March 23, 2015

Athletic camps at UAB

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Information on athletic camps at UAB, including football, basketball, baseball, softball and more is online.
This program offers 10 themed weeks throughout the summer, starting June 1.
Each day offers a new discovery with the end of camp featuring the campers’ very own art show.
Camp three is the three-week Master Camp and offers older campers an extra week for master classes, leading up to the two weeks when campers will mount the fully staged musical production.
The Materials Camp will consist of interactive lectures with hands-on laboratory sessions, a field trip to a local foundry and a multiple-day engineering design project.
Learn what forensic scientists and crime scene investigators do, and receive hands-on training by collecting evidence, dusting for fingerprints, searching for blood stains, analyzing DNA evidence, interpreting DNA profiles, and examining flies and maggots.
Instruction for all levels of percussion students interested in marching percussion, no experience needed.
ArtPlay’s award-winning visual arts camp offers classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts and more.
Campers learn theater games, improvisation, warm-ups, dance, vocal exercises, voice and diction, terminology, acting, and stage production, all while developing a character and rehearsing for a fully staged musical production at the end of camp.
This camp is for serious music students who enthusiastically participate in every theory class, sectional, convocation, rehearsal, elective class and evening activity.
Campers will be introduced to many aspects of musical theater with a variety of fun classes.
This professional-level intensive will prepare high school students to audition for elite college musical theater training programs.
Instruction for beginning percussion students, no experience needed. Students with school band or private lesson experience up to one year will be accepted.

On “Wallflower,” Krall has recorded a collection of songs from the 1960s to today. This show is expected to sell out; a limited number of tickets are still available.
Cycliad, a four-week, 1,300-mile bicycling challenge, will conclude in Birmingham on May 3 with a celebration at Railroad Park and an opportunity for community riders to participate.
UAB student will study foreign language and culture abroad through a U.S. Department of State scholarship program.
WBHM to host “Issues & Ales: Heroin in Alabama” on March 24.
UAB yields two-plus winners for fourth consecutive year for national undergraduate research scholarship program.
For the second year in a row, UAB Medicine has been named among the best places to work in health care by Becker’s Hospital Review.

“Avenue Q” is hilarious, irreverent and definitely not for children. “Muppet”-style puppets, alongside human actors, star in this sweetly satiric coming-of-age parable.
Benjamin, who served as the 18th U.S. Surgeon General, spoke during a dinner presentation at the 10th annual Health Disparities Research Symposium at UAB on Tuesday.
Dr. Dean Sicking, who invented the Steel and Foam Energy Reduction barrier with a group of engineers while at the University of Nebraska in 2002, is now with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and maintains a test facility at Barber. He's considered an unofficial consultant at Barber, Whitt said, and his safety recommendations are heeded.
From The Boston Globe
Dr. Gregory G. Davis, chief medical examiner of Jefferson County in Alabama and a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, also described a significantly limited supply of medical examiners nationwide. He estimated there are between 400 and 450 forensic pathologists across the country, and that ideally there should be 800 to 900 medical examiners to handle the workload.
UAB honor society for students, professional counselors and counselor educators receives two national awards.
Kidney recipients infected only with HIV do as well as uninfected recipients, but HIV-infected recipients co-infected with hepatitis C virus have poorer outcomes.
Advances in glaucoma therapies, including powerful eye drops and minimally invasive laser surgeries, mean few patients today would lose their vision if they were treated in time.
At the center of this high-potential research is the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance (ADDA), a unique collaboration between development teams at Southern Research and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The ADDA provides the infrastructure and support to expedite the search for new insights and treatments.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) National Alumni Society has announced the UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 Class for 2015.
UAB proved the adage 'age ain't nothing but a number' right, downing veteran -laden Western Kentucky in thrilling fashion Thursday night to advance to move on in the 2015 Conference USA men's basketball tournament.
This year alone, one billion smartphones are predicted to be sold. Yes kids that’s a 1 with nine zeroes behind it. That’s nearly twice as many the numbers of personal devices, according to an infographic generated by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Online Masters in Management Information Systems.
From Business Newsa Daily
While internships have become an essential component of the job search process, landing one that provides you with the experience you need is easier said than done.
“You really can’t predict what kind of pain someone has with chronic pancreatitis based upon the CT scan,” C. Mel Wilcox, MD, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, told Healio Gastroenterology.
Faisal Shuaib, M.D., Dr.P.H., who led successful Ebola containment efforts in Nigeria, has been appointed to a six-man independent expert committee.
The Viva Health Starlight Gala is the biggest fundraiser of the year for UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $125 and include a reception. Call 205-975-2787.
It’s a robot with the soul of an artist. The R2 PaintBot, conceived by UAB engineering students and financed through the Crowdfunding at UAB initiative, is designed to paint murals all across Birmingham in concert with the Magic City Mural Collective.
Tollefsbol will donate the $5,000 award to a graduate student award fund.
A new comprehensive textbook on neurological diseases and conditions from the desk of a UAB neuroscientist will be available this spring.

As the highest-ranking civil rights officer in the DOJ, Gupta will offer her perspective and ideas on civil rights issues. A question-and-answer session will follow.

The evening will feature California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio performing arrangements of classical works and innovative takes on rock standards.

UAB African American Faculty Association hosts book talk with author of “The A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham: A Civil Rights Landmark.”

Anthony Fasano, author of “Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career” will speak March 19.

UAB’s new Hugh Kaul Personalized Medicine Institute is translating cutting-edge discoveries about gene-drug interactions into the real world of patient care.
Another study, published in 2011 by University of Alabama at Birmingham scientists, found a 10 per cent spike in the risk of heart attacks in the 48 hours following spring forward.
A history of psychedelic drug use is associated fewer suicidal thoughts, planning and attempts, according to survey results analyzed by Johns Hopkins and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
In a small but promising study, researchers were able to predict which human subjects had an autism spectrum disorder and which did not following three different measures of the brain.
The business world divides salespeople into hunters and farmers. Hunters generate sales by prospecting for new business; farmers generate sales by maintaining and enhancing existing customer relationships.
The total cost of the project is $26.5 million and would give the facility a total of 16 operating rooms. Callahan Eye Hospital CEO Brian Spraberry said the expansion is to accommodate an increasing number of patients and surgeries.
UAB Hospital receives 2015 Women’s Choice Award and is named one of America’s Best Breast Centers.
A futures trading team from UAB proves investment savvy in simulated trading competition, placing first among U.S. institutions and second among all in the international competition.
National award recognizes Roussel for innovative and outstanding preparation and advocacy of clinical nurse leaders.
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