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9 27 BlazerBest logo

Sept. 27 Robots take the mall

Middle- and high-school students competing in the 2015 Blazer BEST will show off their progress and practice on the playing field during this exhibition 1-4 p.m. in the Riverchase Galleria. (Psst, UAB Engineering is still looking for volunteers for Game Day Oct. 10.)

9 28 digital devices

Sept. 28 Get #ReadyUABSept. 28 Get #ReadyUAB

Make time to assess your personal plans for coping with emergency situations. UAB offers some help with presentations today at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. in North Pavilion (and tomorrow in Callahan and Highlands) that cover digital tools such as websites, apps and SMS messaging. See schedule online. Follow #ReadyUAB on social media.

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Sept. 29 Vote on the future

The Undergraduate Student Government Association has approved a $25 fee per semester to support the return of football, bowling and rifle. A student vote on the initiative will be conducted Sept. 29-30 on BlazerNET. Learn more at uab.edu/usga.


9 30 anonymous

Sept. 30 Support recovery

UAB is committed to the academic success and health and well being of students recovering from addictive disorders. A new Collegiate Recovery Community initiative kicks off with a free screening of "The Anonymous People" 7 p.m. on the Campus Green. See the trailer.

10 1 smart cities

Oct. 1 Build to last

Join academic and business experts, community organizers and policy makers to exchange ideas during the free UAB Sustainable Smart Cities Symposium in UAB Alumni House. Thomas Woltz, world-renowned architect and designer of the new urban park in Birmingham, is the keynote speaker.  Register online.

10 2 CCBF


Oct. 2 Get two for one

See Chick Corea and Béla Fleck weave duets of staggering virtuosity to create mind-blowing magic. Together, these two master musicians have won 36 Grammy awards and been nominated 93 times. This is the duo’s second, back-by-popular-demand appearance at the ASC. Tickets are $35, $45 and $59. Student tickets are $21. Call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.

10 3 oktoberfest

Oct. 3 Make a fest of it

Five patios in the 5 Points South's neighborhood will transform into Oktoberfest gardens — each featuring a different beer and food specials. For the sports-minded there will be football on the TV and a beer checkers tournament. 11 am-11 p.m.