The Center for Teaching & Learning welcomes Dr. Tino Unlap.

Tino UnlapTino Unlap, PhD (Biotechnology Program, Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences Dept., School of Health Professions) joined the Center for Teaching & Learning on August 25 in a part-time role. Dr. Unlap will be working to expand faculty enrichment opportunities. 

Dr. Unlap is a geneticist/biochemist with considerable experience teaching STEM undergraduate and graduate students.  He has received multiple teaching and mentoring awards, the most recent being a recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Kasman set to perform Tchaikovsky for ASO concert
Kasman set to perform Tchaikovsky for ASO concert
UAB’s Yakov Kasman will perform the Tchaikovsky Trio as part of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s “Concertmaster and Friends” series Oct. 14.

yakov kasman 1University of Alabama at Birmingham Professor of Piano Yakov Kasman, DMA, will perform as part of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s “Concertmaster and Friends” series.

The event is set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, at Samford University’s Brock Hall.

Kasman will perform the Tchaikovsky Trio in A minor, scored for piano, violin and cello, along with some other Tchaikovsky pieces. His partners for the concert will be ASO Concertmaster Daniel Szasz and ASO principal cellist Warren Samples.

The Tchaikovsky Trio (sub-titled “In Memory of a Great Artist”) is one of the most famous chamber compositions of the 19th century, Kasman says. It is also one of the most difficult, especially for the pianist, and can be compared in its size and difficulty to Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1. 

UAB Dentistry's Reddy presented R. Earl Robinson Periodontal Regeneration Award
UAB Dentistry's Reddy presented R. Earl Robinson Periodontal Regeneration Award
The award is presented annually to authors of a peer-reviewed published paper that has contributed the most to the knowledge of periodontal regeneration in a given calendar year.

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Michael Reddy, DMD, D.M.Sc., dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry has been awarded the R. Earl Robinson Periodontal Regeneration Award for his research article “Platelet-derived growth factor promotes periodontal regeneration in localized osseous defects: 36-month extension results from randomized, controlled, double-masked clinical trial.”

The award was given at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology, which sponsored the honor. The article was published in the Journal of Periodontology Online in 2013.

Reddy also won the R. Earl Robinson Award in 2006.

The R. Earl Robinson Periodontal Regeneration Award was established to encourage research in periodontal regeneration, within the basic or clinical sciences. It is presented to the authors of the peer-reviewed published paper that has contributed most to the knowledge of periodontal regeneration in a given calendar year.

Questions of longevity, arguments and terrible people at philosophy discussions
Questions of longevity, arguments and terrible people at philosophy discussions
“What’s the Big Idea?” brings philosophy questions to the everyday.

big idea2The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Philosophy will present four public discussions that bring to light philosophical questions people face in everyday life. Each installment of the 2014-15 “What’s the Big Idea?” series will be kicked off by a faculty member’s presentation and followed by an open discussion.

  • Why We’re All Terrible People” with Matt King, Ph.D.,; 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Spencer Honors House, 1190 10th Ave. South
  • “Is it Wrong to Live to a Hundred?” with Gregory Pence, Ph.D,; 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Spencer Honors House
  • “Reasonable People Can Disagree … Can’t They?” with Kevin McCain, Ph.D.,; 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, location TBA
  • “Wittgenstein’s Private Language Argument” with Marjorie Price, Ph.D.,; 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, location TBA

The discussions are free and open to the public.

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