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UA Theatre Professor’s Film to Premiere at American Black Film Festival

University of Alabama theater professor Seth Panitch has recently completed a full, feature-length film that has been selected as one of 25 films to be showcased in the 20th American Black Film Festival.

UA’s Moundville Park’s Birdfest Offers Fun for Adults, Children

The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park hosts its second annual Birdfest Saturday, May 28.

UA Hosts Letters About Literature Award Ceremony for Alabama Winners

The Alabama winners of the 23rd Letters About Literature competition have been selected and will be announced at a ceremony held in their honor at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at The University of Alabama’s Gorgas Library, room 205.

Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12, according to read.gov. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write a letter to the author about how the work impacted their lives. The letters are divided into three levels and are judged by each state affiliate for the Center of the Book.

UA’s May Interim Session Offers Variety of Unusual Classes

Professors at The University of Alabama are offering a number of thought-provoking and unusual classes during UA’s May Interim session, which runs from Monday, May 9, through Friday, May 27.

UA to Hold Spring Commencement Exercises

The University of Alabama will hold its spring commencement exercises May 6-7 at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.

UA’s Paul Jones Gallery of Art Showcases Miniature Art

Forget murals and mammoth outdoor sculptures. The new exhibit at The University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Gallery in downtown Tuscaloosa is featuring art at the other end of the spectrum—not big paintings, but miniatures—through July 22.

UA’s Rural Medical Scholars Program Celebrates 20th Class

The Rural Medical Scholars Program at the College of Community Health Sciences will honor the graduates of its 20th class, as well as alumni of the now two-decade-old program, on Sunday, May 1, at Hotel Capstone on The University of Alabama campus. A reception for program alumni will be at 3 p.m. and will be followed by the 20th Annual Rural Scholars Convocation, where the current classes of the Rural Medical Scholars and Rural Community Health Scholars will be recognized.

UA’s Living History Festival Brings Historical Figures to Life

The West Alabama community is invited to meet historical figures from The University of Alabama’s past, learn a little about what life was like during their lifetime and make connections to the present during the second annual Living History Festival on April 23.

UA’s Spears Named 2016 Recipient of Buford Peace Award

Dr. Ellen Griffith Spears, associate professor in New College and the department of American Studies at The University of Alabama, is the 2016 winner of the Buford Peace Award.

UA’s Documenting Justice Course to Screen Films at Bama Theatre

The University of Alabama Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility and the UA department of telecommunication & film will host the 10th Annual Documenting Justice film screening at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa. The screening is free and open to the public. The five short documentaries that will premiere were created by non-film majors who dedicated a year to learning how to document and analyze culture and social experience – and communicate about issues of justice and injustice in Alabama – through videography.

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