 6 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, three musicians with ties to the School of Music will be featured in the “Through the Doors: Courage. Change. Progress” program that marks 50 years of progress at The University of Alabama. The event marks the anniversary of Gov. George Wallace’s “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door” in 1963 and is one of many events being held throughout the year at UA. “It’s an important event for the University and one in […]

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Exhibit Connects Migration with Jones Mission

Interdisciplinary Collaboration Leads to Spring Exhibition From the 2013 Celebrating Excellence | One of the nation’s most historical population movements, the Great Migration of 1915-1970, is being studied this year by UA students from a variety of disciplines through works of art in the College’s Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art. At the request of Dean Robert Olin, College faculty were asked to develop an interdisciplinary theme for learning that would use works from the Jones Collection as a central point […]

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Scientists Hold Diversity Conference

UA Chemistry Department to Host STEM Diversity Awareness Conference The University of Alabama’s chemistry department will host a day-long symposium featuring research contributions of faculty who are traditionally underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Saturday, April 27, symposium will be held from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. in 1093 Shelby Hall. The event’s goal is to “to increase the appreciation of diversity, to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to pursue education in fields in which […]

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Through the Doors

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Desegregation at The University of Alabama   The College of Arts and Sciences joins the rest of the University community in celebrating the June 11, 1963, enrollment of the first African-Americans at The University of Alabama. We’re sponsoring a variety of exhibits, performances, and lectures commemorating the 50th anniversary of desegregation and the contributions of African-Americans to our institution, state, and nation as well as to the various scholarly disciplines comprising the College. This page […]

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Psychology to Host “Through the Doors” Event Highlighting Diversity in Psychology

From the March 2013 Desktop News | The Department of Psychology will host a student poster presentation on March 15 as part of “Through the Doors,” the year-long commemoration of The University of Alabama’s 50th anniversary of desegregation. The event’s title, “Integration now, integration tomorrow, integration forever,” hearkens back to former Alabama Governor George Wallace’s infamous quote. The event celebrates ways in which the inclusion of African Americans and other diverse groups has enhanced the field of psychology. The event will be held […]

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