Written, designed, and published by students, MEMORANDUM serves as the official newsletter for UAB’s Professional Writing Program and MA program in Rhetoric & Composition. This issue is full of useful articles on professional writing must-haves, rhetoric and discourse, marketing yourself, and advice from program alumni.
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 09:29

Dramatic Action

Students write plays to spotlight community issues
During the presentation of “Flat Granny and Me: A Procession in My Mind,” Department of Art and Art History students from Jenny Fine’s class The Collected Narrative will have their own collaborative installations on view.
Poemmemoirstory, a women’s literary journal pub­lished annu­ally by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of English, is being renamed. The journal’s new name, Nelle, pays tribute to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nelle Harper Lee.
Hear chamber music and experience the graphic, large-scale installation created by Colombian-born artist Jessica Angel at Chamber Music @ AEIVA, Friday, April 7.
Works by 37 Department of Art and Art History students selected by visiting artist Jessica Angel will be on exhibition in the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts
From Holi celebrations to lectures and films, and silk screening workshops to performances by Grammy-nominated artists including Anoushka Shankar and Niyaz featuring Azam Ali, IndiaFest offers a wealth of opportunities in late March and April to experience Indian culture.
For the final performance of the 2016-2017 UAB Piano Series, Esther Park will perform a program of works by Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy and Messiaen.
The UAB Department of Foreign Languages and the Alliance Française of Birmingham will hold a recital and a lecture in English on Saturday, March 4.
All of the plays in the March 6-10 festival are written, directed and acted by students, staff and faculty from the UAB Department of Theatre. All tickets are $5, and shows typically sell out.
The Grammy Award-winning band, among the pioneers of contemporary jazz groups, will also lead a clinic with UAB Department of Music students, and member Bob Mintzer will perform for schoolchildren with the UAB Jazz Ensemble
“Graphic Means” documents graphic design production from the 1950s through the 1990s. The screening is free for all UAB ID holders, including students and employees.
Playwright Tom Stoppard’s hilarious lampooning of murder mystery conventions features feuding theater critics Moon and Birdboot as they are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. The “play within a play” is based in three acting styles interwoven together: the farcical, the melodrama of “who done it thrillers” and Theatre of the Absurd.
Friday, 03 February 2017 16:06

Celebrate Darwin Day 2017

To honor the 208th birthday of legendary evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin, the University of Alabama at Birmingham will host its annual Darwin Day celebrations in February. The events will celebrate scientific research in evolutionary biology and other disciplines.
Four former students – Maeve Brophy, Edward Forstman, Kseniia Polstiankina and Cahill Smith – will perform works by Carter, Liszt, Medtner and Rachmaninoff in honor of Professor Yakov Kasman’s 50th birthday and his 15 years of teaching at UAB.
The Department of Music’s annual Trumpet Symposium will feature two free concerts at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Hulsey Recital Hall
Commissioned by the BMA, the to-scale replica of its newly remodeled galleries is a tool to help curators plan exhibitions and more. It was used for the upcoming Jan. 29 exhibition “Third Space /shifting conversations about contemporary art.”
Clarinetists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the symposium; registration includes a ticket to see guest artist and Grammy winner Richard Stoltzman perform with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
Does your possible identical twin exist? If a clay statue is on the table and nothing else is on the table, are there three things on the table — the statue, the lump of clay of which it is made, and the clay in the statue? Are the past, present, and future real? Is space a big container? Are numbers real things that do not exist in space or time? Is there any moment at which all of you exists?

Consider these questions and others in PHL 408-2D: Capstone. The class is taught by Dr. Marjorie Price and is held T/TH 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Prerequisites: two previous philosophy courses.
Angel will take over a small gallery to create the installation “Facing the Hyperstructure” in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, with assistance from AEIVA staff and Department of Art and Art History students.
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