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The ability to use language is at the heart of the human experience. Here in the English Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, we all share a common delight in the richness and complexity of our language and a commitment to sharing that delight with others.

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  • Remembering Ada Long’s legacy
    Having received the permission of immediate family, I wanted to announce the sad news of the passing of the founding Director of the University Honors Program and Professor of English Emerita, Ada Long.
  • Haddin Arts & Sciences Forums set for spring 2024
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences is set to host its spring 2024 Haddin Forums.
  • Connecting across Cultures: Wood teaches UAB’s first Collaborative Online International Learning course
    “What is dorm life like in the United States?” “How often do you get home to family?” “Do you also speak Russian and Georgian?” “Do you drink coffee?” These were the kinds of questions that came up this fall between students at UAB and students at Akaki Tsereteli State University in the Republic of Georgia.