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Pro-style teaching videos, interactive Canvas modules, Zoom breakout rooms: Four faculty adapted their courses in innovative ways to boost engagement and collaboration — and they plan to continue using these techniques.

For almost all senior design teams, building a working prototype was impossible in these days of social distancing.

As it enters the second half of its first century, UAB prepares to introduce a Signature Core that reflects its unique culture and makes the city “your classroom, your laboratory, your gateway to the world.”

It’s predicted that 68% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. As urban areas trend toward tech use and digitization, the coronavirus pandemic is revealing both potential pitfalls and opportunities for growth, says human rights scholar Tina Kempin Reuter, Ph.D.

The director of UAB’s doctoral program in epidemiology shares what she loves about the field and her path into the profession.

Uncertainty can fuel scientific endeavors, leading to more and better discoveries and understanding. But what happens when the public misinterprets that uncertainty? Associate Professor Kevin McCain, Ph.D., says education, rational thinking and trust in experts can help protect citizens from being misled.

Scientific journals tackle the tough questions with rigor. Learn the questions consuming these thought leaders in sociology, pathology, civil engineering and surgery.

When a pandemic and no-travel order shut down an international trip for marketing students, Michele Bunn taught her students a home-grown lesson in resilience.

With little more than a smartphone and his rock collection, Scott Brande, Ph.D., has captured the attention of geology educators worldwide. A new NSF grant is allowing him to expand — and explore what happens when hands-on instruction goes online.

Talking cutting-edge science and family questions with the first members of UAB's Undergraduate Immunology Program.

Full-time faculty who want to enhance community and provide stimulating enrichment opportunities should apply by April 30 for the Honors Faculty Fellows program.

Do you have more time on your hands while social-distancing? Faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences published 13 books in 2019 on subjects ranging from lifestyles and aging to advancements in satellite archaeology.

Create a space, set a schedule and more advice from successful online learners.

Three award-winning UAB faculty share 7 ways to developing engaging online courses.

The new Institute for Healthy Engagement and Resilience with Technology, created by Laurel Hitchcock and a colleague, will help improve best practices in the field.

Hear UAB graduate students and postdocs discuss the results of their research during monthly presentations at The Lumbar.

A second grant from the Japan Foundation Los Angeles will enable UAB to expand course offerings and meet a growing demand for Japanese language study.

Here's what researchers and academics can learn at a free workshop on Jan. 31 — and from a spell in Washington, D.C.

New textbook by neurobiology professor, the first of its kind, details emerging role in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism spectrum disorder and more.

A social worker turned social media detective is the latest success story from UAB’s cyber security programs, in which students can get paid to outwit romance scammers, terrorists, bank thieves and more. 

The two-year Signature Core Faculty Fellows program provides professional development funding for teacher-development programs, teaching conferences, course observations and more in order to increase teaching effectiveness and student success.

Criminal Justice Chair Jeffery Walker, Ph.D., explains how in-demand crime analysts do their jobs and applies chaos theory to uncover the reasons neighborhoods fall apart.  

Augmented reality, sensors and high-speed internet could change the lives of 1 billion people worldwide with disabilities — with surprisingly little extra investment, according to a new paper by Institute for Human Rights Director Tina Kempin Reuter, Ph.D.

A new textbook by Randy Cron, M.D., Ph.D., the first of its kind, can help physicians diagnose and treat an often-puzzling condition with a host of causes.

So three students and their instructor, Health Behavior Chair Kevin Fontaine, Ph.D., walk into a class — and explain why an Honors College seminar on comedy and well-being is such a hit.    

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