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The Business-Engineering Complex lobby will be the arena for a robot battle royale this week, when engineering students pit their specially designed robots against each other in the sumo ring.
Six students will display works in graphic design, drawing, painting, printmaking and photography for the new Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition, which opens April 30 in UAB's Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts. A free opening reception is planned 5-8 p.m. May 1.
Racial disparities in obesity rates among U.S. adults often are blamed on socioeconomic status because of its influence on diet and physical activity, but a new model suggests this is true only for men. Bisakha Sen, Ph.D., associate professor of health care policy at UAB, says the data suggests culture or genetics may play a larger role among women in her findings published in Obesity.
The April 15 UAB-Alabama State baseball game was cancelled due to weather and will not be rescheduled. Exchange your tickets for any UAB baseball game by bringing them and your photo I.D. to the UAB or Regions Field Ticket Office. The Strike Out Cancer event has been moved to the April 26 game against Marshall.
Andrew Demshuk, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, has received a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Award that will enable him to pursue a comparative history of post-1945 reconstruction and urban planning in three cities divided by Cold War borders — Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, Leipzig, East Germany, and Wrocław, western Poland.
The UAB Epilepsy Center again has been recognized as a Level 4 Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. The designation affirms UAB has the professional expertise and facilities to provide the "highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.”
Glen Feldman, Ph.D., professor of history, received the Anne B. and James B. McMillan Book Prize for his work, "The Irony of the Solid South: Democrats, Republicans, and Race, 1865-1944," which examines the South’s transition to a majority Republican region from its Democratic roots.
Professor William D. Jordan, Jr., M.D., has become president-elect of the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery for the 2014-16 academic years, and he will serve as president from 2016-2018.
Physical education courses now will carry a KIN prefix to reflect the program's name change to Kinesiology, and students should review options under that designation when registering. Only the name has changed; Kinesiology offers the same degrees and concentrations offered through the Physical Education program.
UAB IT recommends that employees, staff and students who conduct personal business using the Internet change those personal passwords to protect themselves against fraud, identity theft and other cyber-crimes.
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