UAB graduate students and researchers have two chances – a 10-week course and a one-day workshop -- in Spring 2011 to update their writing skills, learn the “ins and outs” of publishing, and earn elective graduate credit. The first is a 3-credit hour course, GRD 728, Academic Writing and Publishing, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 25, and meeting once a week for 10 weeks from 6 to 9 p.m. through April 5 the Education Building, EB 238T2. GRD 728 features panel discussions with experts and guided instruction and practice in all aspects of research writing – from project planning to manuscript submission.  In addition, a one day, 1 credit-hour workshop, GRD 708, Writing Successfully, will be offered Saturday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall 204. The workshop includes interactive sessions as well as discussions with professionals, along with lunch. Both are pass/no pass courses offered through the Professional Development Program of The UAB Graduate School. Under the direction of Dr. Julia S. Austin, the Program is its 20th year of helping graduate students and research professionals prepare for career success in a variety of writing, speaking, researching, and communication areas. To register for GRD 728 or GRD 708, contact Jennifer L. Greer at or call 996-6355.

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3MT information sessions offer competition tips, last minute chance to register

3MT squaresIf you are registered for 3MT or want to take advantage of late registration, make plans to attend one of these sessions: Wednesday, September 28 at 2 p.m. in Bevil 170 or Thursday, September 29 at 2 p.m. in Campbell Hall 301. Read more ...

Congratulations to 2016 Postdoc Awards winners

2016 postdoc award winnersThe Office of Postdoctoral Education and Postdoctoral Assocation celebrated -- you guessed it -- UAB's postdocs with an apprecation lunch and awards ceremony on September 20. Read more ...

Record 19,535 students #ChooseUAB - 7,166 of those graduate students

students dining streamEnrollment at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, bolstered by record recruitment and retention gains, increased by 1,202 students year-over-year to a record-high 19,535 for the fall 2016 semester.  Read more ...

Left breathless: How asthma influences infection

arthur totten headshot squareArthur Totten, a PhD candidate in Microbiology and an asthmatic himself, studies how allergy sufferers react to bacterial infections. At his Discoveries in the Making presentation at Homewood Public Library on September 8, Arthur talked about a pathogen only found in humans called Mycoplasmas Pneumoniae (Mpn) – bacteria that causes walking pneumonia. Read more ...
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