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  • Dive into forensic sciences and uncover the scientist within at UAB Camp CSI
     Camp CSI gives children a chance to explore real-world forensic practices and learn about education and career opportunities in criminal justice.
  • Hendrix finds the right fit with master’s in forensic science program
    When Brynnen Hendrix arrived at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she knew she wanted to study genetics.
  • UAB researchers explain how GIS has transformed their work
    Geographic information systems technology is being used to study mortgage decisions, drinking behavior, environmental injustice, and the link between redlining and colon cancer. All Blazers now have free access to ArcGIS software.
  • Two Criminal Justice students win awards
    Ter’Ricka Brundidge and Curdajah Bonner took home awards, beating out dozens of other entries.
  • UAB professor selected as Education Ambassador of Higher Education by world’s leading global affairs think tank
    Lim will shape CFR Education’s educational products and share best practices for teaching global issues while fostering global civics advocacy among her students.
  • 9 faculty elevated to Distinguished, University professorships
    The UA System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor to Ravi Bhatia, Heith Copes, Craig Elmets, Denise A. Gainey, Jeffrey D. Kerby, Farah D. Lubin, Jean-François Pittet and Martin E. Young and the rank of University Professor to Peter S. Hendricks during its meetings in April and June 2023.
  • Walker named inaugural holder of the J. Frank Barefield, Jr. Endowed Chair in Communities and Crime
    Walker is an internationally renowned researcher in the discipline of criminology whose accomplishments have brought substantial international attention to UAB.
  • One for the Books: 22 College of Arts and Sciences faculty members published or edited books in 2022
    In 2022, 22 faculty members published or edited 20 books across the Arts and Humanities, Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
  • Learning Together: Connecting anthropology and criminal justice in the classroom
    Interdisciplinary collaborations are heavily promoted and extolled within academia, but, sometimes, there are challenges in realizing them. This is even more true for seemingly unrelated disciplines. As a forensic chemist and a cultural anthropologist, we are excited to share a collaborative and fruitful exercise we recently pursued based on different disciplinary approaches to the study of drugs.
  • Departments offering events during Social Work Month
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Social Work will present a collaborative event series from March 22-28 for Social Work Month.
  • 4 appointed to endowed positions
    The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees voted to appoint one chair and three professors to endowed positions during its Feb. 3 meeting. Those honored are Jeffery Walker, Lewis Shi, Farah Lubin and Brant Wagener.
  • Earwood selected to sit on Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Criminal Justice Executives Association
    Earwood will serve on Metropolitan Criminal Justice Executives Association Board of Directors.
  • Copes combines criminology and photography
    As a qualitative researcher, Heith Copes, Ph.D., interviews and observes people to learn about and better understand the nuances of their lives and communities. He first developed an interest in this form of research during his time as a graduate student at the University of Tennessee.
  • UAB’s master’s in cybersecurity named best in the country by Fortune
    UAB’s cybersecurity program prepares graduates for careers in the high-demand field.
  • 2022 in review: Onward and upward
    The university achieved innumerable accomplishments this year, including two program 50th anniversaries, a milestone gift to the College of Arts and Sciences, and the announcement of a new conference for UAB Athletics.
  • James C. Hurt honors his mother’s passion for education
    While serving in the United States Army for 21 years, James C. Hurt got the chance to see and experience the world.
  • Faculty and students bring home accolades from regional conference
    Three Blazers received honors during the 2022 SCJA conference that was held in Asheville, North Carolina.
  • Barefield makes transformative $10 million gift to UAB to bridge criminal justice, entrepreneurship for a better Birmingham
    A transformative gift to UAB from J. Frank Barefield, Jr. will help shape a more prosperous future for Birmingham and beyond.
  • UAB students selected for prestigious Gilman International Scholarship and Freeman-ASIA award
    Nine students were awarded a Gilman International Scholarship — the largest cohort from UAB.
  • UAB’s Pre-Law Program making an impact outside of the classroom
    Students who participate in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Pre-Law Program in the Department of Criminal Justice have access to pre-law advising, an academic minor, and activities designed to build pre-professional competencies, including legal research and critical thinking.

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