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Child Development Center has long rich history

Child Development Center has long rich history

September 3, 2015

Traditions are taken seriously at The University of Alabama, whose own history dates back to 1831. While athletic customs quickly come to mind, the University’s academics have long held a precedence...

Joyce Scott's multimedia exhibition, Truth and Visions, highlights gender and identity

Joyce Scott's multimedia exhibition, Truth and Visions, highlights gender and identity

August 27, 2015

In the interlude after a lengthy introduction peppered with accomplishments, a soulful wail suddenly commanded the room: Joyce J. Scott, artist, had arrived.  Following her a cappella performance of “And...

Gorgas case exhibits black history artifacts

Gorgas case exhibits black history artifacts

March 1, 2015

To explore the contents of the glass display cases and frames in Gorgas Library’s Pearson Foyer is to peer at a snapshot of historically and culturally significant representations of the last 150 years.Reverend...

Chalking provides outlet for free expression

Chalking provides outlet for free expression

February 22, 2015

A quick Google search for “college campus chalking” reveals The University of Alabama is one of many colleges that allows for the chalking of grounds in order to provide, as the University’s chalking...

Student balances career and classes

Student balances career and classes

February 18, 2015

Between hosting WVUA’s “Geek Life” and “Relevant Radio,” holding two jobs and taking classes for his advertising major and art minor, Dodson Seitz’s life sometimes seems to mirror those of...

Students help at after-school tutoring program

Students help at after-school tutoring program

February 2, 2015

Memories of one’s childhood are sometimes marked by the smell of new crayons, the taste of a freshly-opened Capri Sun or the presence of a special mentor. Through the Plum Grove Baptist Church after-school...

Estonian student enjoys Southern hospitality

Estonian student enjoys Southern hospitality

January 29, 2015

Daniil Proskura, a senior majoring in finance, travelled the 4,999 miles between Estonia to the United States without knowing a word of English. His form of communication? Tennis. The junior athlete was...

2 Tuscaloosa Chipotle locations stop serving carnitas

January 22, 2015

For many Chipotle regulars in the Tuscaloosa area, there will be one fewer option on the menu. The Southwest cuisine-based restaurant has cut carnitas, a seasoned style of braised pork, from the menu in...

Exhibit featured in UA medical center

Exhibit featured in UA medical center

January 20, 2015

While patients and prescriptions are typically associated with doctors’ offices, the local Wellness Walls for Art program, founded last year, continues to tack on paintings to this list with their current...

Exhibit showcases biodiversity in Alabama

Exhibit showcases biodiversity in Alabama

January 15, 2015

“Fishes of Alabama,” an exhibition containing over 50 original illustrations by acclaimed artist Joseph Tomelleri, is being featured at The University of Alabama’s gallery in the Dinah Washington...

ARTifacts event to teach macrame, history

ARTifacts event to teach macrame, history

November 18, 2014

By Margaret Wilbourne | Contributing Writer Students are invited to learn the ancient art of macrame at the new ARTifacts DIY series sponsored by Creative Campus. Macrame, often incorporated in table...

'Twelfth Night' offers adaptation

'Twelfth Night' offers adaptation

November 17, 2014

By Margaret Wilbourne | Contributing Writer The University of Alabama’s Department of Theatre and Dance will offer a twist on classic Shakespeare in its upcoming production of “Twelfth Night,”...

Juried Art show displays art from 11 counties

Juried Art show displays art from 11 counties

November 11, 2014

Thirty years years marks how long Tuscaloosa’s Arts Council has sponsored the West Alabama Juried Arts Show. The show is open to residents of West Alabama, a total of 11 counties, including Tuscaloosa....

Sassafrass to hold 'yarn bombing' event

Sassafrass to hold 'yarn bombing' event

November 5, 2014

As the temperatures drop, Tuscaloosa residents wrapping themselves in wooly sweaters will be joined by local trees Sunday. “Referred to as ‘yarn bombing,’ it’s a natural, non-permanent art installation...

Pakistani student explains life at UA

November 5, 2014

Muhammad Farooq is an international student hailing from Pakistan who is currently pursuing a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering. Farooq has made the nearly 8,000-mile trek to Tuscaloosa...

Band connects via Internet

Band connects via Internet

November 3, 2014

The teleportation of sound is something far from visible as Beats, earbuds and subwoofers increasingly pound the newest bass drops and guitar riffs into listeners’ ears. In an upcoming performance, a...

Student juggles budding music career, classes

Student juggles budding music career, classes

October 13, 2014

Michael Austin looks around his bedroom walls, gesturing to the matted posters of famous musicians and names his musical inspirations off 
one-by-one. “There’s Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Stevie...

Students turn from TiVo to Philo for entertainment needs

October 6, 2014

Evolution might be more in Darwin’s sphere of study, but it’s nothing new to the entertainment world. For TV aficionados, options to record favorite shows were born as VCRs, which evolved to Tivo and...

Tuscaloosa thespians benefit from community theater

Tuscaloosa thespians benefit from community theater

September 29, 2014

Close to 20 people are gathered in a semi-circle in a large room, their boldly-marked white and gray faces staring intently as they listen to directions from Joey Lay, artistic director of Tuscaloosa’s...

Pedicab offer alternate rides

September 29, 2014

As an independent pedicab driver in Tuscaloosa, Jackson Downing is used to outlandish requests from his patrons. On a particularly memorable Friday, one passenger asked Downing to serve as his getaway...

Organic chemistry classes more than memorizing

Organic chemistry classes more than memorizing

September 6, 2014

By Margaret Wilbourne | Contributing Writer Walking among the cubicles and desks in Rodgers Library, hushed murmurs of the foreign-sounding “organic” and “o-chem” are not a rarity. For many...

Tuscaloosa Arts Council showcases student work

September 4, 2014

For Tuscaloosa citizens and UA students, the colorful world of artists, musicians, visual performers and writers has been kept contained under what Kevin Ledgewood, the publicist for the Tuscaloosa Arts...

Art students find personal expression in sketchbooks

Art students find personal expression in sketchbooks

August 24, 2014

Athletes lace up their cleats, researchers flip on their microscopes and artists open their sketchbooks. Every discipline has an accessory necessary for success, and for students in The University of Alabama’s...

Food bar serves healthy options

Food bar serves healthy options

August 17, 2014

The last time New York was notably represented in Alabama, a certain cousin named Vinny was mixing things up in a southern courtroom. Today, the Big Apple is finding a whole new way to represent itself...

Bargains for Books to benefit, support youth literacy programs

April 17, 2014

The Literacy Council of West Alabama reports that one in four Alabama residents are functionally illiterate. Leadership Tuscaloosa is hoping to change that statistic by hosting Bargains for Books, a garage...

Art supports sexual assault victims

April 9, 2014

Sexual assault is often as much a psychological attack as it is a physical one, and talking or expressing feelings can be extremely difficult for victims. For the 12th year running, the University’s...

Miniature book exhibit covers 230-year period

Miniature book exhibit covers 230-year period

April 3, 2014

Three inches is close to the size of the average golf tee, travel-sized toothpaste and the maximum width, length and height of a miniature book, as dictated by the Miniature Book Society. Ninety-six of...

DCGP offers Saturday gardening workshops

March 13, 2014

Helping to grow a love of gardening throughout the community has always been the mission of local non-profit organization Druid City Garden Project. Since its creation in 2010, the group has organized...

Vintage shoppers strike gold at 5th Street Market

February 27, 2014

“Mad Men,” Wayfarers and vinyl records are all linked by one common thread: a growing popularity driven by vintage appeal. Often the search for good vintage venues is thought of as a large endeavor,...

Event hosts factory collapse survivor

February 12, 2014

Groggily waking up to darkness and smoke, Reba Sikder found herself trapped among the rubble of what was the biggest factory collapse in the history of the garment industry. That was April 24, 2013. Ten...

Eating disorders more prevalent in springtime

January 14, 2014

Students are flocking to the gym to get in shape and slim down as they try to meet their New Year’s resolutions and prepare for spring break; but the goal of weight loss is not an easy goal to meet,...

Dickens Downtown brings holiday spirit to Northport

Dickens Downtown brings holiday spirit to Northport

December 3, 2013

For the eighth year in a row, Mary Cesar, owner of Northport’s Mary’s Cakes and Pastries, is taking twenty pans of bread pudding out of her ovens and serving 4,000 people. Cesar and her staff are...

Alumni return to play at Gallette's on gameday

Alumni return to play at Gallette’s on gameday

November 7, 2013

The weekend football scene in Tuscaloosa, especially on the day that the Tide plays the LSU Tigers, would be incomplete without a fair amount of Rotel, smack-talk and live music. Teenage Daddy, a Birmingham-based...

Performing for campus

Performing for campus

October 28, 2013

Awed expressions mix with confused stares as students passing through the Quad are met with a circus of bowling pins flying through the air or unicycles zipping across sidewalks. But these are not acts...

FIlm series features independent movies

September 9, 2013

At the beginning of the month the Bama Theatre launched their Bama Art House Fall Film Series, a collection of eight films designed to garner interest in the cinema. The eight movies billeted have been...

Learn about diversity with sweets

September 3, 2013

People often say diversity is the spice of life, but to a group of students at The University of Alabama, diversity represents something a little sweeter. Diverse Desserts is a campus organization sponsored...

For exhibit, professor had students create dialogue

April 18, 2013

The exhibit “Call and Response,” on display from April 17 to May 10, features student work responding to various art pieces in the Paul R. Jones collection. “In music, call and response refers to...

Fellowship aids graduating Alabama art majors

April 11, 2013

The infamous image of the “starving artist,” surrendering all cares to pursue and finance their art, is a persona to which most artists can relate. But every other year for a group of graduating...

Art exhibit commemorates desegregation anniversary

Art exhibit commemorates desegregation anniversary

March 20, 2013

Through the Doors, a campuswide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of The University of Alabama, is being represented visually at the Paul R. Jones Gallery in Tuscaloosa. The art...

‘Art Speaks’ features various art, artists

March 19, 2013

The Honors College will be hosting “Art Speaks,” a student-run art exhibit featuring not only art, but the artists, for the third time Tuesday night. “Five artists will be featured and will talk...

Local honey brings health benefits, allergy relief

March 11, 2013

As the trend of seeking out local food continues to grow this spring, more people are heading to farmer’s markets and resident farms for fresh fruits and vegetables as an alternative to the import-controlled...

New campus film festival hopes to resemble Sundance

February 19, 2013

Students will have a chance to prove their filming expertise and creativity by submitting their creations to the Black Warrior Film Festival. The event will showcase short films, music videos, commercials...

Bama Dining accommodates students with allergies

February 11, 2013

For many students living on campus, dining halls are a staple, and a quick, easy meal between dorm life and classrooms. For some students, though, food allergies can cause dining hall experiences to be...

FYC, ARC propose ‘UNITY Rave’ event

January 22, 2013

A sponsor interest meeting to promote a “UNITY Rave” is being held on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in Lloyd Hall, Room 38. The event has been proposed by the Association of Residential Communities and the First...

Students debate moving home after school

December 4, 2012

For many, college represents not just the struggle to manage extracurricular commitments and academics or to decide a major and minor, but also the transition to complete independence. Competition with...

Artists express personalities in new showcase

November 14, 2012

For the next month, the master of arts thesis work of two UA graduate students will be showcased in the University’s Sella-Granata Art Gallery in a new exhibition called “Face Value.” The two students,...

Freshman anthropology class researches UA student behavior

October 10, 2012

While many students think of Lakeside Dining as an all-day food buffet, a small group of freshmen see it as an observation room. These anomalies belong to the one-hour credit, Freshman Learning Community...

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