Chi Alpha Campus Ministry Hosts ‘Smurf Out’ Event at UA to Fight Poverty, Break World Record

University of Alabama students will be taking part in Chi Alpha Campus Ministry’s “Smurf Out Poverty” event on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Plaza with the goal of breaking a world record while raising money to feed families in need.

UA’s COE Does Art Presents ‘The Big Bad Musical’

While engineers are commonly known for their problem-solving abilities, students of The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering Does Amateur Radical Theatre are taking their skills beyond the realm of math and science and applying them to theater in the howling comedy “The Big Bad Musical.”

UA Speaker Does the Math When it Comes to Cleaning the Air

Dr. Chris Jones, a noted mathematician, will speak on “Climate Change: Can Mathematics Help Clear the Air?” at 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, in 208 Gordon Palmer Hall on The University of Alabama campus.

Final 2008-2009 Celebrity Series Performance Features UA Symphony, Pianist David Breitman

Pianist David Breitman will perform alongside The University of Alabama Huxford Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. April 20 in the Concert Hall of the Moody Music Building on the UA campus for the final 2008-2009 Celebrity Series performance.

Noted Scholar to Discuss Myths of Language and College Education in Lecture at UA

Dr. Shirley Brice Heath, a linguistic anthropologist and a former MacArthur Foundation fellow, will speak on “What’s Language Got to Do With It?” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Gorgas Library, room 205 at The University of Alabama.

‘Headwaters,’ A Book Celebrating Alabama’s Rivers, to be Subject of Talk, Signing at UA’s Natural History Museum

“Headwaters: A Journey on Alabama Rivers,” a new book from The University of Alabama Press presenting one photographer’s exploration of Alabama’s waterways, will be the subject of a talk, signing and reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Alabama Museum of Natural History in Smith Hall on The University of Alabama campus.

UA’s Creative Campus Initiative to Host Foster Auditorium Awareness Week

The University of Alabama’s Creative Campus Initiative will host Foster Auditorium Awareness Week April 6-10 on the UA campus. The week is planned as a response to ongoing conversation about Foster and the variety of historically significant cultural events that have taken place there.

Researcher Who Discovered Role Fungi Play in Restoring Salt Marshes to Give UA’s Darden Lecture April 8

Dr. Jinx Campbell, a leading investigator on the role of fungi in salt marsh and sea grass plants, will give the annual Darden Lecture at 7 p.m. April 8 in The University of Alabama’s Biology Building, room 127.

Environmental Justice Expert to Speak at UA

Dr. Breena Holland, assistant professor of political science at Lehigh University, will speak on “Environmental Policy and the Problem of Justice” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the Biology Auditorium at The University of Alabama.

International Take Back the Night Rally to End Violence Against Women to be Held at UA

The University of Alabama Women’s Resource Center will sponsor its annual Take Back the Night march to support the end of violence against women on Tuesday, April 7, at 6 p.m. at the Ferguson Center Plaza.