It’s something every band director dreads: each fall, students return to the band room after a long summer, having not played their instruments. One thing they all have in common is if they don’t practice, their skills go backward, sometimes by a great deal. However, UAB's Denise Gainey has some words of wisdom for parents and students.
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UAB has partnered with four Alabama community colleges to create an innovative admissions program that will benefit students across the state. Along with Gadsden State, Jefferson State, Lawson State and Wallace State-Hanceville community colleges, UAB spent a year creating a joint admissions program that will allow eligible students access to a wealth of multi-campus resources, mentorships and scholarship funds.
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Each year, the UAB student chapter of ASME organizes and invites elementary, middle, and high school students to participate in the Brent Newman Memorial Egg Drop Contest. The purpose of the event is to encourage mechanical engineering thought and design and provide the opportunity for college students to interact with the community. The goal of the contest is to design an apparatus which will protect a raw egg from breaking when dropped from the roof of the Business-Engineering Complex (three stories). Entries are judged on engineering thought/creativity, mass of the apparatus, and the ease with which the egg is loaded into the apparatus. Learn more about UAB's School of Engineering: uab.edu/engineering/
Birmingham Mayor William Bell and Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Craig Witherspoon, Ph.D., joined University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) President Ray Watts, M.D., on Feb. 27, 2013, to announce the details of a partnership that - in conjunction with a new UAB enrollment initiative - will give area high school graduates greater access to UAB, as well as provide financial assistance and connect them to appropriate support services to facilitate academic success.
The Kennedy Center will join theater companies and groups across the nation, as well as ArtPlay and UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center (ASC) on Sept. 15, 2013, for a national staged reading of Christina M. Ham’s play “FOUR LITTLE GIRLS: Birmingham 1963.” The staged reading will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, in the ASC’s Sirote Theatre, 1200 10th Ave. South.
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UAB’s reach stretches across classes, cultures and continents into inner-city classrooms, rural clinics and far corners of the globe. Service-learning is engrained across the university curricula, and the dedication and character of our faculty and students is evidenced by their willingness to use their knowledge for the well-being of others.