November 24, 2010


What makes us fat? Could be more than food, UAB-led study says

(Birmingham News)

More may be making us fat than simply too much food and too little exercise, according to a new study led by UAB researchers.

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Avoid being victimized while shopping online, advises University of Alabama at Birmingham cybercrime expert

(Birmingham News)
Online shoppers should stick to shopping sites they know and not assume every search result is a good place to find deals, UAB cyber­crime expert Gary Warner says.

Holiday travel on increase as economy recovers

(Birmingham News)
Unlike recent holiday seasons, this year unemployment is down, retail sales are up, and people are more likely to spend money on gasoline and airfare, said Bob Robicheaux, a retailing expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

How to uncover your family history




November 23, 2010


Avoid holiday-shopping hangover: Experts say use cash, stick to budget

(Birmingham News)

Though figures from the Federal Reserve show that many consumers have cut back significantly on credit card spending amidst the economic downturn, the frenzy of heavy discounts known as Black Friday can cause folks to slip back into their bad shopping habits, said Stephanie Rauterkus, a UAB finance professor.


AIDS drugs may stop HIV transmission



Dr. Michael Saag, director, Center for AIDS Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Immediate Past President of the HIV Medical Association is concerned about exposing uninfected people to drugs that he says are known to have potentially harmful side effects, no matter how uncommon, and whether it's cost effective. "With the limited resources around the U.S., I would much rather see us spend our money finding the 25% of people in the country who are HIV infected but don't know their status."




November 22, 2010


UAB's new arts education home to open in January

ArtPlay, UAB's new arts education program housed in a restored Victorian home, opens its doors on Jan. 18, but now is the time to register for pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle through high school and adult classes.


People on the move - Nov. 22


(Birmingham Business Journal)
Andrew Keitt, an associate professor of history in the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the 2010 Alabama Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Keitt is the third UAB faculty member to receive the award.


Cystic fibrosis drug found to improve lung function


(WBRC-TV, Birmingham)
A drug being investigated at the University of Alabama has been shown to target the root cause of cystic fibrosis.





Birmingham holiday sales outlook more cheerful in 2010

(Birmingham News)
Bob Robicheaux, a retailing expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said the local economy should get a boost from holiday shopping, although it won't set any records.

UAB Gospel Choir celebrates 15 years with a new CD

(Birmingham News)
As Kevin Turner walked along the empty stage at the Jemison Concert Hall inside the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center this week, he looked up at the 1,346 empty seats and listened to the silence.