- ASC presents Take 6, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Dec. 15
- Leeth named UAB School of Medicine assistant dean for strategic planning
- Coping with holiday grief
- New water plan saves big money
- Campus police offer holiday safety tips
- Alys Stephen Center Screens Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
- Hospital feeds underprivileged new moms
- UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents Yo-Yo Ma Dec. 6
- Southern Miss tops Blazers, 62-27, in season ending game
- Henry Panion selected for 2014 Alabama African-American History Calendar
- Enjoy Christmas at the Alys Dec. 2, “The Season’s First Jingle”
- Engineering’s Ning wins ASTM International award
- Collat School of Business unveils sign at celebration
- Heudebert elected master by American College of Physicians
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“Watsons” author to speak at UAB Oct. 10
Christopher Paul Curtis, author of the critically-acclaimed “The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963,” a historical-fiction novel about an African American family traveling to Birmingham, Ala., from Flint, Mich., in 1963, will give a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
The event is presented by the College of Arts and Sciences as part of its Alumni Lecture Series and 50 Years Forward, a collaboration with the City of Birmingham to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the seminal events of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. The free, public lecture will take in Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th Street S.
Curtis, a graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint, will speak about the family behind the “Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963.” He has acquired a list of writing accolades that includes the prestigious Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers’ Literature, which honors a nationally acclaimed author who has made a significant contribution to the field of literature and young adults.
Curtis also penned “Bud Not Buddy,” which was the first book ever to receive both the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author Award. Other books of his include “Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money,” “Mr. Chickee’s Messy Mission” and “Bucking the Sarge.”