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Research exploring several new diagnostic strategies to find the earliest changes in the eye to detect glaucoma is underway at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. One optometrist says awareness of this eye disorder is just as important as continuing to study it.
Administrators at UAB hope that a recent vote by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees to make the Department of Biomedical Engineering a joint department of the schools of Engineering and Medicine will help faculty and students in both areas to work more effectively and better integrate research, education and patient care.
UAB will celebrate Women's History Month in March with a series of 15 events, including films, lectures, performances, panel discussions and community service opportunities.
The Young Writers in Birmingham project continues this week at Inglenook Elementary.  This is week three of a four-week workshop that brings UAB English students to Inglenook to help close to 100 third and fourth graders write stories that will be published.
Pianist Robert Henry, an internationally known pianist who has performed solo recitals at Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London and the Kennedy Center in Washington, will perform Sunday, March 9, at the Alys Stephens Center, part of the UAB Piano Series.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday revealed his 2015 budget. In it is a proposal to spend $5.23 billion to train 13,000 primary care residents over the next 10 years. Dr. William Curry, associate dean for primary care and rural medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said Obama's proposal could help with growing primary care shortages, to a point.
Today, human spaceflight has a very different profile. The shuttle program ended in 2011, and the surviving shuttles are in museums. Science is now done aboard the International Space Station, which is partly served by commercial rockets.But the protein crystal experiments go on. “We’ve learned a lot,” Lawrence J. DeLucas of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of the scientists involved, said in an interview last week.
A group of University of Alabama at Birmingham students are taking part in a program called “The Young Writers in Birmingham Project.” The UAB students are helping nearly 100 3rd and 4th graders at Inglenook Elementary write stories and biographies that will be published in books.
The key to use any technology is passwords, but they often present a relatively weak challenge to hackers. Until now. There is a new way (or ways) to add a strong second layer of security to a password as researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), in collaboration with the University of California at Irvine, proposed and tested a variety of methods.
ArtPlay’s award-winning visual arts camp offers classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts and more.

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