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  • Davis brings communication, public relations skills to the engineering field
    Jami Davis, an alumnus of the Department of Communication Studies, serves as the chief financial officer for a mechanical engineering consultancy called MW/Davis Dumas and Associates, Inc. He shares how UAB has impacted the trajectory of his career. “UAB has been a blessing to our family,” said Davis.
  • Documentaries created by UAB media studies students to premiere at the McWane Science Center IMAX Theatre, April 24
    UAB Media Studies students learn how to make documentary films focusing on communities and issues they care about in a semester.
  • Celebrating CAS Authors: 20 faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences published books in 2023
    Twenty faculty members across multiple departments in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences wrote or edited 23 books last year.
  • PRCA/PRSSA at UAB wins national Teahan Award for Outstanding Chapter Firm
    The Teahan awards recognize outstanding work and achievements by students in public relations from across the country.
  • National Communication Association honors Samantha Shebib, Ph.D., with 2023 Early Career Award
    The award is given to an emerging scholar whose work contributes to the field and shows potential to advance society’s understanding of nonverbal communication.
  • Hear about Alabama’s urban legends from TikTok content creator Joshua Dairen
    Dairen, who shares the South’s true crime, urban legends and paranormal history with his more than 157,000 followers, will lead the webinar “Haunts and History: The Reality of Urban Legends” on Oct. 26.
  • Student-led PRCA/PRSSA at UAB earns national Star Chapter recognition from PRSA
    Acclaimed award-winning organization PRCA/PRSSA at UAB, a valuable extension of the public relations program, continues to prove itself statewide and nationwide.
  • Carol Pittman believes in future Blazers
    Carol Pittman is a strong-willed entrepreneur who recognizes that the journey to fulfilling your dreams can be long and challenging.
  • Baggiano made the most of UAB’s award-winning PR program
    Over the past two years, Dylan Baggiano earned some of the most prestigious public relations awards in the state of Alabama. But, surprisingly, his college career did not begin in communications.
  • Winning top prizes in every category, students in UAB’s Public Relations program sweep state awards
    UAB’s PRCA/PRSSA chapter won 29 individual student awards — the most of any state chapter — plus Chapter of the Year and more, while graduating senior Dylan Baggiano is the first at UAB to ever win both top individual awards.
  • 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.
  • A magician’s second act: earning a master’s degree as a full-time caregiver
    As a caregiver to his adult son, Anderson was able to earn his master’s degree at UAB and turn his interest in magic arts into deception research and a second career in academics.
  • PRCA/PRSSA at UAB wins Outstanding Student Organization
    The Public Relations Council of Alabama and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRCA/PRSSA) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham won Outstanding Student Organization at the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement’s UAB Student Excellence Awards Ceremony on April 1, 2023.
  • When tragedy happens, how to help children understand
    An expert in family communication and social support, Samantha Shebib, Ph.D., offers her expertise to help navigate these complicated and difficult conversations.
  • Communication killers: how arguing can be lethal
    Conflict can allow couples to solve problems, but dysfunctional communication with your partner could hurt their health. Social scientist of human behavior Samantha J. Shebib, Ph.D., offers ways to improve communication.  
  • PRCA/PRSSA at UAB wins two awards from national public relations competition, rounding out an award-winning year
    PRCA/PRSSA at UAB continues to prove itself an award-winning public relations student organization.
  • Alumni prepare for new careers in public relations
    Two award-winning graduates of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s public relations (PR) program are getting ready to apply their skills and knowledge in the real world.
  • Banner year for Khan, a Pakistani American graduate of the UAB public relations program
    Tehreem Khan achieves success through mentorship, personal drive and family support.
  • UAB students partner with local nonprofit to instill a love for learning in children
    UAB students read books to children at Tuggle Elementary School to help increase their reading literacy through the community service program Blazers Read.
  • Mutually Beneficial: Mentorship in UAB’s award-winning PR program
    This spring, public relations students from UAB took home an astounding number of awards at the annual conference for the Public Relations Council of Alabama.

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