BOOK TALK – Dr. Jolene Hubbs

Camellia Room, Gorgas Library 711 Capstone Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Dr. Jolene Hubbs’s book, Class, Whiteness, and Southern Literature, explores the role that representations of poor white people play in shaping both middle-class American identity and major American literary movements and genres across the long twentieth century.

LECTURE – “The White House Historical Association and Five Chapters of White House History”

Bryant Conference Center , United States

Stewart McLaurin, a 1981 graduate of The University of Alabama Department of History and current president of the White House Historical Association (WHHA), will return to campus on March 1 to speak as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute‘s (OLLI) lifelong learning lecture series. McLaurin will be in town to discuss the WHHA’s history, current projects, and role in preserving the presidential mansion for future generations. His presentation is entitled, “The White House Historical Association and Five Chapters of White House History.” [...]

The Helen Crow Mills and John Carrol Mills Lecture Series: Dr. Kathleen O’Reilly

North Lawn Hall, Room 2009 221 Hackberry Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Dr. Kathleen O'Reilly will present the Spring 2023 Mills Lecture titled “If You Build It, They Won’t Come: Creating Safe Sanitation for Women and Girls in Urban India.” The Helen Crow Mills and John Carrol Mills Lecture Series was established and endowed in UA’s College of Arts and Sciences by Helen Mills Pittman and her late husband, Dr. John Mills, of Birmingham, to bring successful and distinguished alumni and citizens to campus to speak as a way to motivate and inspire [...]

An Evening with Alabama Poet Laureate Ashley M. Jones

Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center 620 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

UA English’s Creative Writing Program is excited to host the Poet Laureate of Alabama, Ashley M. Jones, who will read a selection of her work and answer audience questions. Please join us at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m. for a wonderful evening! Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing. This event is free and open to the public. Ashley M. Jones is Poet Laureate of the state of [...]

Robert F. Olin Endowed Distinguished Lecture Series in Science: Dr. Francis Su

Lloyd Hall, Room 38 503 6th Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Lecture Title “The Mathematics of Human Flourishing” Speaker Bio Francis Edward Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and a former president of the Mathematical Association of America. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His research is in geometric combinatorics and applications to the social sciences and he has co-authored numerous papers with undergraduates. He also has a passion for teaching and popularizing mathematics. From the Mathematical Association of America, he received the 2013 Haimo [...]

The Specter of Civil War in Israel: From Public Secret to Shared Imaginary

Camellia Room, Gorgas Library 711 Capstone Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

For three decades, a pervasive, unspoken fear of civil war has stalemated Israeli politics. Almost overnight, that fear is now very much out in the open – civil war is now openly discussed.  How did this happen, and what might it mean? Speakers include: Daniel Bertrand Monk, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Colgate University Daniel J. Levine, Department of Political Science, University of Alabama Pizza and Soda will be served. For background, see their essay The Specter of Civil War in [...]

John S. Steiner Endowed Lecture Series: Dr. David Shiffman

Math and Science Building Auditorium, Rm 1001 411 Hackberry Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Hosted by The University of Alabama Museums, the John S. Steiner Lecture Series sponsors public lectures on a variety of topics in disciplines emphasized by the Museums such as anthropology, archaeology, biology, geology, paleontology, and history. The lectures feature speakers who are known for being able to discuss science or historical/cultural research with non-academic audiences and engage them in discussions about cutting-edge research. For the inaugural lecture, David Shiffman is an interdisciplinary marine conservation biologist interested in the human dimensions [...]

Hispanic Heritage Month Colloquium – Dr. Rodolfo Torres

Gordon Palmer Hall, Room 346 505 Hackberry Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Title: Almost Orthogonality in Fourier Analysis: From Singular integrals, to Function Spaces, to Leibniz Rules for Fractional Derivatives