GraduatePrograms.com, surveying current and recent graduate students from Sept. 1, 2012, to April 15, 2014, ranks the UAB occupational therapy program No. 12 in the U.S. Rankings are based on average scores for each program based on 15 ranking categories.
The UAB OT department includes the only Low Vision Rehabilitation graduate certificate offered solely for occupational therapists. The UAB Low Vision program has more alumni with the specialty certification in low-vision rehabilitation than all other universities in the world combined.
The department is part of the UAB School of Health Professions, which has five programs ranked among the Top 30 in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report and National Research Council rankings.
Sprawling cities seek answers for smart growthBy 2045, more than six billion people could be living in cities, raising questions about health, food access, the environment, transportation, and infrastructure. UAB researchers and students are responding with smart-growth solutions and putting them to the test in Birmingham. Find out where their ideas are making an impact.posted today 32 viewsTheatre UAB presents “Vinegar Tom,” directed by Luke Harlan, Nov. 9-12 and Nov. 16-19Theatre UAB alumnus Luke Harlan, newly graduated from Yale School of Drama, returns to direct a provocative play that examines gender and power through the lens of the 17th century witchcraft trials in England.
Silent auction and wine tasting to support UAB scholarships on Nov. 6UAB Alumni Society hosts its annual silent auction to raise money for UAB Scholarships.
- Event Date November 9
Isabella Mak and Eli Ussery named winners of 35th annual Mr. and Ms. UAB Scholarship CompetitionIsabella Mak of Dothan and Eli Ussery of Columbus, Georgia, have been named Mr. and Ms. UAB, and Lakshmi Subramani of Madison and Daniel Alejandro Mendoza of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, were named first alternates.posted 6 days ago 1339 viewsStart basketball season with the UAB National Alumni Society’s Tip-Off Party on Oct. 25The NAS will host the 2016-2017 UAB Tip-Off Party from 5:30-7 p.m. at Cahaba Brewing Co. The party is free for current NAS members and $5 for nonmembers.
- Event Date November 6
Breast Cancer Awareness Month a time of heartache, hope for nursing student
- Event Date October 25
The loss of her mother to breast cancer sparked Jennifer Bail’s desire to help others through nursing research.UAB Concert Choir, Opera and Chamber Singers to perform at Southside Baptist Church on Oct. 21The UAB Concert Choir, Opera and Chamber Singers will perform a program of choral works by American and English composers and a preview of the upcoming Department of Music production “Amahl and the Night Visitors.”
UAB turns on fastest internet among Alabama universitiesUAB has increased campus internet connection speeds 10-fold and become the first university in Alabama to achieve 100 gigabits per second, up to 10,000 times many standard home internet speeds — increasing the institution’s competitive advantage in teaching, research and health care.posted 15 days ago 5017 viewsNew Blazer Innovation Challenge to reward student ideas through “Shark Tank”-style competitionThe first round of submissions is due Oct. 19.
- Event Date October 21
UAB to celebrate Homecoming Oct. 16-22: “Forever Blaze” with Gurney Derby, Green and Gold Football game, Mr. and Ms. UAB awards, and paradeFrom a comedy show with Quincy Jones to a Green and Gold Game and Blazer Fan Fest and Walk with a full halftime show from the Marching Blazers, Homecoming 2016 at UAB is happening.
- Event Date November 16
Theatre UAB presents classic American farce “You Can’t Take It With You,” Oct. 19-23In this zany, Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, a wacky family finds their routine disrupted when a daughter brings her fiancé and his wealthy Wall Street family to dinner.
- Event Date October 16
UAB alumna one of 35 educators selected as Grosvenor Teacher FellowAlumna Sarah Hicks will travel to the Galapagos Islands in an effort to enhance geographic knowledge in classrooms and local communities.posted 23 days ago 2253 viewsUAB grad student uncovers Alabama fossils likely from oldest ancestor of modern sea turtlesThe evidence found suggests the earliest ancestors of modern sea turtles may have come from the Deep South.posted 24 days ago 3112 viewsUAB unveils largest solar-energy system in Birmingham, earns silver STARS rating for sustainabilityThe new solar-energy system will be used to power a portion of the UAB Campus Recreation Center and utilized for coursework and research by UAB faculty and students.posted 24 days ago 5542 viewsPlatform2 visual arts event at UAB’s 2300 Studios on Oct. 15 to benefit scholarshipsEnjoy student and alumni artist exhibitions, faculty- and student-led art demonstrations, a silent auction, and the chance to support student scholarships through art purchases.
- Event Date October 19
Self-published artist books and zines made by UAB students now part of Birmingham Museum of Art collectionBooks, objects and records within the Birmingham Museum of Art’s library inspired the content of the works, created by 11 Department of Art and Art History students.posted a while back 4019 viewsUAB to provide 10 presidential full-tuition scholarships for joint admissions partnersBevill State, Gadsden State, Jefferson State, Lawson State and Wallace State-Hanceville community colleges will each select two students annually to receive full UAB scholarships.posted a while back 5351 viewsMed students share low-cost, healthy recipes at Birmingham farmers marketMedical students from UAB demonstrate healthy eating ideas to attendees at a Birmingham farmers market.posted a while back 2808 viewsDual graduate degree program combines physician assistant and public health leadership studiesStudents enhance patient care and leadership with a dual degree master’s program in Physician Assistant Studies and Public Health through the UAB schools of Health Professions and Public Health.posted a while back 2214 viewsRecord 19,535 students #ChooseUABRecord student recruitment and retention gains have vaulted UAB enrollment from a previous high of 18,698 in 2014 to 19,535, with key increases mirroring targeted initiatives to attract and retain freshmen, Honors College, Blazing Start, international and transfer students, and officials say it is just the beginning.posted a while back 10582 views
- Event Date October 15