During the first few months of a semester, students can accumulate more questions about life as a Blazer than they had when they started. Discover resources for students spanning financial aid assistance, mental health, career prep and more.

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In recognition of International Open Access Week, the UAB Libraries Office of Scholarly Communication will host events aimed at educating the UAB community about the benefits of Open Access publishing in academic and research communities.

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When uncertainty is high, entrepreneurs see opportunity. Patrick J. Murphy, Ph.D., who leads UAB’s J. Frank Barefield, Jr. Entrepreneurship Program, shares seven ways his students learn to hone their vision.
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PEER-BUDS will counter COVID disruptions and school inequity by prepping 24 new biology majors with skills crucial to success in the lab and classroom. Another perk of the program, which runs Aug. 1-19: a $1,500 stipend.
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Enrollment is up more than 300 percent in the Department of Computer Science. Students and alumni of the B.A. and B.S. programs in computer science explain what attracted them to the field and to UAB.

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In her new book, “First-generation Professionals in Higher Education: Strategies for the World of Work,” Mary Blanchard Wallace, Ph.D., assistant vice president of Student Experience, shares stories and practical strategies for mastering the skills.
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The Honors College Faculty Fellows program and the Summer Course Development Grant enable faculty to provide stimulating academic enrichment opportunities for honors students and enhance community within the college.

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The Career Center Badge Rewards initiative uses gamification to enhance student learning and engagement — and signals career readiness to potential employers.
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Professor Arline Savage, Ph.D., instructor/alum Alicja Foksinska and alum Danielle Brannock emphasize real-world applications, inclusion and insight from fellow Blazers in their new textbook for Wiley.

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Humanities and social sciences unite to build an app that brings to life the struggles faced by former offenders in order to make the case for change. The project was made possible by funding from the College of Arts and Sciences’ Interdisciplinary Team Proposal program.
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Cells that act as the brain’s “housekeepers and guardians” could be targeted to treat depression, addiction disorders and eating disorders, according to research detailed by UAB neurobiologist Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues.

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Funding allows students to skip summer jobs and take on projects ranging from the Amazon union vote and plastic pollutants to the health effects of housing and teen sleep habits.

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Laura Calvert, a senior majoring in biomedical sciences, found that embroidering illustrations of plant structures, the glycolysis process and the human digestive system helped her to better grasp the subject matter — all while creating art along the way.

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New courses in Precision Medicine and Entrepreneurship in Medicine from leading BME faculty will debut in spring 2022 semester.

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Graduate students and postdocs in the Advanced Mental Health Promotion course will raise awareness and share encouragement — including custom stickers — in a series of events this week.
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New graduate certificates in academic advising and diversity, equity, inclusion and advocacy are the latest in a series of practitioner-oriented programs at UAB. Find out why students and faculty are excited, and how the AL ASSET initiative offers opportunities statewide.
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Shadi S. Martin, Ph.D., brings extensive experience in international and graduate education and a strong record of interdisciplinary scholarship to this new combined role.

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UAB faculty and staff from four separate schools and units have contributed to the international standards in health care simulation, reinforcing UAB’s position among the world leaders in the field.

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Students in this innovative, all-online master’s degree program share how they are equipped to bring change to their companies, and lead in a crisis.
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The CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program at UAB, a collaborative effort between the Department of Computer Science and Department of Criminal Justice, has trained 23 graduate students since it began in 2017. A $300,000-plus renewal will continue the work to enhance America’s cyber-defenses.
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Students and faculty explain the life-changing lessons they have learned in UAB’s English as a Second Language graduate programs.

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School of Medicine undergraduates are learning about gene editing, biomedical device design and commercialization in co-enrolled courses led by faculty from the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
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Data science is one of today's hottest fields. Meet staff from the departments of Medicine and Biostatistics who are preparing to expand their roles at work and pursue personal goals in the university’s graduate program, which launched in 2018.
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Five faculty who are principal investigators of major cohort studies explain how COVID-19 forced them to rethink and respond — and how their projects are contributing to the fight.
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Yuliang Zheng, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Computer Science, explains the key words, career paths, titles and salaries of jobs in data science fields.
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