The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) generated plenty of talk around the country. But for a group of UAB students, some of the most important discussions took place in Birmingham beauty salons, churches, malls, and even car washes. There, the students shared the facts about the ACA’s impact on health care and helped people enroll in affordable private insurance plans.
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The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce new leadership for The Center for Information Assurance & Joint Forensics Research (CIA-JFR), effective July 1, 2014.
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Julie Price admits that her mind has been in the gutter lately. That's because she’s figuring out how to funnel the abundant rain that falls upon UAB and repurpose it for watering campus green spaces. “It doesn’t make sense to spend time and money to clean water for drinking and then throw it out on the lawn,” says Price, appointed UAB’s inaugural sustainability coordinator in 2013. “We’re taking a different stance and treating stormwater like a resource.”
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For the past four years a UAB student has been chosen to participate in the weeklong training that focuses on ways to advocate in the global fight against poverty, hunger and injustice. Brendan Rice participated in the Oxfam CHANGE Initiative training in 2011 and set a path that UAB students have followed each year since. Oxfam choses 50 students each year for its program and encourages them to create action on their campuses and in their communities.
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The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes Lisa Tamiris Becker as the first Director of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA).
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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.
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Online Courses Built for the Realities of the Developing World

The Internet has opened up a world of educational opportunity for billions of people. But you need more than a web browser to take advantage of the Information Revolution.
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May 01, 2014

AEIVA Opens

AEIVA at night. The UAB College of Arts and Sciences opened its new Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts to the public January 16.

The votes are in, and “stunning,” “sparkling,” and “dynamic” are the terms most used by the news media to describe UAB’s new Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts with its “soaring, glassed-in atrium.”

The Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts is located across from the Alys Stephens Center on 10th Avenue South. The art and art education facility houses three galleries, faculty offices, art and design studios, a sculpture garden, and state-of-the-art classrooms with Apple computers and projection capabilities—as well as a new home for UAB’s own art collection, which includes Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Picasso, and Warhol as well as student works. A series of rotating exhibits from the permanent collection will change every few months.

Visitors in one of AEIVA's art galleries. “One of the really nice things that Randall [Stout, the building’s architect] has done is to supply visual continuity to Birmingham and the rest of the campus,” says Robert Palazzo, dean of UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences. “The new institute shows just how vast the attention to art is, in this community, in terms of personal treasures and stewardship of art. There’s a culture of people who are really serious about art, and I haven’t seen that in a lot of other cities.”

The third gallery features selections from the UAB Permanent Art Collection. Both shows will be on exhibition January 16 to March 6. The AEIVA, located at 1221 10th Ave. South, is open to the public 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The institute is closed Sundays and holidays.

Visit the AEIVA online at www.uab.edu/cas/aeiva or call (205) 975-6436. A complete schedule of events presented by the UAB Department of Art and Art History at the AEIVA in 2014 is available.
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As Pamela Sterne King leads her students around the long-neglected Lyric Theatre, this monument to Birmingham’s boomtown heyday comes back to life.

The Lyric, built in 1914, is one of the few remaining venues nationwide with the acoustics and close audience seating designed for vaudeville shows. A nonprofit group now owns the theatre and is raising funds to restore it as a performing arts center.
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UAB's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) guidelines state that a DRAFT proposal is due 7 business days prior to the submission due date. A FINAL proposal is due 3 business days prior to the submission due date.

In addition to the OSP guidelines, the College's Research Office guidelines must also be met.

For review-only proposals, we require 24 hours (or 1 full business day) for a DRAFT proposal and 24 hours (or 1 full business day) for a FINAL proposal. This gives us ample time to review the proposal and acquire Dean's Office signature, if required, while still meeting OSP deadlines above. Research Office reviews include:

  • Verifying budgets to ensure funds requested are adequate and correct and meet project needs.
  • Ensuring all proposal guidelines/instructions have been met.
  • CAS Research will email the proposal submitter and/or award manager with any comments/questions concerning the proposal within 24 hours of its receipt. All proposals are date and time stamped.

After questions have been addressed and the review process is complete, the proposal will be forwarded to OSP for processing.

If the above time frames are not met, the Research Office reserves the right to determine that the notification time given is not adequate for proposal review and thus that the proposal cannot be submitted.

REMINDER

All College of Arts and Sciences research proposals are required to be routed to and reviewed by the Research Office prior to submission.
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