The University of Alabama

Dialog Extra for March 4, 2013

Crimson Calendar

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

TEST OF OUTDOOR EMERGENCY-NOTIFICATION SYSTEM — An outdoor emergency-notification speaker has been installed at the UA Facilities’ complex at the corner of 14th Street and 12th Avenue. In order to complete the installation, the entire UA system must be fully tested. The test of the new speaker, as well as all the speakers that are part of UA’s outdoor emergency-notification system, will occur on Friday, March 8, between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Contact Ivon Foster-McGowan at Ivon.Foster@ua.edu or 348-6986 for more information.

UA EARLY COLLEGE “LUNCH AND LEARN” — UA employees who are eligible for the tuition assistance benefit and have high school students with 3.0 or higher GPAs are invited to a UA Early College information session and lunch. Available dates are March 7, 8, 13 and 14 or April 17, 18, 24 and 25. Parents can learn more about the benefits of Early College and upcoming deadlines for summer registration. High school students may earn up to a year of college credit online before graduation. Reservations for a Lunch and Learn session should be made via email to EarlyCollege@ccs.ua.edu or by calling 348-7083 as soon as possible.

COMMUNICATION RESEARCH SURVEYDr. Margaret Purcell, a faculty member in New College, is conducting research on communication. As part of that research, a sample of UA employees will receive a survey by March 18 that can be completed via email in approximately 10 minutes. Employees may contact Purcell at 348-7038 or mpurcell@ccs.ua.edu if they have questions about their rights as individuals taking part in a research study or if they want to make suggestions or file complaints and concerns. Employees may also ask questions, make suggestions or file complaints and concerns by calling 348-8461 or toll-free at 800-877-820-3066 or by sending an email to participantoutreach@bama.ua.edu.

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.

CHILDREN SOUGHT FOR ADHD AND ANXIETY STUDYDr. 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.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

MONDAY, MARCH 4
Books for the Black Belt
Through the Doors Event: “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964″ exhibit, J. Wray and Joan Billingsley Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library
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

TUESDAY, MARCH 5
Books for the Black Belt
Through the Doors Event: “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964″ exhibit, J. Wray and Joan Billingsley Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library
Through the Doors event: “Migration/s” exhibition Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa
WellBama health screening, 7:30-11 a.m., basement of Rose Administration Building
TIAA-CREF individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 370 Alston Hall
Managing and Supervising Student Employees, 2-3 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Identifying Funding Opportunities, 3-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
HCA Talk: Reporting in Birmingham during the Civil Rights Movement, 6:30 p.m., Riverside Community Center

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
Books for the Black Belt
Through the Doors Event: “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964″ exhibit, J. Wray and Joan Billingsley Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library
Through the Doors event: “Migration/s” exhibition Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa
WellBama health screening, 7:30-11 a.m., third floor of Ferguson Center
PDS III — Legal Issues and Workplace Safety, 8 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
P-Card Policies and Procedures, 9 a.m.-noon, Suite 3000 South Lawn Office Building
Professional Development Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 222 and 226 Reese Phifer Hall
TIAA-CREF individual retirement counseling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 370 Alston Hall
Up ’til Dawn letter-writing campaign, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 309 Ferguson Center
“Women Empowerment Strategies in HIV/AIDS Prevention” Brown Bag Lecture featuring Dr. Pamela Payne Foster, noon, 360 Ferguson Center
P-Card Works training, 1:30-4 p.m., A-342 Gordon Palmer Hall
“Absolutely the Most Important Thing You Know Nothing About: Shorthand and Civilization in 17th Century England” lecture featuring Dr. Michael Mendle, 3 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
“Hermitage Cats Save the Day!” 6 p.m., Moody Music Building
Softball vs. Florida, 6 p.m., Rhoads Stadium
Rick Bragg lecture, 7:30 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library

THURSDAY, MARCH 7
Books for the Black Belt
Through the Doors Event: “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964″ exhibit, J. Wray and Joan Billingsley Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library
Through the Doors event: “Migration/s” exhibition Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa
Banner Requisition, 9 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
“Strange Bedfellows? Conducting Research Alongside Industry to Improve Biodiversity Conservation” lecture featuring Dr. Jessica Deichmann, 4 p.m., 1093 Shelby Hall
“Topic Modeling: the Great Unread” lecture featuring Peter Leonard, 4-5 p.m., 235 Lloyd Hall
Through the Doors event: “Migration/s” exhibition opening reception and lecture featuring Dr. Utz McKnight, 5:30-7 p.m., Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa
“Bees and Food Security” lecture featuring Dr. Tammy Horn, 7 p.m., 1092 Shelby Hall
Up ’til Dawn Rock the Cure celebration, 7-10 p.m., the Zone in Bryant-Denny Stadium
“Why the Abortion Issue Is So Difficult” Philosophy Today Lecture featuring Dr. William G. Lycan, 7:30 p.m., 205 Smith Hall
Sonic Frontiers concert featuring Holland Hopson and Justin Peake, 7:30-9 p.m., Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa

FRIDAY, MARCH 8
Books for the Black Belt
Through the Doors Event: “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964″ exhibit, J. Wray and Joan Billingsley Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library
Through the Doors event: “Migration/s” exhibition Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa
Effective Problem Solving and Decision Making, 8:30 a.m.-noon, 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
Text Mining with Peter Leonard, noon-1 p.m., 109-A Gorgas Library
Women’s tennis vs. Arkansas, 3 p.m., Tennis Complex
Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra: Cowboy Jamboree and Family Discovery Concert, 5 p.m. (children’s activities), 6 p.m. (concert), Moody Music Building Concert Hall

UPCOMING

Books for the Black Belt, continues through March 22
Through the Doors Event: “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964″ exhibit, J. Wray and Joan Billingsley Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library, continues through April 28
Through the Doors event: “Migration/s” exhibition, continues through April 19, Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa
Men’s basketball vs. Georgia, March 9, 3 p.m., Coleman Coliseum
Master’s Series featuring Melissa Shippen, soprano, March 9, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall
Men’s tennis vs. LSU, March 10, 1 p.m., Tennis Comples
Women’s tennis vs. LSU, March 10, 1 p.m., Tennis Complex
Orientation for new staff, March 11, 8:30 a.m.-noon, G-54 Rose Administration Building
International Spouse Group meeting, March 11, 10 a.m.-noon, 121 B.B. Comer Hall
Conversations in Leadership: The Leadership Challenge, March 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
The Relevance of the Humanities and Social Sciences Lecture Series featuring David Watt, March 11, 3:30 p.m., 205 Gorgas Library
French Conversation Table, March 11, 5-6 p.m., Starbucks at the Ferguson Center
Discovery Series: Filing Taxes, March 11, 6 p.m., 319 ten Hoor Hall; open to faculty, staff and students
Movie Appreciation Club presents “Annie Hall,” March 11, 7-9 p.m., 235 Lloyd Hall
Alabama Wind Ensemble, March 11, 7:30 p.m., Moody Music Building Concert Hall

WORTH QUOTING — “It’s too late to ban them. There are too many of them out there.” Dr. Mark Lanier, professor and chair of the department of criminal justice, as quoted in the (Florence, Ala.) Times Daily regarding federal proposals to ban AR-15-style rifles and large-capacity magazines.