Displaying items by tag: college of arts and sciences

With a new NSF grant, computer scientists are developing a precision flood prediction system that pushes the boundaries of the young field of geometric deep learning. Their work could lead to better route recommendations in navigation apps and breakthroughs in drug discovery and development of novel, energy-efficient materials.
Research on financial stress following the Great Recession finds that people who were in debt at midlife had a 90 percent increase in being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder.

How can leaders create a workplace where “how things really get done” matches “how things should get done”? Two experts in industrial-organizational psychology — Kecia Thomas, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and C. Allen Gorman, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods — offer five ways to make it happen.

UAB will be a statewide hub for developing a new generation of components for spacecraft, power plants and biomedical implants thanks to crush- and corrosion-resistant spark plasma sintering technology.

Fear and self-loathing play a role in conditions from cancer to HIV and COVID-19, spurring a flood of new NIH funding for stigma research. This summer, UAB researchers led — and participated in — a first-of-its-kind “crash course” to bring more investigators into the field.
With a $1 million-plus grant from the National Science Foundation, Shahid and Karolina Mukhtar, associate professors in the Department of Biology, will use machine learning to identify new ways to boost crop production and train high school science teachers in cutting-edge gene studies.
A new program from the UAB Career Center has reached more than 160 faculty and staff with information on how to best support students in achieving post-graduation success.

The UA System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor to Jerry Oakes and Trygve Tollefsbol and University Professor to Molly Wasko.

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 2021 honorees represent each school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College and the Graduate School.

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.
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.
UAB's cyber-security master’s program is preparing a new workforce for a booming field with ever-increasing demand and a shortage of skills. The program’s unique focus on both cyber defense and cyber investigations “is ideal for a student like me who wants a combination of both specialties,” said student Lindsey Sandlin.

Social Work’s Colleen Fisher will examine microfinance as a way to alleviate poverty among vulnerable women in low-resource countries, and Art and Art History Associate Professor Cathleen Cummings will study and map temples from the Bhosle dynasty of Nagpur, India.

Seven individuals and two registered student organizations were named Mental Health Champions by Student Counseling Services for their efforts during this past year.

Patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices are at risk for complications when undergoing heart surgery. UAB’s multi-disciplinary team is creating a platform to train anesthesiologists to help.

In his latest book, “Pandemic Bioethics,” philosophy Professor Greg Pence, Ph.D., examines allocation of scarce medical resources, immunity passports, vaccines, discrimination and more. It is available as an e-book now and will be in print June 18.

The UA System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor to William Benoit, Smita Bhatia, James Cimino, Gene Siegal and J. Michael Wyss and the rank of University Professor to Sylvie Mrug during its April 9 meeting.

An AI model created by faculty in CAS and Engineering analyzes driving performance in seconds instead of hours — and could eventually teach new drivers to drive well.

retro art streamIn May 1971, Bracie Watson, a senior majoring in biology, became the first Black student elected president of the UAB Undergraduate Student Government Association. And UAB USGA presidents continue to be changemakers — hear 2020-21 President Tyler Huang tell his story in a UAB United video and UAB News.

UAB Safe streamBefore you hop on that bike to commute to work or head across campus, make sure you, your bicycle and your knowledge of the road are ready.

Ten graduate faculty were honored with the UAB Graduate Dean’s Excellence in Mentorship Award for exceptional work with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

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.

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