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Posts Tagged ‘American Studies’

UA American Studies Professor Wins Award For Best Book On Popular Music

Dr. Eric Weisbard, an associate professor of American studies at The University of Alabama, has been awarded the 2015 Woody Guthrie Award for outstanding book on popular music for his book “Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music.”

Author to Discuss 1970s Student Protests in UA’s Gladney Lecture

Dr. Candace Waid, a professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present the Rose Gladney Lecture for Justice and Social Change at The University of Alabama Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 5:30 pm. in room 30 of ten Hoor Hall.

Nielsen to Discuss Disability in American History at UA’s Gladney Lecture

Dr. Kim Nielsen knows American history is made up of disparate voices, but some of those voices are often overlooked. Nielsen, a professor at the University of Toledo, works to include those voices and viewpoints in The University of Alabama’s 2014 Rose Gladney Lecture for Justice and Social Change Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in room 205 of Smith Hall.

Spears Set to Talk PCBs Oct. 13 at UA

Dr. Ellen Griffith Spears, an assistant professor at The University of Alabama, shares portions of her award-winning book, “Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town,” in room 205 of the Amelia Gorgas Library Oct. 13 at 5 p.m.

UA’s Spears Named Winner of Public Health Award

Dr. Ellen Spears, assistant professor in New College and the department of American studies at The University of Alabama, has been chosen as the recipient of 2014 Arthur J. Viseltear Prize for Outstanding Contributions in the History of Public Health for her recent book, published in April by the University of North Carolina Press.

UA Professor Details How Chemical Dumping Affects Anniston

The Monsanto Co. held its cards close to the vest, refusing to publicly acknowledge the damage its PCB pollution was doing in Anniston, even though internal memos revealed the company knew about the dangers of its chemical dumping since the 1960s. Now a University of Alabama researcher has written a book that sheds new light on a pollution scandal that resulted in a $700 million legal settlement and—according to the EPA—still affects the bucolic southern city today.

UA Professors Will Discuss Sports and Native American Masculinity

The University of Alabama’s Women’s Resource Center and the Alabama Program in Sports Communication will co-host a panel discussion titled “Being Brave: Sports and Native American Masculinity.”

UA to Honor Former Ambassador During Visit

Former U.S. Ambassador Lino Gutierrez will add another feather in his cap when he returns to his alma mater to be named a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of International Strategic Studies at The University of Alabama Monday, Sept. 30.

UA’s Gladney Lecture Offers Female Perspective of Civil Rights Movement

The South may look different than it did during the Civil Rights Era of the 1960s, but Constance Curry and Doris Derby understand that equality must continue to evolve.

UA Department of American Studies Hosts Lecture, Book Signing by Southern Culture Expert

The University of Alabama’s department of American studies will host a lecture by Dr. David Wharton, director of documentary studies at the University of Mississippi, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in room 110 of the AIME Building on campus. A reception and signing of Wharton’s recently published book, “Small Town South,” will follow.

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