Category: Campus

Pulitzer Prize winner to lecture on biodiversity

Sitting in the Tuscaloosa Cultural Arts Center last Thursday, Edward O. Wilson recalled a story about a massive spider. “I was out on a path, and there was a giant tarantula on the path,” Wilson said. “Tarantulas look like big, hairy, sluggish creatures. I wanted to get it off the path, and I thought if I just nudged it, it […]

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UA honors prestigious alum at symposium

Scientists, authors and renowned scholars from around the country will gather this week at The University of Alabama to discuss the future of biodiversity during “Edward O. Wilson Week,” a three-day symposium honoring the world’s leading experts in the field. Wilson, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and founder of sociobiology theory, is also one of the University’s most recognized alumni. […]

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Last Lecture tackles diversity

Last Lecture tackles diversity

Students, faculty and the public were brought together to reflect on their definition of diversity and how they approach it Wednesday night in Russell Hall. Robin Boylorn, assistant professor of interpersonal and intercultural communication, encouraged the audience to embrace different social identities during her presentation of the Last Lecture, a graduate school program that invites one professor to speak to […]

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Advertising students submit work to national student showcase

A group of advertising students will have their work displayed in a national student showcase this May. Students in Glenn Griffin’s advanced advertising development class have submitted 20 pieces of work to a professional creative exhibition called “The One Show” by The One Club for Art & Copy in New York City. “The One Club is like the Oscars of […]

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Professor works to engage students in community

Professor works to engage students in community

Mounds of paperwork clutter the desk. An aroma of pickles fills the air. A portrait of Abraham Lincoln hangs proudly behind the professor’s head. This is the office of Stephen Black, a self-proclaimed “nerdy, boring” professor at The University of Alabama who has dedicated himself to a life of public service. “He is my hero,” Black said, pointing to the […]

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