Shannon Thomason

Shannon Thomason

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Public Relations Specialist

thomason@uab.edu • (205) 975-8858

Specific beats include: The Arts at UAB; Alys Stephens Center ; AEIVA; ArtPlay ; Arts in Medicine; Student Affairs and Student Life; Career & Professional Development Services; Veterans Services; Lecture Series; Homecoming; Issues management ; Administrative News; College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Art and Art History; Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; Department of Music; Department of Theatre; Department of Communication Studies; Institute for Human Rights; WBHM; National Alumni Society; The Graduate School; Development

Free, fun activities from UAB’s arts organizations will feature both virtual and in-person events, from lunch and learns to family days, dance performance, spoken word and coloring nights.
Bandaloop will take dance to new heights suspended from the roof of UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. Enjoy food trucks, live music and more as the ASC celebrates its 25th anniversary season.
John K. Moore Jr., Ph.D., has been awarded the 2021 Prize for Research on the Road to Santiago and Pilgrimages for his 2020 book, which is both a critical study and scholarly translation of the case.
In teaching the Intermediate Spanish for Health Professionals course at UAB, María Antonia Anderson de la Torre, Ph.D., wanted to work with a text that in addition to language skills also portrayed racial and cultural diversity.
The Alys Stephens Center’s 25th anniversary season begins with the return of a pioneer in aerial performance: Bandaloop will be in residence at UAB from Sept. 19-24, with two free performances.
ArtPlay’s new in-person classes range from visual arts, sculpture and hand quilting to musical theater, dance, improvisation and acting, plus more. Registration is open now.
UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts will host “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” exploring the work of imprisoned artists and the centrality of incarceration to contemporary art and culture, on view from Sept. 17-Dec. 11.
Health Promoting Universities are an international community that aspires to transform the health and sustainability of current and future societies, strengthen communities, and contribute to the well-being of people, places and the planet.
Roy Lightner, MFA, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Theatre, has received the Dorothy Schwartz Outstanding Educator Award.
“Godspell,” Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Noises Off,” an original play by a Theatre UAB alumna, and “The SpongeBob Musical” are set for the 2021-22 season.
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