UAH United Way campaign kicks off at coordinators breakfast


UAH launched its annual United Way campaign with a breakfast kick off celebration for coordinators on Thursday, October 3, at 8:30 a.m., in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology. This year's goal is $70,000, marking the agency's 70th anniversary in Madison County.

The UAH Department of Human Resources will serve as the 2013 campaign sponsor. This year's theme is LIVE UNITED: 70 Years of Service. UAH's campaign runs officially from Thursday, October 3, through Friday, November 15.


UAH partnering with MadCap to bring new software to technical communications students

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UAH is joining forces with MadCap Software to ensure that students pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication have a competitive advantage when entering the workforce.

Through the MadCap Scholar licensing program, students will learn how to use MadCap Flare to create technical documentation for online help, software documentation, policy & procedure manuals, knowledge bases, and user guides.


UAH student helps invent product to reduce expense, emissions


Most students at UAH worry if they're going to land a job after graduation. But not senior Landon Self. The mechanical engineering major expects to make a smooth transition from his current part-time job as project manager at ZeroRPM to a full-time position working side by side with the company's CEO and president - his father, Lance.

Based in Self's hometown of Cullman, Ala., ZeroRPM was founded in 2012. Its signature product is an idle mitigation system (IMS) that provides auxiliary power and climate control while a vehicle's engine is off, which not only reduces emissions but also wear on the vehicle.


UAH Theatre Program to debut Spoon Lake Blues, a comedy by Josh Tobiessen

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Starting next week, the Theatre Program at UAH will begin its eagerly awaited run of Spoon Lake Blues, a new comedy from playwright Josh Tobiessen.

The play, which follows two brothers who turn to robbery in an attempt to save their house from the bank, is based on Tobiessen's own stranger-than-fiction experience while on vacation a few years ago.

At the time, he says, he was staying in a cabin with "sketchy plumbing and carpenter ants," while next door stood a huge house with a two-car garage and Jacuzzi. That juxtaposition of wealth and poverty struck him as the kind of "honest conflict" that makes for a good plot.


Celebration of the city’s international community attracts close to 4000


The annual International Festival of North Alabama , co-hosted by UAH and the International Society of Huntsville (ISH), was held this past Saturday at UAH's Spragins Hall.

"This year's festival really showcased the rich diversity of our community," says Dr. Belinda Ong, Director of Reference & Information Services at UAH's M. Louis Salmon Library and President of the ISH.


LeaderShape Institute gives UAH students chance for self-reflection, growth

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As a young man raised in Harvest, Ala., Taylor Reed has grown up with the same conservative values as most of his Southern peers. But when he attended the 2012 Atlanta LeaderShape Institute as a representative of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), he came face to face with the fact that not everyone ascribes to the same worldview. "In the South we're used to being in the majority and we're used to everyone kind of believing the same things," says Reed, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. "Most of us are conservative and Christian, so down here, if people's beliefs are completely opposite, you think, Why? How do you believe that?"


UAH one of just three new sites selected for 2014 Tech Trek camp

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UAH, in partnership with the Huntsville branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), was named last week as one of three new sites to host the annual Tech Trek camp next summer.

First launched in 1998 at Stanford University, Tech Trek is a weeklong science and math summer camp designed to develop interest, excitement, and self-confidence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields for girls entering the eighth grade.


Noted Philosopher Alastair J. Norcross to lecture at UAH


Noted Philosopher Alastair J. Norcross, will be the keynote speaker for UAH College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Philosophy Distinguished Speaker Series on Friday, October 11.

Norcross, associate professor of Philosophy at The University of Colorado Boulder (UC Boulder) will present the talk, "The Road to Hell" at 7 p.m., in the Union Grove Gallery on campus. The lecture will examine whether intentions matter to the ethical worth of our actions.


UAH to show acclaimed documentary "Invisible War" Oct. 1


The UAH Women' s Studies Program is partnering with the UAH Women's Studies student organization, POWER, the UAH Veteran's Network, and the local branch of The American Association of University Women, to sponsor a showing of the 2012 documentary Invisible War (

The film will be shown Tuesday, October 1, in the UAH University Center Exhibit Hall at 7:30 p.m., (running time is approximately 97 minutes). The event is free and open to the public. Representatives Chanley Pickard and Jennifer Blatter from Army Community Service at Redstone Arsenal will give a pre-show lecture at 7 p.m., and answer questions after the film. Pickard, is Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program (SHARP) Manager, and Blatter, is SHARP Victim Advocate, Army Community Service.


UAH’s Chargers for Sustainability to hold free screening of award-winning energy documentary


UAH and Arcos Films invite the Huntsville community to a FREE screening of Switch, a new award-winning documentary that moves past the politics to deliver the straight answers on energy.

Starting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, in UAH's Chan Auditorium, Switch asks some of today most controversial energy questions: Is fracking polluting our water? How dangerous is nuclear energy? Will gasoline prices continue to rise? Can we clean up coal pollution? Can renewables really power our future?