Congratulations to CARI Fellows Erin Stoneking (assistant professor of Gender and Race Studies), Claudia Romanelli (associate professor of Italian), Yolanda Manora (associate professor of English), and former CARI Fellows Luvada Harrison (assistant professor of Musical Theatre/Voice), and Robin Behn (professor of English) on this National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant ($10,000) for The Dotts Johnson project to support the further development of their original musical The Moods of Dotts Johnson in Song. The grant, in part, supported a three-day script workshop […]
The University of Alabama’s Collaborative Arts Research Initiative has announced its newest cohort of faculty fellows. The 2023–2025 faculty fellows, chosen from a large and competitive applicant pool, are: These fellows will participate in a collaborative arts research community for the next two years. The CARI Faculty Fellowship aims to help fellows diversify the impact of their work and to develop new interdisciplinary research. The creative lab and collaborative meeting space in Maxwell Hall serves as a place for these faculty […]
Congratulations to CARI Fellow Jennifer Feltman (associate professor, Art and Art History) and her co-PIs Alexandre Tokovinine (associate professor, department of anthropology) and Jeremiah Stager (cultural resources assistant, Office of Archaeological Research) on this Multi-Year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Collaborative Research Grant ($249,000) in support of Notre Dame in Color: Interpreting the Layers of Polychromy on the Sculptures of the Cathedral of Paris Using 3D Modeling.
Congratulations to Brittany VandeBurg, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice; Jonathan Cumberland, Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Art History; Susan Dewey, Professor, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice on being funded through the Joint Pilot for Arts Research for Disrupting Domestic Violence: Engaging the Visual Arts for Raising Awareness and Empowering Victims. Thank you to the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee and the Office for Research and Economic Development for co-sponsoring this opportunity.
Maxwell Hall, where UA’s first students studied astronomy, now houses the Collaborative Arts and Research Initiative, or CARI, where UA faculty from all disciplines meet to share, learn about and imagine arts-related research projects. Rebecca Salzer, associate professor of dance, has been CARI’s director since its inception in 2018. She described the initiative as encouraging and supporting innovative, interdisciplinary research that involves or is about the arts. “CARI gives faculty the opportunity to uncover new aspects of their research by collaborating […]
Dr. Julia Cartwright, a NASA-funded planetary scientist in the Department of Geological Sciences at UA and a CARI fellow, has been collaborating with visual artist Rebecca Rutstein, to create an art exhibition inspired by Dr. Cartwright’s work to better understand the Solar System through the study of meteorites. An expert in cosmochemistry, Dr. Cartwright uses chemical analyses and petrological techniques achieved through high-resolution microscopy to investigate meteorites from localities including Mars, the Moon and the Asteroid Belt, at different scales. […]
The University of Alabama’s Collaborative Arts Research Initiative has announced its newest cohort of faculty fellows. The 2022–2024 faculty fellows, chosen from a large and competitive applicant pool, are: Brandon Colvin, Journalism and Creative Media Jennifer Feltman, Art and Art History Misha Hadar, Theatre and Dance Yolanda M. Manor, English Jared Margulies, Geography Sarah Marshall, Art and Art History Kathryn Elizabeth O’Harra, Honors College Sree Kalyan Patiballa, Mechanical Engineering Alvon Reed, Theatre and Dance Jaye Johnson Thiel, Human Development and […]
Become a CARI Faculty Fellow February 1-28, 2022, the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative will accept applications for a new cohort of Faculty Fellows to begin in August, 2022. Any full-time faculty member at the University of Alabama, tenure-track or renewable contract is eligible to apply. A CARI Faculty Fellowship is a 2-year commitment to being an active member of a collaborative arts research community. In addition to the opportunity to strengthen your research design and impact, the benefits of a CARI Faculty Fellowship include: ● […]
Congratulations to the second funded Joint Pilot for Arts Research projects, co-sponsored by CARI, the College of Education, and the Office for Research and Economic Development. The funded projects include: The Science of Writing Through Arts-Integrated Applications Using PAGES: A Professional Development Program for Elementary Teachers Julie Bannerman, Assistant Professor of Music Education, Julieanne Coleman, Professor of Elementary & Literacy Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Carol Donovan, Professor of Literacy Education, Special Education, and Multiple Abilities, Tracey Hodges, Assistant Professor of […]
Congratulations to Jamey Grimes, CARI Fellow and Assistant Professor of Art, and Dr. Julia Brock, CARI Fellow and Assistant Professor of History on being awarded a National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant for their project, Flow Tuscaloosa. Flow Tuscaloosa recognizes the successful restoration of Hurricane Creek, a Tuscaloosa natural resource, as inspiration to ignite action to protect the resources of the Black Warrior River watershed and bring attention to environmental justice efforts in West Alabama. Drawing from expressive […]