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Professors help alum rebuild school after Nepal quake article thumbnailProfessors help alum rebuild school after Nepal quake. Faculty members of the Children’s Literature Program are helping an alumnus raise funds for a school demolished in Nepal during the recent earthquakes. [Read the rest]
Obsidian offers a platform for globalization and diversity article thumbnailObsidian offers a platform for globalization and diversity. This May, the Publications Unit is officially releasing a journal dedicated to African and diasporic African literature, art and scholarship. [Read the rest]
Staged reading of Beebo Brinker Comes to Town April 13 article thumbnailStaged reading of Beebo Brinker Comes to Town April 13. A staged reading of the play Beebo Brinker Comes to Town will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, in the Center for the Visual Arts, room 151. Admission is free. [Read the rest]
University of Alabama Press editor to speak at Pub Unit article thumbnailUniversity of Alabama Press editor to speak at Pub Unit. Vanessa Rusch, managing editor at the University of Alabama Press, will present From Trade House to University Press: Managing Editorial and the Ps of Publishing at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, at the Publications Unit in Williams Hall Annex, room 103. [Read the rest]
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Sondheim and the American musical theatre focus of College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lectureship March 24 article thumbnailSondheim and the American musical theatre focus of College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lectureship March 24. Professor of English Robert McLaughlin will present "So Many Possibilities: Stephen Sondheim and the American Musical Theater" for the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lectureship at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, in the Old Main Room of the Bone Student Center. [Read the rest]
Digital desserts make history article thumbnailDigital desserts make history. English class publishes The Redbird’s Word: Sweets and Tweets, a review of desserts at local eateries. The book is entirely digital and interactive with Twitter.  [Read the rest]
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Calendar

Right to Defend deadline for August graduates in PhD program
Start Time: 6/1/2015 7:00 PM
End Time: 6/2/2015 6:59 PM
Description:
Mishra Dissertation Defense
Location: Stevenson 409G
Start Time: 6/3/2015 11:00 AM
End Time: 6/3/2015 12:00 PM
Description:
Shailen Mishra's dissertation "The Storm Still Echoes:  Suspense and Ambivalence as a Way of Life" is available for review.  The defense has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 3rd at 11:00 a.m. in Stevenson Hall 409G. Committee members are Ricardo Cruz, K. Aaron Smith, Rebecca Saunders, and Krishna Manavalli.
MacLean Dissertation Defense
Location: Stevenson 409G
Start Time: 6/5/2015 9:30 AM
End Time: 6/5/2015 10:30 AM
Description:
John MacLean's dissertation "Rhetorics of Engagement Across and About Faith and Worldview Difference" defense has been scheduled for Friday, June 5th at 9:30 a.m. in Stevenson Hall 409G. Committee members are Bob Broad, Gerald Savage and Susan Burt.
Right to Defend deadline for August graduates with MS/MA
Start Time: 6/5/2015 7:00 PM
End Time: 6/6/2015 6:59 PM
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