A good part of the spring 2013 issue of The Loupe was given over to the alumni of Professor Gay Burke’s photography classes. Many of Burke’s old students sent us reminiscences and thank-yous to a teacher who, for forty years, has given her students so much. One of the contributions was this essay by current UNA professor of art
In July, Professor Emeritus (and alumnus) ROBERT MELLOWN presented “Different Perspective: An Examination of the Original Appearance of Tuscaloosa’s Historic Houses,” for a standing-room-only crowd at the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society’s Sundown Lecture Series in the Battle-Friedman House.
After 40 years of teaching, research, and service, our colleague, professor, friend and go-to guy for historical information, Dr. Robert Oliver Mellown, is retiring from The University of Alabama. Many of us have known Dr. Mellown in at least one of these capacities: professor of art and architectural history, researcher and writer, local heritage supporter,