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UA’s Hidden Humanities Guest Lecturer to Discuss ‘Black Lives Matter’

Dr. Houston A. Baker, a professor of English and African American and diaspora studies at Vanderbilt University, will present “The Black Bottom Line: Reflections on Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, and White Male Violence in...

November 4, 2016

Next Steps Planned for UA Performing Arts Academic Center

The University of Alabama is in the final stage of planning a new $60 million Performing Arts Academic Center.

November 4, 2016

Welcome to my UA World: Brown Chronicles Tuscaloosa Cemeteries

There are a number of leisure activities a person may choose to undertake in their downtime. For Dr. Ian Brown, of The University of Alabama, these activities often include visiting gravesites throughout the United...

October 31, 2016

UA Professor Says Seeing Candy Causes Narrowed Focus

Halloween chocolate is everywhere: your office, home, prominent displays in grocery stores. Athough the adverse physical effects of indulging in chocolate are known before unwrapping the first of many pieces, the sight of Halloween...

October 31, 2016

UA Students to Demonstrate Medieval Architecture Techniques

In a demonstration of how art and mathematics work together, University of Alabama art history students will show how the scale plan of the Cathedral of Amiens was laid out using simple tools, such...

October 31, 2016

Evolutionary Biologist to Speak about Race at UA ALLELE Lecture

Dr. Joseph Graves Jr., an evolutionary biologist and geneticist, will speak about race Nov. 10 as a part of the Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution, or ALLELE, seminar series.

October 31, 2016

7 Frightful Things at UA (with an Educational Purpose)

1. Haunting music In the Moody Music Building Concert Hall, Dr. Faythe Freese sits at UA’s famous Holtkamp pipe organ and plays a few bars. Recognize the composition? For many of […]

October 31, 2016

UA Psychology Professor: Children Benefit from Halloween Activities

Whether or not you embrace the pageantry of Halloween, the parent-child activities associated with the holiday incorporate core developmental exercises for children, according to a psychology professor at The University of Alabama.

October 27, 2016

The Not-So-Spooky, Yet Still Sort-of-Spooky, History of Halloween

Warty-nosed witches, ghouls, goblins, Transformers, princesses and clowns stalking neighborhood streets upon nightfall for the sweet taste of candy wasn’t always what Halloween was about.

October 26, 2016

Cuban News Anchor to Present Lecture at UA

Cuban news anchor Cristina Escobar will visit The University of Alabama on Wednesday, Nov. 2, to talk about the current climate of Cuban journalism and how it is evolving with the developing relationship between...

October 25, 2016

UA Study Finds Unexplainable Activity in Distant Stars

Space energy anomalies more than 50 million light years from our galaxy are creating conditions that should be destroying stars, but instead are regenerating them, according to an astronomer at The University of Alabama.

October 19, 2016

UA Launches Website for Studying Scottsboro Trials

The homepage of the new online database “‘To See Justice Done’: Letters from the Scottsboro Trials.”

The Alabama Digital Humanities Center is launching a new online database called “‘To See Justice Done’: Letters from the Scottsboro Trials,” at noon Monday, Oct. 24, in room 109a of Gorgas Library on...

October 19, 2016

Exploring Possible Link between Pythons, Diabetes in Humans

Humans couldn’t be further away from snakes in the evolutionary chain, but snakes’ ability to grow and restructure particular organs could impact future treatments for diabetes and other diseases in humans, according to a...

October 18, 2016