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A virtual internship enables students to be part of change here and abroad and help develop better outcomes for adolescents in Nicaragua.

Coding with Physics workshops train teachers to incorporate storytelling, supportive teamwork, productive failure and other videogame techniques to engage teens in science.

Writing a book isn’t easy, but faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences produced nearly two-dozen — for the second year in a row. Twenty faculty from 13 departments wrote books on police violence, John Milton, democracy in Bangladesh, addiction, postcommunist theatre and more.

This year, the university recognizes 50 years of service by Jeanne Hutchison, Ph.D., and Ferdinand Urthaler, M.D., and 45 years of service by Robert Kim M.D., and Joseph Lovetto. In addition, 294 employees with 20 or more years and 904 with five, 10 and 15 years will honored for their longevity.

Walk the trails to see more than 35 sculptures or statues, many from renowned artists — all from an outdoor, safe distance. The trails can be viewed on a specialized Google Map, created by the UAB Reporter for this story. 

Pilot funds enable cross-campus collaborations focused on mobility with disabilities and older caregivers with HIV.

Find a little-known green space closest on campus to enjoy the spring weather and stay socially distant using this Google Map we created just for you.

As UAB hosts screenings of a highly praised documentary on women scientists, meet several pioneers on campus.

Gayan Wijeratne, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, is studying versatile molecules with heme iron centers that could be useful in new cancer therapies and greener, cheaper fuel cells. He also will use this grant to attract more high school students to higher education in science.

This year, the new President’s Award for Excellence in Shared Values honors Blazers who demonstrated one or more of UAB’s shared values in the course of their work during the extraordinary times presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assistant Professor Wenli Bi, Ph.D., in the Department of Physics will expand studies in a field that could lead to new green technologies — and more opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities in cutting-edge physics.

Constraint-Induced Therapy, developed at UAB and used worldwide to help patients regain function after stroke, will be tested as therapy for patients with cognitive difficulties following COVID-19 infection.

Find out how a local DJ passed coded messages to protestors, what life was like in a company town, why Black workers flocked to Birmingham’s steel mills and more in short films and oral histories from UAB students and faculty.

Associate Professor of English and Director of Freshman Composition Chris Minnix, Ph.D., is the new director of UAB’s Signature Core Curriculum, a broad array of courses slated to launch in fall 2022.

Learn to use Adobe Creative Cloud to develop a range of compelling and meaningful multimedia projects in the classroom.

Research led by Professor Christina Rodriguez, Ph.D., documents increase in abuse risk and psychological aggression following the economic devastation, isolation and school closures brought on by the pandemic.

UAB BTS logo FINALFifteen students helped sort and prep donated items and distribute them at the Gardendale Civic Center drive-thru.

Maggie Amsler, a benthic ecologist and longtime member of UAB’s Antarctic research team, has been selected for membership in The Explorers Club inaugural Explorers 50 program, which recognizes remarkable people working to change the world and extend the meaning and impact of exploration.

Dean Kecia Thomas, Ph.D., and four faculty explain how new and revised courses made possible by a new grant program will help students become better leaders, practitioners and citizens — and further UAB’s strategic goals.

Five faculty share the tools, tweaks and shifts in mindset that helped them build connections with students during the fall semester.

Each year, UAB’s official photographers capture tens of thousands of images as they document the incredible variety of events and personalities that make up our community. Here are some of our favorite photos of some of the most dramatic months in UAB history.

The first installment, “Bending the Arc: The Vote,” which tells the stories of Black people and white allies who fought for racial justice during the 1960s, is the collaborative effort of retired and current UAB employees and community partners.

The plots will provide vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices to increase food security for the campus community and enable shoppers in UAB’s food pantry, Blazer Kitchen, to make more and varied healthy choices.

Faculty have incorporated new Canvas modules in nearly 50 courses and engaged 7,000 students. Is it a fit for your class?

Learn how UAB bioinformaticist Jake Chen, Ph.D., and computer scientist Da Yan, Ph.D., shifted their venerable gathering online and aided the fight against COVID-19.

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