More than 50 years of art instruction

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aah insideIn 1968, UAB hired two instructors to teach art classes part-time. In 1969, the two became full-time within what was known then as the Division of Humanities. An art major was created three years later, and in 1973, the Department of Art was formally organized within the new School of Humanities.

Now named the Department of Art and Art History within the College of Arts and Sciences, the thriving unit offers undergraduate majors in studio art and art history and graduate programs in art history and art education. Its faculty are busy this summer season pursuing their passions and honing their crafts, from installing a piece for the Evolving the Forest Conference at Dartington Hall in Devon, England, to presenting a paper on celebrity in graphic satire at the International Conference on the Enlightenment in Edinburgh, Scotland. Read more about how UAB arts faculty are getting creative outside the college classroom this summer.

 
  • Campus walkway gives a boost, gets a lift

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  • Nursing expands across the ether

    retro art streamThe new “Clinical Pearls” podcast is an audio-only format of the live UAB Nursing Health Network’s YouTube series in which faculty share their expertise and educational resources with the show host and offer up-to-date information and insights on current health care issues and the nursing profession.

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  • It’s Christmastime at UAB

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  • A sustainable legacy continues

    retro art streamIn 1992, UAB had recycling mascot Trash Gordon. Now, we have a Sustainability Strategic Plan that aims to reduce disposal of waste in local landfills and develop the university grounds for ecological stewardship. And you can help — by recycling correctly.

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  • Big hair, bigger directory

    retro art streamIn 1968, Anita Sellers, secretary in the Office of Communications, posed with the new 96-page campus directory listing all employees, offices and programs. Today, the campus directory is housed online at uab.edu/directory and requires BlazerID log-in to protect against phishing.

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  • Find the fullness of history in the archives, libraries

    retro art streamTake a cue from Jo Ann Hyatt, who perused the library’s collections in 1958, and check out Reynolds-Finley’s featured exhibits on nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale and its collection of 30 pre-1500s printed books.

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  • Catch the Blazer spirit in the annual homecoming parade

    retro art streamAs Homecoming Week approaches, mark your calendars for noon Oct. 18 to catch our favorite dragon showing his UAB spirit alongside the original Blazer, UAB’s vintage 1969 Chevy K5 Blazer.

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  • A new facility fit for a historic program

    retro art streamCampus has been home to an ROTC program since 1980. Nearly 40 years later, the corps has a new $3 million training facility with classrooms, office space, a cadre lounge and more. The facility’s formal grand opening is scheduled 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

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  • Optometry celebrates its own 50th milestone

    retro art streamMembers of the UAB School of Optometry’s first class were recruited by founding dean Henry B. Peters and began their studies in September 1969, exactly five decades ago.

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  • Same view, new perspective

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