Take a look at the Spring 2013 issue of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Magazine.

Spring 2013 Highlights

Pass It On
The work of the College of Arts and Sciences centers on the transfer of skills, knowledge, and experiences -- in the classroom and out in the world

Student-Teachers
UAB alumni teach for America

Approaching the Bench
UAB students on mock trial


Uncanny Valley
UAB alumni take California


Lasting SCAR
Breast cancer survivors in the Alabama project


Music Makers
Mastering a different kind of keyboard

A New Place to See and Be Seen
The UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts
  • Message from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
    The fall semester is always an exciting time as our returning students come back to campus and our freshmen experience our dorms and classrooms for the first time.
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  • Blazer Booster: New College Alumni Board President Wesley Calhoun May Be Our Biggest Cheerleader
    Wes Calhoun, president of the new Arts and Sciences Alumni Board, sees growth and opportunity ahead for his alma mater and his hometown.
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  • Inaugural Alumni Board
    Support comes in many forms, including gifts of time. Our first-ever alumni board features a group of people who will be working hard in the coming year to grow relationships with graduates all over the country.
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  • Connections: Using Neuroimaging to Map the Brains of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Dr. Rajesh Kana and his graduate students have collected a large database of about 150 children and adults with autism whom they’ve scanned. In two studies that he and his team have published, they used a computer algorithm to analyze the data.
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  • Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee Speaks at UAB Institute for Human Rights Kickoff
    Gbowee gave a free public lecture at the Alys Stephens Center on September 29 at a kickoff event for the UAB Institute for Human Rights (IHR).
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  • Myth Busters
    Here are the most common misperceptions of liberal arts majors and a breakdown of how valuable these degrees really are, as well as what UAB is doing to ensure our students find careers that are right for them.
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  • Opening Doors: A Lasting Gift Helps Fund Graduate Education
    This year, Dr. Mark Hickson celebrates 50 years in teaching, nearly 30 of which have been in the Department of Communication Studies.
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  • Keeping the Magic Alive
    Alumna Debbie Jo Severin remembers her days as a UAB undergraduate student as extraordinary. Her time here was instrumental in molding many traditions for future Blazers, and she continues to invest in the future of UAB students.
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  • Ireland Awards
    Dr. Frans B.M. de Waal was named the 2016 Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar, and Dr. Charles Amsler was named the recipient of the 2016 Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.
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  • Spring and Summer
    From exhibits at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts to a Spring Commencement that is only growing in size and excitement, we had countless achievements to celebrate and numerous opportunities to come together as a campus community.
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  • Class Notes
    We want you to share your accomplishments! Update your alumni information.
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  • Graduate Bliss Chang Wins Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
    Bliss Chang, who graduated in 2015 with degrees in biology and biochemistry, has won a 2016 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship.
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  • Theatre Alumna Stars in “Undergound”
    Andrea Frankle, 1998 graduate of the Department of Theatre, plays Suzanna Macon, the cruel plantation mistress on the hit WGN America show “Underground.”
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  • Sociology Alumnae Recognized for Achievements
     Julie Locher, Ph.D., director of the UAB Translational Nutrition and Aging Program, received the Gerontological Society of America 2016 M. Powell Lawton Award. Akilah Dulin Keita, Ph.D., who received her doctorate in Medical Sociology in 2007, has been named the Manning Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Brown University School of Public Health.
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  • In Memoriam: Lisa Tamiris Becker
    Our colleague Lisa Tamiris Becker, founding director of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, passed away on Friday after an illness.
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  • Professors Discover Sponge Effective Against MRSA
    In a recent paper, Department of Biology researchers explain that the defensive mechanisms of Antarctic marine algae, sponges and other invertebrate species hold promise for humans, too.
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  • Alumni Honored at UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 Event
    Four College of Arts and Sciences alumni were honored as members of the 2016 class of the UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 on Friday, June 24, at the UAB National Alumni Society House.
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  • Provost’s Office Honors College Faculty
    Wendy Gunther-Canada, Ph.D. and Erika Hille Rinker, Ph.D. were named as this year’s recipients of the Provost’s Awards for Faculty Excellence. Yogesh Vohra, Ph.D. was named as the recipient of the Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award.
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  • Dr. Cristin Gavin Named Recipient of National Advising Award
    Cristin Gavin, Ph.D., co-director of the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program and assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology, has been selected as the recipient of a National Academic Advising Association award.
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  • Dr. Ragib Hasan Named Senior Member by Association of Computing Machinery
    Ragib Hasan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, has been named a senior member by the Association of Computing Machinery.
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  • Dr. Sarah Parcak Discovers New Monument at Petra, Jordan
    UAB archaeologist Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., and Christopher Tuttle, executive director of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, announced the discovery of a massive, previously unknown structure in Petra, a 2,500-year-old city in southern Jordan.
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  • Dr. Jeffrey Walker Awarded MITRE Seed Grant
    Jeffery Walker, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Justice Sciences, has been awarded an $18,284 seed grant from The MITRE Corporation’s National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center and the University System of Maryland.
    posted a while back 891 views
  • Dr. Jarred Younger Receives Funding for Rheumatology Study
    The Rheumatology Research Foundation recently awarded Jarred Younger, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychology and director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Laboratory, with a pilot grant to fund his research in rheumatology. 
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  • Dr. James McClintock Named Explorers Club Fellow
    James McClintock, Ph.D., Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology in the Department of Biology, has been selected as an Explorers Club Fellow.
    posted a while back 898 views
  • New Defense Against Smartphone Attacks Developed at UAB
    Researchers in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences have found a novel and practical way to combat malicious attacks on motion sensors inside mobile devices.
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  • Marching Blazers to Perform at Home and Abroad
    The UAB Marching Blazers, part of the Department of Music, will have several opportunities to perform their show “Hollywood,” says Interim Director of Bands Gene Fambrough, DMA. 
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  • Theatre UAB Announces Fall Season
    This season, Theatre UAB, the performance company of the Department of Theatre, will present productions of “You Can’t Take It With You,” “Vinegar Tom,” “The Real Inspector Hound,” the 14th annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays and “A Little Night Music.”
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  • New Student Photos on Display in Heritage Hall
    Works by seven photography students in the Department of Art and Art History are on display on the first and fifth floors of UAB’s Heritage Hall. 
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  • Art History Student Researches Paleolithic Cave Paintings
    Celeste Paxton, a graduate student pursuing her M.A. art history, has been researching cave paintings at Chaturbhujnath Nala in the Indian state of Madya Pradesh. 
    posted a while back 894 views
  • Emily Quarato Chosen for NSF Project in Hungary
    Emily Quarato, a junior from New York majoring in chemistry and anthropology, was selected to participate in a National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates site project this summer in eastern Hungary.
    posted a while back 887 views
  • Chemistry Professor Investigates Diabetes Treatment
    Eugenia Kharlampieva, Ph.D., polymer and materials chemist and associate professor in the Department of Chemistry is working with Hubert Tse, Ph.D. immunologist and associate professor in the Department of Microbiology in the School of Medicine, on a promising diabetes research project.
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  • Aaron Landis Pursues Summer Research Project on Hunger Suppression
    Junior Aaron Landis, who is majoring in neuroscience and is a member of the UAB Honors College University Honors Program, spent the summer working in the lab of Robert Sorge, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychology.
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  • Public Relations Graduates Sweep Awards
    Eleven students in the Public Relations program, a specialization within the Department of Communication Studies, brought home a total of 17 awards at the state conference of the Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA) on April 20.
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  • New Computer and Information Sciences Degree is First in the State
    The College of Arts and Sciences will now offer the state’s only Bachelor of Arts degree in computer and information sciences. 
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  • Undergraduates Awarded Research Fellowships
    Jarrod Hicks, a neuroscience student in the Department of Psychology and the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurobiology, and  Akhil Kaushik, a biology major, have been selected for the Amgen Scholars U.S. Program.
    posted a while back 898 views
  • Art Student Named American Advertising Student of the Year
    Senior Bailey Barrow of Pinson has been named a Student of the Year through the American Advertising Federation Birmingham TEN Awards.
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  • Chemistry Major Develops Program to Support Students in Need
    Supraja “Sippy” Sridhar, a Hoover native and senior majoring in chemistry, launched a new campus organization to provide a food pantry to students struggling to pay for meals.
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  • Social Skills
    Here in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Sociology is focused on providing our undergraduate and graduate students with the skills they need in their careers as well as in graduate and professional schools.
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