26 January 2011

"Dolphin Ascendant" launch announcement

Exciting news on the freedom of information front:  we have launched a website where all of our digital copies of educational materials will be accessible.  Everything from encyclopedias to documentaries to copies of lesson plans and class notes will be available on "dolphin ascendant."  It will take a few months to get the hyperlinks working properly and a few more to increase our online storage capacity, but we do have a few things up already.  Because of fair use laws, access to the site is limited to people who ask us for permission via email.  I personally invision a future where access to information is not limited to those who have the money to afford internet access and educational materials.  Unfortunately, this utopic notion is not reality, but perhaps "dolphin ascendant" can play a small part in getting us there.  Just zoom an email to mydoglikeschz@gmail.com if you are interested in access.

25 January 2011

Upcoming cultural events at UAB

This week UAB celebrates Community and Cultural Diversity with different activities on and off campus.
International Bazaar to feature taste of the world 
Art, jewelry, crafts and food from more than a dozen countries will be on display at UAB's 10th annual International Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 in the Hill University Center Great Hall. The free, public event is part of the campus Community Week, a celebration of cultural diversity.

Sterne Library to exhibit Tibetan art
The Mervyn H. Sterne Library hosts a photographic exhibition of featuring a wide variety of spectacular Buddhist art and vibrant aspects of traditional culture in the Tibetan regions of Asia. It includes images from many areas of the Tibetan-influenced cultural sphere, including Central Tibet, Bhutan, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Ladakh, and Tibetan communities in India at Dharmsala and Bodh Gaya. The show features some 20+ large-scale photographs on display on all three levels of Sterne Library through February.

See matinees at LHL during for Community Week 
Lister Hill Library will be showing two movies that present different cultural perspectives during UAB Community Week at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 27 in the Electronic Classroom. Call 975-HUB1 for more information.
Foreign Film Series to present “Sunflower”
The Foreign Film Series presents "Sunflower," a powerful, touching look at the compelling inner dynamics of one post-Cultural Revolution family in Beijing at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 in Hulsey Recital Hall. See their struggle over 30 years to adjust to each other as the fabric, politics and social mores of Chinese society change ever so rapidly. In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Outcasts United coach to deliver public lecture
Luma Mufleh, the inspirational coach and founder of the Fugees Soccer Team, comprising young refugees from war-torn nations, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 in the HUC Alumni Auditorium. Mufleh's experiences are told in the national bestseller Outcasts United, which is the 2010-11 campus Discussion Book. Mufleh will discuss the importance of community and teamwork in bringing about positive social change and the role of athletics in empowering historically oppressed groups and bringing together people from diverse backgrounds.
Fox News commentator Juan Williams to speak during Community Week
American journalist and political commentator Juan Williams will deliver a free public lecture during Community Week, UAB's annual celebration of campus diversity, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 in the HUC Alumni Auditorium.