Happy 50th Birthday UAB! On June 16, 1969, the state of Alabama established the university

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Blaze statue at the UAB Collat School of Business building. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

According to UAB tradition and history,  on June 16, 1969, Alabama Governor Albert P. Brewer announced the establishment of The University of Alabama System which was comprised of autonomous campuses in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Huntsville.

On that day, University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) became one of the three universities in the new three-campus system.

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Calling all Birmingham techies, Innovate Birmingham’s summer enrollment ends April 19. Secure your spot today

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The Birmingham tech industry is growing… and fast. Tech start-ups like Mixtroz and Shipt are popping up all around the Magic City, so there’s surely no shortage in the jobs that follow. If you’re interested in finding an IT job, but don’t know where to start, Innovate Birmingham’s summer courses might just be the perfect way to get plugged in.

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Women’s Cancers Survivors Workshop

The Women’s Cancers Survivors Workshop is a day to empower survivors of breast and women’s cancers and their loved ones. The sessions include living with and after cancer, how caregivers can support their loved ones and themselves, how to navigate insurance and healthcare costs and a Q&A session with a panel of women’s cancers experts. The workshop is hosted by the UAB School of Nursing, the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB and SurviveAL. 

Out of this world: 3D learning at the new UAB Virtual Reality Studio

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UAB electrical and computer engineering student Praise Daramola explores virtual reality via a VIVE PRO headset. Screenshot via UAB News

Peer into a beating heart, or fly across the world. Then meet moon man Buzz Aldrin in hologram form. You don’t even have to leave Birmingham—you just have to be a student, faculty or staff member at UAB. Take a look at the new UAB Virtual Reality Studio in Lister Hill Library.

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UAB Space Archaeologist Sarah Paracak was a $400 answer on Jeopardy! last night

Screenshot of the $400 Jeopardy answer that appeared on the March 18, 2019 show about UAB’s Sarah Parcak.

UAB’s Sarah Parcak, the much acclaimed space archeologist, National Geographic Explorer and TED Prize winner was a $400 answer last night on the popular quiz show Jeopardy!

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UAB Polar scientist Jim McClintock honored by Explorers Club, along with 10 Apollo astronauts

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UAB’s Dr. Jim McClintock, a world expert on marine chemical ecology and drug discovery in Antarctica, was awarded the Finn Ronne Memorial Award by the Explorers Club on Saturday evening, March 16th in New York City.

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NPR Tiny Desk winner and disability rights advocate Gaelynn Lea to play UAB concert on February 8

NPR Tiny Desk winner Gaelynn Lea will be playing at UAB on Friday, February 8 at the Alys Stephens Center. Photo Credit: Richard Carter. Courtesy of UAB

In 2016, NPR held its annual Tiny Desk Contest, as part of their popular Tiny Desk Concert series, which has been viewed on You Tube more than 2 billion times, and has millions of loyal followers on radio. Out of more than 6000 contest video entries from all over the world, a jury of high profiled musicians came back with one unanimous winner – Gaelynn Lea.

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Construction on 17 story student living building in Birmingham’s Five Points South to begin

Screenshot of the rendering of the 17 story student residential building on the corner of 10th Ave. and 20th Street South. Screenshot from the Opus website

Earlier this week, The Opus Group (Opus), headquartered in Minneapolis, in partnership with The McKinney Fund & Company announced the start of construction on a new 17-story, mixed-use student living community on the edge of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) campus.

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UAB’s Greg Harber has bicycled to work everyday since 2013. See how much money he saved

Greg Harber riding through Railroad Park. Photo from the Le Tour de Ham Facebook page

According to Commute Smart records, UAB employee Greg Harber bicycled or walked everyday to work and back home in 2018.  Since 2013, he has only driven a car twice to work.

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Community leaders celebrate regional cooperation at BJCC Multi-Use Stadium groundbreaking

Groundbreaking for the BJCC Multi-Use Stadium. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Regional cooperation.

That was the most common statement used at today’s groundbreaking on the site of the new Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center (BJCC) Multi-Use Stadium.

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