Dr. Joseph Carroll, a leading scholar on the connection between social science and literary study, will visit The University of Alabama to give the lecture “The Historical Position of Literary Darwinism” April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biology Building auditorium.
The University of Alabama Graduate School has announced the recipients of the 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student awards, to be presented during UA Honors Week, April 1–5.
Two leading scholars on the human origins problem will visit The University of Alabama to give a lecture Feb. 28. at 7:30 p.m. in the Biology Building auditorium on the UA campus.
The University of Alabama was selected as one of the only two sites in the Southeast to host a Smithsonian traveling exhibition that tells the story of the largest guest worker program in U.S. history.
The University of Alabama and University Libraries invite the public to hear a lecture by Dr. Michael Mendle, professor of history at UA, titled "Absolutely the Most Important Thing You Know Nothing About: Shorthand and Civilization in 17th Century England." The lecture will take place at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in 205 Gorgas Library. The lecture is free; refreshments will be served.
Dr. Richard Myers, president and director of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and an alumnus of The University of Alabama, will present an Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution Lecture Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biology Building Auditorium on the UA campus.
Dr. John Hawks, a paleoanthropologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will visit The University of Alabama campus to give the lecture, “Neandertime: How Ancient Genomes are Transforming Our Past and Present,” Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in room 127 of the Biology Building.
Noted Civil War scholar Dr. George C. Rable, the Charles Grayson Summersell Chair in Southern History at The University of Alabama, will receive the 2011 Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award.
A vertebrate paleobiologist specializing in fossils from the age of dinosaurs, will visit The University of Alabama campus to give the lecture, “Emergence of Marine Mammals and Reptiles during past Global Warming and Sea Level Rise,” Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in room 127 of the Biology Building.
As the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic approaches, author Julie Hedgepeth Williams will speak about her great aunt and uncle’s survivor story at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in room 205 of Gorgas Library on The University of Alabama campus.
Douglas Blackmon, former bureau chief at the Wall Street Journal, will visit The University of Alabama Feb. 23 to speak about his Pulitzer Prize winning book, "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II."
Dr. Brian Fagan, one of the world’s leading archaeological and historical writers, will visit The University of Alabama campus to give the lecture, “Elixir: Water and Humans over 10,000 years,” Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in room 127 of the Biology Building.
Teaching evolution in American classrooms will be examined in the Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution, known as ALLELE, lecture series Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in room 127 of the Biology Building on The University of Alabama campus.
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Alabama gained 17,340 residents in the 15 months between April 1, 2010 (Census Day) and July 1, 2011.
The nation is preparing to observe Veterans Day 2011, and among those to be honored are more than 400,000 Alabamians, according to Annette Watters, manager of the Alabama State Data Center at The University of Alabama.
"Black and White in Crimson: A Symposium on Race and Sports," presented by The University of Alabama's department of history, the Friends of History and the Paul W. Bryant Museum, will be Thursday, Nov. 3, and Friday, Nov. 4 at the Hotel Capstone on the UA campus.
The University of Alabama will host Bama Grad Expo 2012, which brings top prospective graduate students to campus, Jan. 12-14, 2012.
An upcoming exhibit and lecture series offered by The University of Alabama's history department, in association with the Honors College Faculty-in-Residence's "Telling Your Stories" series, offer glimpses into the stories of everyday life through unusual sources.
Dr. Brad Sagarin, a psychology professor at Northern Illinois University, will present his lecture, "Evolutionary Psychology: Exploring Darwin's Psychological Legacy," on Oct.13 at 7:30 p.m. in 127 Biology Building on The University of Alabama campus.
Among the figures who participated in and later wrote about the Spanish Conquest of the New World, one stands out as a passionate and sometimes abrasive champion of the native population – Bartolomé de las Casas. This priest, historian, writer and activist stands as the passionate focus of the scholarship of Dr. Lawrence Clayton, University of Alabama professor of history, and forms the subject of a book that offers insight into the conquest.
The University of Alabama has its own group of myth busters – the writers of Alabama Heritage magazine. For 25 years and 101 issues, the magazine has taught both longtime Alabamians and newcomers about their heritage.
An article about finding the correct location for a key Creek War battlefield is featured in the 101st issue of Alabama Heritage, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011.
Pieces from David Williams’ collection of "Gone With the Wind" memorabilia are on display in the Pearce Foyer, Gorgas Library, until Aug. 5 at The University of Alabama. Williams will give a free public lecture about his collection at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in Gorgas Library, room 205. Sponsors are University Libraries and the Alabama Center for the Book.
Marshall Houston, a University of Alabama senior majoring in economics and English, will be one of 40 college students from across the country participating in the 2011 Student Freedom Ride, a learning opportunity for college students in conjunction with the broadcast of the upcoming PBS "American Experience" film "Freedom Riders" and the 50th anniversary of the May 1961 Freedom Rides.
Dr. Juan Cole, the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, will deliver the lecture "Liberty, Power, and Dictatorships: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in Smith Hall, room 205, on The University of Alabama campus.