• Two UAB honors students recognized as Goldwater Scholars

    Sarah Nealy and Georgia Haggard have been named 2020 Goldwater Scholars for continuing paths in the field of STEM.

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  • Read the Spring 2020 Arts & Sciences Magazine

    We are proud to mark the College’s 10th anniversary with this special issue.

    We are proud to mark the College’s 10th anniversary with this special issue. Our campus operations are currently suspended for public health reasons, but we’re happy to share our Spring 2020 issue with you digitally. Print copies will be distributed as soon as UAB Print/Mail returns to their normal business functions.

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  • Money does not grow on trees — stimulating the economy during the coronavirus pandemic

    UAB political science experts provide details on stimulus checks and advice on how to use them during the public health crisis.

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  • Here’s a plan for positive coping in the time of COVID–19

    Stress is unavoidable in this uncertain time. But as Professor Diane Tucker, Ph.D., explains, you can take control — and make the most of this historic opportunity.

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  • Kecia M. Thomas named new dean of UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences

    Kecia M. Thomas will join UAB as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • How to fill out the 2020 Census: best practices to protect yourself from cyberphishing attacks

    Follow the recommended guidelines for filling out the 2020 Census form to better protect yourself from cyberphishing attacks, plus other details you should know.

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  • Kids, playgrounds, toys and sports equipment — why it is not safe during a pandemic

    UAB expert Samisksha Raut, Ph.D., explains the importance of keeping kids away from playgrounds and from touching various toys and sports equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine.

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  • See how Blazers are working well in midst of COVID-19 crisis

    Get a glimpse at how employees are continuing their unique and important work during UAB’s limited business operations.

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  • Catch up on your reading with one of these 13 books authored by CAS faculty

    Do you have more time on your hands while social-distancing? Faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences published 13 books in 2019 on subjects ranging from lifestyles and aging to advancements in satellite archaeology.

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  • Activities and events on the UAB campus are canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

    Many events, including concerts by students and faculty, visits by guest artists and exhibitions may be rescheduled in the future, but the timeline for decisions on when that may occur is unknown.  

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  • Here’s a plan for positive coping in the time of COVID–19

    Stress is unavoidable in this uncertain time. But as Professor Diane Tucker, Ph.D., explains, you can take control — and make the most of this historic opportunity.

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  • How will the Census impact Alabama?

    With the outbreak of a global pandemic, the 2020 Census is still underway. Learn how the Census will impact the state of Alabama and why it is important.

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  • Online teaching veterans share their top tips

    Three award-winning UAB faculty share 7 ways to developing engaging online courses.

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  • Ellyn Grady: Alumni Service Award 2020

    This award honors alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary service to the local, national, or global community.

    Ellyn Grady: M.P.A., 1992The College of Arts and Sciences annual alumni awards highlight the diverse talents, professional accomplishments, and community service of our alumni. The Alumni Service Award honors alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary service to the local, national, or global community.

    Ellyn Grady has over thirty years of successful experience in public administration, youth development, and community education. Trained in the performing arts, special education, adult instruction, and community planning, she retired from her position as Senior Vice President of Resource Development at the United Way of Central Alabama in 2019.

    While at the United Way, Grady directed the Agency Impact Department and in 2009, was named Senior Vice President overseeing their annual campaign, which raised more than $38 million.

    Prior to 2002, Grady was the Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Central Alabama, a youth development organization that provides programs for more than 7,000 inner-city girls. Before moving to Birmingham in 1989, she managed one of the nation's largest community education programs in Fairfax County, Virginia.

    She holds a degree in drama and speech from Furman University, continuing education course work from George Mason University and the University of South Carolina, and a Master of Public Administration degree from UAB.

    Grady served as a council member of the MPA alumni and president of the United Way Executive Director’s Council. She is also a member and past board member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham, past president of The Women’s Network, and a Paul Harris Fellow.

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  • Amanda Keller: Distinguished Young Alumni Award 2020

    This award honors alumni ages 40 or younger for significant accomplishments in industry and/or their career field or for service in the College.

    Amanda Keller: B.A. Philosophy, 2009The College of Arts and Sciences annual alumni awards highlight the diverse talents, professional accomplishments, and community service of our alumni. The Distinguished Young Alumni Award honors alumni ages 40 or younger for significant accomplishments in industry and/or their career field or for service in the College. In 2020, we recognized two winners in this category: Amanda Keller and Michael Chambers II.

    Amanda Keller is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Alabama in 2006. She is the Founding Director of the Magic City Acceptance Center (MCAC), a direct-service social supportive space for the LGBTQ community in Birmingham that opened in the spring of 2014. In her five years as director, she has been instrumental in expanding services to over 1,060 local LGBTQ and strongly allied youth, ages 13-24.

    Amanda also manages Family Matters: LGBTQ Youth Perspectives, a photography exhibition by Carolyn Sherer. Family Matters premiered at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in April 2014, and was selected as a Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery finalist in 2016. Prior to MCAC, Amanda served as Finance Director at Birmingham AIDS Outreach.

    Amanda serves on the Board of the Children’s Policy Council, and Mayor Woodfin’s LGBTQ Advisory Board. She was also an honoree of AL.com’s 2017 “Women Who Shape the State”, one of the 2018 Birmingham Business Journal’s “Women to Watch,” and a member of the Leadership Birmingham Class of 2020.

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  • Michael Chambers II: Distinguished Young Alumni Award 2020

    This award honors alumni ages 40 or younger for significant accomplishments in industry and/or their career field or for service in the College.

    Michael Chambers II: B.A. African American Studies, 2007The College of Arts and Sciences annual alumni awards highlight the diverse talents, professional accomplishments, and community service of our alumni. The Distinguished Young Alumni Award honors alumni ages 40 or younger for significant accomplishments in industry and/or their career field or for service in the College. In 2020, we recognized two winners in this category: Michael Chambers II and Amanda Keller.

    A native of Washington, D.C., Michael Chambers II has worked at the local, state, and national level, managing and developing programs across a variety of arts and humanities organizations. He has produced living history vignettes, curated panel discussions, and led cultural youth development programs. In his latest role in the Director's Office at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, he manages board relations, a national philanthropic professional network, and special projects.

    Chambers also leads a cultural consulting practice, Humanities in Public, which uses a humanities lens to foster new ways of thinking, presenting history, and connecting new audiences. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

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  • Christopher Edmonds: Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award 2020

    This is the College’s highest honor, and is awarded to prominent alumni who have achieved distinction through exceptional contributions to their professions.

    Christopher Edmonds: B.A. Political Science, 1992The College of Arts and Sciences annual alumni awards highlight the diverse talents, professional accomplishments, and community service of our alumni. The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award is the College’s highest honor, and is awarded to prominent alumni who have achieved distinction through exceptional contributions to their professions. This award highlights the diverse talents, notable accomplishments and extraordinary service of our alumni and is reserved for those with a history of excellence in their careers.

    Christopher Edmonds has built an impressive career in the energy, financial, and commodity markets.

    Today, Edmonds is the Global Head of Clearing & Risk at Intercontinental Exchange, known as ICE. In his role, Edmonds provides executive oversight for all six Intercontinental Exchange clearinghouses. These duties include regulatory engagement for clearing-related matters, operational and risk management oversight, and clearing member education.

    Before being named to his current position, Edmonds was Senior Vice President of Financial Markets with responsibility for all client-facing activities for the fixed income, credit and commodities asset classes. Prior to that, Edmonds was President of ICE Clear Credit (formerly known as ICE Trust). Before joining the Trust in December 2009, Edmonds was the Chief Executive Officer of the International Derivatives Exchange Group.

    He has also been the Chief Development Officer for ICAP Energy, where he led the company’s external growth efforts within the energy and commodities space. He also served as ICAP Entergy’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Software Architect, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of ICAP Futures.

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  • Discoveries on deck: Back pain, race and money

    Are there differences in the way that minority groups and people with low socioeconomic status experience chronic low back pain? Learn more about an ongoing study in this new series that looks behind the scenes of UAB’s latest grants and contracts.

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  • Pianist Kate Liu to perform March 29 for UAB Piano Series

    This event has been canceled. On the program for Liu’s Birmingham performance are Schumann’s Arabesque Op. 18, Schubert’s Six Musical Moments, Op. 94, and Brahms’ Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 5.

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  • BFA student works on exhibition at UAB from April 6-May 2

    This event has been canceled. A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is a professional undergraduate degree. The BFA exhibition is on display at UAB’s AEIVA; a free reception will be May 1.

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