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UAB Marching Blazers heading to Hawaii, ready to explore new opportunities Coming up for the Marching Blazers in 2015 are performances on the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor and elsewhere in Honolulu from March 21-28.

“It is a wonderful opportunity for our band to gain national and international exposure and a wonderful cultural experience for them,” says Marching Blazers Band Director Sue Samuels, Ph.D.. “We’ll be performing for a gathering of military personnel, so we will be there to play the national anthem for the raising of the flag and then some other patriotic and popular selections.”

The band enjoyed immense success on a 2013 trip to Ireland, where they competed against 17 bands from Europe and North America and were named the winners of the International Band Competition held in Limerick.

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UAB Forward

Teaching innovation grant

9 grants awarded to promote teaching innovation Professors from nine disciplines were awarded more than $39,000 in the second annual Teaching Innovation and Development Awards. The funds will support projects including a team-based learning approach to study abroad, simulation training for business and nursing students, and an online laboratory course in justice sciences.

“This is one of the ways we support the new QEP theme, Learning in a Team Environment,” said Jonathan Waugh, Ph.D., faculty director of the UAB Center for Teaching and Learning. “The idea is that we want to stimulate innovation, but we also want to support the well-established and researched ideas that are new to UAB.”