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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.”
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. 
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. 
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
The College of Arts and Sciences will now offer the state’s only Bachelor of Arts degree in computer and information sciences. 
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.
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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