December 23, 2013

Joy to the World

Happiness may be a universal emotion, but it has an accent, with every culture interpreting it—and expressing it—differently.
Kerry Madden, M.F.A, UAB assistant professor of creative writing, took on the charge of writing about famed Southern storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham and renowned Alabama folk artist Charlie Lucas's friendship, collaborating with her artist daughter Lucy Madden-Lunsford to create a children’s tale.
Sharyn Jones, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology, recently returned from a three-week sojourn to India with 11 UAB students; the trip was the first study-away opportunity offered as part of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences' new minor: Peace, Justice, and Ecology (PJE).
The UAB College of Arts and Sciences will commemorate the life and legacy of 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln with a week of events Nov. 15-21.
Novelist Kathryn Davis will read from her works at the University of Alabama at Birmingham at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Irish poet Joan McBreen will give a reading at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, as part of the BACHE Visiting Writers Series.
The Republican Party has become an extreme version of itself, says UAB history professor Glenn Feldman, and the South has played a major role in that transformation.
Dr. Tomiko Brown-Nagin, professor of law at Harvard University, visited the UAB campus to discuss leadership in the Civil Rights Movement and beyond with a number of students and faculty.
UAB writing students and Birmingham-area actors will present a touching play about wading through the world of dementia Friday, May 31 - Saturday, June 1, 2013.
Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell visited the Department of Government to help celebrate UAB's Civil Rights Movement commemoration.
Brian Steele, Ph.D., associate professor of history in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a finalist for the 2013 George Washington Book Prize.
The UAB Department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences will present “We Are All a Collage: Romare Bearden, Toni Morrison, Duke Ellington,” a free lecture by Robert O’Meally, Ph.D., at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in the Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South.
André Millard has been at UAB for over twenty years. This teacher of popular culture, film and music, and World War II is also a collector of music in all formats.
Between 1956 and 1972, more than 40,000 miles of high-speed, limited-access highways spread like kudzu across the American landscape—a thriving concrete jungle fertilized by the greenbacks promised in President Dwight Eisenhower's Federal-Aid Highway Act.
Danny Siegel, a specialist in Victorian literature who has written several academic studies of Dickens’s works, shares his love of Dickens in a graduate seminar at UAB.
On Thursday January 19, 2012, Anthro-TEACH gave a presentation about Native American culture for Boy Scout Pack 397 of Homewood, AL at the Trinity United Methodist Church. The student presenters were Christel Carlisle, Jade Delisle, Alea Rouse. The overall presentation showed the children how Native Americans utilized their natural environment. They covered the topics of lithics (stone tools) and music and dance.
February 01, 2012

APT and UAB go to Fiji

UAB Anthropology went to the Fiji Islands and Alabama Public television was there to see it.
An excerpt from Alison A. Chapman's award-winning essay on her experiences teaching inmates at Alabama's Donaldson prison.
October 12, 2011

Witnesses to History

UAB secured its place in history—actually, two places—this summer when two history professors, John Van Sant, Ph.D., and Raymond Mohl, Ph.D., were invited to present their research at the 20th Annual World History Association (WHA) Conference in Beijing, China.
Jefferson’s views wouldn’t gel with modern attitudes, says UAB historian Brian Steele, Ph.D., who recently received UAB’s Frederick W. Conner Prize in the History of Ideas for his essay exploring the subject.
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