October 07, 2016

Ireland Awards

Dr. Frans B.M. de Waal was named the 2016 Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar, and Dr. Charles Amsler was named the recipient of the 2016 Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.
October 07, 2016

Keeping the Magic Alive

Alumna Debbie Jo Severin remembers her days as a UAB undergraduate student as extraordinary. Her time here was instrumental in molding many traditions for future Blazers, and she continues to invest in the future of UAB students.
October 07, 2016

Spring and Summer

From exhibits at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts to a Spring Commencement that is only growing in size and excitement, we had countless achievements to celebrate and numerous opportunities to come together as a campus community.
October 07, 2016

Class Notes

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Bliss Chang, who graduated in 2015 with degrees in biology and biochemistry, has won a 2016 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship.
Andrea Frankle, 1998 graduate of the Department of Theatre, plays Suzanna Macon, the cruel plantation mistress on the hit WGN America show “Underground.”
In a recent paper, Department of Biology researchers explain that the defensive mechanisms of Antarctic marine algae, sponges and other invertebrate species hold promise for humans, too.
Four College of Arts and Sciences alumni were honored as members of the 2016 class of the UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 on Friday, June 24, at the UAB National Alumni Society House.
 Julie Locher, Ph.D., director of the UAB Translational Nutrition and Aging Program, received the Gerontological Society of America 2016 M. Powell Lawton Award. Akilah Dulin Keita, Ph.D., who received her doctorate in Medical Sociology in 2007, has been named the Manning Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Brown University School of Public Health.
Our colleague Lisa Tamiris Becker, founding director of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, passed away on Friday after an illness.
Wendy Gunther-Canada, Ph.D. and Erika Hille Rinker, Ph.D. were named as this year’s recipients of the Provost’s Awards for Faculty Excellence. Yogesh Vohra, Ph.D. was named as the recipient of the Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award.
Cristin Gavin, Ph.D., co-director of the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program and assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology, has been selected as the recipient of a National Academic Advising Association award.
Ragib Hasan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, has been named a senior member by the Association of Computing Machinery.
UAB archaeologist Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., and Christopher Tuttle, executive director of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, announced the discovery of a massive, previously unknown structure in Petra, a 2,500-year-old city in southern Jordan.
Jeffery Walker, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Justice Sciences, has been awarded an $18,284 seed grant from The MITRE Corporation’s National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center and the University System of Maryland.
The Rheumatology Research Foundation recently awarded Jarred Younger, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychology and director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Laboratory, with a pilot grant to fund his research in rheumatology. 
James McClintock, Ph.D., Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology in the Department of Biology, has been selected as an Explorers Club Fellow.
Researchers in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences have found a novel and practical way to combat malicious attacks on motion sensors inside mobile devices.
The UAB Marching Blazers, part of the Department of Music, will have several opportunities to perform their show “Hollywood,” says Interim Director of Bands Gene Fambrough, DMA. 
This season, Theatre UAB, the performance company of the Department of Theatre, will present productions of “You Can’t Take It With You,” “Vinegar Tom,” “The Real Inspector Hound,” the 14th annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays and “A Little Night Music.”
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