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

The nearly $90,000 grant will help the Department of World Languages and Literatures open doors for students to develop proficiency in Chinese, a critical-need language for national security.
Bring blankets and picnics to enjoy the concert of traditional and popular patriotic songs at 7 p.m., then watch the fireworks show from atop Red Mountain at 9 p.m.
This is one of the highest professional recognitions possible, Kasman says.
Four seating levels will be available for the 7 p.m. performance, which is set for the BJCC Concert Hall. Tickets range from $38-$78 and are on sale now. 
Music from The World Games 2022, including the theme song “Hope of Alabama” and other orchestral works written, arranged and produced by UAB University Professor of Music Henry Panion III, Ph.D., was recognized for excellence in video and television.
After being burned in an explosion three years ago, Delrico Gibson thought he would never use his hands again. Now, see the artworks he created for his first responders, surgeons, therapists and caregivers in the exhibition “Strings of Gratitude.”
WBHM won six of 11 awards for small market radio, while the Gulf States Newsroom won five of 10 awards and a sixth as a collaborating partner for large market radio.
Drawing from his own personal experiences of harassment and racial profiling at the hands of law enforcement, “The Watcher and the Watchman” addresses the national discussion regarding racism and abuse of force by police. 
Turner’s new work on show at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts references the misguided tradition of drinking gold to stay youthful and stories of mythological, historical and literary female outcasts.
Students and staff were challenged to tell a story in just six words and an image, and the entries are touching, motivational and inspiring.
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