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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.

With little more than a smartphone and his rock collection, Scott Brande, Ph.D., has captured the attention of geology educators worldwide. A new NSF grant is allowing him to expand — and explore what happens when hands-on instruction goes online.

Talking cutting-edge science and family questions with the first members of UAB's Undergraduate Immunology Program.

Many of UAB’s more than a thousand international students are facing complicated questions and challenges — but you can help.

Take in original art — from a distance — during the Department of Art and Art History’s online thesis exhibit featuring works by graduating seniors.

 

Three award-winning UAB faculty share 7 ways to developing engaging online courses.

Maninder Kaur, BDS, assistant professor in the Department of Periodontology, was one of 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Keith Gurley, Ed.D., associate professor in the Department of Human Studies, is one of 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The new Institute for Healthy Engagement and Resilience with Technology, created by Laurel Hitchcock and a colleague, will help improve best practices in the field.

A second grant from the Japan Foundation Los Angeles will enable UAB to expand course offerings and meet a growing demand for Japanese language study.

Kasia Gonnerman will begin her work at UAB April 1. Jeffrey Graveline, J.D., associate dean for Research and Instructional Services, will assume responsibility as interim dean from Feb. 10 until then.

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

Gregg Gilbert, DDS, whose landmark oral health research connected practicing dentists with university investigators and earned the largest federal grant in UAB history, will receive the highest honor of the Academic Health Center.

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.

The multimillion-dollar commitment has been invested in collections, resources, personnel, physical renovations and other improvements during the past several years.

Susanne Fogger, DNP, professor in the Department of Family, Community and Health Systems, was one of 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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