Displaying items by tag: Department of History

Michele Forman, Director of the College of Arts and Sciences' Media Studies Program, will be honored by The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham.
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Colin J. Davis as Distinguished Professor in History in the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences during its meeting on Sept. 13, 2013.
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.
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.
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.
June 20, 2012

Study Away 2012: Peru

In May 2012, 15 UAB students led by Professors Carlos Orihuela (Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures) and Pamela Murray (Department of History) arrived in Lima, Peru, for a crash course in the language, culture, and history of one of the most fascinating countries in the Western hemisphere.
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.
Rebecca Dobrinski, a master's student in the UAB Department of History and Anthropology, has researched the expansion of hockey into the South over the past 70 years.
Colin Davis was one of eleven faculty honored with the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching during the annual Faculty Awards Convocation, Wednesday, Feb. 23.
Andrew Keitt, Ph.D., an associate professor of history in the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences has been named the 2010 Alabama Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
September 27, 2010

Mountain of Memories

The mines of Birmingham’s Red Mountain fell silent nearly 50 years ago, but Ike Matson never did.
Last fall, historians Pamela Sterne King and Staci Glover, along with visual and applied anthropologist Rosie O'Beirne, debuted Untold Stories: Finding and Telling Stories You Haven't Heard in History Class.
July 20, 2010

Study Away 2010: Japan

In 2010, Dr. John E. Van Sant led a study away group focusing on the history and culture of Japan.
June 30, 2010

Living History

For the past several semesters, UAB historian Andrew Keitt has been experimenting with a different way of teaching—a form of time travel called Reacting to the Past, in which students live ideas, rather than memorize them.
In 2010, Pamela Sterne King led a group of UAB students on a study away focusing on Historic Preservation in the American South.
UAB Professor Pamela Sterne King tells the story of one of Birmingham's oldest neighborhoods, Fountain Heights, through historic preservation.
Call it an industrial evolution. Birmingham, once smothered in smoke and soot, could soon be covered in green—and reign as the nation's number-one city in park land per capita.
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