Events/Happenings

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The UAB Commission on the Status of Women clothing donation drive will be held April 1-5, and will benefit the YWCA’s My Sister’s Closet. Donations of clean, gently used work appropriate attire and accessories for women will be accepted between 7:00 and 10:00 a.m. each morning at the Alys Stephens Center.

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Join us for the 2019 School of Medicine Art Show on Thursday, April 11, from 4:30 to 7:00 pm in the Edge of Chaos, on the 4th floor of Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences.

Flyer for Social Issues in Latino Communities event.

The Spanish and Latino Student Association (SALSA) will present a panel discussion on “Social Issues in Latino Communities,” on Thursday, February 21, from 6:30-7:30 pm in Mervyn H. Sterne Library Room #174. Join us for this panel with experts in the fields of health care and law to hear about some of the social issues that Latino communities face around the U.S. Light refreshments will be served.

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The 40th Annual Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. "What Doctors Say and What Patients and Families Hear: Lessons from the History of Medicine and Pediatrics" will be presented by Hughes Evans, MD, PhD, Marcus Professor of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine.

Cup of tea with cookies.

Afternoon Tea will start back the first week of February and will end the last week of March. A few changes have been made in order to reach out to more students throughout the semester. This spring the librarians will host tea on alternating Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at the same time, same place: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. next to the HUB on the first floor of LHL.

UAB 50th Anniversary logo.

Join us on January 23rd from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in Sterne Library #174 for “Celebrating UAB African American Trailblazers: Fifty Years of Firsts,” the 4th Annual Reflection on Civil and Human Rights Series event. 2019 marks UAB’s 50th Anniversary, a rich history that includes many notable contributions from African Americans. Come join us as we traverse UAB’s hiring landscape via a panel discussion and recognize some of these first achievements and achievers.

This UAB Community Month event is sponsored by UAB Libraries, African American Faculty Association and UAB African American Studies Program.

Panelists for this event will be:

  • Deborah Grimes, RN, JD (UAB Health System Chief Diversity Officer)
  • Dr. Delois Skipwith Guy (School of Nursing)
  • Dean Eric Jack (Collat School of Business)
  • Senior Vice President & Dean Selwyn Vickers (School of Medicine)
  • Dr. Deborah Voltz (former Dean, School of Education)
  • Ms. Bettye Wilson (former AAFA president & Associate Professor Emerita, School of Health Professions)
Illustrated character with glasses and a beak.

Scourge: Diseases That Shaped History is a new exhibit curated by the four UAB Art History Capstone students of Assistant Professor of Art History, Noa Turel. Students Kelsey Jones, Oakleigh Pinson, Tina Ruggieri, and Brooklynne Todd created the exhibit using historical books and artifacts, all of which are held within the collections of the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences and the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library. It is on display on the 3rd floor of Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences until May 31, 2019. This fascinating new exhibit can be viewed from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Download the exhibit flyer

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At UAB Libraries, we are again holding our Toys for Fines holiday charity drive to bring smiles to children who may not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. Library users with overdue fines (current or prior) can have up to $20 waived when they donate a new, unwrapped toy for a child (infant through 12 years of age) to the Toys for Tots drive. These contributions will support UAB’s 25th Annual Holiday Toy Drive in conjunction with Toys for Tots to benefit local children.

Engineering Academic Challenge logo.

On September 10, Engineering Academic Challenge 2018 kicks off. Join thousands of students from hundreds of institutions around the world for this five-week challenge and immerse yourself in an online active learning experience harnessing the combined power of Knovel and Engineering Village to tackle real-world problems.

drawing of the earth with a heart.

Please join us for the Helen Keller Art Show Reception on Monday, August 13, from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Enjoy the fantastic original artwork done by Alabama students who have some degree of visual and/or hearing impairment. The reception will be held at the Edge of Chaos on the 4th floor of Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, 1700 University Boulevard. Admission is free and all are welcome! This event is hosted by the School of Optometry/VSRC, the School of Education, The Edge of Chaos and UAB Libraries.

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Need stress relief during Finals week? UAB Libraries is happy to have Hand in Paw visit to help you relax. Take a break and recharge with these fine, furry, therapists on TUESDAY, April 24th at Sterne from 11:00-12:30 and Lister Hill on THURSDAY, April 26th from 11:00-12:30. They will be meeting and greeting on the first floor of both libraries. They shouldn’t be hard to find. Just follow the smiles!

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Join us for the 2018 School of Medicine Art Show on Tuesday, April 10, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm, in the Edge of Chaos on the 4th floor of Lister Hill Library.

Stephen M. Taylor, M.D.

The 39th Annual Reynolds-Finley Lecture will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., in Lecture Room E on the first floor of Volker Hall. "The Opioid Crisis" will be presented by Stephen M. Taylor, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.S.A.M., General, Child/Adolescent and Addiction Psychiatrist; Medical Director, NBA/NBPA Player Assistance/Anti-Drug Program. Visit our lecture page for more details.

"Advancing Health Equity as a Human Right" is the topic of the Third Annual Reflection on Civil and Human Rights Lecture to be held on Tuesday, January 23, at 5:00 pm at Mervyn H. Sterne Library Room 174, as part of UAB Community Month 2018. Monica L. Baskin, Ph.D., Professor of Preventive Medicine and Vice Chair for Culture and Diversity in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine will discuss the significance of advancing health equity as a human right contextualized by the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama.

This event is sponsored by UAB Libraries, the UAB African American Faculty Association, and UAB African American Studies.

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