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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

For his dedication to aging research and science communication, biology Professor and Chair Steven Austad, Ph.D., has been awarded this year’s Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.

Three of the first scientists to return to campus in Phase I — plus the leader of a group that never left — share their emotions, lessons learned and 7 tips for organizing your unit’s re-entry.

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.

In her lab, “gray-hair lady” Melissa Harris, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, is working on bringing pigment cells back from the dead.

Here's what researchers and academics can learn at a free workshop on Jan. 31 — and from a spell in Washington, D.C.

Karolina Mukhtar, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biology, was one of 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Biology postdoc Jessica Hoffman earns a career-launching NIH K99/R00 award with her intriguing research into size and lifespan in dogs and other species.

Peek into graduate research laboratories through a Facebook live presentation of Discoveries Behind the Scenes every other Wednesday this fall.

The monthly Haddin Forum provides a venue for arts and sciences faculty a venue to talk about their research.

Working in the learning place: Campus internships build student resumes and demonstrate they can succeed in the workplace while advancing UAB’s strategic goals.

The first to earn platinum status from the Center for Teaching and Learning share how not to be boring, why observations are good and other lessons from the heart.

Undergrads in Heather Patterson’s Tick Explorations course get a little grossed out — but they also get hands-on lessons in genetic analysis, field identification and “real science” that stick with them long afterward.

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.

Peggy Biga and Shantay Williams, two of more than 70 Sustainability Ambassadors, channel their passion for green practices into positive change within their units.

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