Dr. Murali Venugopalan has accepted the position of Director of the English Language Institute (ELI) at UAB. The ELI is a professional resource for English language learning and cross-cultural training in the Birmingham metropolitan area.
Alison Chapman read the email twice before it sank in that she had received the National Academic Advising Association’s award for outstanding faculty advising. Advising was part of her role as director of undergraduate studies in the Department of English, and earlier this year she received the same award within UAB. Now, after six years, she is stepping down as director and away from advising with a new appreciation for students’ struggles.

Faculty Chosen as Edge of Chaos Scholars

What do Dr. William Cockerham (Sociology professor and chair), Dr. Nichole Lariscy (assistant professor of English), Rosie O'Beirne (director of Digital Media and Innovative Learning), Dr. Andrew Keitt (associate professor of History and Graduate Program director), and Dr. Gregory Pence (Philosophy professor and chair) have in common?
Douglas P. Fry had been living in Finland for nearly 20 years when he decided it was time to move back to the United States. Then he heard about a position at UAB. Fry said UAB's Department of Anthropology interested him, as did the growth of the College of Arts and Sciences and its planned Institute for Human Rights, which was approved by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees during its June 13 meeting.