Displaying items by tag: Department of English

Could text language and autocorrect technologies have an effect on writing skills? UAB experts offer thoughts and tips.
May 01, 2014

So What?

As the stories in this issue reveal, students and faculty across CAS are engaged in the kinds of cutting-edge research and energizing collaborations that will make this a year to remember.
Alison Chapman, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of English, has been awarded the Outstanding Advising Award — Faculty Academic Advising by the National Academic Advising Association.
Cynthia Ryan is known for her ability to tie academia to community service. The two-time breast cancer survivor has made homeless people with cancer her main focus, publishing several articles about the issue.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Associate Professor of English Cynthia Ryan, Ph.D., has been named the 2014 recipient of the Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award for her work in breast cancer awareness, outreach and advocacy.
Sixteen University of Alabama at Birmingham writing students are helping 100 third- and fourth-grade students at Inglenook Elementary School publish their first book.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Professor of English Kieran Quinlan, Ph.D., has been named the winner of the 2014 Caroline P. and Charles W. Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.
November 20, 2013

The Storyteller and the Artist

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.
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 Department of English's Cynthia Ryan and Jennifer Kilgo, professor of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, are the recipients of the 2013 Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award.
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.
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees named Peggy B. Jolly, as professor emerita in the Department of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) during its meeting April 13, 2013.
Eleven in the university community were honored with the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, including Cynthia Ryan, associate professor of English. Ryan “stands out among her colleagues for her devotion to students, to the department and to the community,” says her department chair.
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.
UAB freshman Kyle Thompson made a new connection over lunch recently. It was mealtime at the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit at UAB Highlands Hospital, and Thompson listened as his companion, a World War II pilot, recalled an aerial adventure.
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees appointed Marilyn J. Kurata, as associate professor emerita in the Department of English during its meeting on Nov. 2, 2012.
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees named Robert Collins, Ph.D., associate professor emeritus in the Department of English during its meeting June 15, 2012.
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