The University of Alabama at Birmingham Research Civitan Club will host a lecture on brain research to better our understanding of Rett syndrome as part of its ongoing Science, Communication and Innovation talks. Lucas Pozzo-Miller, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Neurobiology, will give the lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 20.
Rett syndrome is a neuro-developmental disorder that almost exclusively affects girls. It is characterized by normal early growth and development followed by a slowing of development, loss of purposeful use of the hands, slowed brain and head growth, distinctive hand movements, seizures, intellectual disability, and problems with walking.
The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be at the Civitan International Research Center at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 18th Street. Parking is available at the Spain Rehabilitation Center on Sixth Avenue.
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- Event Date April 5
Voice Center offers screenings to students pursuing singing careersStudents studying voice are offered free screenings of their vocal cords by professionals in the UAB Voice Center to check for overuse, allergies or reflux and to prevent potential damage.posted 10 days ago 978 viewsUAB students go Into the Streets for citywide volunteer day March 25For this student-led, citywide day of service, organized by the UAB Leadership and Service Council, hundreds of student volunteers participate each fall and spring to serve at sites throughout Birmingham.
- Event Date April 4
Chamber Music @ AEIVA April 7: UAB Music presents four world premieres within installation exhibition by Jessica Angel, “Facing the Hyperstructure"The musical performance “Air in a Loop” will feature four world premiere compositions by members of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance, performed within Jessica Angel’s site-specific, large-scale installation.posted 10 days ago 870 viewsUAB Gospel Choir presents free Palm Sunday concert at 16th Street Baptist Church on April 9The concert will feature music from the choir’s “MIRRORS” and “Nu-Soul City” recordings, plus classics and director Kevin Turner’s ode to the four little girls killed in the 1963 bombing, “You Don’t Know What I Could Have Been.”
- Event Date March 25
Anoushka Shankar shines April 9 for IndiaFest performance at UAB’s Alys Stephens CenterSitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar, an Alys Stephens Center favorite, will perform with a six-piece classical ensemble and focus on her album “Home” for her Birmingham performance.
- Event Date April 9
Social advocate Beverly Gooden to speak on domestic violence March 21 as part of UAB Lecture SeriesBeverly Gooden is known for creating the viral Twitter movement and hashtag #WhyIStayed. The campaign aims to help those impacted by domestic violence find comfort and a voice in knowing they are not alone.
- Event Date April 9
UAB professor uses latest virtual reality technology to improve access to pedestrian safety educationA new mobile virtual reality system helps children learn to cross streets safely.posted 11 days ago 1207 viewsAlzheimer’s Foundation of America’s 15th annual Educating America Tour stops in Birmingham to spread best caregiving practices for Alzheimer’sUAB’s School of Medicine will host The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Educating America Tour at UAB to discuss best practices for caregiving, current research efforts and resources for lives affected by Alzheimer’s.posted 12 days ago 626 viewsUAB presents 41st annual Juried Student Exhibition, March 31-April 14Works 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.
- Event Date March 21
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- Event Date March 31
Explore India’s art and culture with IndiaFest, presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens CenterFrom 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.posted 17 days ago 2438 viewsUAB to launch statewide genetics initiative for better health for all Alabama residentsUAB launches the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative, a statewide effort to use the power of genomics to improve health in Alabama.posted 18 days ago 3771 viewsUAB Piano Series presents pianist Esther Park on March 26For the final performance of the 2016-2017 UAB Piano Series, Esther Park will perform a program of works by Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy and Messiaen.
- Event Date March 26
- Event Date March 26