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Posts Tagged ‘History’

Why Football Matters: Author to Present Lecture at UA

Does football matter? It’s a question author and acclaimed essayist Dr. Mark Edmundson will try to answer as he discusses his newest book, “Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game,” in a lecture Friday, Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. on The University of Alabama campus. The lecture will be held in the Ferguson Center Theater and is free and open to the public.

UA’s Rable Wins 2014 SEC Faculty Achievement Award

The Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday that The University of Alabama’s Dr. George C. Rable won the 2014 Faculty Achievement Award.

Former CIA Spy Valerie Plame to Speak at UA

Former CIA covert operations officer Valerie Plame knows what it’s like to be a spy, and she’ll share her experiences with students and the community when she visits The University of Alabama March 31.

UA Students to Present Research Findings at National Conference

Eleven University of Alabama undergraduate students will present their research findings April 3-5 at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

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.”

Author Explains What UA’s Gridiron Success Means for the South

An old joke says college football fans want a university that its football team can be proud of. But things are different at The University of Alabama: there have been times, a historian said, when the success of the Crimson Tide really has been a touchstone for those in the South who felt downtrodden or overlooked.

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 ‘Through the Doors’ Series Continues with Film Screening, Panel Discussion

Keith Dunnavant, noted sports author and former adjunct professor at The University of Alabama, invites the public to a viewing and panel discussion of his groundbreaking film, “Three Days at Foster: How Integration Turned the Tide,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Ferguson Center Theatre on campus. Admission is free.

UA Professor’s New Book Examines Cold War’s Effects on South

A new book by Dr. Kari Frederickson, a University of Alabama associate professor of history, explores how the Cold War changed the American South in ways that are just now being understood.

UA Archaeologists Unearth Tuscaloosa’s Early History

University of Alabama archaeologists are getting a glimpse of what life in Tuscaloosa might have been like more than 180 years ago. From bottles and porcelain pieces to soil and flotation samples taken from privies, or outhouses, the analysts are discovering many “stories” of Tuscaloosa’s past.