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Shauntice Allen, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, is the winner of the 2020 Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award for her work to influence change in the greater Birmingham community and beyond through community engagement.

Jeff Walker, professor and chair for the Department Criminal Justice, is the winner of the 2020 Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award for his interdisciplinary, collaborative efforts across campus.

School of Education Dean Autumn Tooms Cyprès, Ed.D., has been named associate provost for lifelong learning, effective Oct. 1. She will lead a university-wide strategic review of UAB’s continuing education efforts. Michelle Robinson, DMD, senior associate dean in the School of Dentistry, will become the interim dean of the School of Education.

UAB leaders shared insights on the first weeks of fall semester and upcoming parking changes and answered questions on flu shots, residence halls, spring semester and more.

Provost Pam Benoit and YWCA Central Alabama’s CEO LaRhonda Magras will team up Sept. 18 for #Sharethemicnow, a national campaign to amplify the voices, perspectives and work of Black women in America.

Frank Messina, DBA, professor of accounting and faculty athletics representative, exemplifies core values that propel institutional excellence.  

Twelve faculty have been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. The 2020 honorees represent each school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College and the Graduate School.

UAB leaders discussed data behind the university’s comprehensive reopening plan and answered questions on move-in, class schedules, mask distribution and more.

Faculty submitted more than 100 questions during the virtual town hall Aug. 7; find answers to questions that couldn’t be answered live due to time constraints, including caregiving plans, classroom procedures, testing and more.

University staff and non-resident students can pick up their two UAB-branded cloth face masks during a mask distribution drive-thru 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 21-22 in Express Lot No. 4 at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and 10th Street.

UAB is one of 24 American colleges and universities selected to create, expand and diversify student mobility overseas in support of U.S. foreign policy goals. 

UAB will provide technology and expertise to deliver instruction to enable researchers to pursue data-driven discovery during four online sessions in spring 2021.

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees awarded the Distinguished Professor rank to Nancy Borkowski, Louise Chow, George Howard and Virginia Howard and the University Professorship rank to Eta S. Berner.

Caroline Harada, Burel Goodin, Tina Kempin Reuter and Allison Shorten demonstrated extraordinary commitment to engaging undergraduate students in service-learning, undergraduate research, education-abroad experiences and team-learning environments.

David Chaplin, Harriett Amos Doss, Stuart Frank, William Grizzle, Wendy Gunther-Canada, Robert Kleinstein and Andrew Rucks have been designated emeritus professors for exceptional service to the university and their profession.

Alicia Booker has been selected as the new university ombudsman in a newly expanded office that also will support university staff in conflict and dispute resolution.

UAB BTS logo FINALGet a glimpse into how employees are continuing their unique and important work during UAB’s limited business operations.

Despite being thrown a coronavirus curveball, new Engineering Dean Jeffrey W. Holmes, M.D., Ph.D., who began his tenure at UAB July 1, says he is looking forward to what the future holds for the School of Engineering: opportunities for growing and diversifying its student population, defining and developing new research areas and constructing a new building, to name a few.

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.”

Julio Rivera, associate professor in the Collat School of Business, who strives to “make students think and apply the material they are covering,” is one of the 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The educational and clinical challenges presented by COVID-19 also present an opportunity to develop new technical and patient-interaction skills for students — and health professionals — using telehealth technology. 

The physical locations are closed, yet UAB Libraries is busier than ever. It’s just all happening in a flurry of ones and zeroes: online requests for curbside pickup, chat with librarians, access custom remote instruction and soon — digitized print materials from the stacks.

Vineeta Kumar, M.D., professor in the Division of Nephrology, is one of 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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.

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