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Philosophy Professor Greg Pence, Ph.D., who “could’ve been someone who never got a regular job,” is the 2019 winner of UAB’s Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.

Joe Talty, program manager in the Collat School of Business Graduate School of Management, is the Employee of the Month for August.

Sustainability intern Abigail Franks has a message: Renewable energy has a bright future in Alabama. Some big names are listening, from UAB to City Hall and across the country. 

Anna Threadcraft, director of Employee Wellness, is UAB’s Employee of the Month for July.

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 2019 honorees represent each school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College and The Graduate School.

Tucker Dillard, executive writer in University Relations, is UAB’s Employee of the Month for June.

Rebecca E. Kennedy, Ph.D., will begin work as AVP in the UAB Division of Student Affairs July 15.

Chris Seidenfaden, dental prosthetist in the Division of Prosthodontics, is Employee of the Month for May.

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Sami Raut, Vinoy Thomas, Stacy Moak, and Dawn Taylor Peterson demonstrated extraordinary commitment to engaging undergraduate students in service learning, undergraduate research, education-abroad experiences and team-learning environments.

John Meador has announced that he will retire in early 2020 after 50 years as a university librarian, and UAB will begin a national search for a new dean.

Grace Cunningham, who will graduate this weekend with her master of science with a concentration in exercise physiology, was diagnosed with lupus at 20 years old, but hasn’t let it slow her down.

Timothy Wick, senior associate dean in the School of Engineering, will become its interim dean Aug. 15, replacing Iwan Alexander, who plans to join the faculty.

The winning essay by Jill Clements, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, explores the treatment of sudden death in early English literary representations of dying and the dead.

Andrew J. Butler, Ph.D., is expected to start at UAB July 1.

From national television appearances to hands-on mentoring events, faculty, alumni and students of the School of Engineering demonstrate that innovation and leadership have no boundaries.

Each year the UAB Commission on the Status of Women presents these awards during Women’s History Month to honor women in the UAB and Birmingham communities who have mentored or served other women, taken a courageous stance or overcome adversity to achieve a goal. They will be honored during a special ceremony March 20.

Mona Fouad, M.D., a pioneer whose landmark research helped create the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center and pave the way for millions of dollars in health disparities research in the Southeast, will receive the highest honor of the Academic Health Center.

Donna Slovensky will become the interim dean April 1, when Harold Jones officially retires, to ensure continuity in senior leadership until the dean search is completed.

Sheila Turner, program coordinator in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, is UAB’s Employee of the Month for March.

Richard Davis, M.D., came to UAB in 1973 as a resident. Now, he’s being honored March 1 for 45 years of service — in the same unit.

Four individuals and one student organization were honored with the President’s Diversity Champion awards, and UAB was recognized for excellence in diversity among higher education institutions by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

Rob Blanton, Ph.D., an expert on international political economy and current professor in the department, will begin his new role Aug. 1.

Stacey Smith, program administrator in the School of Nursing’s Office of Student Success, is UAB’s Employee of the Month for February.

Joe Appleton, Ph.D., founding dean of UAB’s School of Engineering, died Jan. 17. The school was created in 1971, two years after UAB became an independent university in 1969, and Appleton helmed the school until 1978.

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