Haddin Arts & Sciences Forum

The Theodore Haddin Arts and Sciences Forum is an ongoing lecture series at UAB's College of Arts and Sciences. It is a venue for Arts and Sciences faculty to talk about their research with their colleagues, students, and members of the public, and is designed to celebrate faculty work and to launch new conversations.

Each academic year, the Forum presents a series of five to six informal lectures from a cross-section of departments in the university. The main criterion for inclusion is that the topics presented be of interest to a broad range of faculty members, students, and the public. Meetings of the Haddin Forum are free and open to the public. All forums will take place in Heritage Hall, room 126 except for the December 1st meeting, which will be located in Hulsey Recital Hall. Lunch is provided.


January Haddin Forum

Friday, January 19
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
HHB 126
Lunch will be provided

""“A Naturalist Goes Fishing” — Climate Change, Ocean Acidification, and Other Environmental Challenges Facing Our Waters

James McClintock, Department of Biology

In his 2015 non-fiction book, A Naturalist Goes Fishing, Dr. McClintock takes readers on a worldwide expedition that is part fishing tale and part exploration of the devastating impacts of climate change. McClintock will share some of the stories in the book, from fishing the rich ecosystems of Louisiana’s barrier islands ravaged by recent disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill; to the remote waters of New Zealand's Stewart Island where the commercial fishing industry is fast disappearing; to McMurdo Station, home of the gigantic Antarctic toothfish; to Alabama's Cahaba River, which has the highest diversity of fresh water fish in North America. McClintock will share how sea level rise, erosion, pollution, water acidification, and overfishing each cause damage.


2017-2018 Schedule

Friday, September 29
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Josh May, Department of Philosophy
"Morality and Rationality: The Role of Reason and Emotion in Ethics"

Friday, October 27
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Kerry Madden-Lunsford, Department of English
“Storycatching from Picture Book to Young Adult. Finding Your Voice in Writing for Children”

Friday, December 1
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Patrick Evans, Department of Music
"All the Way Through Evening: The AIDS Quilt Songbook in Context" (World AIDS Day)

Friday, January 19
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
James McClintock, Department of Biology
“A Naturalist Goes Fishing” - climate change, ocean acidification and other environmental challenges facing our waters

Friday, February 23
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Peter Verbeek, Department of Anthropology
“Peace Ethology: Looking to Nature to Understand Peace”

Friday, March 30
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Marlene Johnson, Department of Theatre
“Archetypes: Improvisation in Life and Art”