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Monday, 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.
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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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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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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