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Gorgas Library 205

711 Capstone Dr
Tuscaloosa AL 35487

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September 2018

A&S Experiential Learning Overview

September 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States

Are you in the College of Arts & Sciences and interested in obtaining experience in Undergraduate Research, Internships, Service Learning, or Education Abroad? Led by Ms. Pamela Derrick, Director of Experiential Learning, College of Arts & Sciences. Come out to learn more about experiential learning what it is and how to be involved!

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October 2018

Washington & Montgomery Experience (Internships)

October 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States

Interested in gaining real world experience working in a political or governmental office? Come out to learn more about what the Washington & Montgomery Experience is all about.

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Meg Day Poetry Reading and Book Signing

October 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and Open to the Public

Meg Day is the 2015-2016 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street 2014), winner of the Barrow Street Poetry Prize and the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award, and a finalist for the 2016 Kate…

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“The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas”: 2018 Gladney Lecture for Justice and Social Change

October 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
free

Dr. Monica Muñoz Martinez (Brown University) will deliver this year's Rose Gladney Lecture for Justice and Social Change on October 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. in room 205, Gorgas Library.  Martinez is an Andrew Carnegie Fellow and cofounder of the nonprofit organization Refusing to Forget.  Her book, The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas,…

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Akhil Sharma Fiction Reading

October 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and Open to the Public

Akhil Sharma is the award winning author of the novels Family Life and An Obedient Father. His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, and Best American Short Stories.

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UA Research Opportunities

October 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States

Interested in learning how to gain research experience? Join us to learn about all the opportunities available to you.

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Religious Life, Elites, & Medieval Culture: An International Conference hosted by the University of Alabama, in partnership with the University of Dresden

October 17, 2018
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and open to the public

For a thousand years and more, from the sixth to the sixteenth century and beyond, monks, nuns, canons, friars, andothers under religious vows stood at the pinnacle of Western European society. For their learning, piety, and expertise,and for their embodiment of Christian ideals and values, they were accorded positions of power and influence, anda wide…

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Religious Life, Elites, & Medieval Culture: An International Conference hosted by the University of Alabama, in partnership with the University of Dresden

October 18, 2018
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and open to the public

For a thousand years and more, from the sixth to the sixteenth century and beyond, monks, nuns, canons, friars, andothers under religious vows stood at the pinnacle of Western European society. For their learning, piety, and expertise,and for their embodiment of Christian ideals and values, they were accorded positions of power and influence, anda wide…

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Religious Life, Elites, & Medieval Culture: An International Conference hosted by the University of Alabama, in partnership with the University of Dresden

October 19, 2018
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and open to the public

For a thousand years and more, from the sixth to the sixteenth century and beyond, monks, nuns, canons, friars, andothers under religious vows stood at the pinnacle of Western European society. For their learning, piety, and expertise,and for their embodiment of Christian ideals and values, they were accorded positions of power and influence, anda wide…

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Religious Life, Elites, & Medieval Culture: An International Conference hosted by the University of Alabama, in partnership with the University of Dresden

October 20, 2018
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and open to the public

For a thousand years and more, from the sixth to the sixteenth century and beyond, monks, nuns, canons, friars, andothers under religious vows stood at the pinnacle of Western European society. For their learning, piety, and expertise,and for their embodiment of Christian ideals and values, they were accorded positions of power and influence, anda wide…

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ARTIST LECTURE: Edgar Heap of Birds

October 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and open to the public

Internationally known artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds headlines a series of events on UA campus October 4-25, 2018. During his visit Oct. 22-24, Heap of Birds will present an artist lecture, gallery talk, reception and roundtable discussions with students. Spirit Citizen – An International Dialogue with Artist Edgar Heap of Birds will…

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Experiential Learning for Law School Prep

October 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States

Looking into going to law school? Come out and learn about what steps you should be taking and how to get involved before you go.

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The Day Lecture: Dr. Teemu Taira

October 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free to General Public

The Day Lecture is sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and will feature Dr. Teemu Taira, University of Helsinki on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM in 205 Gorgas Library. Dr. Taira will speak on Reading Bond Films through the Lens of Religion.  

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November 2018

Landing Internships for A&S Majors

November 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States

Are you in the College of Arts & Sciences and looking for interships? Come and learn about interesting internship options and how to apply.

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Spirits of the Air: Birds and American Indians in the South

November 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
free

Dr. Shepard Krech III (Professor Emeritus, Brown University) will deliver a talk, “Spirits of the Air: Birds and American Indians in the South” on November 27, 2018, at 6 p.m. in room 205, Gorgas Library.   Dr. Krech has spent his career exploring the intersections between human societies and the natural world, most notably through…

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ARTIST LECTURE: Alice Hohenberg Federico

November 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and open to the public.

Alice Hohenberg Federico, a New York artist and a Selma, Alabama, native, will present an exhibition of her ceramic works at the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art November 29, 2018 – January 11, 2019. Federico will present a lecture on her work Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6-8 pm in 205 Gorgas Library.   Federico works on the potter’s…

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After Slavery: A Pop Up Museum

November 29, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free; open to UA faculty, students, staff, and the entire Tuscaloosa commun

Created by Blount students enrolled in BUI 301 Slavery, Emancipation, and the University of Alabama seminar, this temporary exhibition explores the African American experience in Tuscaloosa during Reconstruction, 1865-1890. Specifcally, visitors will gain a deeper understanding on early African American political participation, educational attainment from the Freedmen's Schools to Stillman Institute, and efforts to create stable individual and…

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January 2019

ARTIST LECTURE: Michi Meko

January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and open to the public

Multidisciplinary artist Michi Meko will deliver a public lecture Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm in Gorgas Library 205 on UA campus.  Atlanta Magazine has called Meko’s work about “the contemporary experience of black life and survival.” A native of Florence, Alabama, the Atlanta-based, multidisciplinary artist draws influence from Southern culture and contemporary urban life.…

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Mercer Professor Sarah Gardner to Speak on Southern Literary Reviewers

January 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free

Please join us for an evening with Dr. Sarah Gardner, Professor of History at Mercer University, on Monday, January 28, 2019, from 5:00-6:30 PM in Gorgas 205. In her talk, entitled "The World the Reviewers Made," Dr. Gardner will be speaking about her most recent book, Reviewing the South: The Literary Marketplace and the Southern…

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February 2019

Kwoya Fagin Maples Reading

February 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and open to the public

Kwoya Fagin Maples is a writer from Charleston, S.C. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama and is a graduate Cave Canem Fellow and a Homeschool Lambda Literary Fellow. In addition to a chapbook publication by Finishing Line Press entitled Something of Yours (2010) her work is published in several…

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ARTIST LECTURE: Ben Vida

February 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and open to the public

The Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series and Sonic Frontiers are proud to present renowned visual artist and composer Ben Vida in two appearances. Vida will deliver a public lecture Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in Gorgas Library 205 and give a performance Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Recital Hall of…

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Trail Blazers in Law: Dinner Reception and Lecture

February 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States

This event is designed to demonstrate how experiences outside of the classroom can prepare you for a career in the legal field. Current legal professionals will you to dicuss opportunities to gain experience, possible career paths, and professional opportunities.

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Speaking of Alabama and My Return to Y’all: Public lecture by Thomas Nunnally

February 27, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
free

Dr. Thomas Nunnally, Professor emeritus of English, Auburn University, and Editor of Speaking of Alabama: The History, Diversity, Function, and Change of Language (2018), will give the talk, Speaking of Alabama and My Return to Y’all. Reception will follow the talk. 

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March 2019

ARTIST LECTURE: Iva Gueorguieva

March 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and open to the public

Visual artist Iva Gueorguieva will deliver a public lecture Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in Gorgas Library 205 on UA campus. A native of Bulgaria, Iva Gueorguieva lives and works in Los Angeles. Gueorguieva’s current abstract paintings and sculptures, on display in a two-person exhibition at Sophia Contemporary in London, “investigate notions of space,…

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Sherrie Flick Masterclass

March 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and open to the public

Sherrie Flick is the author of the novel Reconsidering Happiness (University of Nebraska Press), the flash fiction chapbook I Call This Flirting (Flume Press), and two short story collections with Autumn House Press: Whiskey, Etc. (2016) and Thank Your Lucky Stars (Fall 2018). Her nonfiction has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Creative Nonfiction, Pittsburgh Quarterly, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Race and Gender Explorations: A Symposium on War and Military Service in 19th & 20th Century America

March 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free

Mark your calendars for a one-day symposium hosted by Dr. Andrew Huebner, Dr. Lesley J. Gordon, and Dr. Holly Pinhiero on Friday, March 22, 2019. The symposium is entitled “Race and Gender Explorations: A Symposium on War and Military Service in 19th & 20thCentury America,” and will explore the overlapping history of American military service, race, and gender. Fighting wars…

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April 2019

International Opportunities for Arts and Sciences Students

April 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States

Join us and learn about the many different opportunities Arts and Sciences students can participate in abroad. From internships to research to education abroad, discover all the ways you can add experience to your resume.

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Freedom of Religion and the State in the Danish Kingdom of Cartoons

April 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free to general public

Following a brief overview of religion(s) on the ground in the Kingdom of Denmark, including the 2005 Danish cartoon controversy which involved images of the Prophet Mohammad, the lecture focuses on the way in which the state handles religion(s), the freedom of religion(s), its dominant nothions of reigion, and how it manages the relationships between…

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Jennifer Horne Masterclass

April 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and open to the public

I’m a writer, editor, and teacher, and I enjoy connecting with readers and other writers. On November 1, 2017, I was commissioned Alabama's Poet Laureate, for a four-year term. I grew up in Arkansas and have lived for many years in Alabama, although I’ve also lived abroad, in England and Romania, and have traveled extensively…

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A Triumph of American Technology: Remembering the 1969 Apollo Moon Landing on Its 50th Anniversary

April 10, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States
Free and open to the public

The Department of History is hosting a colloquium on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing on Wednesday, April 10, at 5:15pm in 205 Gorgas. It will include talks by Dr. Richard Branam, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, titled "How We Got There: the Technology of Rocketry and Space Flight," Dr. Margaret Peacock,…

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January 2020

The Persecuted Body: U.S. Evangelicals and the Politics of Suffering

January 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Gorgas Library 205 United States

“The Persecuted Body: U.S. Evangelicals and the Politics of Suffering” A talk by Dr. Melani McAlister, Professor of American Studies and International Affairs at the George Washington University.   Dr. McAlister recently published The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: A Global History of American Evangelicals (Oxford, 2018) which explores how US evangelical Christians, white and black, have constructed…

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