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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.
Beegle's role on this mission is to be something of an interplanetary safety inspector. "I am one of three surface sampling systems scientists," he says. "We're in charge of Curiosity's drill and scoop"—which are crucial to the mission goal of "finding traces of organics and understanding the habitability potential of Mars," Beegle says.
Recent University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate Grace Benton has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Jordan.
This past Saturday at the annual meeting of the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers (AAFLT), held at the University of Montevallo, three alumnae of the UAB Foreign Language Education program and former Spanish majors swept the top statewide teaching awards.
Irene Latham always knew she was meant to be a writer. It just took her a few decades to find the right path. The author and 1991 UAB graduate recently returned to her alma mater to talk with students about the craft of writing, the art of finding inspiration, and her first novel, Leaving Gee’s Bend, which debuted this spring.
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