Congratulations to our 2016 Alumni Award winners. These accomplished individuals represent the values we champion in the College of Arts and Sciences: ethical and moral reasoning, the scientific method, cultural competency, communication, and confidence in the face of complexity.
These outstanding alumni were nominated by their peers, by UAB faculty and staff, and by community members. They will be recognized at our annual Alumni Awards reception in January 2017.
UABTeach Sees Continued Growth, Looks to Keep Momentum
Preparing a new force of highly qualified science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers to enter classrooms throughout Alabama is an ambitious initiative, and an increasing number of University of Alabama at Birmingham students are up for the challenge.
In its third year, the UABTeach program has seen increased growth. This past fall, 142 students enrolled in the program’s introductory course, a 73 percent increase from the previous year. Fifty percent of those students moved on to Step 2 of the program.
Four New NSF Grants Deepen UAB's Research Portfolio, Forge Collaborations
Four teams of University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have been awarded National Science Foundation grants totaling $5.4 million meant to stimulate competitive research in regions of the country that are less able to compete for these research funds.
One research team supported by an NSF grant is in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, led by a polymer chemist who applies nanotechnology to biological and biomedical challenges. The three other grants will support basic neuroscience studies, one of UAB’s hallmark research strengths.
UAB Physician Creates Scholarship for Biology Students
A written thank you note comes to life when a physician and student meet in person.
Community leaders including Charles Collat, Mayer Electric chairman emeritus, Ed Aldag of Medical Properties Trust, and Billy Harbert of BL Harbert International were in attendance to help shovel the first pile of dirt at the site, ceremoniously kicking off construction of the project, which is expected to officially begin Dec. 19, lasting 18 months.
UAB Honors Writer, Composer and Performer with 2017 Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar Award
Writer, actor, composer and singer Daniel Beaty has been chosen to receive the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s 2017 Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar Award.
The Caroline P. and Charles W. Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar Award is given to a distinguished intellectual outside of the UAB academic community whose work is groundbreaking and transformational in his or her field. During their time on campus, awardees give a public lecture and share their knowledge through informal meetings with students and members of the faculty.
Beaty will speak and perform his 2006 critically acclaimed, off-Broadway solo play, “Emergency,” at 4 p.m. Friday, March 10, in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. A reception will be held after the event, which is free and open to the public.