The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) has announced its lineup for the Theodore Haddin Arts and Sciences Forum 2013-2014. Distinguished faculty throughout the college will present topical lectures on issues that range from cinema to math to racial disparities. This year’s theme is “Lunch . . . Ideas . . . Conversation.” The events are free and open to the public and will take place at 11:30 a.m. in Heritage Hall Room 524, 1401 University Blvd.
Friday, Aug. 30
Social Identity and Boundary Maintenance among Drug Users
Heith Copes, Ph.D., associate professor of justice sciences
Friday, Sept. 27
Art and Social Change in South Asia
Cathleen Cummings, Ph.D., assistant professor of art history
Friday, Oct. 25
Designing a Play with ALS and Beethoven as Lead Characters
Cliff Simon, associate professor of theatre
Friday, Nov. 15
Lincoln and the American Cinema
Danny Siegel, Ph.D., associate professor of English
Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
Go forth and fast multiply: what’s math got to do with it?
Carmeliza Navasca, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics
Friday, Feb. 28
Patterns in Complex Social and Evolutionary Processes
Marshall Abrams, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy
Friday, March 14
Explaining Racial Disparities in Systemic Inflammation
Irena Stepanikova, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology
For more information about the events, visit www.uab.edu/cas/home/research-centers/haddin-forum. Archives of past Haddin Forum lectures are available online at http://bit.ly/15bH7yJ.