The University of Alabama

Dialog Extra for Nov. 5, 2012

Crimson Calendar

Click on http://dialog.ua.edu to view Dialog Extra on UA’s website if you have problems reading the email subscription.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

LAWS RESTRICTING POLITICAL ACTIVITIES ON CAMPUS — UA faculty and staff are reminded that state and federal laws restrict political activities on campus. These restrictions apply to faculty and staff as individuals and as representatives of UA. Click here for information about the restrictions and where to seek more guidance.

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 persons are limited in number and include the president, certain vice presidents and a few additional persons in financial affairs and sponsored programs. Deans, directors, department chairs and persons 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.

TOBACCO-FREE PROGRAM — The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness announces the fall schedule for its program designed to help faculty and staff give up tobacco. Beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 6, group sessions will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday through the month of November at 354 Russell Hall. The program provides helpful tools and resources, educational sessions, connection to health-care providers, and tobacco-cessation medication options available through the UA health plan. For more information or to register, contact Kay Whites at 348-0077 or kwhites@ua.edu.

RURAL HEALTH CONFERENCE POSTER ABSTRACTS — The Institute for Rural Health Research is accepting poster presentation abstracts for the 14th Annual Rural Health Conference, “The Weight of Our Rural Communities: Partnering to Reduce Obesity,” which will be held Feb. 20, 2013, at the Ferguson Center. Posters should highlight programs, projects and learned experiences that focus on health disparities, health education and rural health care. Click here to submit an abstract. The deadline to submit an abstract is Jan. 16, 2013. For additional information, visit http://cchs.ua.edu/conference or contact Melanie T. Tucker at mtucker@cchs.ua.edu or 348-6151.

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. TEXAS A&M — This week’s football game against Texas A&M kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The game will be televised on CBS. 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. 5
“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
First Scholars’ Animal Supplies Drive, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ferguson Center
“When the Evidence Changes: Interacting with Uncertain Health Information,” noon-1 p.m., 503 Gorgas Library
Women’s basketball vs. Stillman, 6:30 p.m., Foster Auditorium
Campus Band, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

TUESDAY, NOV. 6
WellBAMA health screening, 7:30-11 a.m., Law Center
Benefits orientation for new employees, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Online Introductory Period Evaluation System, 9-10 a.m., G-54 Rose Administration 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., Rose Administration Building
First Scholars’ Animal Supplies Drive, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ferguson Center
How to Submit an IRB Human Subjects Protocol, 2-3 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
“The Relevance of the Humanities and Social Sciences Lecture Series,” 3:30-5 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
Men’s basketball vs. Stillman, 7 p.m., Coleman Coliseum
Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Morgan Hall auditorium
Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7
Orientation for new managers, 8:30-11 a.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Conversations with Your Manager, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration 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., Rose Administration Building
Purchasing card refresher training, 10-11 a.m., Suite 3058 South Lawn Office Building
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
How to Submit Proposals to the National Science Foundation, 3-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
“Archival Silence, Digital Humanities, and James Hemings,” 4-5 p.m., 324 Lloyd Hall
Museum Club welcome reception, 5-6 p.m., Gorgas House Museum
“Flush Times and Fever Dreams” lecture and book signing, 5:30-7 p.m., W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library
Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Morgan Hall auditorium
Huxford Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Dr. Henry Petroski engineering lecture, 7:30 p.m., Ferguson Center

THURSDAY, NOV. 8
UA Essentials for Management IV: Managing Performance and Behaviors, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Banner Requisition, 9 a.m.-noon, Rose Administration Building
Purchasing card policies and procedures, 9 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
“Thornton Willis: Structural Abstraction,” 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sarah Moody Gallery of Art
First Scholars’ Animal Supplies Drive, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ferguson Center
Digital Projects Showcase, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 109-A Gorgas Library
P-Card Works training, 1:30-4 p.m., Rose Administration
Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market next-to-last appearance for 2012, 3-5 p.m., lawn of Canterbury Episcopal Chapel
Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Morgan Hall auditorium
Alabama Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

FRIDAY, NOV. 9
“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
First Scholars’ Animal Supplies Drive, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ferguson Center
Convocation, noon, Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Managing and Supervising Student Employees, 1-2 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Women’s volleyball vs. Kentucky, 7 p.m., Foster Auditorium
Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Morgan Hall auditorium
Fall Spectrum, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Men’s basketball vs. South Dakota State, 8 p.m., Coleman Coliseum

UPCOMING

Moundville’s Saturday in the Park: Carving and Flute Making, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Moundville Archaeological Park
Women’s basketball vs. Jacksonville State, Nov. 11, 2 p.m., Foster Auditorium
John Cage Tribute Concert, Nov. 11, 4 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Men’s basketball vs. West Alabama, Nov. 11, 4 p.m., Coleman Coliseum
Nature Camp, Nov. 12, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Smith Hall
VALIC individual retirement counseling, Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, G-54 Rose Administration Building
First Scholars’ Animal Supplies Drive, Nov. 12, 14-15, 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, Nov. 12, noon, A-112 Law Center
Skillport open lab, Nov. 12, 1-4:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Alabama Symphonic Band, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
“Misalliance,” Nov. 12-16, 7:30 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre Rowand-Johnson Hall

WORTH QUOTING — “All the typical risk factors that cause low birth rate are better in the United States and Alabama. So, we looked at prenatal care, the care before and during pregnancy, and there was the difference. Prenatal care in Cuba is so much better than typical U.S. care, especially compared to Alabama.” Dr. Yasmin Neggers, UA professor of human nutrition and hospitality management, as quoted in News-Medical.net.