University of Alabama at Birmingham Student Nursing Association has received the Outstanding Breakthrough to Nursing Project award for its biannual “Day in the Life” program from the Alabama Association of Nursing Students. UAB SNA president Star Cartrett accepted the award on behalf of the SNA board at the association’s annual convention in Montgomery in October. In addition, Selena Dacosta, vice president of the UAB SNA and fourth-semester bachelor of science in nursing student, was elected to a second term as Breakthrough to Nursing director on the AANS executive board. Dacosta works to develop scholarships for AANS student members who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and give back to their community. Dacosta was also named the state’s Outstanding Board Member.The
Ryan Scruggs, a fourth-semester BSN student, was awarded a one-time $250 Breakthrough to Nursing scholarship. This scholarship recognizes a student who exemplifies leadership in his or her community. Scruggs was also elected to serve on the AANS state executive board as legislative chair. In this position he will act as the liaison between the AANS, Alabama State Nurses Association and the student constituents.
Ashton Tureaud, a student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the UAB School of Nursing, received a one-time $500 scholarship from ASNA District 3. She was one of three selected to receive this scholarship. Tureaud works at the UAB student health clinic as a family nurse practitioner and formerly served as an adjunct professor for the Accelerated Master’s in Nursing Pathway program at the UAB School of Nursing. Tureaud received her master of science in nursing degree in 2012 from the UAB School of Nursing.
UAB SNA adviser Summer Langston, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, AACC, was named the Leader of Leaders for her outstanding service to the school chapter, the AANS, the ANSA and the National Student Nurses Association. Langston has demonstrated success through increasing membership, implementing community, legislative and Breakthrough to Nursing projects, and promoting attendance at state and national conventions. Langston currently serves as an assistant professor at the UAB School of Nursing. She earned her MSN degree in 2006 and her DNP in 2009 from the UAB School of Nursing.
In all, 11 members of the UAB SNA chapter attended the annual state convention, which provides pre-nursing students with the opportunity to shadow current nursing students and participate in a personalized Q&A panel. The mission of the Alabama Association of Nursing Students is to foster nursing education, facilitate early unity among our future colleagues in nursing, and optimize the nursing student’s exposure to the numerous specialties and pathways in the ever-changing field of nursing.
UAB breaks ground for new Collat School of Business and Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship buildingConstruction is set to begin Dec. 19.posted yesterday 362 viewsUAB fall commencement ceremony, doctoral hooding Dec. 17An estimated 625 students will participate in the commencement ceremony, and 745 students will graduate. The university’s highest degrees will be conferred on 79 students from 18 states and seven countries in the doctoral hooding ceremony.posted 4 days ago 2194 viewsUAB to host first Undergraduate Symposium in Art History Dec. 7Students will present papers on topics as diverse as the Aztecs’ bloody past, the Egyptian goddess Isis, Charles-François Daubigny’s floating studio, a mask of the female Sande society and the representation of women in 18th-century French portraiture.
UAB exhibition features works by three graduating students, on show Dec. 5-17The UAB Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition represents the culmination of a diverse and intensive program of undergraduate study and will feature illustration, photography and printmaking by Lucy Allen, Amber Gomez and Anna-Kate Marcum.
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Lamario Williams wins health professions Scholarship of ExcellenceThe Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions awards the Scholarship of Excellence annually to 12 students across the nation who excel in their academic programs and have significant potential to take on future leadership roles in health professions.posted 11 days ago 561 viewsMaster’s candidate at UAB receives International FellowshipA prestigious fellowship from the American Association of University Women has been awarded to a UAB graduate student.posted 11 days ago 1915 views“Christmas at the Alys” on Dec. 5 welcomes hundreds of local singers to ring in the holiday season
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The Department of Music presents this annual favorite, featuring UAB Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, the UAB Trumpet Ensemble, choirs and ensembles from area high schools, and the Steel City Men’s Chorus.
Physical education association honors UAB faculty member and student clubRetta Evans, Ph.D., and student club UAB FLAME received recognition for their dedication to physical, wellness and nutritional education in schools.posted 18 days ago 844 viewsBlazer Innovation Challenge student winners announced in “Shark Tank”-style competitionBiomedical engineering student Forrest Satterfield received $5,000 to help launch his 3-D-printed prosthetics idea.posted 22 days ago 1660 viewsUAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents the UAB Gospel Choir featuring singer Alicia Olatuja on Dec. 4Olatuja and her band will open the concert, and the UAB Gospel Choir will then join her in performing holiday-inspired songs. Olatuja also will lead a vocal master class with students in the choir. UAB students, employees, faculty and alumni may purchase $10 tickets.
- Event Date December 5
UAB, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute host panel discussion in wake of divisive electionUAB and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute hosted a panel discussion Tuesday night in a lecture hall full of students, faculty and Birmingham residents to talk about civil discourse after a heated election season.posted 24 days ago 1852 viewsClues to reducing conflict at home and around the worldEveryone’s looking for a little peace — and students have found it in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, a growing hub for the study of peaceful societies, human rights, nonviolent conflict resolution, and related topics. Discover useful tips for defusing friction with family and neighbors, and learn more about the practical lessons of peace.posted 26 days ago 1569 viewsUAB Opera presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors” Nov. 17-18More than 35 music students and guest performers will tell the story of shepherd boy Amahl, who sees an enormous star and is met with regal visitors bearing gifts. The production features a full set, orchestra, costumes and more.
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Preparing veterans for their next call of dutyNew programs, facilities for veterans at UAB are attracting students from across the country.posted a while back 3418 viewsHuman resource management degree at UAB ranked nationallyUAB’s human resource management degree ranks No. 15 in the United States in College Choice’s 40 Best Bachelor’s in Human Resources Degrees College rankings.posted a while back 2228 viewsUAB’s first Three Minute Thesis competition challenges students to say more with lessNine Ph.D. students competed for a grand prize of $1,000 and a chance to represent UAB at the 3MT Regional Competition in March 2017.posted a while back 2321 viewsVisiting artist Mehdi Saeedi to lecture on his typography practice Nov. 15 at UAB and work with graphic design studentsArtist and designer Mehdi Saeedi will speak at 6 p.m. Nov. 15, in the AEIVA Hess Lecture Hall, and will work with graphic design students in the Department of Art and Art History.
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UAB piano students continue winning streak at Music Teachers National Association Alabama competitionSenior music major Aleksandra Kasman will represent Alabama in the MTNA Southern Division competition in January in Columbia, South Carolina.posted a while back 1561 viewsUAB Art’s Project Space hosts Foley Sound Project on Nov. 8, “Couture and Culture in the 20th Century” from Nov. 14-20Department of Art and Art History students will give performances on sound effects added to film and pair images of artworks from across the 20th century to 12 corresponding items from the Department of Theatre’s historical costume collection.
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UAB vaults 36 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global UniversitiesU.S. News & World Report ranks UAB No. 162 in its 2017 Best Global Universities ranking, up from its rank of No. 200 in 2016 and 269 spots higher than the next-highest-ranked university in Alabama.posted a while back 13001 views
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