Faculty & Staff

Annual Civil War Lectures to be Held at UA

  • February 28, 2017

A series of lectures about the Civil War will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in Sellers Auditorium at the Bryant Conference Center on The University of Alabama campus.

“There are fewer Catholics, and Catholics have been outnumbered by Protestants over time. But with those Catholic families, those traditions tend to endure whether one is a practicing Catholic or not. . . . If you look at places with strong Catholic cultural heritage, even if folks aren’t going to Mass every week, things like Mardi Gras and the cultural traditions endure longer. It spreads and now Mardi Gras is picked up outside traditionally Catholic areas, and it’s fun and useful for a city because of the economic impact.”

Dr. Michael J. Altman, assistant professor of religious studies (AL.com)

“When we look at a lived life and we don’t manipulate it to suit stereotypical mythic expectations of black women as impenetrable or super women or super stereotypes then we’re able to get to the heart of the matter which is essentially humanizing us. But when we’re humanized we’re seen as a person who other people recognize themselves in even if they’re not black women.”

UA In the News — Feb. 25-27

  • February 27, 2017

A merry opera at UA — UA student is MCA queen — John Grisham to discuss “To Kill a Mockingbird” — and more.

New UA Class Reveals History of Local Lynchings; Marker for Victims to be Erected

  • February 27, 2017

As part of a new history class called “Southern Memory: Lynching in the South,” which was started at The University of Alabama this fall by Dr. John Giggie, 15 students have spent the semester learning about the history and rationale of lynching, as well as tracking down the history of the documented lynchings that took place in Tuscaloosa County.

C&IS Media Day to Feature Alabama Talent

  • February 27, 2017

C&IS’ Media Day, formerly “J-Day,” provides an opportunity for students studying creative media and news media to hear career professionals discuss their industry. This year’s lineup features Alabama professionals.