Blazers vs. Bears: UAB football kicks off season September 3

UAB Blazers running onto the field in 2019. Photo via UAB Atheltics

Ready, set, HIKE! Be prepared to watch the UAB football team go against Central Arkansas at Legion Field this Thursday, September 3 at 7PM. The game will air on ESPN3 and we’re crossing our fingers for as many touchdowns as times you’ve heard the word “unprecedented” in the last six months.

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UAB + local businesses pledge to help fight spread of COVID-19

UAB welcomed students back to campus this week for the fall semester. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

UAB is teaming up with local businesses pledging to help fight the spread of COVID-19. The goal? To keep UAB students and employees safe on campus and Birmingham businesses open. Learn more about their pledge including what area businesses have already committed to doing their part.

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7 ways people with roots in South Asia are shaping the future of Birmingham today

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Members of the Indian Cultural Society at the Birmingham Museum of Art in the Sculpture Garden. Photo via Indian Cultural Society at the Birmingham Museum of Art’s Facebook page

In 690 days, Birmingham will be hosting The World Games 2022. As we prepare, we decided it was a good time to explore the rich international influence of different groups who live here. We’re starting with how people and organizations from the Indian subcontinent have been shaping the cultural conversations here for years.

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Why is UAB’s MBA program so popular? Here’s what students are saying.

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MBA students at UAB enjoy lessons from skilled professors with years of real-world experience. Photo via UAB Collat School of Business, taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whether you’re a recent college graduate searching for the next step or a seasoned professional looking to expand your skill set, a Master of Business Administration is one of the most versatile degrees you can choose. Luckily, UAB’s Collat School of Business offers one of the most prestigious MBA programs in the country—keep reading to learn more.

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COVID-19 called 3 Birminghamians to NYC. This is their story

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Megan Drummons and Stephanie Stover working in NYC. Photo via Stephanie Stover

Around the time many of us started #shelteringinplace, some of our Birmingham-area neighbors heard the call to service on the COVID-19 frontlines in New York City. We’ve got one really fun video from a Birmingham-based travel nurse and the personal stories of three others who answered the call. Keep reading for all the details. 

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5 Birmingham stories that will brighten your day, including recycling + composting at Tropicaleo

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Tropicaleo is once again finding ways to make Birmingham more sustainable. Photo via Tropicaleo’s Facebook page

You know we love a good story about people making our Magic City better. Keep reading for five ways local businesses and artists are inviting all of us to help make a difference. These stories will brighten your day.

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3 ways the UAB Collat School of Business prepares their students for the workforce

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Business students at UAB before quarantine. Photo via UAB Collat School of Business

For graduating seniors, job hunting can be one of the most stressful parts of graduation. Luckily, the UAB Collat School of Business has an excellent program that connects students with potential employers and helps prepare them for the job search long before they graduate.

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At last! Good news on the coronavirus front, and UAB’s involved

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You may have heard Dr. Anthony Fauci yesterday talking about promising results from a clinical trial using a drug called remdesivir to treat COVID-19. What is Remdesivir, what does this result mean, and what does Birmingham’s own UAB have to do with it? Find out what we learned from the experts.

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UAB opens specialized COVID clinic in downtown Birmingham

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CDC’s laboratory test kit for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Photo via CDC’s website

UAB is making strides to keep patients safe and help stop the spread of COVID-19. Get all of the details on UAB’s new specialized COVID clinic open now in downtown Birmingham, plus find out how you can contribute to the cause and support them now!

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4 ways kids are cheering on healthcare workers in Birmingham

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Dr. Terri Poe has a huge smile on her face thanks to these letters from Birmingham-area children. Photo via UAB

Kids throughout Birmingham are sending letters of encouragement to healthcare workers at UAB to cheer them on as they battle the coronavirus pandemic. Terri Poe, RN, and Chief Nursing Officer at UAB, shared these letters with encouraging and supportive messages.

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UAB offers NEW clinical trial for treatment of COVID-19—among first in the country

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A medical professional recording data at UAB. Photo via Lexi Coon, property of University of Alabama at Birmingham

“It’s amazing—it’s beyond impressive,” said Dr. Pankaj Arora at a daily briefing regarding UAB’s new clinical trial for COVID-19. UAB is selected to begin enrolling patients in a groundbreaking study using inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) to treat patients with severe COVID-19.

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How you can help track COVID-19 near Birmingham

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A slew of people are working hard at UAB’s COVID-19 Command Center right now. Photo via UAB

Researchers at UAB have set up a new symptom tracker to help get a handle on where COVID-19 is spreading throughout Alabama, particularly rural areas. Find out how you can help them understand better how underserved populations are faring.

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UAB’s Collat School of Business offers more than one path to success. Take it from these two.

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Carly Niswander and Helen Zhou outside of the UAB Collat School of Business. Photo via Bham Now

With a brand-new building and an award-winning program, the UAB Collat School of Business is one of the nation’s best resources for students looking to enter the business world. No matter where they start, the school prepares each and every student for success.

If you’re looking to get a step up in the world of business, make sure to apply to UAB Collat.

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Your tickets to the UAB Women’s Basketball game on Feb 15 helps fund breast cancer research. Here’s how.

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UAB’s Imani Johnson, Rachael Childress and Angela Vendrell discuss strategy during the game. Photo via UAB Athletics

Come out to the Bartow Arena on February 15 to support your local UAB Women’s Basketball team as they take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. Plus, every ticket purchase helps support breast cancer research right here in Birmingham. Learn how to get discounted tickets.

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Oops they did it again! UAB robins shatter Alabama natural history record with 3 more babies

A family of American robins nesting at a UAB courtyard in January 2020. The latest confirmed nesting of robins in Alabama was September 2nd, before  robins were hatched in this courtyard in November and December. Photo courtesy of Greg Harber

Remember our “Thanksgiving Miracle” American robin babies story last year?

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