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University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate Michael Longmire is spending four months working at the world’s largest chemical company as part of an internship granted to him by the German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD.
NASA recently announced the selection of seven instrument proposals for inclusion on the next rover to be sent to Mars in 2020. Among the proposals selected, Dr. Luther Beegle, UAB physics alumnus and Research Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, is the principal investigator for the Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC).
As the executive director of the nonprofit Friends of Rickwood, UAB alum David Brewer is the chief steward of Rickwood Field's legacy.
Five years ago Dexter Forbes would never have predicted that he would graduate with an African American Studies major. Forbes typically found himself in the minority in his home community in Maine, and UAB provided a new environment where he could explore his personal identity.
UAB alum Logan Talbot writes about his experience interning for the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Pamela Sterne King, an assistant professor of history at UAB and former historic preservation officer for the city of Birmingham, wants students to learn about the city’s "often-forgotten fun personality."
Online contributions over six months since the public launch of The Campaign for UAB: Give Something, Change Everything, the most ambitious fundraising initiative in the history of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, have already surpassed total online gifts from the entire previous fiscal year.
"Exposure to information and exposure to people" — Michelle Craig says this is what she gained from UAB’s African American Studies Program, experiences that lead to a successful career.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society honored its second annual Excellence in Business Top 25 2014 award winners with a luncheon Friday, March 7, at the Alumni House.
The College of Arts and Sciences is delighted to announce that John Fields has accepted the position of Curator for the Abroms//Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA).
November 20, 2013

Standing Up for Social Justice

UAB alum Brendan Rice: "My interest in social justice is grounded in the profound belief that my generation must and will play a central role in fixing the broken systems of our world."
UAB's National Alumni Society (NAS) honored five people, including the Department of Government's Wendy Gunther Canada, at the 13th annual Alumni Leadership Recognition Awards Luncheon.
UAB alumna Kristal Quarker has been named the national field director for African American Initiatives for the Republican National Committee (RNC).
For 24-year-old filmmaker Ingrid Pfau, UAB was a place of firsts. It was the place where the Birmingham native first became a filmmaker and where she was first diagnosed with epilepsy.
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox made headlines for his leadership after a tornado wrecked havoc in 2011, but his potential was recognized by the residents of the city years before the disaster. Even earlier than that, his potential was seen and applauded in the halls of the Department of Government.
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