Faculty & Staff News

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

Angelo Granata – A Career Retrospective

William T. Dooley, Associate Professor of Art, succeeded Angelo Granata as director of the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art after Granata retired. Dooley wrote this description of the retrospective exhibition of Granata’s work put on in 2011 as well as a remembrance of Professor Granata and his legacy for the spring 2011 issue of The

Art Alumni Remember Professor Jack Granata

“What did you do?” “Everything!” As a teacher and mentor, Jack Granata changed the lives of many undergraduate and graduate students in art. He left a lifelong impression on four gallery assistants who worked for him during their school years at UA. We contacted alumni Rita DeWitt, Melody Machen, Kat Mitchell O’Brien and Michael Panhorst