• 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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  • Panhellenic sororities gear up for recruitment week

    UAB Alpha GamThe Alpha Gamma Delta at Bid Day 2015. Photo courtesy of UAB’s Alpha Gamma Delta chapter.Tamara Imam - Managing Editor

    Hundreds of Panhellenic women across campus will today meet women from what they anticipate could be one of the largest recruitment classes in UAB history as another formal recruitment week kicks off the fall semester.

    Formal recruitment for Panhellenic sororities will take place Aug. 23-27.
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  • Remember, Remember the 8th of November

    Illustration by Corey BrightIllustration by Corey BrightOliver Ocean - Contributor

    Election time is just around the corner, and with many considering this election to be the downfall of America, it doesn’t seem like too long ago when people swore that the fibers holding this country together would deteriorate under the leadership of our first Black president, Barack Obama.

    While not all of his measures reached the desired effect many were hoping for, his policies — especially in social medicine — took a critical step in the right direction. With this in mind, it’s important for us to note what leadership will be best for the nation. Which leader will fill the vacant Supreme Court seat with the most level-headed judge? Which leader will improve foreign relations and create a viable working world? Which leader will spread tolerance and understanding, not fear and hate?
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