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  • January 23rd, 2023

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UA HOSTING 15TH ANNUAL SOUTHEAST REGIONAL ADHD CONFERENCE JAN. 26-27 — The University of Alabama, together with a statewide advisory committee, will present the 15th Annual Southeast Regional ADHD Conference Jan. 26-27 at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa. Attendees also have the option to attend the conference online. The event will bring together a multi-disciplinary group of experts who will share research and interventions on ADHD. The conference will include content specific to educators, counselors, parents, adults with ADHD, mental health professionals and medical professionals. For more information, contact Jennifer Brady, UA Strategic Communications, at jennifer.brady@ua.edu 

UA, ADMH HOST STATEWIDE EVENTS ON SUBSTANCE MISUSE STIGMA — The University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Mental Health will host a series of professional development conferences across the state in January for those interested in understanding the stigma of individuals with substance and opioid use disorders. The “Stop Judging; Start Healing Stigma Summit 2023” will be held in eight locations across Alabama Jan. 17-26 and features speakers Ryan Leaf and Damon West, two former college football quarterbacks whose substance misuse led to jail time and, ultimately, a career inspiring others to seek treatment. For more information, contact Adam Jones, UA Strategic Communications, at adam.jones@ua.edu. 

EVENTS 

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LIFE & LEGACY CELEBRATION: AN EVENING OF MUSIC, DANCE AND SPOKEN WORD — The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in collaboration with the UA Department of Theatre and Dance, UA School of Music and other UA community members will present “Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: An Evening of Music, Dance and Spoken Word” Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Moody Music Building. A major part of the evening will be the MLK Celebration Mass Choir, which includes UA choral students, faculty, staff, non-choral students and community members. The event is free.

STEM SHOWCASE — The UA Center for Community-Based Partnerships is hosting the STEM Showcase Jan. 28 in the Sellers Auditorium of the Bryant Conference Center. The STEM Showcase is a free opportunity for public and private middle school students in grades 6–8 in the Tuscaloosa area. Students have been working on science, technology, engineering and math projects since last fall, with faculty and graduate student mentors from UA, and will present their work at the showcase. Winners may go on to participate in the Central Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair at UAB. Project judging will start at 8:30 a.m. and the awards ceremony will be at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Diane Kennedy-Jackson, UA Division of Community Affairs, at dkkennedy1@ua.edu. 

CRAIG HULTGREN – CELLO: ACOUSTIC + ELECTRONIC — Craig Hultgren performs a program of nine contemporary solo cello works as part of a tour of the southeastern United States Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Moody Music Building. The program contains compositions for acoustic cello as well as three electronic pieces which Hultgren will perform on his ecello. With one exception, all of the works on the program have been written especially for him. The event is free.  

T-TOWN PULL DOWN — The 15th annual T-Town Pull Down Climbing Competition will be held Feb. 4 at the Witt Activity Center on the UA campus. The competition is divided into two heats, with participants of all skill levels and abilities welcome in all three. Climbers can choose to compete in top rope, bouldering or combined formats. Winners will be announced for first, second and third place in beginner, intermediate and advanced. Registration information is available online 

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