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David Hilton, Ph.D, recalls his experience with imposter syndrome. Photo from UAB Image GalleryDavid Hilton, Ph.D, recalls his experience with imposter syndrome. Photo from UAB Image GallerySufia Alam
Campus Reporter

When David Hilton was accepted into Cornell University for a Ph.D. in applied physics, he was waiting for the letter that said they had made a mistake.

Gail Andrews, the R. Hugh Daniel director of the Birmingham Museum of Art, will retire in September. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Museum of ArtGail Andrews, the R. Hugh Daniel director of the Birmingham Museum of Art, will retire in September. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Museum of ArtAnthony Roney
Community Reporter

After 40 years of service to the Birmingham Museum of Art, 20 of those serving as the R. Hugh Daniel Director, Gail Andrews has announced her retirement.

Godfrey Watkins, assistant librarian II, looks to his love of vocal music to fuel his enthusiasm for forming long-lasting relationships with students. Photo by Ian Keel/Photo EditorGodfrey Watkins, assistant librarian II, looks to his love of vocal music to fuel his enthusiasm for forming long-lasting relationships with students. Photo by Ian Keel/Photo EditorSurabhi Rao
Campus Editor

If you haven’t heard of Godfrey, head to Sterne and spend 20 minutes there to find him asking about you, what you’re studying and offering words of encouragement. After just five years of working at Sterne as Library Assistant II, Godfrey Watkins has become an icon.

Beverly Gooden speaks to students about her road to activism. Photo by Emily Cox-Oldham/Assistant Photo EditorBeverly Gooden speaks to students about her road to activism. Photo by Emily Cox-Oldham/Assistant Photo EditorKristina Balciunate
Assistant Branding and Outreach Manager

On Tuesday March 21, the nationally acknowledged domestic violence awareness activist Beverly Gooden visited UAB to host a lecture on her experience as an activist and a victim of domestic violence.

Qasim AliQasim Ali. Photo by Surabhi Rao/Campus EditorSurabhi Rao
Campus Editor

"I’ve worked at about five different gas stations in Birmingham over the past 15 years. It’s good. It’s easy for me. Sometimes, I am an Uber driver. Whenever I have a few hours of time, I do that. I work here for about 40 hours, five nights a week from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. I sleep and take rest during the day... Luckily, I came to America after winning a lottery for a visa. Four years later, I went back to Punjab, Pakistan and was married and brought my family here... Sometimes people try to steal beer or candy. We catch them. The police come and tell them they are banned from this place. Especially during New Year’s and Christmas, you have to be careful...Every country has different cultures. I stay here and work here. I like America. I thank God.”

— Qasim Ali, employee of Chevron gas station on 14th Street South
Real inspector houndCynthia, portrayed by Addie Counts, and Simon, portrayed by Russell E. Alexander, II, share a kiss on stage. Photo courtesy of Cliff SimonSufia Alam
Campus Reporter

Cast members swept the stage floor and adjusted sets while sound was checked, acting out traditional backstage preparations as a prelude to the coming metadrama.

Ben foldsBen Folds performing in Knoxville, Tenn. in 2006. Photo from Wikimedia CommonsJason Grover
Life & Style Editor

At 50, Ben Folds seems to be showing a desire to simplify. After touring with various chamber ensembles and playing dates with orchestras around the world, Folds is now in the middle of his “Ben Folds and a Piano” Tour, which will stop at the Lyric Theater on Mar. 1.

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