Forbes lists UAB 4th as one of America’s best employers for diversity

Forbes listed UAB as number four on the 2021 list for America’s best employers for diversity. Photo via Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

Forbes considered thousands of companies in the US when creating its 2021 list for America’s best employers for diversity. After surveying 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees, the University of Alabama at Birmingham ranked number four in the country.

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Big tech news, hundreds of open jobs + everything else you need to know this week in Birmingham

The Redmont Hotel. Photo via Bham Now.

Charcuterie boards like the one above (sign up for the newsletter to see what I’m talking about) should hang in the Louvre. While I question if I went into the wrong business, find out if you could be in the right one with job openings, networking events and Birmingham news you need to know.

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On display now: Travel the world in an unusual way during the Birmingham Museum of Art’s latest exhibition

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Ways of Seeing: The Art of Travel, Trade, and Transportation is on display now at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Photo via Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

Since the beginning of civilization, transportation has been the center of everything. It affects how we work, socialize and live our everyday lives. Tour 70 objects from Birmingham Museum of Art’s (BMA) permanent collection in Ways of Seeing: The Art of Travel, Trade, and Transportation to discover the necessity and joy of travel throughout different centuries and cultures.

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Free things you need to know about in this week’s Birmingham business news

Time for a new week and new opportunities, Birmingham! Photo via Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

Feeling head first, fearless  all week thanks to Taylor Swift’s latest album re-release. Get your confidence back, too, when you discover open jobs, networking events and beneficial business news in Birmingham this week.  

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This robotics program uses innovative tech to help children with physical impairments—see positive results

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The Robotics and Mobility Program at Children’s of Alabama uses a variety of technology to rehabilitate children and teens with physical impairments. Photo via Children’s of Alabama

The Robotics and Mobility Program (RAMP) at Children’s of Alabama is opening the door to more opportunities for rehabilitation with physical therapy and occupational therapy. Learn from several team members at Children’s about the innovative technology and how it’s helping children and teens with physical impairments grow stronger and lead more independent lives.

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Exclusive look: Discover Plaza Suite, a comedy showing at the Virginia Samford Theatre April 15-25

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Husband and wife team Nick and Kelsey Crawford play the main characters in all three acts of Plaza Suite. Photo via the Virginia Samford Theatre

Three acts, one hotel room and a million laughs. Plaza Suite, a comedy by Neil Simon, lets the audience spy on separate stories in the same hotel room. Husband and wife duo Nick and Kelsey Crawford put their on-stage relationship to the test thrice over as they play the main characters in every act. See if they leave you laughing when you purchase tickets for the show running Thursdays-Saturdays, April 15-25 at the Virginia Samford Theatre (VST).

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Hailey challenged herself for better results + Orangetheory didn’t disappoint

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Hailey Lann completed Orangetheory’s Transformation Challenge for the second year in a row and she crushed it! Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

A couple of months ago, Birmingham resident Hailey Lann decided to put her competitive nature to the test during Orangetheory’s 2021 Transformation Challenge. Now a veteran of two Transformation Challenges, we checked-in to learn about Hailey’s triumphs (notice how we didn’t add defeats!).

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Shop the perfect presents to commemorate new life at Diamonds Direct Spring Showcase April 16-24

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Springtime is the season for a fresh start and a fresh set of diamonds. Photo via Mary Fehr for Bham Now

It’s time to come out of hibernation and shine some light on the new season—with the help from a few diamonds, of course. Plant yourself at the Diamonds Direct Spring Showcase taking place Friday, April 16-Saturday, April 24. Pick from perfection and enjoy 20% virtually everything in the showroom over the nine-day event. Keep reading to discover which designer pieces we’ve grown attached to.

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From mask mandates to local makers, here’s what you missed in Birmingham biz news

Happy Tuesday, Birmingham! Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The statewide mask mandate drops on April 9, but even our youngest advocates are asking for Birmingham to implement its own.  The fight isn’t over yet, Birmingham. However, with everyone aged 16+ in the state now eligible to receive a vaccine, we’re getting closer. While we wait for the pandemic to be a thing only found in history books, see what’s happening in the present-day biz world.

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Birmingham Barons release game times for the 2021 season + spring events are back at Regions Field

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Birmingham Barons Southern League All-Star Eloy Jimenez. Photo via Birmingham Barons

Time to hire a baker because this summer is about to be filled with batter after batter. The Birmingham Barons released their full 2021 schedule, which begins Tuesday, May 4, and concludes Sunday, September 19. PLUS, see what else is happening on and off the field this spring.

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Birmingham arts flourish in new programs despite the pandemic—hear how from 3 nonprofits

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A year into the pandemic, and arts organizations are still struggling to provide their amazing attributes and activities to those who enjoy them. Luckily, PNC Bank supports several of our beloved arts nonprofits in Birmingham and helps them continue to thrive in new, unique ways—even when it didn’t seem possible.

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7 things you need to know about bone fractures according to an expert at Children’s of Alabama

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The excellent staff and doctors at Children’s of Alabama know how to take great care of your child if they experience a bone fracture. Photo via Children’s of Alabama, taken pre-COVID-19

Warmer weather means children are spending more time outside. Whether on the trampoline, riding a skateboard or playing spring sports, the season of activity leads to an increase in injuries. Before you wrap your child in bubble wrap, here’s what you should know from Michael Conklin, MD, a pediatric orthopedist at Children’s of Alabama and associate professor of pediatric orthopedic surgery at UAB about bone fractures.

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Ruff week? Celebrate National Puppy Day with some positive Birmingham biz news + more

Happy National Puppy Day, Birmingham! Photo via Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

Happy National Puppy Day, Birmingham! After the year we’ve had, this pawsome holiday couldn’t come at a better time. In between scrollingthrough your camera roll for the ultimutt puppy pic to post on social, take a look at these hot jobs, new businesses and upcoming networking events in the Magic City.

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An expert from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama debunks 7 COVID-19 vaccine myths

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Everyone who qualifies should receive the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and others in the community. Photo via Unsplash  

As Alabama continues to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine, we connected with Dr. Darrel Weaver with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama to learn more about vaccine safety. He addresses seven COVID-19 vaccine myths and explains why everyone should receive the vaccine when given the opportunity.  

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