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.
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.
Continue reading “SliceFest on June 16 raises funds for SUKI Foundation for Rett Syndrome treatment and cure. Get your tickets now.”
Ask Dr. Eric Jack what makes a person successful, and you will quickly understand the character of the man. Jack, who was recently named president elect of the Rotary Club of Birmingham for 2018-19, answers the question by recalling the qualities of Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa. He speaks of everyday people who sacrifice to serve their families and communities, as well as leaders, followers and frontline employees.
Do you love science and want to work hands-on with exciting experiments? Then sign up for one of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Mad Scientist events. Continue reading “UAB to host Mad Scientist Day events for elementary and high school kids in Birmingham”
Want to make more money? You may think larger, more powerful cities are where you need to go, but that may not be the case. Birmingham may actually be your best bet! Continue reading “Birmingham named America’s highest-paying city by Trulia”
Strap on your bowling shoes and cheer on the UAB women’s bowling team because they have some big news! Continue reading “UAB’s women’s bowling team qualifies for USBC National Championship”
If you had to tell your story in just six words, could you do it? Continue reading “UAB announces winners of ‘Say It in 6’ competition”
Great news has been reported for the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Samford University. In a 2017 U.S. News and World Report ranking of best online programs in the nation, both universities land high on the list. Continue reading “Online programs rank high for UAB and Samford in 2017 U.S. News and World Report”
When attending a university that’s located in the heart of a bustling city, parking is going to be a consistent hassle. The University of Alabama at Birmingham is one such campus. But things are soon to change. To enhance the experience of students, employees and guests, UAB connected with Kimley Horn, a premier planning and design engineering consultant. Continue reading “UAB to get on-campus parking decks and other enhancements”
Check out these 14 classes (and some honorable mentions) you can get college credit for in the Birmingham area. A few really made me consider going back to school just for fun…
I tried really hard to find interesting classes in accounting and finance… Sorry, guys. Impossible.
New Gear. New Training Facility. Same Drive to Dominate. Yesterday, the UAB Football Program announced the upcoming season’s schedule. The team just got that much closer to their return date and their fans definitely got more excited.
The demand for easier parking in the Magic City has been up for quite a while, and it is difficult to mend the situation through parking development.