Events

Medical Examiner Headlines McCollough Forum

From the January 2014 Desktop News | Larry D. Dixon, executive director of the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners (ASBME), will be the featured speaker for the 12th annual Susan and Gaylon McCollough Medical Scholars Forum Feb. 7-8 in the Shelby Hall rotunda on The University of Alabama campus. The forum was established by UA alumni […]

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Psychologist to Provide Guidance for Evaluating ‘Extraordinary Claims’

Acclaimed psychologist Dr. Scott O. Lilienfeld will be the guest speaker for the Annual Michael Dinoff Memorial Lecture on The University of Alabama campus Friday, Nov. 15. The topic will be “Science and Pseudoscience in Everyday Life: A Field Guide for Evaluating Extraordinary Claims.” The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in room 208, Gordon […]

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ALLELE Lecturer to Discuss “The Consuming Instinct”

Dr. Gad Saad, an evolutionary economist and professor of marketing at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, will deliver the next lecture in the 2013-2014 ALLELE Lecture series on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biology Building Auditorium on The University of Alabama campus. His lecture, “The Consuming Instinct: What Juicy Burgers, Ferraris, Pornography, and […]

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Philosophy Today Series Opens with Time Travel Discussion

Dr. Ned Markosian, a professor in the philosophy department at Western Washington University, will discuss the topic of time travel in the first lecture in the 2013-2014 Philosophy Today Series. His lecture, “Is Time Travel Possible?,” will be held Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in room 205 of Smith Hall on The University of Alabama campus. […]

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Turning Missed Opportunities into Success

From the October 2013 Desktop News | Dr. Winifred Bragg, author of the upcoming book Anatomy of Success and a UA alumna, will present a lecture, “How to Turn Missed Opportunity into Success,” on October 24 as part of “Through the Doors,” a yearlong series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of UA. The lecture […]

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Cybersecurity Expert to Deliver Mills Lecture

UA Alumnus Gary Fowlie Discusses Global Internet Trends From the October 2013 Desktop News | Gary Fowlie, a UA alumnus and head of the liaison office of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to the United Nations, will lecture on “Cybersecurity or Cyberthreat? – Balancing Human Rights and Economic Growth in Our Virtual World” Oct 24 at 11 […]

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2013–14 Lecture Series

Speakers hosted by A&S departments cover a wide range of topics, from polar ecosystems to time travel Global warming’s impact on Antarctica. The experience of being young and black in civil rights-era Alabama. The possibility of time travel. Hip-hop and religion — and a rap guide to evolution. This year, departments in the College of Arts and […]

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UA Presents “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

Students will play key roles in the performance From the October 2013 Desktop News | In April 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sat in a jail cell in Birmingham, writing a letter that would become one of the most famous documents of the civil rights movement. Fifty years later, opera theatre students from the College of […]

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Zachary Day Lecture Focuses on Pop Culture

Annual event honors memory of former student From the September 2013 Desktop News | A growing interest in the field of religious studies is how popular culture interacts with conventional components of religion, such as image and myth. Dr. Monica Miller, a scholar of religion, youth subcultures, and popular culture, will visit campus this fall to explore those […]

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Chambers to Lecture on Middle East

Noted historian and UA alum visits campus From the September 2013 Desktop News | Dr. Richard Chambers, a UA alumnus and noted historian of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey, will visit The University of Alabama this month to discuss the development of the field of Middle Eastern politics and what it takes to be […]

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