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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.

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.

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.

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.

More than 300 employees with 20-plus years of service to UAB will be honored March 1.

Jonathan Wiesen, Ph.D., an authority on modern European history, including histories of racism and antisemitism, and the history of advertising and consumerism, joined UAB Jan. 1.

Regional politics didn’t change, so the parties did, says history professor Glenn Feldman in a new book.