Coach Jerod Haase has signed a new, six-year agreement worth $1 million in annual compensation. “Our recruits and their families can rest assured that I will be at UAB for the long-term future,” Haase said. “Today’s commitment by the administration is a strong statement that UAB wants to be great in basketball.”




American Institute of Chemical Engineers grants service award to Peters.
Lisa Tamiris Becker directs a research center like no other at UAB—the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, which explores the meaning, context, and history of art from around the world. Get to know Birmingham’s newest cultural ambassador as she pursues artistic breakthroughs and previews upcoming exhibitions in UAB Magazine.
Experts from around the country gathered at UAB recently to discuss robotic arms, neural prostheses and other breakthrough technologies that link thought with actions.

Campus enhancements taking shape as construction progresses for new facilities and outdoor spaces.
Curtis A. Carver Jr., Ph.D., comes to UAB from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, where he served as vice chancellor and chief information officer.
More than 20,000 students included in plan to educate the next generation of engineers.


On “Wallflower,” Krall has recorded a collection of songs from the 1960s to today. This show is expected to sell out; a limited number of tickets are still available.
Cycliad, a four-week, 1,300-mile bicycling challenge, will conclude in Birmingham on May 3 with a celebration at Railroad Park and an opportunity for community riders to participate.
UAB student will study foreign language and culture abroad through a U.S. Department of State scholarship program.
WBHM to host “Issues & Ales: Heroin in Alabama” on March 24.
UAB yields two-plus winners for fourth consecutive year for national undergraduate research scholarship program.
For the second year in a row, UAB Medicine has been named among the best places to work in health care by Becker’s Hospital Review.

“Avenue Q” is hilarious, irreverent and definitely not for children. “Muppet”-style puppets, alongside human actors, star in this sweetly satiric coming-of-age parable.
UAB honor society for students, professional counselors and counselor educators receives two national awards.
Kidney recipients infected only with HIV do as well as uninfected recipients, but HIV-infected recipients co-infected with hepatitis C virus have poorer outcomes.
Faisal Shuaib, M.D., Dr.P.H., who led successful Ebola containment efforts in Nigeria, has been appointed to a six-man independent expert committee.
The Viva Health Starlight Gala is the biggest fundraiser of the year for UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $125 and include a reception. Call 205-975-2787.
It’s a robot with the soul of an artist. The R2 PaintBot, conceived by UAB engineering students and financed through the Crowdfunding at UAB initiative, is designed to paint murals all across Birmingham in concert with the Magic City Mural Collective.
Tollefsbol will donate the $5,000 award to a graduate student award fund.
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