The University of Alabama

Calendar for February 9, 2009

Events

St. Valentine’s Day Dinner
The George Winter Band will perform big band and swing jazz music for listening and dancing at the St. Valentine’s Day Dinner Feb. 14, 6:30-9 p.m, Smith Hall. All proceeds benefit the Alabama Museum of Natural History and the UA Arboretum. Seating is limited. Tables for two are available upon request. Tickets: $75 per person. Reservations: 348-2542 or vduncan@ua.edu by Feb. 9. Information: Valerie Duncan, 348-2542, vduncan@ua.edu.

Capstone Creed Week
The 2009 Capstone Creed Week continues through Feb. 11 with discussions, information tables, Capstone Hero Awards Ceremony and reception, and a finale event featuring UA Head Football Coach Nick Saban. Information: http:// leadership.ua.edu/.

Lectures

Darwin and the Discovery of Evolution
To celebrate Darwin’s 200th birthday and his pivotal Origins of Species 150th year in print, Dr. Keith Lockitch from the Ayn Rand Institute will present a lecture on “Darwin and the Discovery of Evolution,” as well as answer questions from the audience Feb. 10, 7 p.m., 313 Ferguson Center. Lockitch will explore Darwin’s life and work, focusing on the steps by which he came to discover and prove the theory of evolution by natural selection. Information: Alabama Students of Objectivism, irmorales@bama.ua.edu.

School of Social Work Colloquium Series
Dr. Mark W. Fraser, John A. Tate Distinguished Professor for Children in Need, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, will present “The Effectiveness of Social and Character Development Programs in Elementary Schools,” Feb. 16, noon, 104 Little Hall. Sponsor: School of Social Work.

‘Re Caste-ing Women in Nepal’
Honors College Visiting Professor Sangita Rayamajhi, a professor at Tribhuvan University in Nepal, will speak on “Re Caste-ing Women in Nepal,” Tuesday, Feb. 10, 12:30 p.m., 205 Gorgas. Her talk is about the lingering traditions, displacement and trafficking that affect women and girls in Nepal. Sponsors: Honors College and Housing- Residential Communities. Information: contact Dr. Jacqueline Morgan, 348-5500.

Performances

School of Music
Moody Music Building, 348-7111
www.music.ua.edu/calendar

Feb. 9 Lecture: Robert Hatten, Endowed Chair, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall
Feb. 10 Faculty Recital: Susan Fleming, mezzo soprano, Jennifer Cowgill, soprano, and Jeffery Watson, piano, 7:30 p.m., Choral/Opera Room
Feb. 12-15 Alabama All-State Orchestra
Feb. 12 The Huxford Symphony Orchestra of The University of Alabama Concerto and Aria Concert, 7:30 p.m., Concert Hall
Feb. 13 Convocation: “Meet the Composer,” noon, Concert Hall
Feb. 15 Alabama All-State Orchestra Concert, 1 p.m., Concert Hall