April 13, 2015

Class Notes

News from UAB College of Arts and Sciences alumni. Update your alumni information at uab.edu/cas/home/give.
April 13, 2015

2014 Alumni Awards

Our alumni are more than former students. They are ambassadors of the institution, representatives of the quality of the education available to students at UAB, and advocates for the College and university in a broad and complex world.
Howard Zehr, Ph.D., a renowned figure in human rights scholarship, has been named the winner of the 2015 Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar Award.
Dr. Trygve Tollefsbol is a leader in the growing field of epigenetics. His work in this emerging and important field stands out among the work of an array of international scholars.
April 13, 2015

Mapping the Sun

In partnership with the Alabama Environmental Council, Dr. Akklaque Haque, Associate Professor in the Department of Government, is engaging his students in groundbreaking work by geo-mapping solar usage in Alabama.
April 13, 2015

Safety First

Psychology Faculty members Dr. Despina Stavrinos, Assistant Professor, and Dr. David Schwebel, Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the Sciences, put safety first as they teach behaviors and practices to ensure the public’s well being.
Dr. Timothy Levine comes to us from Korea University, where he was Professor of Communication and Media. His research and instructional focus has been on interpersonal communication, social influence, cross-cultural communication, and social scientific research methods.
April 13, 2015

One for the Books

The College celebrates the 19 faculty members who published a book in 2014.
Congratulations to these deserving individuals: Martha Earwood, Michele Forman, Dr. James McClintock, Dr. Steve Austad, and Dr. Catherine Danielou.
Students from Digital Media and the Department of Art and Art History were honored with a wealth of ADDYs at the 2015 Birmingham Advertising Federation Awards, held in February.
The UAB Mock Trial team accumulated a 5-3 record to finish 8th in the field and earn a bid to Opening Round Championship Series.
The UAB Ethics Bowl team won one of only four spots in the Southeast Regional Competition in Tampa, Florida, advancing them to the National Championship Round in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in Costa Mesa, California.
Seventeen UAB students, ten of whom hail from the College, were chosen to visit the University of Miami from March 6-8 for the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU).
Brian Austin Nykanen, a junior neuroscience major and a Cadet in the Army ROTC at UAB, is a finalist for the Truman Scholarship.
April 13, 2015

Building the Future

The Board of Trustees approved a new building for the College of Arts and Sciences at their November 2014 meeting.
Ameen Barghi received the prestigious Rhodes Scholar award in November. He is one of three UAB students to receive the award, following Neel Varshney in 2000 and Josh Carpenter in 2012.
Nathan Oluwagbemiga Larinde has been awarded one of two UNCF Merck Undergraduate Science Scholarships given to UAB students this year. Solomon Gibson, a chemistry major and Global and Community Leadership Honors Program student, has been designated an alternate.
Two students and two professors from the Department of Art and Art History represented UAB at the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Emerging Creatives Student Summit at Virginia Commonwealth University.
April 13, 2015

The March Quilts

The Department of Art and Art History celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March on March 25 by partnering with Birmingham’s Bib & Tucker Sew-Op —along with community partners — to create The March Quilts: A Community Project.
Warhol: Fabricated, featuring 150+ works by the late pop artist, opened at the new visual arts institute AEIVA in January. Already the highest-attended visual arts exhibition in the university’s history, Warhol: Fabricated attracted almost 2,700 visitors during its run.
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