Month: January 2010

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference

The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference is an annual event at The University of Alabama that allows Undergraduates to highlight their work in Research or Creative fields.

The event presents a wide variety of research and creative activities and gives the contributing students practical experience in defending or performing their work. Judges evaluate the works and the winning entries receive a cash prize. “The thrill of discovery students experience by working with a faculty mentor to produce their own new research findings, an exciting work of art, or other intellectual accomplishment is an ideal stepping stone to a productive career, regardless of major,” says Dr. David Franko, head of the new UA Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Committee.

The conference was initiated in 2002 by the College of Arts and Sciences and has grown to include the whole campus with over 200 participants in 2009. Through the collaborative efforts of the Office for Research, the College Undergraduate Research Coordinators, the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Committee, and faculty mentors this has become a premier annual event at The University of Alabama.

For more information on how you can participate in the 2010 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities please browse to:

Campus MovieFest Launch

Come join hundreds of students at The University of Alabama and grab everything you’ll need to make a movie in a week…All for FREE!You will be able to pick up your moviemaking equipment on January 26th from 12pm-5pm in the Ferguson Center TV Lounge.

Campus MovieFest is thrilled to launch this year’s 50-event tour across the globe, with over 75,000 students participating for great prizes and the chance to tell their story. We can’t wait to showcase their creations for the world to see—at red carpet finales, online, on AT&T mobile phones, in-flight on Virgin America, and more.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Ferguson Center TV Lounge

Bama Art House Film Series Debuts with MOON

Opening Night of the BAMA ART HOUSE FILM SERIES! Tuesday January 19.

Opening Reception with drink specials, hors d’ouevres, and desserts. 7 PM

Screening of MOON (in 35 mm) at 8 PM.

For more on the film:

This special screening of MOON is sponsored by Creative Campus in anticipation of their upcoming event, “2010: A Space Oddity.” Stay tuned to the Creative Campus website for more info. The BAHFS is also endorsed by the TCF Department.

Tickets: $7/ $6 / $5 or buy a six film series subscription for the great price of $30 (general) or $20 (students/seniors).

Buy your series subscriptions online at or at the box office on opening night.

For more on the series and the complete schedule:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
7:00pm – 10:00pm
The Bama Theatre. Downtown Tuscaloosa
600 Greensboro Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL

New Documentary: Not My Son

Parents Against Violence

Not My Son is a moving documentary from TCF professor Dwight Cammeron and Ginger Jolly. It chronicles the story of Carolyn Johnson-Turner in Birmingham, Alabama, who founded the Parents Against Violence Foundation following her son’s death by a gunshot. At the age of 20, he was shot while parking his car outside a friend’s birthday party.

Johnson-Turner is on a mission to prevent other deaths and her organization unites mothers who have suffered the loss of children to violence. There are many tears when they meet, and this documentary is difficult to watch with dry eyes as they recount the stories of how their sons were murdered. But these parents have turned their grief into action. They hope that by sharing how urban violence affects so many people they can have a beneficial impact on society.

A premiere screening of the one-hour documentary is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23rd at Woodland Park Church of Christ (1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Birmingham, AL 35211). Johnson-Turner and other parents seen in Not My Son will be in attendance.