People of UAB
Author John Thabiti Willis will discuss masquerading traditions in the West African town of Otta.
Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Jonathan Bass will tell the story of an Alabama man wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to death.
John Strohm, a music technology grad, says he owes a debt of gratitude to UAB and his professors for “making it easy to find my way on this professional journey.”
The 2017 Peace and Justice Studies Association conference will bring activists, scholars and educators from around the world to UAB.

Max Boot will discuss guerrilla warfare in history Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m.

New programs, facilities for veterans at UAB are attracting students from across the country.
Panelists for the Woodlawn event are Bob Corley, Clifford Kennon, Betsy Rogers, state Rep. Oliver Robinson and Marie Sutton.
UAB students forged a new path through the city’s past, creating a walking tour highlighting Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” It was part of a course focusing on public perceptions of history, which can mold civic identity but also fuel controversy. Follow their journey into the past.
Five UAB students were among 50 loaned and sponsored executives who helped the United Way of Central Alabama exceed its 2015 Volunteer Campaign fundraising goal.
Newkirk will discuss “The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga,” the story of a young Congolese man who was captured and put on display at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.
Early Judaism scholar Jodi Magness will present a lecture called “Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls.”
Four documentary shorts made at UAB will be shown as part of a series of Alabama-made films at the festival.
“TEDxBirmingham: Rediscover the Magic” wins the top prize in the Visual, Cinematography category of the American Advertising Federation Awards.
UAB to host renowned scholar on talk of Islam and Judaism.
Andrew Demshuk to spend a year comparing cities rebuilt after World War II.
“The Irony of the Solid South,” Glenn Feldman’s book on the role of race in shaping the Republican South, receives award.

The event, which features live talks in the spirit of the TED experience, is themed “Rediscover the Magic of Birmingham."

Steele is an award-winning professor who has published several essays on Thomas Jefferson.
Regional politics didn’t change, so the parties did, UAB professor says in a new book.
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