One of the best sounds I have ever heard as a professor: the sound of coughing and pages turning and pencils and pens moving during an exam. I heard all of that this morning during the Final Exam in my “American Civilization to 1865” course. And just like that, save the grades that still need… Continue reading tick tock..and it was over
And there it was. I was wandering through aisles of books with words like “semiconductor” in search of a geography title mentioned in Stephanie Camp’s study on spatial politics in the plantation South. Through the window of the University of Alabama’s Rogers Library, where our engineering and science holdings are held, I saw the… Continue reading musings
A sixth championship for Nick Saban. I’ve been at Alabama for six years, five on the tenure track. You’re spoiling me, Coach! Congrats! Way to go, Tua, our back up quarterback, and all best to Jalen, our first quarterback, for being so gracious and supportive. And still thinking about Da’ron Payne at the Sugar Bowl.… Continue reading we did it – Roll Tide!
A chance meeting with a colleague created the impetus for me to return to the University of Alabama’s Hoole Library, a place I haven’t been since I taught a course on antebellum America. What was special about this visit was relearning how to use machines that let me study old documents. It’s been years. Even… Continue reading back at it
Tonight as I watch WGN’s “Underground” television drama, which poignantly addresses the issue of slavery by often featuring women on the run, I have in the back of my mind “Why Nott,” an event I attended at the University of Alabama only a couple of hours ago. “Why Nott” was a culminating discussion concerning the history… Continue reading the horrors…the bridges…the stories
Special thanks to Lane McClelland, Maureen Flint, my colleagues Teresa Cribelli, Steve Bunker, John Beeler, Hilary Green, Stefanie and Mark Fishel, Steve Bunker and an unnamed colleague, as well as all of the students and staff who showed up to breathe with us. The staff at Ferguson Center is amazing. Thank you for everything! PS… Continue reading we breathe well
It is an honor to present a few pieces of art in a faculty-curated exhibit inviting attention to how we breathe through events occurring in today’s world and in our own lives. If time permits, please join us tomorrow at noon for one hour in the University of Alabama Ferguson Center Art Gallery. One… Continue reading Peek at art featured tomorrow in Breathe exhibit