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On June 5, 1971, Nancy Love became the first woman to receive a master’s degree from the Department of Biology.

In August 1971, Janice Roberts became the second woman to graduate with a master’s degree from UAB’s Department of Biology.

In June 1970, Mary Shepherd received her diploma from UAB, making her the first woman to ever graduate with a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Biology!

In 1986, Dr. Vithal Ghanta joined the Department of Biology as an Associate Professor, making her the department’s first female tenured faculty member. In 1989, she was promoted to full professor. Dr. Ghanta has spent the past 33 years advancing the department’s research and teaching.

As part of this year’s Social Work Month celebration, four BSW students and Dr. Laurel Hitchcock went to Alabama Arise’s Legislative Day on March 19th in Montgomery, AL to learn more about how to advocate for policy change with elected officials.

Dr. Jonathan Wiesen comes to UAB from the Department of History at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale, where he has been department chair since 2016.

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.

UAB Department of Biology professors Dr. Charles Amsler and Dr. Jim McClintock, along with co-PIs Dr. Katrin Iken (University of Alaska, Fairbanks), Dr. Aaron Galloway (University of Oregon), and Dr. Andrew Klein (Texas A&M University), secured a $880,000 NSF grant to investigate brown macroalgae in the northern portion of the western Antarctic Peninsula region.

Michele Forman, director of the UAB Media Studies program, was recently profiled in Harvard University's alumni magazine. Forman graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in 1993 and then received her M.A. from UAB in 2009.

The first mentor group includes four students paired with four mentors.
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