The University of Alabama

Dialog Extra for Feb. 28, 2013

Crimson Calendar

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES’ NEW EMAIL ADDRESSUniversity Archives has a new email address that will serve as its primary point of contact with campus offices. The new address serves as a single point of access that can be used by archives staff in multiple locations. All requests or questions relating to University Archives should be made via the email address at records@ua.edu.

CCBP AWARD NOMINATIONS — UA’s Center for Community-Based Partnerships invites all members of the University community to submit nominations for CCBP’s annual Distinguished Achievement in Engagement Scholarship awards. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on March 22. Winners will be announced at CCBP’s annual award luncheon on April 19. Awards include funds for further research and program development. Visit CCBP’s website and click on the Awards link and the 2013 Awards Program link for detailed information and to access the nomination forms.

REQUEST FOR SEED FUNDS — The Center for Community-Based Partnerships invites UA departments and organizations to apply for Seed Fund grants ranging in amounts from $2,000 to $5,000. These funds can make the difference in beginning community engagement projects and, as projects develop, acquiring major outside funding. The deadline to apply is April 5. For more details and an application form, visit http://ccbp.ua.edu. The application may be completed online or downloaded as a PDF and submitted as an attachment. For more information, contact Becky Reamey at breamey@ua.edu or 348-0953.

CELEBRATING UA’S ENGAGEMENT IN THE BLACK BELT — In April, the Honors College will present “Down the Road.” The event will celebrate initiatives and projects by UA faculty and students in the Black Belt. The Honors College wants to highlight the work of UA departments, faculty and staff who have been involved in an initiative, research or a service project in the Black Belt. Those people interested in having their work promoted can send their names, brief project description and contact information to Wellon Bridgers at wlbridgers@ua.edu.

CHILDREN SOUGHT FOR ADHD AND ANXIETY STUDY — Dr. Matthew Jarrett, assistant professor in UA’s department of psychology, is seeking volunteers for a study of a new computerized treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and anxiety in children. Click here for more information. To participate in the research study, call 348-6705 or send an email to uaadhdlab@gmail.com.

OCTSA SERVICE PROJECT — The Office, Clerical and Technical Staff at UA is collecting unopened bags of wrapped candy and 2-inch plastic eggs to use in an Easter egg hunt for senior citizens. Items can be dropped off at the following campus locations: 201 Gorgas Library, Ancillary Services Building (1115 14th St.), 206 AIME Building, 208 Alston Hall, 10 Bidgood Hall, 290 Hardaway Hall, Mary Harmon Bryant Hall (second floor), and 2008 Shelby Hall. For more information, visit http://octsa.ua.edu or email Vera Johnson (vmjohnso@ua.edu) or Angelia Mills (amills@fa.ua.edu).

TRS SEMINARS — Faculty and staff interested in attending retirement-planning seminars sponsored by the Teachers’ Retirement System can visit http://hr.ua.edu for more information, including dates, locations and registration forms.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

THURSDAY, FEB. 28
“Echo” art exhibit, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Ferguson Center Art Gallery
Exhibit of African-American historical items, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 301 Gorgas Library
“Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964″ exhibit, J. Wray and Joan Billingsley Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library
Body Appreciation Week information table, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ferguson Center second floor
Softball vs. University of South Alabama, 5 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Guest artist John Bloomfield on piano, 6:30 p.m., 180 Moody Music Building
“Sankofa,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., Ferguson Center Theater
“Fashion Rocks and So Does My Body” fashion show, 7-9 p.m., Ferguson Center Ballroom

FRIDAY, MARCH 1
“Echo” art exhibit, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Ferguson Center Art Gallery
“Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964″ exhibit, J. Wray and Joan Billingsley Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library
Modern Languages Conference, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Ferguson Center
Higher Education Information Day, 8:30-10 a.m., 313 Graves Hall
VALIC individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 370 Alston Hall
Growing Up Wild Preschool Mornings, 10 a.m.-noon, Smith Hall
Building Awareness: Sensitivity and Human Relationships, 10-11:30 a.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Capstone International Coffee Hour, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 121 B.B. Comer Hall
Convocation, noon, Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Men’s tennis vs. Ole Miss, 3 p.m., Tennis Complex
Softball vs. Iowa State, 3:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Softball vs. St. John’s, 6 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Harold Basowitz Lecture featuring Dr. Richard E. Petty, 6 p.m., 208 Gordon Palmer Hall
Gymnastics vs. UCLA, 7:30 p.m., Coleman Coliseum
“The Mikado,” 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Choral Opera Room

SATURDAY, MARCH 2
Modern Languages Conference, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Ferguson Center
Softball vs. St. John’s, 1:30 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Baseball vs. Tulane, 2 p.m., Sewell-Thomas Stadium
Softball vs. Iowa State, 4 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
“The Mikado,” 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building’s Choral Opera Room

SUNDAY, MARCH 3
Bridge re-enactment trip, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Selma, Ala.
Baseball vs. Tulane, 1 p.m., Sewell-Thomas Stadium
Men’s tennis vs. Mississippi State, 1 p.m., Tennis Complex
Women’s basketball vs. Missouri, 2 p.m., Foster Auditorium
“Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare” screening and panel discussion, 3 p.m., Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa
“The Mikado,” 3 p.m., Moody Music Building’s Choral Opera Room

MONDAY, MARCH 4
Books for the Black Belt
International Spouse Group meeting, 10 a.m.-noon, 121 B.B. Comer Hall
French Conversation Table, 5-6 p.m., Starbucks in Ferguson Center
“Pushing the Boundaries of Liberalism: Revolutionary in the Rhetoric of GetEQUAL” lecture featuring Dr. Dana Cloud, 6 p.m., 132 Lloyd Hall
Alabama Symphonic Band, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

UPCOMING

Books for the Black Belt, March 5-22
Through the Doors event: “Migration/s” exhibition, March 5-April 19, Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa
WellBama health screening, March 5, 7:30-11 a.m., basement of Rose Administration Building
TIAA-CREF individual retirement counseling, March 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 370 Alston Hall
Managing and Supervising Student Employees, March 5, 2-3 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Identifying Funding Opportunities, March 5, 3-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Jazz Band and Combo, March 5, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
WellBama health screening, March 6, 7:30-11 a.m., third floor of Ferguson Center
PDS III — Legal Issues and Workplace Safety, March 6, 8 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
P-Card Policies and Procedures, March 6, 9 a.m.-noon, Suite 3000 South Lawn Office Building
Professional Development Day, March 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 222 and 226 Reese Phifer Hall
TIAA-CREF individual retirement counseling, March 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 370 Alston Hall
“Absolutely the Most Important Thing You Know Nothing About: Shorthand and Civilization in 17th Century England” lecture featuring Dr. Michael Mendle, March 6, 3 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
“Women Empowerment Strategies in HIV/AIDS Prevention” Brown Bag Lecture featuring Dr. Pamela Payne Foster, March 6, noon, 360 Ferguson Center
P-Card Works training, March 6, 1:30-4 p.m., A-342 Gordon Palmer Hall
“Hermitage Cats Save the Day!” March 6, 6 p.m., Moody Music Building
Softball vs. Florida, March 6, 6 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Rick Bragg lecture, March 6, 7:30 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
Banner Requisition, March 7, 9 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
“Strange bedfellows? Conducting research alongside industry to improve biodiversity conservation” lecture featuring Dr. Jessica Deichmann, March 7, 4 p.m., 1093 Shelby Hall
“Topic Modeling: the Great Unread” lecture featuring Peter Leonard, March 7, 4-5 p.m., 235 Lloyd Hall
Through the Doors event: “Migration/s” exhibition opening reception and lecture featuring Dr. Utz McKnight, March 7, 5:30-7 p.m., Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa
“Bees and Food Security” lecture featuring Dr. Tammy Horn, March 7, 7 p.m., 1092 Shelby Hall
Sonic Frontiers concert featuring Holland Hopson and Justin Peake, March 7, 7:30-9 p.m., Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa

WORTH QUOTING — “Unless we raise them and train them in rural areas, they’re not going to come here. It’s mainly a cultural issue … money is a part of it, but it’s just not enough to buy the heart and soul of an urban kid.” John Wheat, MD, MPH, professor of Community and Rural Medicine in the College of Community Health Sciences at UA, as quoted in The Anniston Star in an article “State bill to increase tax incentives for rural doctors.” According to the article, Wheat said the bill is a good idea but will likely only work in retaining rural physicians, not enticing them to move to rural areas.