• Groundbreaking ushers in 'new era' for UAB

    Tamara Imam - Managing Editor

    Ceremonial digging during the groundbreaking of the football operations building.Ceremonial digging during the groundbreaking of the football operations building. Photo by Spencer PortisMonday, Aug. 29, the first day of classes for the fall semester, coincided with the groundbreaking of the new football operations building and the ushering in of a new era for UAB.

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  • 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival to begin this weekend

    Sidewalk articleIllustration by Baili Bigham and Sarah FaulknerBaili Bigham - Head Entertainment Columnist

    One of Birmingham’s proudest events, the Sidewalk Film Festival, will be returning once again on August 26-28 in the downtown Birmingham Theatre District.

    This festival is put on by Alabama Moving Image Association, which is a non-profit organization that pushes filmmaking in Alabama. AMIA has quite the resume, such as a sister festival to Sidewalk called SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival, Alabama’s first and only film festival made by and about the LGBTQ community. The organization also hosts Sidewalk Sidewrite, a screenplay writing competition, as well as many other creative events to encourage filmmakers and writers alike to continue their journey.
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  • Campaign aims to recruit female coders

    FEATURED STORY NEWS RGB 1280John Johnstone, Ph.D., an associate professor of UAB's Department of Computer Information and Sciences, oversees Girls who Code's local chapter. Photo courtesy of Matt WindsorTessa Case - News Editor

    New programs, such as Girls Who Code and a new Bachelor’s of Arts program, are hoping to increase interest in computer sciences, especially those who identify as female, throughout Birmingham and UAB.
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  • Ebola response training readies regional responders

    IMG 1576Participants prepare for a simulation to deliver skills and knowledge to apply what they learn to daily functions and to advance communications. Photo by UAB Office of Interprofessional SimulationJohn Cole - Contributor

    UAB recently received a grant to train local healthcare and public safety workers to respond to potential outbreaks of Ebola or other infectious disease following the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

    The new program, led by Lisa McCormick, Ph.D., and Marjorie Lee White, M.D., concentrates on biosafety measures for healthcare and public safety workers in the Deep South, specifically Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida panhandle area.
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