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UA Astronomy to Host Public Star Gazing Events

The University of Alabama’s department of physics and astronomy invites members of the community to attend a series of public nights this season to look at the heavens through UA telescopes.

ESPN Producer to Speak at UA on Role of Hispanic Journalists

Hugo Balta, coordinating producer for ESPN, will speak on the role of Hispanic journalists in the media at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in The University of Alabama’s Lloyd Hall, room 324.

UA’s 57 Miles Program Returns to Marion to Work at High School

About 40 freshmen and 10 student leaders from The University of Alabama will perform service projects at Francis Marion High School in Marion from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. The projects include painting the interior of the main entrance, landscaping the grounds and cleaning classrooms.

NASCAR’s Integrated Marketing Communications Managing Director to Speak at UA

David Higdon will open students to the world of NASCAR at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in 216 Reese Phifer. The event is free and open to the public. As the integrated marketing communications managing director of NASCAR, Higdon plays a major role in the development of communication strategies and in overseeing communication initiatives across the company. Higdon will discuss the initiatives UA’s Program in Sports Communication has established with NASCAR.

UA Museum Event Features Fossil Fun

National Fossil Day at the Alabama Museum of Natural History on The University of Alabama’s campus features new fossil displays, 3-D printing, interactive children’s activities and more.

UA Relay for Life to Host Oktoberfest Games, Contests

The University of Alabama chapter of Relay for Life will host its first-ever Oktoberfest from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Kappa Alpha Order house on campus.

UA’s Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger Food Drive Ready to Roll

The University of Alabama Community Service Center launches the 21st annual Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food drive today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a kickoff event at UA’s Ferguson Plaza. The food drive, which benefits the West Alabama Food Bank, continues through Friday, Nov. 21.

UA Museum Ghost Tour Promises Spooky Fun

The Alabama Museum of Natural History’s annual Haunting at the Museum features candlelit ghost walks around The University of Alabama’s Quad, followed by children’s activities and a scavenger hunt at the museum. The event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28.

Nanotechnology-Biotechnology Conference to Bring Researchers to UA 

Approximately 200 researchers from across the state are expected to attend a scientific forum on nanotechnology Oct. 23-24 on The University of Alabama campus.

Spears Set to Talk PCBs Oct. 13 at UA

Dr. Ellen Griffith Spears, an assistant professor at The University of Alabama, shares portions of her award-winning book, “Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town,” in room 205 of the Amelia Gorgas Library Oct. 13 at 5 p.m.

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