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. 

Clarinetists of all ages are invited March 16-17 to participate in the 17th annual UAB Clarinet Symposium.
Students and faculty will perform offerings from the entire range of the Department of Music, from piano and choral performance to jazz, gospel, band, electronic and more.
“A champion for women,” national political strategist and CNN political commentator Symone Sanders will discuss three key steps to becoming more involved with social issues.
Presented by the American Advertising Federation of Birmingham, the ADDY Awards are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition.
“Savage” tells the story of Ota Benga, a Mbuti man taken from Africa in 1904 to be exhibited and exploited in the United States.
Freshman Dina Kasman of Vestavia, Alabama, and junior Mira Walker of Birmingham were the winners, and junior Jacob Skiles won honorable mention.
The a2ru summits bring together students who have an interest in the arts, crossing disciplinary boundaries and developing collaborative projects.
One of the most significant of Alabama’s outsider artists, Whitfield uses painting to create intimate windows into her cultural past, including depictions of horrific racial violence.
“Say It in 6” invites students, faculty and staff to use only six words and a visual aid to tell their story.
Every ticket purchaser will receive a digital download of India.Arie’s latest album, “Worthy.”
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