Rob Blanton, Ph.D., an expert on the international political economy, including the human impacts of the global economy and the intersection of human rights and the global economic system, has been named chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration.

James B. McClintock, Ph.D., Endowed Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been awarded The Explorers Club Finn Ronne Memorial Award.

David Schwebel was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research. The American Psychological Association gives the award annually to a psychologist whose research has led to important discoveries or developments in the field of applied psychology.

Stacey Holloway, assistant professor of sculpture, wil design and create a public sculpture as part of the new University of Alabama System Art Trail.

Launched by the Conservancy this year, the campaign promotes “connected conversations” around climate change and encourages people to sign a pledge to speak up soon, and often.

Art historian Noa Turel, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been named a spring 2019 member of the Institute for Advanced Study.

When Christina Rodriguez, Ph.D., was in high school, she volunteered at a child abuse shelter. “I saw a baby in a body cast,” she recalls, “and I said, ‘I need to do something to stop this.’”

Friday, 14 December 2018 15:19

Saving sacred architecture in Nagpur, India

An American art history professor could help India preserve some historic religious sculpture and architecture. 

A hard-hitting documentary, “Ordinary Savage,” takes an in-depth look at the origins of violence and how humans get their feelings hurt.

Olivio J. Clay, Ph.D., will join the television show “Second Opinion” alongside three caregivers to discuss treatment and care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease.

Federally funded research expenditures for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Psychology increased by 12 percent from 2016-2017, totaling more than $4.9 million.

Trost’s book explores new research that acknowledges that pain occurs in a social context.

Our university enables faculty to make connections across various disciplines, schools, and centers, and being a part of the College of Arts and Sciences provides my colleagues and me with a broad platform to support this kind of effective interdisciplinary work.

Patricia Drentea's new book is the first U.S.-focused text to examine the likely outcomes of the social changes of the past few decades.
The UAB Chamber Trio features three members of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music.
Peace ethology book promotes the systemic study of peace as a behavior.
Racist and hateful memes are being spread by fringe web communities, with 4chan’s /pol/ and The_Donald playing major roles in influencing mainstream communities.

Dr. Jonathan Wiesen comes to UAB from the Department of History at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale, where he has been department chair since 2016.

In honor of the 16th-century French essayist Michel de Montaigne and the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Catherine Danielou, Senior Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and recipient of the UAB Frederick W. Conner Prize in the History of Ideas, has established the Michel de Montaigne Endowed Prize in the History of Ideas.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 15:56

Faculty honored at 2018 Fall Awards Convocation

President Ray Watts and Provost Pam Benoit honored faculty across UAB during the annual Faculty Convocation on October 22.

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