It isn’t every day that graphic designers can help improve an entire ecosystem, but four UABstudents and their professor have done just that for the Cahaba River.
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Doug Barrett, M.F.A., and students Amy Clark of Mountain Brook, Daniel Twieg of Dallas, Texas, Samantha Gibbons of Hoover and Jenny Waycaster of Calera, all graphic design majors, worked together for months to create an identity campaign, logo, graphics, signage and more for the Cahaba Blueway project. Barrett and the students did the work as part of an independent study in the Department of Art and Art History’s Bloom Studio, along with Birmingham-based advertising agency Cayenne Creative and Matt Leavell of Alabama Engine, an economic-development organization.
|Algerian director Merzak Allouache will be on hand to discuss his award-winning film The Repentant.|
Filmmakers and scholars from around the world will converge at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Nov. 1-3, 2012 to discuss the role filmmaking plays in the international struggle for civil and human rights. The Fifth Annual Foreign Language Film Conference is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and is free and open to the public.
This year’s event is an homage to the 49th anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham. On Sept. 15, 1963, four black girls were killed before church by a bomb planted by the Ku Klux Klan. The event had a ripple effect around the world, inspiring countless books, songs, articles and films. In that same spirit, UAB organizers put out a call for papers to find out how people worldwide tell the stories of their own fights for civil and human rights using film.
The response was overwhelming.
ALEPSCoR Executive Director (and CAS Physics Professor) Dr. Christopher Lawson, played an instrumental role in a number of new Alabama Innovation Fund (AIF) awards, announced by Governor Bentley on October 3rd at the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference.
UAB was awarded three Alabama Innovation Fund (AIF) awards, totaling $1.9 million. “By awarding these grants, we are investing in new opportunities that will benefit our communities for years to come,” Governor Bentley said. “The Alabama Innovation Fund supports high-tech research and innovative ideas.
These grants will lead to new innovations for our communities and more jobs for Alabamians.” The picture shows Governor Bentley thanking ALESPCoR Executive Director Dr. Lawson (far left, who set up the AIF Review Process for the Department of Commerce) and other key members of the AIF program, UAB Associate VP for Research Dr. Charles Prince, UA VP for Research Dr. Joe Benson, and Auburn Associate VP for Research Dr. Carl Pinkert.
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