John Maddox was a 2015-2016 Faculty Fellow in Engaged Scholarship. He attended a year of workshops on Service Learning, and he will incorporate this training into his May Mini-Term 2016 Spanish and Service Learning trip to Puerto Rico.
Professor of Art History Heather McPherson was named the recipient of the 2016 Annibel Jenkins Prize for the best article on the subject of theatre and performance history in the 18th Century.
Monday, 25 April 2016 09:30

Professors Win Top University Awards

Doug Barrett, associate professor of graphic design in the Department of Art and Art History, is the recipient of the 2016 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Alison Chapman, professor and chair of the Department of English, is the recipient of the Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award.
Dr. Nicole C. Riddle, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, has won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
Chapman’s new works were inspired by the 108 days the family spent waiting for his daughter’s heart transplant. Also featured are works made by his daughter and her fellow pediatric heart patients as they awaited organ transplants.
Friday, 15 April 2016 11:08

Updates from African American Studies

Students and faculty in the UAB African American Studies Program have been recognized for their achievements this semester.
Cristin Gavin, Ph.D., a Co-Director of the UAB Undergraduate Neuroscience Program and Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, has been named as a recipient of a 2016 UAB Outstanding Academic Advising Award.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 10:46

Cloning Article Selected as Editor's Choice

Human cloning is a hotly debated topic in ethics, covered even in movies and television shows like Orphan Black. Little attention has been paid to emotional reactions to this issue, which could shed light on why human cloning is so contested.
Jessie Dunbar, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of English, has received a six-month Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
Two-hour special, “Vikings Unearthed,” featuring UAB professor Sarah Parcak will premier online Monday, April 4, and will broadcast Wednesday, April 6, on PBS.
Robert Blanton, a professor in the Department of Government, helps students understand human trafficking as a global problem perpetuated by numerous complex factors.
Gregory Pence, Ph.D., international expert on the ethics of human cloning, discusses the science behind the hit TV show, when it gets the science right and when it doesn’t.
The fellowship will help further the completion of the first study, bilingual edition of a centuries old legal case.
The innate immune systems of plants and plant pathogens are in a biological arms race, and if plants lose, food sources may diminish. Mukhtar probes the genetics and molecular mechanisms of plant immunity.
Colin Davis, chair of the Department of History, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Labor and Working Class History Association.
Recordings by UAB Department of Music faculty James Zingara and Gene Fambrough are available to purchase; Zingara’s CD includes two compositions by William Price.
Zina Trost, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the 2016 John C. Liebeskind Early Career Scholar Award from the American Pain Society.
Lauren Lake, Chair of the Department of Art and Art History, was chosen by the Disability Support Services (DSS) staff as the recipient of the Fall 2015 DSS Staff Recognition Award.
Dr. Jacqueline Nikles, associate professor and coordinator of undergraduate organic chemistry, has appointed a member of the American Chemical Society Examinations Committee, which will write a new standardized ACS Organic Chemistry exam for 2017.
Dr. Erika Hille Rinker, assistant professor of German, is one of the 2015 recipients of the American Association of Teachers of German/Goethe-Institut Certificate of Merit for outstanding achievement in furthering the teaching of German in American schools.
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