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  • October 15, 2015

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Oct. 18 See a rare performance

Enra, a majestic and mesmerizing troupe that fuses images and dance, will perform at only 10 venues in the United States during its 2015 world tour — and UAB's ASC is one. See why the group has attracted worldwide attention through its YouTube videos such as “Pleiades.” Tickets are $29.

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Oct. 19 Prepare to shift lanes

Starting today, the outside lanes on University Boulevard between 14th and 16th streets will be closed for construction associated with the Hill Student Center. When that is completed, the inside lanes will be closed with traffic diverted to the outside lanes. Things should return to normal in January.

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Oct. 20 Serve and be served

UAB will host a picnic 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Campus Green to launch a new initiative for non-faculty employees — a staff council. Come, hear, talk, eat and plan to be a part of the work to make this happen.

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Oct. 21 Embrace a tradition that never dies

Learn about the rich traditions and culture of Día de los Muertos — Mexico’s Day of the Dead — in this free lunchtime event at ASC, featuring Wendy Jarvis of Birmingham’s Día de los Muertos Festival. It’s one of several free midday lectures open to all during UAB’s GlobalFest,a celebration of the beauty of arts from three countries, which begins Oct. 19.

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Oct. 22 Sneak a peek

The dance troupe MoveSpeakSpin will be in residence at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center for an Oct. 24 performance of “Daughters of Hypatia: Circles of Mathematical Women.” But you can catch a free show at noon during the Thursday Arts Experiences in UAB Hospital North Pavilion.


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Oct. 23 Find out what keeps you awake

Quality of sleep doesn't have to change with age; however, quality and quantity of sleep does change for health-care professionals. Learn what could be disrupting your sleep and strategies that can make it better during the free S.O.S. (Sleepy-Overwhelmed-Stressed) workshop 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 23 in UAB Highlands Media Room.

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Oct. 24 Seek the ghosts of commerce past

The fading advertisements are ghosts on the walls of Birmingham and paint an illuminating picture of the men and women who built an industrial boomtown. Join UAB Magazine editor Charles Buchanan, author of Fading Ads of Birmingham, to hear the colorful stories behind the signs and peer into the past on one of two walking tours through the city 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. Details online.