The University of Alabama

Dialog Extra for Nov. 8, 2012

Crimson Calendar

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

DAYTIME COMPUTER PATCH — The Office of Information Technology will begin workday pushes of Microsoft patches during the week of Nov. 12. 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.

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.

GAME-DAY PARKING REMINDER – On game-day weekends during football season, many parking lots are used for Tide Pride and game-day parking. The following lots and areas must be vacated by 5 p.m. on Fridays of all home games: Colonial Drive south of Eighth Street, the south one-third section of the Coleman Coliseum lot, the Tutwiler main lot and “triangle” lot, the lower Student Recreation Center lot, the Northeast Campus Drive lot and the large lot east of the Moody Music Building. Re-entry to all faculty and staff lots, with the exception of the Ferguson deck and the North Ferguson-MIB lot, will be restricted after 5 p.m. on game-day Fridays. Click here for a map that shows the parking-lot closures.

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 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.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

THURSDAY, NOV. 8
“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
Book signings featuring Donald Staffo and Delbert Reed, noon-4 p.m., Bryant Museum
Managing and Supervising Student Employees, 1-2 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Doolittle Raid lecture featuring two aviators from the mission, 2-4 p.m., Russell Hall auditorium
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

SATURDAY, NOV. 10
University Supply Store special hours, various times and locations
University Supply Store book signings, various times and locations
Free photographs with Big Al, 9:30-11:30 a.m., SUPe store tent on the Quad
Moundville’s Saturday in the Park: Carving and Flute Making, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Moundville Archaeological Park
Tailgate for Bama and Texas A&M military veterans, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., the Quad

SUNDAY, NOV. 11
Crimson Couch to 5K walk and run, 2 p.m., parking lot of the outdoor pool at the Student Recreation Center
Women’s basketball vs. Jacksonville State, 2 p.m., Foster Auditorium
John Cage Tribute Concert, 4 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Men’s basketball vs. West Alabama, 4 p.m., Coleman Coliseum

MONDAY, NOV. 12
Veterans Week
Nature Camp, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Smith 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, 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

UPCOMING

Veterans Week, Nov. 13-16
TIAA-CREF individual retirement counseling, Nov. 13-14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, Rose Administration Building
57 Miles Roundtable Discussion, Nov. 13, 6-7 p.m., 120 Lloyd Hall
Guest artist recital featuring Ryan Anthony on trumpet, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Recital Hall
“Misalliance,” Nov. 13-16, 7:30 p.m., Marian Gallaway Theatre Rowand-Johnson Hall
University Singers, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Conversations with Your Manager, Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Purchasing to Paying — What You Need to Know, Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-noon, Suite 3058 South Lawn Office Building
First Scholars’ Animal Supplies Drive, 14-15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ferguson Center
Public research lecture by Dr. Michael Ollson, Nov. 14, noon-1 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
Using Social Media in the Classroom, Nov. 14, noon-1 p.m., 109-A Gorgas Library
Veteran and Military Affairs faculty and staff lunch and learn, Nov. 14-15, noon-1 p.m., 309 Ferguson Center
“Foreign Places, Distant Times: Adventures in the Fact Trade” lecture featuring Robert Kanigel, Nov. 14, 3:30 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
Public lecture by Preston Lauterbach, Nov. 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 324 Lloyd Hall
Lecture on urban education by Dr. Jean Anyon, Nov. 14, 6 p.m., 118 Graves Hall
Death Penalty from A Social Justice Perspective, Nov. 14, 6-7 p.m., 111 ten Hoor Hall
Hunger Banquet, Nov. 14, 7:30-9 p.m., Ferguson Center ballroom
Crimson Slides jazz band, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Professional Development Series IV: Business and Technology, Nov. 15, 8 a.m.-noon, Rose Administration Building
Geospatial Awareness Day, Nov. 15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Gorgas Library
Purchasing Card Travel 101: Best Practices for Paying Travel Expenses, Nov. 15, 10-11 a.m., Suite 3058 South Lawn Office Building
Applying for research grants information session, Nov. 15, 3-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
University Chorus, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Early Chamber Music, Nov. 15, 8 p.m., Moody Music Building Recital Hall

WORTH QUOTING — “When you’re habituated to constant stimulation, when you lack it, you sort of don’t know what to do with yourself. … When we aren’t used to having down time, it results in anxiety. ‘Oh my god, I should be doing something.’ And we reach for the smartphone. It’s our omnipresent relief from that.” Dr. Christopher Lynn, assistant professor of anthropology at UA, as quoted in CNN Tech.