Officially joining the ranks of innovative Americans, associate professor Sarah Parcak of the Univeristy of Alabama at Birmingham will be honored by the Smithsonian Magazine in December.
What do you get when a Lion crosses a Dragon? An 86 to 66 win. In their season-opening game, on November 11th, the UAB Blazers showed the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff what they are made of in an exciting game.
Thanks to the UAB Indian Cultural Association this year’s Diwali event has gotten bigger and better. This celebration is free to everyone and is set for Saturday, November 12th.
Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican or, like many people fall somewhere in between, it is hard to ignore the different political leanings of some areas of our state. Jefferson County is one of those areas. This election was an example of ‘out with the old and in with the new’ after eight-year incumbent Republican DA Brandon Falls conceded the race to Democratic challenger Charles Todd Henderson. He will be Jefferson County’s first Democratic DA in three decades.
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No matter how you decide to honor America’s veterans tomorrow and this weekend, be sure to tip your hiking cap to Alabama State Parks.
As a big thank you to armed service members, all 22 of Alabama’s state parks are waiving entrance fees for veterans November 11-13. No identification will be required, and the free admission includes all day-use areas within the parks.
What a reason to get out there and hike with your fellow Americans! Not to mention, Birmingham’s weather this weekend will be cooler with highs in the 70s on Veterans Day.
If you’re headed to Oak Mountain State Park, be sure to check out the new hiking signs. This story by WBHM outlines the work done by Lakeshore Foundation and the Alabama Trails Commission, via the Recreational Trails Program.
According to WBHM, “The $48,000 dollar project is supported by Lakeshore, along with grants from the federal government and the Munson Foundation, a group that’s given to environmental causes. The money goes to purchase mapping equipment, plus a program to train people in Alabama so other trails can be mapped.”
The new signs list information like: trail length, steepness, surface type and trail width. Now you’ll know just what you’re getting into before heading down the trails.
Look out for more changes coming to Alabama State Parks, as voters passed Amendment 2 on Tuesday night. Those changes include privatizing certain park facilities like hotels and golf courses and limiting the legislature to designating park revenues for “other purposes.”
Today, Birmingham set a new record for the longest dry spell in recorded history marking the 53rd consecutive day with no measurable rain. The former record was set in 1924 with 52 consecutive dry days. Below is a picture of an active fire along I-65 north between Warrior and Blount Springs.
Biking isn’t just for the sidewalk. Bham and surrounding areas have quite a few trails for leisure biking throughout the city. Whether you bike regularly or are just beginning, here are some trails for you to check out.
Birmingham is known for many things, but above others, UAB has created a massive presence with the Healthcare industry and the Innovation Depot has spurred a huge amount of growth through technology.
The two met last weekend for the 2nd annual Innovation Hack at the Velocity Accelerator – Here are the details…
State Parks Amendment 2 was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s Alabama elections with 1,367,434 “yes” votes, according to the latest reports on the Secretary of State website.
The popular constitutional amendment that protects State Park funding, outperformed all statewide contested and uncontested candidates and the other 13 amendments.
Save the date. This Friday, November 11th, at 1:45pm, Bham Now will be holding a Facebook Live interview with December BOLD Series speaker Jim McClintock.
Ever seen Shark Tank? Think of people with grand or even simple ideas bringing their dreams to the very people who can make them a reality. UAB’s iLab, the university Innovation Lab, is doing the same for their students.
On November 6th, Chandler Riggs, the actor who portrays Carl on AMC’s hit show the Walking Dead, let the world know he was accepted to Auburn University. The 17-year-old, Atlanta native has been with the show since the premiere and has quite a large fan base. So of course, his fans had a lot to say about his acceptance.
ayy i just got accepted into auburn
— chandler riggs (@chandlerriggs) November 7, 2016