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New safety app now available UAB has launched Rave Guardian, a personal safety service available to anyone with a email address. The mobile safety app allows users to designate “guardians” — family, friends or even the UAB Police Department — to provide a virtual safety escort.

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McMahon named dean of Graduate School Lori McMahon, Ph.D., will enrich excellence and innovation in graduate education through professional and career-development initiatives and lead collaborative efforts for recruitment and outreach with various academic units to attract highly qualified students.


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Keys to success UAB junior Aleksandra Kasman outplayed 33 talented pianists to win first place at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City this summer. Some of the biggest names in piano gather for the two-week event, which features masterclasses, concerts and lectures from elite musicians.

Kasman, a music major in the College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Music and a member of the UAB Honors College’s University Honors Program, studies piano with her father, UAB professor and artist-in-residence Yakov Kasman. Her career options include music administration and conducting. “The great thing about music is that there are so many things you can do," she said.