UAB professors Dr. Sarah Parcak and Dr. Gregory Mumford win 2017 Antiquity Prize

Archaeologists from UAB in Egypt
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham is making headlines again. I mean, healthcare, football, and Sam Hunt?! But wait, this time the news came from two archaeology professors- Dr. Sarah Parcak and Dr. Gregory Mumford. Bham Now got the official “dig” on the story.

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15-year-old David Meyers undergoes robotic surgery at Children’s of Alabama

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When 15-year-old David Meyers suffered a bad hit playing high school football, he and his parents, Maureen and David, expected some sort of physical ailment. The aftermath, however, was more serious than they anticipated.

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Your guide to Birmingham’s Innovation Week 2017

2017 Innovation Week in Birmingham

Friday, August 18th-Friday, August 25th

Birmingham Innovation Week 2017 is underway. An annual celebration of innovation in Birmingham, the city will showcase its finest inventors, investors, entrepreneurs, supporters and catalysts that drive it.

There are many fun events going on throughout the week. You won’t want to miss out! Here’s Bham Now’s guide to Innovation Week 2017.

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Tonight @ 5:30! Birmingham Innovator: Jennifer Skjellum, President & CEO of TechBirmingham

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Jennifer Skjellum, President & CEO of TechBirmingham

Door prizes including 2 Sidewalk passes and a chance to win a private group Pedal Tour for 14!  Join Bham Now and friends at 5:30 – 7pm at Avondale Brewery, upstairs.  It’s free!

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Thomas L. Friedman coming to EDPA Innovation Conference

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For the past six years, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama has hosted an Innovation Conference to celebrate innovation, entrepreneurs, and startups in our state. However, this year they are taking it up a notch.

In fact, the keynote speaker, Thomas L. Friedman, is a Pulitzer Prize winner, New York Times columnist, and best-selling author.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 23rd. Taking place at the Alabama Theatre, Imerge is an event you do not want to miss.

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Meet the new Executive Director of AEC

Headshot of AEC's new ED, Felicia Buck!
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In the current year, 2017, Alabama Environmental Council is celebrating its 50th anniversary! For fifty years, AEC has advocated for environmental issues in our state with many successes. Now, Felicia Buck, AEC’s newly appointed Executive Director, will carry out Alabama Environmental Council’s mission. I sat down with Felicia to learn more about her background and vision for AEC.

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Bug bites with Children’s of Alabama expert Dr. Jolly

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I don’t know about you, but as soon as I get my first bug bite, I know that summer has officially arrived.

Children’s of Alabama wants you to stay safe by preventing those pesky bites and treating any bad ones. Dr. Joseph Jolly of Greenvale Pediatrics offers his expertise on bug bites.  Let’s see what he had to say.

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Guide to the best healthy grocery stores in Birmingham

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I grew up in a small town in North Alabama. The fact that I had a Wal-Mart less than ten minutes from my house was a blessing. But, now that I live in Birmingham, I have found tons of great options for grocery shopping. In fact, so many I did not even know where to begin when it came to finding the best healthy grocery stores. But, after a couple of years in Birmingham, here’s the list I’ve put together of grocery stores I often shop at to fill my pantry for the week.

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Diversify your skill set: computer coding courses in Birmingham

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects computer and information technology occupations to grow by 12% from 2014 to 2024. As a result, 4.4 million computer and information technology jobs would exist in the U.S. alone. Currently, the United States has more than half a million tech-related job openings!

If you are looking for a way to differentiate yourself from the rest of the workforce, than these computer programming courses in Birmingham just may help.

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