Training Offered for NSF CAREER Awards
The UAB College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to again offer campus-wide training to junior faculty planning to apply for a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award.Meadows Appointed Co-Chair of Alabama State Department of Education CommitteeLee Meadows, Ph.D., will serve as co-chair for the Alabama State Department of Education Strategic Planning Committee on Science.Space Archaeologist Sarah Parcak Launches TED Prize Wish: GlobalXplorerGlobalXplorer is a citizen science archaeology platform that's "Indiana Jones meets Google Earth." The platform was created in collaboration with the National Geographic Society and DigitalGlobe.Dr. Saxena Receives Excellence in Mentorship AwardNitesh Saxena, Ph.D., associate professor and research director in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, has been named a recipient of the Dean’s Excellence in Mentorship Award from the UAB Graduate School.posted a while back 688 viewsChristopher Lawson to lead national science and technology coalitionThe UAB physics professor will head the Coalition of EPSCoR/IDeA States, which promotes vibrant science and technology in underserved states.Parpura invited to join Dana Alliance for Brain InitiativesUndergraduate Neuroscience faculty mentor Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D., has been invited to become a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. The Dana Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance public education about the progress and benefits of brain research and to disseminate information on the brain in an understandable and accessible fashion.Works for Saxophone by UAB’s William Price to be Performed at Greek Tribute, International Symposium“Remembrance II” for alto saxophone and piano will be performed in Athens on Dec. 20, while “Sonata: Folie à Deux” will be performed at the International Saxophone Symposium on Jan. 6.Parcak named to 100 Global Thinkers list by Foreign Policy MagazineSarah Parcak, Ph.D., has been named to the list for her innovations in the area of satellite archaeology.Jim McClintock to Talk About Climate Change, Alabama’s Drought and the AntarcticUAB Biology professor will be the first of Bham Now’s BOLD Series featured speakers.UAB’s Yakov Kasman to Perform Dec. 6 in Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Concertmaster and Friends SeriesKasman will join ASO members for “Quintessential Quintets” to perform two great piano quintets, one from the 19th century by Robert Schumann and one from the 20th century by Dmitry Shostakovich.UAB Introduces New Venue on Campus for Art Faculty to Showcase Visual Research and Interdisciplinary WorkSee works by UAB Department of Art and Art History faculty on display, and enjoy monthly coffee breaks with presenting faculty at Workspace, located at the AEIVA.Three UAB faculty members selected as fellows by world’s largest general scientific societyThree UAB researchers are among 391 nationwide to be recognized for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.UAB professor receives $800,000 grant for plant researchShahid Mukhtar was awarded a grant for his latest research with plant systems biology to better understand how pathogens cause plant disease.UAB Receives Grant to Better Serve Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Central AlabamaAlabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council has established regional networks throughout Alabama to centralize resources for those with autism spectrum disorder, and for their families.Parcak to Receive Smithsonian’s 2016 American Ingenuity AwardThe American Ingenuity Award is the highest honor given by Smithsonian Magazine to recognize innovation in American culture.UAB Faculty Guide Inmates in Production of New Radio Drama Series Highlighting Health Issues in Correctional Facilities“Corrections” will air every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. for the next seven weeks on Birmingham radio station WJLD.Melissa Harris Receives PanAmerican Society for Pigment Cell Research Medrano AwardDr. Melissa Harris, an assistant professor in the Department of Biology, has received the 2016 PanAmerican Society for Pigment Cell Research (PASPCR) Medrano Award.posted a while back 2553 viewsNational Association of Composers Concert Will Include Works, Performances by UAB Music FacultyDepartment of Music composer William Price wrote two works on the program. The UAB Chamber Trio featuring faculty Denise Gainey, James Zingara and Christopher Steele will perform one piece.UAB Chemistry Professor Margaret Johnson Awarded NIH MIRA R35 GrantThe Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a five-year MIRA R35 grant to Margaret Johnson, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, and coworkers.posted a while back 2656 viewsUAB Biology Professor Nicole Riddle Recognized for Research Efforts by NSF CAREER AwardsTwo UAB professors, Amber Genau, Ph.D., and Nicole Riddle, Ph.D., will receive funding from an elite program honoring young researchers.