Upcoming College of Arts and Sciences Department and Program events:
All events are free and open to the public

January 17, 2013

rosie webMedia Studies Presents Open House for the new Recording Booth at the CAS Digital Media Commons.  Featuring StoryCorp interviews with African American Community Members.  Open from 9-5, reception 4-5PM, 3rd Floor Heritage Hall.  These stories are part of the StoryCorp’s Griot initiative, ensuring that the voices, experiences, and life stories of African Americans will be preserved and presented with dignity. The Interviews were edited by students from the UAB course Digital Story Telling/Oral History.

January 19, 2013
*Music presents  the premiere of “Songs of Freedom” by Glenn McClure 3:00 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall. The premiere will be live streamed  to Ghana, Penn State and Virginia Wesleyan. UAB music students will then present the work at Penn State and Virginia Wesleyan.

anuary 24, 2013
*Anthropology and Social Work present Michael Franti, lecture and performance 7:30 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall.

January 26, 2013
Theatre presents a staged reading of “8,” a documentary play by Dustin Lance Black, academy award-winning screenwriter of Milk 7:30 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center, Sirote Theatre.

February 1, 2013
Pathway to Peace Film Series 
6:30 p.m. at the HUC Alumni Auditorium. 

A Force More Powerful: A Century Of Nonviolent Conflict 
York Zimmerman, 58 minutes

Gandhi at the Bat 
Gandhi at the Bat
Stephanie Argy & Alec Boehm (2009) 11’
Mental Slapstick Productions
And Gandhi Goes Missing...                                                                                                     
Devendra Shivaji Jadhav, 2011, 19 min

February 6, 2013
Justice Sciences presents a Colloquium with Kathryn Morgan, Associate Professor of Justice Sciences, "Released from Death Row: What Happens Now" 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the HUC Alumni Auditorium

February 8, 2013
Pathway to Peace Film Series 
6:30 p.m. at the HUC Alumni Auditorium 

Finding Gandhi (aka Road to Sangam)                                                                              
Directed by Amit Rai (2009) 135 min

February 12, 2013
*Anthropology presents Eugene Jarecki's film The House I Live In.

February 15, 2013
Pathway to Peace Film Series
6:30 p.m. at the HUC Alumni Auditorium 

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin                                                    
Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer (2003) 83 minutes

February 19, 2013
*English presents Robert O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English at Columbia University, author of the Billie Holiday biography  Lady Day and books on Ralph Ellison and the history of jazz 7:00 p.m. at the Hulsey Recital Hall. 

February 22, 2013
Pathway to Peace Film Series
6:30 p.m. at the HUC Alumni Auditorium 

Andrew Young Presents: In the Footsteps of Gandhi                                                   
Narrated by Dr. Maya Angelou.  55 minutes.

In Gandhi's Footsteps: Kiran Bedi                                                                                         
Directed by Oystein F. Rakkenes 2007, 50 minutes

February 28-March 2, 2013
*Art Presents:Trenton Doyle Hancock, who will deliver a lecture and jury the student BFA show.  Artist lecture 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Hulsey Recital Hall .

March 28, 2013
*History presents  Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Professor of Law at Harvard, author of Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement.

April 2, 2013
*Philosophy presents  Martha Nussbaum,  Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, author of many books on social justice and rights 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the UAB Alumni House.

April 11, 2013
*Theatre presents
Adam Lazarre-White, actor, writer, director, and his new film for Spiritclips, “200 Years.”  7:00 p.m. at the UAB Alumni House.

ugust 22, 2013
Media Studies presents the film premieres of student films related to the Movement Churches from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center. This will be a free event for UAB and the community.  The Center is donating the space and labor. The College will offer a reception and special seating to select donors and will donate the proceeds to the churches.

September 5, 2013
Tim Pennycuff, University Archivist, Assistant Professor Lister Hill Library.  “Order in the Midst of Near Chaos”: Integration at the Medical Center in Birmingham 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Hulsey Recital Hall.

September 17, 2013

*English presents: Keith D. Miller, Professor of English at Arizona State University, author of Martin Luther King’s Biblical Epic: His Final, Great Speech and Voice of Deliverance: The Language of Martin Luther King, Jr. and its Sources.

September 27-October 31, 2013
*Art and Art History present
a show of Bob Adelman Civil Rights Photography.  Opening September 27, 2013.  Visual Arts Gallery.

October, 2013
English presents  Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham. We are partnering with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre.

November 22, 2013
*History presents Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, author of The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize, and many other books 7:00 p.m. at the UAB Alumni House .

*Sponsored by the Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities


Many more events to come.  Please keep checking.

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