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Friday, December 17, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
LSSA Reception
 
Contact:  Wendy Arrasmith, 348-7778
 
 

 
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 9:00 a.m. - registration; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. - meeting
 
Alabama Depository Meeting
 
Training Meeting for Alabama and Mississippi Government Document Librarians
 
Contact:  Valerie Glenn, 348-4971
 
 

 
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Libraries Holiday Reception
 
Contact:  Ann Wright, 348-5543
 
 

 
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
UA – Academic Affairs Meeting
 
Contact:  Lori Barstow, 348-4537
 
 

 
Friday, November 26, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
 
UA Chapter of NAACP
 
Contact:  Alex Camardelle, 251-295-8738, akcamardelle@crimson.ua.edu
 
 

 
Monday, November 22, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
IT Committee Meeting
 
Contact:  Tom Wilson, 348-2299
 
 

 
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
 
African American Graduate Student Association Fall Social
 
Contact:  Anita Mixon, ajmixon@crimson.ua.edu
 
 
 

 
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Technology Forum
 
Contact:  Tom Wilson, 348- 2299
 
 

 
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Graduate Council Meeting
 
Contact:  Kathleen Nodine, 348-8280
 
 

 
 
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
 
Apwonjo Partnering with Invisible Children
 
Film screening and speakers from Uganda
 
Contact:  Natalie Hallmark, 256-658-8610
 
 

 
 
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Rodgers Library Lobby, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Science of Hot Sauce
 
Dr. Ben Villalón or "Dr. Pepper",  professor emeritus of Plant Virology and Plant Breeding (Texas A&M), will discuss the scientific properties of hot sauces, nutritional and health aspects of chile/chilli, fruits, vegetables and more spicy information.
 
Come and Experience Tasting Salsa and Chutney!
 
This spicy session is sponsored by UA's Capstone International Programs, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Chemistry, International Honors Program, New College and University Libraries.
 
Contact:  Mangala Krishnamurthy, 348-2109, mkrishna@ua.edu
 
 

 
 
Monday, November 15, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 
Honors College Student Recruitment Reception
 
Contact:  Jami Gates, 348-5599, jami.n.gates@ua.edu
 
 

 
Friday, November 12, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
The Department of Mechanical Engineering
 
Contact:  Lynn Hamric, 348-6341
 
 

 
 
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 
Sarah Moody Gallery of Art Lecture
 
Lecture with Tim Rollins
 
Contact:  Vicki Rial, 348-1891
 
 

 
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
 
UA - AAA Meeting
 
Susan Mesheau, executive director, U First:  Recruitment & Retention, University of New Brunswick, will speak to the Academic Advisors group. Her presentation, "The Art of Backwards Thinking:  Marketing to Retain Students" will focus on exploring ways marketing and client service principles can be put to work to help retain students. 
 
Contact:  Lori Barstow, 348-4537, lbarstow@cba.ua.edu
 
 

 
 
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
 
Honors College University Fellows Experience
 
Contact:  Wellon Bridgers, 348-5522
 
 

 
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, 5:00 p.m.
 
William Bradford Huie Exhibit Opening
 
On November 13, 2010, the celebrated Alabama author, world-renowned journalist and screenwriter and UA graduate (class of 1930), William Bradford Huie would have been 100 years old.  In honor of Huie and because of a recent gift of rare materials, published items and personal effects from his widow, Martha, the W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library will present an exhibit on Huie that allows visitors to better understand the scope and breadth of his work.
 
Guest speakers will include Martha Huie along with celebrated author, UA graduate and mentee of Huie's, Wayne Greenhaw.
 
The public is invited to attend.
 
The following day, November 10, there will be a screening at the Bama Theatre at 7:00 p.m. of the 1960 movie, Wild River.  The Elia Kazan film starring Montgomery Clift is based in part on Huie's semi-autobiographical novel, Mud on the Stars
 
 

 
 
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
 
UA-Academic Affairs Meeting
 
Contact:  Lori Barstow, 348-4537
 
 

 
 
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 301 – A. S. Williams III Room, 10:00 a.m.
 
Opening Ceremony for the A.S. Williams III Americana Collection
 
The University of Alabama Libraries has acquired one of the most extensive collections of American and Southern history in private hands. For more than 40 years, Williams, ’58, a Eufaula native, collected rare Americana, primarily books, manuscripts and photographs relating to the history of the United States.
 
Public is invited to attend.
 
Contact:  Donna Adcock, 348-1416, dbadcock@lib.ua.edu
 
 

 
Monday, November 8, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Honors College Student Recruitment Reception
 
Contact:  Jami Gates, 348-5599, jami.n.gates@ua.edu
 
 

 
 
Friday, November 5, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
 
 
SLIS Alumni Day
 
Contact:  Anne Edwards, 348-1522
 
 

 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
 
Library Forum
 
Meeting of all Library Faculty and Staff Members
 
Contact: Dr. Nancy DuPree, 348-1489
 
 

 
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
 
Straight to the Top/Women at Work
 
 
 
Contact:  Brian Davis, bmdavis@crimson.ua.edu, 334-201-0938
 
 
 

 
 
 
Monday, November 1, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
 
Living-Learning Series with Honors College
 
Buddhism in Motion
 
This panel brings together a group of acclaimed scholars on Buddhism to explore major themes in the history of Buddhist culture – philosophy, gender, art and literature – and to discuss the social, economic and political changes Buddhism has undertaken over its 2,500 year history as it has travelled throughout the world.  Featured speakers include:  Bhante Sujato, Buddhism and Gender; Paul Brownell:  Buddhism and Philosophy; Meredith Hughes, Buddhism and Art; and Ruth Gamble, Buddhism and Literature
 
 
Contact:  Amy Dayton-Wood, 348-4644, adaytonwood@gmail.com
 
 
 

 
 
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 
Women of the Capstone Luncheon
 
Contact:  Charles Hilburn, 348-8936
 
 

 
Monday, October 25, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
 
Blackburn Institute-Leadership Development
 
Contact:  Candace Peters, 348-3277
 
 

 
Monday, October 18, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
 
Religious Studies Lecture
 
Contact:  Donna Martin, djmartin@as.ua.edu
 
 

 
 
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Bama Theater, 600 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL, 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 
Darius Goes West
 
Come to a screening of the award winning documentary film Darius Goes West, co-sponsored by the 2010 Rose Gladney Lecture for Justice and Social Change, through the UA Dept. of American Studies, the Dept. of Gender and Race Studies, College of Arts and Sciences and the Hoole Special Collections Library.
 
Special guests, director Logan Smalley in person and live via SKYPE, Darius Weems himself!  The event is free, open to the public and not to be missed.
 
DGW won Best Documentary and Audience Choice Award at the 2007 Sidewalk Film Festival. It all started with a cross-country road trip.  Darius Weems, 15, and eleven of his college-age friends raised money for their journey west and became first-time filmmakers when they filmed, edited and produced the documentary, Darius Goes West:  The Roll of His Life, which chronicles their trip.
 
 

 
 
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 3:00 p.m – 4:30 p.m.
 
UA – Academic Affairs Meeting
 
Gorgas 205, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Contact:  Lori Barstow, 348-4537
 
 

 
 
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
 
Gender and Race Studies Symposium
 
Contact:  Kristen Massimo, 348-5782
 
 

 
 
Monday, October 4, 2010
Gorgas Library, room 205, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
College of Arts and Sciences Workshop/Copyright Basics for Faculty
 
Contact:  Alma Fuller, 348-4832
 
 

 
 
Family Weekend Story Time
Friday, September 3, 2010
McLure Education Library, 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 

The McLure Education Library on the University of Alabama campus will host Story Time on Friday, Sept. 3,2010 from 3:45-5:00 pm as a part of UA's annual Family Weekend.  Faculty, staff, students, and visitors who have or work with children are invited to attend.  Adults will learn helpful hints on reading and telling stories, while children of all ages will enjoy listening to a few examples.  The theme for this year's Family Weekend includes fantasy stories about animals of all kinds.
 
Dr. Millie Jackson of the UA Libraries will be this year's featured storyteller.  She has a master's degree in storytelling from the University of Tennessee, Jonesboro, and currently serves as the Associate Dean of Collections. Student volunteers from the College of Education and the School of Library & Information Studies will also share stories and lead children in an arts & crafts activity.  Please join us for an afternoon of storytelling, crafts, and refreshments.
McLure Library is located on University Blvd. next to Graves Hall.  No registration is necessary and all are welcome.  For more information, please contact Helga Visscher at hvissche@ua.edu or 205-348-1507.
 
 

 
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Gorgas, Room 401, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Dr. P. K. Jain, library director at the Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, India will speak on "LIS Education in India:  Challenges and Opportunities."
 
Sponsored by:  University of Alabama Libraries, Capstone International Programs, School of Library and Information Studies, and SLA-Alabama Chapter
 
The Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) is an autonomous, multidisciplinary Centre for advanced research and training.  Widely recognized as a Centre of excellence, it is one of India's leading academic institutions in the fields of economic and social development.  Established in 1958, its faculty of about 30 social scientists (economists, demographers and sociologists) and a large body of supporting research staff focus on emerging and often cutting-edge areas of social and policy concern.
 
The public is welcomed.
 
Contact:  Mangala Krishnamurthy, (205) 348-2109
 
 

 
 
Friday, April 30, 2010
Gorgas room 205, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 
Honors College
 
 
 
Contact:  Jami Gates, (205) 348 -5599
 
 

 
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Gorgas room 205, 7:30 p.m.
 
Bankhead Visiting Writer Series with Fiction Writer, Noy Holland
 
Open to the public, guests will be entertained as Mr. Nolland reads from his latest book.
 
 
Reception and book signing to follow.
 
Contact:  Justin Runge, jdrunge@bama.ua.edu
 
 

 
Friday, April 23, 2010, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 24, 2010, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Gorgas room 205
 
Latino Children’s Literature Conference
 
 
 
Contact:  Jamie Naidoo, (205) 348-1518
 
 

 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 22, 2010, 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Gorgas room 205
 
Lambda Zeta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
 
The chapter is hosting a fundraising project to benefit the American Red Cross Haitian Relief Fund.
The event is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.
 
Contact:  Alicia Sharper/Sandra Abrams, (205) 239-4014
 
 

 
 
Friday, April 30, 2010
Gorgas room 205, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 
Honors College
 
 
 
Contact:  Jami Gates, (205) 348 -5599
 
 

 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Gorgas room 205, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 
Honors College Speaker Panel
 
 
 
Contact:  Amy E. Dayton-Wood, (205)348-4644
 
 

 
Friday, April 16, 2010
Gorgas room 205, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
 
English Department Writing Fair
 
Contact:  Kevin Waltman, kwalt555@gmail.com
 
 

 
 
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Gorgas room 205, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
 
Mr. Vidvan D. Balakrishna, visiting artist, will present a concert on the ancient musical instrument called the Veena.
Sponsored by:  The University of Alabama Capstone International Programs, New College, Asian Studies and University Libraries
 
The veena has a recorded history dating back to the Vedic period (approximately 1500 B.C.E.)   Mr. Balakrishna has inherited a rich legacy from his father.  He is the son and disciple of Padmabhushan Dr. V. Doreswamy Iyengar.  
 
Everyone is invited to attend!
 
Contact:  Mangala Krishnamurthy, 348-2109
 
 

 
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Gorgas room 205, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 
Book Collection Contest Reception, co- sponsored by University Libraries and The Alabama Center for the Book
 
Students and their guests are invited to the 4th Annual Book Collection Contest Reception.  Prizes will be awarded to three undergraduate winners and three graduate student winners. 
 
Life-long book collector, Mr. A. S. (Steve) Williams, III, will speak about the pleasures of book collecting  and the contents of his collection. 
Over the past 50 years, Mr. Williams has built an extraordinarily rich research collection pertaining to the history of the South and Alabama.
It is believed to be the finest such collection in private hands and exceeds what is found in all but a very few of the finest research library collections:  35,000 - 40,000 books, over 12,000 photographs-4,000+ of which are from the period ca. 1860-1910, manuscripts, maps, documents written by or at least signed by all presidents except the current, a great many Confederate imprints, and much more.
 
Refreshments will be served.
 
Contact:  John Sandy, head of Rogers Science and Engineering Library, John.Sandy@UA.edu  or 348-2111
 
 

 
 
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Gorgas room 205, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 
Author and Guest speaker, Robyn Och
 
Contact:  Joshua Burford, coordinator, Freshman Community Outreach, Community Service Center, 348-5586
 
 

 
Monday, April 12, 2010
Gorgas room 205, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
 
Professional Dining Etiquette, sponsored by The Discovery Series
 
This non-credit class is offered to University of Alabama students.  This session will allow you to refresh your knowledge of table manners and consider ways to entertain over a meal in a business environment.  You will have a chance to practice your manners at a multi-course meal, April 13 at Maea’s in Lakeside Dining Hall. 
 
Virginia Johnson, associate vice president for Auxiliary Services, University of Alabama, will be teaching the course.  Mrs. Johnson has over 25 years experience in teaching courses in business and social etiquette.
 
The class fee is $5.00 and is limited to 35.
 Registration is available at Discovery’s web page at:  Ferguson.ua.edu.
 
 

 
 
Monday, April 12, 2010
Gorgas room 205, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 
Honors College
 
Contact:  Jami Gates (205) 348-5599
 
 

 
 
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Gorgas room 205, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 
University Libraries Video Contest
 
Finalists will be announced today.  Contestants and their supporters are invited to attend.
 
Refreshments will be served.
 
Contact:  Lindley Shedd, lcshedd@ua.edu, 348-4674
 

 
 
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Gorgas room 205, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Author Julie Williams, will be speaking about her new book, "Wings of Opportunity:  The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama (New South, 2010).
Co-sponsored by College of Communication and Information Sciences and University Libraries
 
There will be a book signing and refreshments will be served.
 
Everyone is invited to attend!
 
Contact:  Jeff Weddle, 348-4990
 
 

 
 
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Gorgas room 205, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 
Professional Interview Etiquette and Resume Development, sponsored by The Discovery Series
 
This non-credit class is offered to students, faculty, staff and open to the community.  Tiffany Goodin, program manager for Student Services and Technology and Career Consultant for the Humanities, and Fine Arts, and Social Sciences majors in the college of Arts and Sciences, gives helpful tips for composing an effective resume and acing your interviews.
 
The class is free but space is limited to 30 people.
 Registration is available at Discovery’s web page at: Ferguson.ua.edu.
 

 
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Gorgas room 205, at 4:30 p.m.
 
 Jerry Ellis, will lecture on “Walking the Trail: One Man's Journey on the Cherokee Trail of Tears”. Co-sponsored by American Studies and University Libraries                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
 
Reception to follow.
 
Contact:  Dr. Lynne M. Adrian, ladrian@as.ua.edu, (205- 348-9762)
 
 

 
 
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Gorgas room 205, at 6:30 p.m.
 
“Tibetan Literature, Language and Identity in Modern History” co-sponsored by Honors College and University Libraries
 
 
 
Contact:   Dr. Amy Holmes-Tagchundarpa, aholmes12@bama.ua.edu, (205)348-1805
 
 

 

 Monday, March 29, 2010

Gorgas room 205, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
 
Media Night hosted by the Sanford Media Center and sponsored by University Libraries
 
 Let’s Go to the Movies!
Everyone is invited to view multimedia projects: short films, audio presentations, and print media, submitted by University students, faculty and staff.
 
Refreshments will be served.
 
Contact:  Lindley Shedd, Media Services Coordinator, Sanford Media Center, 348-4674, lcshedd@ua.edu
 

 
 
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Gorgas room 205, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Authors James Miller, George Washington University and Susan Pennybacker, Trinity College, will be speaking about their new books on the Scottsboro Trials.
 
The Scottsboro Trials were a signal moment in the Alabama, U.S. and international histories of race and race relations, and are crucial for understanding trajectories of activism and reconciliation, and the shape of American Culture.  Two recent books describe the cultural and political work of the trials as they played out in Alabama and on the international scene.  Susan Pennybacker is Professor of History at Trinity College and author of From Scottsboro to Munich:  Race and Political Culture in 1930's Britain James A. Miller is Professor of English and American Studies at the George Washington University and author of Remembering Scottsboro:  The Legacy of an Infamous Trial.
 
Contact:  James Hall, Director, New College, 348-8408, jhall2@nc.ua.edu
 

 
 
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Gorgas room 205, at 4:00 p.m.
 
Dr. Trudier Harris discusses “Nightmares of Fear:  Edward P. Jones’s Representation in
The Known World of Blacks Owning Blacks during Slavery”
 
 
Trudier Harris (B.A., 1969; M.A., 1972; Ph.D., 1973), J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor Emerita, taught courses in African American literature and folklore at undergraduate and graduate levels at University of North Carolina from 1979 until her retirement in July of 2009. Dr. Harris has written and edited more than twenty volumes including her latest book, The Scary Mason-Dixon Line:  African American Writers and the South. Published in May 2009, Choice magazine designated The Scary Mason-Dixon Line as one of the “Outstanding Academic Titles” for 2009 in its “best of the best” listings.  She currently resides in Tuscaloosa. 
 
Books will be available for purchase.  Book signing and reception to follow.  The visit has been made possible through the College of Arts and Sciences.  For additional information contact Dr.Yolanda M. Manora, associate professor, Department of English, ymanora@english.as.ua.edu or phone 205-348-5949.
 
 

 
 
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Gorgas room 205, at 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
 
Live and Learn, Honors College Event
 
Contact:  Billy Field, billyfield@makeamovie.net
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Gorgas room 205, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
 
University Libraries Video Contest Kick- Off Meeting
Make a Movie – Win Prizes
 
Students are invited to attend the meeting to learn more about the video contest.  The contest is open to all students.  Great prizes:  digital video cameras, tripods and more.
 
To find additional information, go to the Video Competition web page.
Contact:  Lindley Shedd, Media Services Coordinator, Sanford Media Center, 348-4674, lcshedd@ua.edu