Shannon Thomason

Shannon Thomason

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Public Relations Specialist

thomason@uab.edu • (205) 975-8858

Covers stories and media requests within the arts, including the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center; Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts; Institute for Arts in Medicine; arts events; art and art history; music; theatre; as well as foreign languages and literatures; Student Affairs; The Graduate School; National Alumni Society; the Benevolent Fund; WBHM. 

Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble creates music that engages and sparks radical cultural collaboration to build a more hopeful world.
The generosity of Uncork Education attendees over the years has allowed the UAB National Alumni Society to raise nearly $475,000 to go toward scholarships.
In honor of the university’s 50th anniversary, “Unfolding UAB” will present an unforgettably rich visual history of UAB through more than 80 selected photographs.
The UAB community will lend a helping hand Saturday, Oct. 12, for a day of service.
Burning Man is shaped by self-expression, community, inclusivity and equality, themes that are also prevalent throughout “Hair,” says senior Austin Helmers.
“Taj Express” is a high-energy celebration of new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture and deep traditions, featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance and thrilling live music.
The week includes the famed Gurney Derby, Hoops at the Hill, a free, sold-out Weezer concert, UAB Football vs. Old Dominion University and more.
Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, “Hair” remains relevant as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.
The UAB Piano Series brings the world’s finest pianists to Birmingham and is directed by UAB Distinguished Professor of Piano Yakov Kasman, a Van Cliburn medalist.
The Grammy Award-winning trio beloved in country and gospel music have dazzled audiences for decades, with a lifetime of noteworthy achievements in their storybook career.
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