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“Year of Utopia” Kicks Off at UA

The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s book “Utopia,” which told the tale of an ideal island of the same name, with a yearlong series of events that will include themed lectures and courses.

Former Cuban Air Force Brigadier General to Present UA Lecture

Brig. Gen. Rafael del Pino, who was second-in-command of the Cuban Air Force during Fidel Castro’s regime, will present a lecture on his book, “Inside Castro’s Bunker,” Monday, June 8 at 3 p.m. in room 256, the Robel Room, of ten Hoor Hall on The University of Alabama campus.

UA Museum Highlights Historic Figure Who Wore Multiple Hats

The Gorgas House Museum is set to open a new exhibit next week. The exhibit is a reinterpretation of the post office that Amelia Gorgas ran out of the Gorgas House in the late 1890s and early 1900s.

Lecturer to Discuss Nobel Prize Winner in UA’S ALLELE Lecture Series

Dr. Sean Carroll, an evolutionary biologist, will present a lecture on the work of Jacques Monod, a French biologist and Nobel Prize winner, Thursday, April 23 as part of the Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution, or ALLELE, series at The University of Alabama.

Beeler Honored as 2015 ‘Last Lecture’ Speaker at UA

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” That maxim comes from Spanish writer and philosopher George Santayana, but that idea would fit right in with Dr. John F. Beeler, professor of history at The University of Alabama.

UA Offers Brazilian Black Movement Exhibit at Birmingham Institute

The history department at The University of Alabama and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute present the exhibition “O Mundo Negro: Posters from the Brazilian Black Movement,” from Tuesday, March 17, to Thursday, May 28, at the institute.

Lecturer to Discuss Reproductive Chemistry in UA’s ALLELE Lecture Series

Scientist Rebecca Burch will present a lecture on the chemistry of mammalian semen Thursday, March 5 as part of the Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution, or ALLELE, series at The University of Alabama.

Biologist to Discuss Evolution’s Impact on Medicine in UA Lecture

Biologist Mike Antolin will present a lecture on the relationship between public health and evolution Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biology Building Auditorium, room 127, on The University of Alabama campus.

Anthropologist to Discuss Alcohol’s Relationship to Evolution in UA Lecture

Anthropologist Patrick McGovern is starting off the new year with some cheer as he presents a lecture on the history of alcohol and its relationship to evolution Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biology Building Auditorium, room 127, on The University of Alabama campus.

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.