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UAB News: Global Stories

  • Antarctic research could reveal significant changes in continent’s ecology.Research biologist Maggie Amsler, left, and Ryan James, biology graduate student, before departing from UAB for their voyage.The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Antarctic marine research team set sail today from Punta Arenas, Chile, for a research expedition to the White Continent. During the next four-plus weeks, the team will be traveling south aboard the National Science Foundation’s ship Laurence M. Gould to document populations of deep-sea...

  • Alabama’s Smart Cities Hackathon to tackle urban challenges and offer solutions for a better future.The University of Alabama at Birmingham Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center and the School of Engineering are partnering with Alabama Media Group, Auburn University and Code for Birmingham to host Alabama’s Global Smart Cities Hackathon from Feb. 20-22. The hackathon is open to developers, students, researchers, business thinkers, policy analysts, journalists, designers, community organizers, urban planners — anyone interested in tackling today’s...

  • Public lecture by MIT monk and philosopher will probe issues of personal and social transformation.The Venerable Tenzin Priyardarshi, a monk, philosopher, philanthropist and educator, will be on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus Tuesday, Feb. 17, to collaborate with university leaders, deliver a free public lecture and meet with students. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, UAB’s Institute for Human Rights, and the Office of the Provost, the event will be an opportunity for the Venerable...


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