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Dialog Extra for Jan. 7, 2013

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TEN HOOR RENOVATION AND OFFICE RELOCATIONS — The offices for the departments of American studies and anthropology have moved to the old Capstone Medical Center for the Spring Semester 2013 due to renovations in ten Hoor Hall. The American studies main office is temporarily located in Room 236 of the CMC and the anthropology main office is temporarily located in Room 323. The Capstone Medical Center is located at 700 University Blvd. E. between the Stallings Center (RISE program) and the School of Nursing on the eastern edge of campus near McFarland Boulevard. The CMC is not the same building as the Student Heath Center or the University Medical Center. For more information about offices in each department, call American studies at 348-5940 or anthropology at 348-1959. For information on specific locations for American studies or anthropology courses, check the course listing on myBama.

COMPUTER-BASED HONORS PROGRAM FACULTY RESEARCH PROPOSALS — The Computer-Based Honors Program is focused on partnering a select group of undergraduate students with faculty members to engage in academic research projects. These intelligent, self-motivated students are associated with a wide range of academic disciplines across campus. As freshmen, they complete an intensive series of courses on the use of computers, project management and research fundamentals. Their computer and analytic skills would be of considerable value to the research efforts of any faculty member. The deadline for submitting this semester’s proposed computer-research projects to the CBHP is Friday, Jan. 11. Click here for examples of previous projects, completed proposals, project expectations and guidelines for proposal submissions. For more information, contact Dr. Shane Sharpe at or at 348-5506.

NOMINATIONS FOR PEER LEADERS — First Year Experience, an area of the Division of Student Affairs, is asking UA faculty and staff to nominate students for the Peer Leaders program. Students chosen to be Peer Leaders serve as role models and mentors to first-year students while helping them make a smooth social and academic transition to the Capstone. Peer Leaders partner with faculty members to contribute to the instruction of courses for first-year students. To nominate students for Peer Leaders, send an email with the following information to by Jan. 22: nominator’s name and email address; nominees’ names and email addresses; and any additional information about the nominees that may enhance their selection as Peer Leaders. For more information about Peer Leaders, visit or contact Litsa Orban at or 348-8404.

DEADLINE FOR RURAL HEALTH CONFERENCE POSTER ABSTRACTS — The Institute for Rural Health Research reminds the UA community that Jan. 16 is the deadline to submit abstracts for poster presentations for the 14th Annual Rural Health Conference. The conference, titled “The Weight of Our Rural Communities: Partnering to Reduce Obesity,” will be held Feb. 20 in the Ferguson Center ballroom. 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. For additional information, visit or contact Melanie T. Tucker at or 348-6151.

CAMPUS PARKING CHANGESClick here for a list of frequently asked questions and answers regarding parking changes that will affect faculty and staff beginning this academic year.

BAMA DINING FACULTY-STAFF MEAL PLANSBama Dining offers special faculty and staff meal plans at discounted prices. Faculty and staff who purchase meal plans in January are eligible for a “free coffee” bonus. Click here for more information. Another dining option is the La Lola Loca food truck, conveniently parked around campus. For more on La Lola Loca, click here.


VALIC individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, location TBD
BCS National Championship Game tailgate and viewing party, 6-11 p.m., Ferguson Center east dining room and theater; T-shirts to the first 250 students; Kelli Knox-Hall at or 348-3250 for more information

Extended hours at University Supply Store
Benefits orientation for new staff, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
Travel 101: Best Practices for Paying Travel Expenses, 10-11 a.m., 1093 Shelby Hall
How to Submit an IRB HSP, 2-3 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building

Extended hours at University Supply Store
Orientation for new managers, 8:30-11 a.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
TIAA-CREF individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, 326 Rose Administration Building

Extended hours at University Supply Store
P-Card Policies and Procedures, 9 a.m.-noon, 3000 South Lawn Office Building
Accessibility in Digital Humanities, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 109-A Gorgas Library
P-Card Works software training, 1:30-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Women’s basketball vs. Georgia, 8 p.m., Foster Auditorium

Extended hours at University Supply Store
Men’s tennis, Baumgardner Indoor Tennis Facility
VALIC individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, location TBD
Convocation, noon, Moody Music Building Concert Hall


Men’s tennis, Jan. 12-13, Baumgardner Indoor Tennis Facility
Men’s basketball vs. Tennessee, Jan. 12, noon, Coleman Coliseum
Swimming and diving vs. Missouri, Jan. 12, time to be announced, Aquatics Center
Extended hours at University Supply Store, Jan. 12-15
VALIC individual retirement counseling, Jan. 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment, location TBD
“The Common Core State Standards: What Does it Mean for Teacher Preparation?” Jan. 15, noon-1:30 p.m., 211 Carmichael Hall
Supervisor training for making introductory period evaluations, Jan. 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Identifying Funding Opportunities, Jan. 15, 3-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Lynn Rice-See piano program, Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

WORTH QUOTING — “Grandparents will take care of that caregiving responsibility but going through the court system to get formal custody just seems like a big deal.” Dr. Martha Crowther, associate professor of psychology at UA, as quoted in The Birmingham News in an article titled “For some, a second round of parenting.