Displaying items by tag: department of english faculty news

Alison Chapman read the email twice before it sank in that she had received the National Academic Advising Association’s award for outstanding faculty advising.
Five college faculty members have been chosen as Edge of Chaos Scholars along with 21 other UAB faculty and staff members. In their new role, they will be making presentations throughout the coming academic year on the problems our society has struggled to solve.
Kerry Madden-Lunsford, an associate professor in the Department's Creative Writing Program, recently talked to graduate assistant Halley Cotton about her time teaching at UAB, her projects, her role models, and her advice for aspiring writers.
June 18, 2014

The Write Stuff

More than two dozen area high school students recently participated in The Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop, hosted by the Department of English.
June 06, 2014

The Books of Summer

The firecracker-hot days of an Alabama summer provide the perfect encouragement to get lost in the cool, crisp pages of a good book. But with infinite shelves of reading material available, where do you begin? We asked faculty members in UAB’s Department of English for inspiration, and they shared a few of the titles that sparked their passion for literature.
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.
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.
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 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.
Three University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty members were awarded $5,000 fellowship grants by the Alabama State Council on the Arts for 2012-13 based on merit of their work, career achievement and potential and service to the state. Recipients may use the money to create art, improve skills or enhance their artistic careers.
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