Faculty & Staff News

Robert Mellown to inaugurate Center for the Book speaker series

Thursday, November 7, 2013, at 12 noon, Robert Oliver Mellown, associate professor of art history emeritus, will present the inaugural talk of the Alabama Center for the Book Lunchtime Speaker Series in Gorgas Library 205. Dr. Mellown will talk about some of the fascinating history of Alabama’s historic campus from his new book, The University of Alabama:

Surfacing: UA Art Professor Exhibits Paintings at the Birmingham Public Library

UA Art and Art History Professor Sky Shineman will exhibit her work at the Birmingham Public Library beginning this week. The exhibition titled Surfacing: The Paintings of Sky Shineman opens on August 15, 2013 in the Fourth Floor Exhibition Gallery of the Central Library located at 2100 Park Place. A reception is scheduled for Saturday, August 17 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00

Gay Burke and Art Photography in Alabama

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

Mellown Talks Tuscaloosa History

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.

Robert Mellown Retires After A Career “Off the Beaten Path”

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,

Jeremy and the Coach: Outside Art at the Stadium

Just a week and a half before a more seriously game-changing event in Tuscaloosa this spring, UA Athletics unveiled the long-awaited bronze statue of Crimson Tide Football head coach Nick Saban on “A-Day,” April 16. The figure, caught in a typical “Saban-stance,” joins his four sculptured colleagues beside the Walk of Champions outside the north

Art Professors Awarded National Science Foundation Grant for Emergent Learning

Brian Evans, Lucy Curzon and Sarah Marshall have secured a $350,000 National Science Foundation grant to find new ways to create a “system” that will foster creativity among a large group of students participating in an online class. The idea of the project, titled “Autonomous Cohorts and Emergent Learning,” said Evans, “is to use a