The University of Alabama

Dialog Extra for Nov. 12, 2012

Crimson Calendar

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

E-LEARNING COURSE CONTENT DEADLINE — Nov. 20 is the deadline to request course content from e-Learning for use in Blackboard Learn for Spring Semester 2013 courses. Click here and follow the steps given. For more information, visit http://frc.ua.edu, call 348-3532 or send an email to elearning@ua.edu.

SPRING COURSE MATERIALS — The University Supply Store asks instructors to submit spring course materials to the SUPe Store as soon as possible. Instructors should also submit class notes, PowerPoint notes, course packets and anthologies to the SUPe Store’s Academic Publishing Services department for spring publication. For more information on Academic Publishing Services, contact Jeff Smith at 348-9654 or jwsmith@bama.ua.edu or visit the SUPe Store’s website at http://www.universitysupplystore.com.

DAYTIME COMPUTER PATCH — The Office of Information Technology will begin workday pushes of Microsoft patches this week. If a machine needs a patch, users will see a pop-up from Dell\Kace prompting a reboot to complete the process. Users who choose to postpone the reboot by clicking “cancel” or “no” will be prompted again. Users will also be prompted again to reboot if they do not click anything in the pop-up. OIT encourages each customer to click “yes” within the pop-up or to reboot manually as soon as practically possible to avoid multiple prompts to reboot. People who have questions should contact the Service Desk at itsd@ua.edu or 348-5555.

INPUT SOUGHT FOR UNIVERSITYWIDE SPORTS RESEARCH CONFERENCE — The newly organized University of Alabama Program in Sports Communication, located in the College of Communication and Information Sciences, seeks input from UA-based colleagues working in sports-related areas for a first-ever, on-campus sports symposium scheduled for March 20, 2013. Colleagues from all UA colleges and departments are invited to submit their work in the sports area for possible presentation, regardless of research method. The call for participation and other details can be viewed at the APSC website, http://sportscom.ua.edu.

INDIVIDUALS AUTHORIZED TO SIGN UNIVERSITY CONTRACTS — The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama directs that only certain designated individuals on each campus of the system are authorized to sign contracts and other documents on the board’s behalf. Those individuals are limited in number and include the president, certain vice presidents and a few others in financial affairs and sponsored programs. Deans, directors, department chairs and people in similar positions, and their staffs, do not have authority to sign contracts on behalf of the University. Unauthorized individuals who sign contracts can be held personally liable for obligations incurred under the terms of the contract and may be subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment. Click here for more information.

RURAL HEALTH HEROES AWARDS — The Institute for Rural Health Research is accepting nominations for its 2013 Rural Health Heroes Awards. The awards honor health care providers and others who assist in reducing obesity and promoting wellness. Winners will be honored at the 14th Annual Rural Health Conference. Nominations will be accepted in the following three categories: rural community members or organizations, health care providers, or government officials and agencies; students enrolled in Alabama colleges and universities, including undergraduate, graduate and medical students and residents; and faculty and staff of Alabama colleges and universities. To nominate an individual or organization, contact Barbara Wright at bwright@cchs.ua.edu or 348-0025. The deadline to receive nominations is Jan. 11, 2013. For information about the conference, visit http://cchs.ua.edu/conference or call 348-0025.

BASKETBALL SEASON TICKETS — Men’s and women’s basketball season tickets are on sale at http://www.rolltide.com/tickets/alab-tickets.html.

ALABAMA VS. WESTERN CAROLINA — This week’s football game against Western Carolina kicks off at 11:21 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The game will be televised on the SEC Network (CW21-WTTO TV in Tuscaloosa). Click here to read about the latest on game day, including how to stay in the know via Facebook, Twitter and UA’s mobile website.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

MONDAY, NOV. 12
Veterans Week
“Thornton Willis: Structural Abstraction,” 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sarah Moody Gallery of Art
VALIC individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Veterans Week kickoff event, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., the Quad
First Scholars’ Animal Supplies Drive, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ferguson Center
Lecture by the Hon. U.W. Clemon on the U.S. Constitution’s effect on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, noon, A-112 Law Center
Skillport open lab, 1-4:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Alabama Symphonic Band, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
“Misalliance,” 7:30 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre Rowand-Johnson Hall

TUESDAY, NOV. 13
Veterans Week
“Thornton Willis: Structural Abstraction,” 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sarah Moody Gallery of Art
TIAA-CREF individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, Rose Administration Building
Body Doubles: Aspirations of a Multiplayer Macbeth in Contemporary South Korea, 11 a.m.-noon, 205 Gorgas Library
57 Miles Roundtable Discussion, 6-7 p.m., 120 Lloyd Hall
Guest artist recital featuring Ryan Anthony on trumpet, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Recital Hall
“Misalliance,” 7:30 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre Rowand-Johnson Hall
University Singers, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14
Veterans Week
Conversations with Your Manager, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Purchasing to Paying — What You Need to Know, 9 a.m.-noon, Suite 3058 South Lawn Office Building
“Thornton Willis: Structural Abstraction,” 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sarah Moody Gallery of Art
TIAA-CREF individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, Rose Administration Building
First Scholars’ Animal Supplies Drive, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ferguson Center
Public research lecture by Dr. Michael Ollson, noon-1 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
Using Social Media in the Classroom, noon-1 p.m., 109-A Gorgas Library
Veteran and Military Affairs faculty and staff lunch and learn, noon-1 p.m., 309 Ferguson Center
World Diabetes Day, noon-4 p.m., the Quad
“Foreign Places, Distant Times: Adventures in the Fact Trade” lecture featuring Robert Kanigel, 3:30 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
Public lecture by Preston Lauterbach, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 324 Lloyd Hall
Lecture on urban education by Dr. Jean Anyon, 6 p.m., 118 Graves Hall
Death Penalty from A Social Justice Perspective, 6-7 p.m., 111 ten Hoor Hall
Hunger Banquet, 7:30-9 p.m., Ferguson Center ballroom
Crimson Slides jazz band, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
“Misalliance,” 7:30 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre Rowand-Johnson Hall

THURSDAY, NOV. 15
Veterans Week
Professional Development Series IV: Business and Technology, 8 a.m.-noon, Rose Administration Building
Geospatial Awareness Day, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Gorgas Library
“Thornton Willis: Structural Abstraction,” 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sarah Moody Gallery of Art
Purchasing Card Travel 101: Best Practices for Paying Travel Expenses, 10-11 a.m., Suite 3058 South Lawn Office Building
First Scholars’ Animal Supplies Drive, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ferguson Center
Veteran and Military Affairs faculty and staff lunch and learn, noon-1 p.m., 309 Ferguson Center
Applying for research grants information session, 3-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market last appearance for the year, 3-5 p.m., lawn of Canterbury Episcopal Chapel
University Chorus, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Early Chamber Music, 8 p.m., Moody Music Building Recital Hall
“Misalliance,” 7:30 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre Rowand-Johnson Hall

FRIDAY, NOV. 16
Veterans Week
SkillPort open lab, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Breakfast with Jim Rainey, 9-9:50 a.m., 222 Reese Phifer Hall
“Thornton Willis: Structural Abstraction,” 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sarah Moody Gallery of Art
VALIC individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, Rose Administration Building
Convocation, noon-1 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Veteran and Military Affairs grand opening, 2-4 p.m., 1 B.B. Comer Hall
Women’s volleyball vs. South Carolina, 7 p.m., Foster Auditorium
Concert Band, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
“Misalliance,” 7:30 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre Rowand-Johnson Hall

UPCOMING

Moundville’s Saturday in the Park: Introduction to Native American Beadwork, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Moundville Archaeological Park
University Supply Store game-day hours, Nov. 17, various locations and times
Women’s basketball vs. Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Nov. 17, 5 p.m., Foster Auditorium
Women’s volleyball vs. Auburn, Nov. 18, 1 p.m., Foster Auditorium
“Misalliance,” Nov. 18, 2 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre in Rowand-Johnson Hall
Orientation for new employees, Nov. 19, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
VALIC individual retirement counseling, Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, location to be determined
African-American History Month planning session, Nov. 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 204-A Ferguson Center
Women’s basketball vs. North Texas, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m., Foster Auditorium
Contemporary Ensemble, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

WORTH QUOTING — “The U.S. imports half of its chemists, and it’s been able to do that because it has had the resources to do so, but that is turning around. These other countries are realizing how important these fields are and they’re doing everything they can to keep their best and brightest. We have to focus more on growing our own.” Dr. Martin Bakker, associate professor of chemistry at UA, as quoted in The Tuscaloosa News.