UAB’s commitment to diversity is worthy of emulation
The university, its vice president and a graduate student were honored during the Minority Access National Role Models Conference held in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.UAB ranked among the world's top 150 universitiesUAB is ranked No. 1 in Alabama, No. 67 in America and No. 147 internationally by the Center for World University Rankings. Contributing to its position among the top 15 percent of world universities were its top 150 rankings for patents, influence and publications.UAB offers easier access to its online degrees beyond the state lineUAB's selection as a SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) institution makes it easier to provide access to its online degree programs in 36 states participating in the initiative.UAB partners with UK university to offer smart cities master’s degreeThis 24-month, part-time post-graduate degree will provide interdisciplinary grounding in the principles, application and key technologies required to develop sustainable smart cities. Sessions will begin in January 2016.English alum becomes a comic genius
UAB alumnus Jason Aaron has plotted a heroic path as a writer for Marvel comics, where his Star Wars and Thor storylines have surprised fans and generated critical buzz. Aaron discusses his storytelling powers, the challenge of reinventing iconic characters and the role played by UAB creative writing courses in his supersized success in UAB Magazine.UAB makes President's Higher Education Community Service Honor RollEach year, the U.S. president recognizes institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in their communities. UAB, which was recognized in three categories — general service, economic opportunity and education — has been on the honor roll since 2006.Online graduate program in public health ranked No. 2 nationallyTopMastersInHealthcare.com ranked 70 U.S. online program offerings for its list of "Top 10 Best Online MPH Programs" and was impressed with UAB's depth and breadth.New degree programs, graduate track in the approval pipelineCurriculum items approved by the UAB Board of Trustees during its June 19 meeting will be submitted to ACHE for evaluation and review. They include degrees in general studies, human resource management, genetics and genomics and psychometry.Theatre students explore the fabric of timeUAB’s Department of Theatre tops the best-dressed list, following a donation of more than 200 vintage clothing pieces spanning 90 years of fashion. See some of the dazzling dresses and hip hats, and discover how the unique collection is inspiring and educating students, in UAB Magazine.Team-learning techniques are in use all around UAB
Professors already are using tested techniques to better engage students — ahead of the QEP, which begins with the fall semester.