/  205-996-5701, This email address is being protected from spambots. Many of our donors give to the College as a way of showing their appreciation for the people who inspired and guided them to academic and professional success. “My research interests lie on the intersection of race, policing, and social movements,” Baer says. As a lay member of the Board of the American Pulmonology Medicine Institute, she helps promote scholarship programs for medical students. She co-founded the Media Studies program in 2003. Verstraet uses his experience publishing in a second language to advise his students. It's scary and there’s fear in the process but once you overcome that fear there’s a whole world that’s waiting for you.”. This video is unavailable. She also works to assist other faculty in her department to have the same activities and online resources to be successful in their sections as well. var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. From 2006 to 2013, Rich was professor and founding chairperson of print media, as well a director in the School of Fine Arts for SCAD's new Atlanta campus. Nancy and her husband Tom currently enjoy a calm life in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. A&S: What made you decide to make a gift to the College of Arts and Sciences? Our honors courses are designed to prepare students to communicate effectively in written and oral form, demonstrate critical thinking skills, integrate knowledge across domains, participate effectively in team endeavors, and function as ethical citizens of communities.UAB Honors College students can either pursue our Personalized Pathway or choose one … She has definitely become one of my favorite teachers at UAB.”. The live keynote takes place today at 10 a.m. on Zoom. RC: Yes, I did. var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; Dean College Honors Program . TOTA L E N R O L L M E N T. ENROLLMENT BY HONORS CURRICULUM. While serving as an English professor, I co-founded Birmingham Poetry Review with Randy Blythe, Ph.D., and directed the creative writing program for almost ten years. He also studies and teaches on other emerging issues in bioethics, including neuroethics, enhancement, the Ebola virus, and the Affordable Care Act. We look forward to working with Rich. Dr. Hurst-Wajszczuk received both Bachelor of Music in voice performance and a Master in Music in voice performance and pedagogy from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in 1991 and 1994, respectively. They will accept their awards at the national meeting of NASPAA, which will be held in October in Los Angeles. She spent thirteen years at the University of Maryland, eventually transitioning into an administrative role where she served as the Assistant Provost of Behavioral and Social Sciences and later as the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies. addy2752bd6472451ce9f1f652cfe7d3852c = addy2752bd6472451ce9f1f652cfe7d3852c + 'uab' + '.' + 'edu'; Robert Collins: I have been retired from the Department of English for almost a decade. As a print media artist, Gere explores alternative photo processes; works of paper, sculpture, and installation; and his work is currently centered around border issues and the ecology of South Texas. Effective use of innovative teaching methods and assurance that his/her courses stay abreast of current theory and use of modern technology. The colleagues I worked with during my 30 years at UAB were the smartest and hardest working people I knew. She organizes activities within the service learning opportunities to help her students reach out to the community and to help her students experience authentic social work challenges as part of their studies. She is known and beloved by many students, going above and beyond to help them grow—not just as students, but as people. UAB Honors College / @HonorsUAB Don't forget to tune in for the 2020 Fall Expo keynote speech by Honors alumna, Ariel D. Smith! In 1989, she was promoted to full professor. Dr. Wyss also directs UAB's Center for Community Outreach Development and has been a longtime champion for interdisciplinary collaboration across campus, as well as developing strong partnerships with the City of Birmingham. Honors College dean finalists to present May 1-2 Written by Reporter Staff. Charly Verstraet, Ph.D., an assistant professor of French in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, was recently awarded “Best University Professor” by the American Journal of French Studies for his mentorship and dedication to his students. The UAB Office of Research and the Institutional Research Core Program announced the selection of a total 15 cores that align and contribute to UAB’s research mission and provide access to cutting-edge technology and/or specialized expertise. He joined the faculty at UAB in 1976 and has not only been instrumental in developing our bioethics program within the Department of Philosophy, but also taught, for three decades, a required bioethics course to all UAB School of Medicine students. In 2014, he was named professor and chairperson of the Department of Art & Design at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. You have to be scared and jump into the void to learn how to fly,” said Verstraet. This new institutional core will consolidate materials characterization facilities in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering under one organizational structure and will result in improved maintenance of high-end capital equipment and result in new interdisciplinary collaborations on UAB campus. He was excited to offer his students an opportunity to publish their work and gain practical experience writing in French when he heard about the American Journal of French Studies essay contest. I am currently working on another collection of poems. She consistently makes herself available for questions and goes out of her way to ensure students understand the material if they approach her. Associate Dean Honors College, Associate Professor, Department of Music Joi M. Jackson. Upon graduating from nearby Judson College, Janice Roberts took a research position at Birmingham’s Southern Research Institute. He has published more than 70 opinion essays in publications such as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Wall Street Journal. Since her early days in the department, Dr. Ghanta has been a staple in our classrooms, teaching courses such as Immunology, Biology of Aging, and Evolutionary Medicine. All are encouraged to attend the hour-long presentations in Heritage Hall Room 102. Under Dr. Patrick Dagg’s mentorship, Nancy joined the UAB Department of Biology graduate program and began research on early developmental events of mouse embryos. Both my department chair, Patrick Evans, and Honors colleagues have been very supportive, and for that I am very grateful.”. On a more concrete level, the survivors of police torture in Chicago continue to suffer the effects of their abuse.”. var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; UAB Department of Biology professors Dr. Charles Amsler and Dr. Jim McClintock, along with co-PIs Dr. Katrin Iken (University of Alaska, Fairbanks), Dr. Aaron Galloway (University of Oregon), and Dr. Andrew Klein (Texas A&M University), secured a $880,000 NSF grant to investigate brown macroalgae in the northern portion of the western Antarctic Peninsula region. Donor support is invaluable in ensuring that our students receive the quality education that, regardless of their course of study, will set them on the path to success. document.getElementById('cloak2752bd6472451ce9f1f652cfe7d3852c').innerHTML = ''; In demand as a clinician throughout the United States and Europe, she has been featured at several national and international conferences and presents regularly at many universities and colleges. 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