Dr. Robert Mellown’s research into the architecture of The University of Alabama has uncovered 180 years of campus designers’ and builders’ plans and dreams.
Posts Tagged ‘Historical’
Posted on November 15th, 2012 by Chris Bryant
Posted on June 4th, 2010 by Chris Bryant
At a two-day meeting of the British Cabinet in late 1862, the most powerful men in the United Kingdom were on the brink of intervening in the Civil War raging in America.
Posted on April 15th, 2010 by Chris Bryant
Shells from mollusks presented to the dead during ancient funeral ceremonies are keys to helping a University of Alabama geologist gauge ocean movements near the Peruvian coast from as much as 13,000 years ago.
Posted on August 4th, 2009 by Chris Bryant
Almost 500 years after Hernando De Soto explored the Americas, University of Alabama researchers are reinvigorating efforts to break one of many links between fruitless searches and the Spanish conquistador.
Posted on April 17th, 2009 by Chris Bryant
Changes in communist China’s attitudes toward religion have allowed many Catholics to live in the open, but they live in terror – their freedom may be removed at any moment.
Posted on December 16th, 2008 by Matthew Muro
The crashing of the enormous fluked tail on the surface of the ocean is a “calling card” of modern whales. Living whales have no back legs, and their front legs take the form of flippers that allow them to steer. Their special tails provide the powerful thrust necessary to move their huge bulk.
Posted on October 20th, 2008 by Matthew Muro
When Dr. Michael Steinberg was 11, he was cutting through a coastal pine forest to go fishing while he and his parents were vacationing near Fort Meyers, Fla. As he was walking, he caught sight of three big woodpeckers, two of which seemed to be engaged in some kind of courtship ritual.
Posted on November 23rd, 2007 by Matthew Muro
Going down any red carpet these days, a celebrity is always asked, “Who are you wearing,” referring to the clothes’ designer.
Posted on August 8th, 2007 by Matthew Muro
Access to the Vatican Secret Archives is a privilege granted to only a limited number of researchers each year. Dr. Anthony Clark, assistant professor of Chinese history at The University of Alabama, had access to the Secret Archives and the Pope’s private library in Vatican City last summer to research 14th through 17th century letters between European and Chinese monarchs.
Posted on August 3rd, 2007 by Matthew Muro
If you were living 1,000 years ago, among your primary concerns would have been obtaining salt. Yep, sodium chloride… good ol’ table salt.