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Inspired by and in collaboration with Birmingham artist Carrie Bloomston’s Happy Flag Project, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Art and Art History is creating a community prayer flag installation to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s visit to Birmingham.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Professor of Piano Yakov Kasman, DMA, will perform as part of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s “Concertmaster and Friends” series.
Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play “Clybourne Park” will open the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Theatre’s 2014-2015 season, with performances Oct. 15-19.
Last week Dr. André Millard's World War Two class studied Operation Market Garden that began on September 17, 1944 — exactly 70 years ago. The class covers events of the war on the anniversary of when they occurred, which means it covers the events of August to December 1944, one of the most important and dramatic periods of WWII.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham African-American Studies Program and Department of Musicinstructor Kevin P. Turner will present a lecture by George W. Stewart on “The Jefferson County Sound: Birmingham and Bessemer, Alabama, Home of the Black Gospel Quartet.”
Young pianist Eric Lu will open the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s 2014-2015 Piano Series on Sunday, Oct. 12.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Philosophy will present four public discussions that bring to light philosophical questions people face in everyday life. Each installment of the 2014-15 “What’s the Big Idea?” series will be kicked off by a faculty member’s presentation and followed by an open discussion.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Social Work and African American Studies Program will host a lecture by Von E. Nebbitt, Ph.D., 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Blazer Hall Residence Life Center, 920 16th St. South.
Students and the community are invited to cheer on new theater students at the fifth annual Freshman Showcase, presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Theatre.
Each month, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of English hosts BookTalk. The informal discussions, led by department faculty, are open to the public and will meet from 6-7 p.m. in the Director’s Conference Room 182 in Mervyn Sterne Library, 917 13th Street South.
Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum will star in “The Essentials: Swing,” the second installment of an original series presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
Guest lutenist David Walker will join soprano Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, DMA, in a faculty recital featuring the lute songs of John Dowland on Monday, Sept. 15.
The first book by University of Alabama at Birmingham Associate Professor of Art History Cathleen Cummings, M.A., Ph.D., “Decoding a Hindu Temple: Royalty and Religion in the Iconographic Program of the Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal,” has been published.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music’s Faculty Brass Quintet, in partnership with University Hospital, is set for a new series of monthly “First Thursday” pops concerts in the hospital atrium.
Artist, art historian and curator Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Ph.D., has been selected for the 2014 Edward M. and Hermione C. Friend Lecture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18.
Rapid Fire, a gathering of artists and thinkers designed to help build community and foster dialogue, will be hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Art and Art History on Friday, Sept. 5.
This season the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Theatre will tackle weighty and witty plays on race relations, warfare and sexual liberation, along with a coming-of-age musical puppet parable and the annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays.
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