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UA Historian, Author Receives Two Prestigious Awards

Dr. Steven B. Bunker, associate professor of history at The University of Alabama, has received awards from two distinguished Latin American studies associations for his book, “Creating Mexican Consumer Culture in the Age of Porfirio Diaz,” published by the University of New Mexico Press.

UA’s Supply Store Hosts Civil Rights Photo Exhibit, Book Signing

More than 20 photographs depicting the civil rights movement will be displayed June 17-28 at The University of Alabama’s Supply Store in the Ferguson Center. The free exhibit, compiled from the archives of The Birmingham News, is sponsored by the UA College of Continuing Studies, The Birmingham News and The exhibit will travel the state for the remainder of the year, representatives said.

UA History Professor’s Book Explores 17th Century Protestantism, Diplomacy

Dr. Daniel Riches, assistant professor of history at The University of Alabama, has written a new book titled “Protestant Cosmopolitanism and Diplomatic Culture,” published by Brill Academic Publishing.
The book explores 17th century Brandenburg-Swedish relations and presents an image of early modern diplomacy driven by complex networks of individuals driven by their personal backgrounds, cultural interests, religious convictions and connections.

Literary Darwinism Topic of ALLELE Lecture at UA

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.

UA Honors Outstanding Graduate Students in 2013

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.

UA’s ALLELE Lecturers to Discuss How Human Coercion Has Shaped Evolution

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.

Smithsonian Exhibit on U.S.’s Largest Guest Worker Program Opens at UA

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.

Take Note: UA Professor Explores 17th-Century Shorthand in England

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.

Noted Geneticist, UA Alumnus to Discuss Pathobiology in ALLELE Lecture

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.

UA’s ALLELE Lecturer to Discuss Ancient Man, Evolution

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.