Don’t miss Bham Now BOLD Speaker Sarah Parcak. $20 ticket includes, Cahaba Brewery beer and Taco Mama tacos

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Dr. Sarah Parcak and GlobalXplorer° understand that local citizens who know the culture are a crucial aspect of protecting cultural heritage sites. Photo submitted

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Bham Now October BOLD  Series speaker, UAB professor Dr. Sarah Parcak made global news earlier this month, when her team of archaeological adventurers discovered 800 Egyptian tombs, at Lisht, an ancient burial ground.

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5 reasons why Birmingham is a great college town, including top-notch education and late-night eats

College students hanging out in Birmingham. Photo via Birmingham Southern College

College. The days are busy and stressful, but totally exciting and fun—especially when you attend college in Birmingham. What makes Birmingham such a hot college town? Here are a five reasons we think it’s pretty great! Continue reading “5 reasons why Birmingham is a great college town, including top-notch education and late-night eats”

Blaze means business. A sneak peek of the Blaze statue in front of the new UAB Collat School of Business building

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Blaze statue and Ken Jackson in front of the UAB Collat School of Business. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Blaze, UAB’s iconic mascot, has found a home in front of the new UAB Collat School of Business building.

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UAB School of Dentistry named one of the top dental schools in the world

UAB School of Dentistry students with John Lytle Wilson’s art work in the background at Magic City Dentistry.. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

According to the ShanghaiRanking’s 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities, the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry has been named one of the world’s top 25 dental schools.

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14 places to charge your electric vehicle in Birmingham, including UAB and Uptown

Birmingham, Alabama, Guide to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
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Own an electric vehicle (EV), or considering purchasing one? A growing number of electric vehicle charging stations across Birmingham make it more practical than ever to go electric. Here’s where you can charge your ride in the Magic City.

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ULI Alabama meeting sparks conversations about Atlanta, Birmingham and their futures

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Atlanta’s Tim Keane (far right) speaks to the ULI Alabama meeting at UAB. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Last week, the Urban Land Institute of Alabama (ULI Alabama) held its quarterly meeting at UAB. The keynote speaker, Tim Keane, Atlanta’s Commissioner of Planning, sparked a healthy conversation among Birmingham’s urban design and economic development communities about aspiring to be what Martin Luther King, Jr. called a “beloved community.”

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Could rapid transit solve Highway 280 traffic woes? Mayor of Hoover says yes.

Birmingham, Hoover, Alabama, Highway 280 mass rapid system
Video still via Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham on Facebook

When I first moved to Birmingham from Georgia, the hit “Move” by Ludacris was big. The lyrics are about Atlanta traffic on Interstate 20, but I soon learned the tune is perfectly appropriate for Highway 280 in the Greater Birmingham area. Hoover mayor Frank Brocato wants to change that, and he thinks a rapid transit system is the answer.

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UAB professor and explorer James McClintock recognized globally for efforts in Antarctica

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UAB researchers in Antarctica. James McClintock is third person standing left to right. Photo via James McClintock’s Facebook page.

According to the UAB Reporter, UAB professor James McClintock has been named the inaugural recipient of the 2018 SCAR Medal for Education and Communication. Awarded by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the honor recognizes McClintock’s decades-long educational efforts emphasizing Antarctic climate change and impacts on marine biology.

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SliceFest on June 16 raises funds for SUKI Foundation for Rett Syndrome treatment and cure. Get your tickets now.

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Birmingham, Alabama, SliceFest 2018 promo, SUKI Foundation, Rett Syndrome
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Have you heard of SliceFest? It began in 2012 as the anniversary celebration of Slice Pizza & Brewhouse, and it’s grown into an annual music festival encompassing Birmingham’s thriving Lakeview District. Sarah Katherine “Suki” Bateh is one local child facing the neurological effects of Rett Syndrome. Through her namesake SUKI Foundation, many more children now have hope. Two Birmingham stories about community and growth—perhaps they were meant to go together.
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