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April 2021

Our Anxious Year: Examining a Year of Isolation, Quarantine, and Mental Health Through Art

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Meeting AL United States

We have all been through a lot this year. For many, the time was marked by loss. For everyone, the period has been marked by extraordinary change and uncertainty. How did we cope? How did we adapt? And what comes next? As the semester comes to a close, join us for an open conversation examining the impact on our mental health and the art we've created to try to make sense of our new reality. We'll talk about how the…

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Flow Tuscaloosa Symposium

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom Meeting AL United States

  Join the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative for a conversation with artists and writers whose work explores themes of southern history, landscape, and the environment. The artists are part of the CARI-sponsored Flow Tuscaloosa project, led by Fellows Jamey Grimes and Julia Brock and the Selvage Collective (Teresa Bramlette Reeves, Kirstie Tepper, and Brock). The project recognizes the successful restoration of Hurricane Creek, a Tuscaloosa natural resource, as inspiration to ignite action to protect the resources of the Black Warrior…

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Barnes, Washington & The University of Alabama: Recreating the 1910 Event for Understanding the Afterlives of Slavery in the 21st Century

April 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting AL United States

This event showcases a collaborative project recreating the 1910 speech given by Booker T. Washington in Tuscaloosa at the invitation of a former enslaved campus-laborer turned educator. The event will feature a short film of excerpts from the speech, and two music selections originally performed and a conversation with the project collaborators. This event will be held at 5:30 CT on April 16th. Pre-register for this event here

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February 2021

Zoom Networking: Collaborative Arts Research Initiative

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars for the next Zoom Networking event being held on February 12th, at 10-11:30 am! These networking sessions seek to assist UA faculty interested in pursuing collaborative arts research for both internal and external funding opportunities and are co-hosted by the Office of Research and Economic Development. We invite UA faculty members from a wide range of disciplines to participate in a discussion of ongoing projects, potential funding sources, and next steps toward forming collaborative teams and structuring projects. We encourage…

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October 2020

Zoom Networking: Collaborative Arts Research Initiative

October 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom Meeting AL United States

Mark your calendars for the next Zoom Networking event being held on October 9th, at 10-11:30 am! These networking sessions seek to assist UA faculty interested in pursuing collaborative arts research for both internal and external funding opportunities and are co-hosted by the Office of Research and Economic Development. We invite UA faculty members from a wide range of disciplines to participate in a discussion of ongoing projects, potential funding sources, and next steps toward forming collaborative teams and structuring projects. We encourage…

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September 2020

Jha D Williams: Design, Public Memory, and Memorialization

September 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Zoom Meeting AL United States

On September 16,  the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative in collaboration with the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host guest speaker Jha D Williams, Senior Associate with MASS Design Group.  Ms. Williams will present on the connections between design, public memory, and memorialization. Referencing recent memorial projects from MASS Design Group, Ms. Williams will illustrate how participatory design processes can foster truth-telling, commemoration, and healing. This will be a public lecture (open to the campus and community). Due to travel…

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June 2020

Zoom Networking: Collaborative Arts Research Initiative

June 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom Meeting AL United States

The Collaborative Arts Research Initiative (CARI) is an interdisciplinary, arts-focused research engine driven by the interests of faculty from across the University. By facilitating collaboration across disciplines, CARI maximizes the impact of faculty arts research, while enriching the University, local, and regional communities. This is the second speed networking session to occur via Zoom, with the goal of assisting UA faculty interested in pursuing collaborative arts research for both internal and external funding opportunities. We invite UA faculty members from a wide…

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May 2020

Zoom Networking: Collaborative Arts Research Initiative

May 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom Meeting AL United States

The Collaborative Arts Research Initiative (CARI) is an interdisciplinary, arts-focused research engine driven by the interests of faculty from across the University. By facilitating collaborations across disciplines, CARI maximizes the impact of faculty arts research, while enriching the University, local, and regional communities. Originally scheduled as an in-person event, this speed networking session has been rescheduled to occur via Zoom and seeks to assist UA faculty interested in pursuing collaborative arts research for both internal and external funding opportunities. We…

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March 2020

CARI Town Hall

March 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Maxwell Hall, 420 Stadium Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 United States
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On March 6th, CARI will host a Town Hall with representatives from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine as well as the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru). Events will include a CoffeeLab open-house style morning gathering, a report on the National Academies' project, The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree, presentations by interdisciplinary UA researchers, and break out discussions. 9:00am: Coffee Lab 10:00am: Presentation by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering,…

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Martha Graham’s Cold War: Scholarship and Collaboration at the Intersection of Dance and History

March 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gorgas Library, 711 Capstone Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States
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Join us for a book talk and round table discussion! March 3rd, 5pm Yellowhammer Room, Gorgas Library Although modern dancer Martha Graham claimed, “I am not political,” she and her company performed at the behest of the State Department on five continents during the administrations of eight U.S. presidents. From a White House performance for the Roosevelts in 1937, to a planned tour under George H.W. Bush to Eastern Europe in November 1989, noted scholar Dr. Victoria Phillips, Ph.D. connects readers to the depths…

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