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Space law expert to lecture at UAHuntsville

Huntsville, Ala. (October 6, 2011) - Joanne I. Gabrynowicz, director of the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law will lecture at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
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Her visit is sponsored by the UAHuntsville Honors Forum Lecture series. The lecture will begin at 11:10 a.m., in Frank Franz Hall room 138, and is free and open to the public.

Gabrynowicz also serves as editor-in-chief, of the Journal of Space Law. She teaches space law and remote sensing law at The University of Mississippi (UM). She was a founding faculty member of the University of North Dakota Space Studies Department. Gabrynowicz is an official observer for the International Astronautical Federation to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

UM offers the only dedicated aerospace law curriculum in the nation from an American Bar Association-accredited law school, and requires courses on U.S. space and aviation law, international space and aviation law, and remote sensing; participation in the publication of the Journal of Space Law; and independent research. The National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law was founded in 1999. The first space law certificate was awarded in spring 2008.

She also is a member of the Department of Commerce Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing. Gabrynowicz advised the Eisenhower Institute on its study, The Future of Space-the Next Strategic Frontier. She is also a member of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote sensing International Policy Advisory Committee.

Before beginning her academic career, she was the managing attorney of a law firm in New York City. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Forum on Aviation and Space Law, the New York State Bar, the International Institute of Space Law and Women in Aerospace, among other groups.

Gabrynowicz is the recipient of the 2001 Women in Aerospace Outstanding International Award. Additionally, she was awarded a NASA/American Society of Engineering Education Summer Faculty Fellowship from Goddard Space Flight Center, where she also served as the Dean of the NASA Space Academy.

She earned her undergraduate degree at Hunter College, and a J.D., at Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law. 

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Joyce Anderson Maples 256.824.2101 
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UAHuntsville to host 2011 LEAN Educator Conference

Huntsville, Ala. (September 26, 2011) - The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (ISEEM) will host the 2011/2012 LEAN Educator Conference Thursday, Sept. 29 through Saturday, Oct. 1.

The conference begins at 7 a.m., each morning in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology. Keynote speakers for the conference are John Y. Shook, chairman and CEO of Lean Institute; and John Toussaint, president of ThedaCare's Center for Healthcare Value. To register please visithttps://www.lean.org/Summits/LEC2011Registration.cfm.

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CEO of Lean Institute

John Shook is recognized as a true sensei who enthusiastically shares his knowledge and insights within the Lean Community and with those who have not yet made the lean leap.

Shook learned about lean management while working for Toyota for nearly 11 years in Japan and the U.S., helping it transfer production, engineering, and management systems from Japan to NUMMI and subsequently to other operations around the world.

He is the author of Toyota's Secret: The A3 Report Sloan Management Review, and How to Change a Culture: Lessons from NUMMISloan Management Review. Shook is a sought-after conference keynoter who has been interviewed on lean management by National Public RadioBloomberg NewsThe Wall Street Journal, and numerous trade publications.

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President ThedaCare's Center for Healthcare Value

Toussaint founder and president of ThedaCare's Center for Healthcare Value, Dr. John Toussaint, has the experience and passion as a driving force in creating healthcare value. From 2000-2008, Toussaint served as president and chief executive officer of ThedaCare, Inc., a community-owned, four-hospital health system including twenty-one physician clinics, as well as home health capabilities, senior care facilities, hospice care and behavioral health. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with nearly 5,400 employees, serving an eight-county region.

For more information on the 2011/2012 LEAN Educator Conference on the UAHuntsville campus, please visit the following websites:http://www.leaneducatorconference.org/tours-and-workshops.html

http://www.leaneducatorconference.org/agenda.html

For more information 
Joyce Anderson Maples 
256.824.2101 
maplesj@uah.edu

Sigmatech provides $1M gift to UAHuntsville to create global understanding eminent scholar

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Sept. 16, 2011) -Sigmatech has provided a $1 million endowment for the establishment of an eminent scholar chair to the Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

The Baba Budha Eminent Scholar Chair in Global Understanding, with specialization in Indian studies, is the first part of a dual-chair concept, originating at UAHuntsville. The second part is the Baba Deep Eminent Scholar chair in Global Understanding, with specialization in American Studies, to be established at Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar, India.

The position was approved today by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama during the group's meeting in Tuscaloosa.

"We are especially pleased with Dr. Sandhu's commitment to UAHuntsville to assist in enhancing global understanding," said Dr. Malcolm Portera, President of The University of Alabama in Huntsville and Chancellor of the University of Alabama System. "This gift provides more validation of the fact that we are an international community. The Eminent Scholar will be located in the College of Liberal Arts."

India, the world's largest democracy with1 billion people, is viewed as one of the three economic powers of the 21st century, the other two being the U.S. and China.

"The objective of this initiative is to educate students in a global business curriculum and ultimately to improve business, trade, and cultural relationships between the U.S. and India," Dr. Sandhu said.

Aside from Sigmatech's $1 million corporate contribution to the academic environment, the dual-chair concept also plays an academic ambassadorial role, which has special significance. The University of Alabama in Huntsville and Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar will benefit from two eminent scholars working together for future cooperation between their academic programs.

The City of Huntsville and the City of Amritsar will benefit from joint venture industrial programs. The State of Punjab is the agriculture state of the world's "green" revolution, which produces nearly 40 percent of India's reserve food supply. The state of Alabama will benefit from joint agricultural research programs in cooperation with its counterpart state, Punjab.

Dr. Gurmej Sandhu, the Chairman of Sigmatech, initiated the dual-chair concept. Having established the Chair at UAHuntsville, he is now following through with the establishment of the Baba Deep Eminent Scholar Chair in Amritsar, India.

Dr. Sandhu is a 1979 electrical engineering graduate from The University of Alabama in Huntsville. He was inducted into the Distinguished Engineering Academy of The University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2001 and was a recipient of the distinguished Alumni Achievement Award in 2004 for his contribution to system science and signal processing.

Dr. Sandhu said he strongly supports corporate contributions to develop the future workforce through the university environment.

"We are extremely grateful to Dr. Sandhu and Sigmatech for establishing this eminent scholar chair," said UAHuntsville Provost Vistasp Karbhari. "This will not only add strength to our already strong program in political science, but will also enable us to increase the awareness and understanding of the interconnectedness of the global community in which we live."

Dr. Karbhari added that UAHuntsville has a distinguished record of global partnerships in science and technology, and this chair will allow additional cross- and trans-disciplinary scholarship, while simultaneously working to meld hearts and minds across national, socio-political and cultural borders.

"We look forward to working together with friends and alumni as to take UAHuntsville to ever greater heights of excellence," Dr. Karbhari said.

For more information,

contact Ray Garner

256.824.6397

(256.UAH.NEWS) 

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CanSat challenges UAHuntsville students to design, build and fly small rocket payload

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Sept. 13, 2011) - The order seems simple enough: Deliver one raw egg, intact.

But it's backed by hard-boiled rules that eventually will make the difference in safely putting satellites in orbit, or humans on Mars.

Welcome to CanSat as students from The University of Alabama in Huntsville prepare for their fourth year going up against national and international university teams.

CanSat is a growing national college competition that challenges students to design, build, and fly a small rocket payload, about the size of a can of Pringle's potato chips, to loft a raw egg 1.1km (more than a half mile) high and safely return it to the ground.

"CanSat gets people familiar with high-speed design processes," said Eric Becnel, president of the UAHuntsville team. "Skills you develop in CanSat are very valuable. Everything you learn is useful."

The annual competition - organized by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), supported by the Naval Research Laboratory, NASA, and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp - is held each June on a farm at Cross Plains, Texas, near Abilene.

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"We placed second and third in recent years and fourth this summer," said Dr. John Gregory, director of the Alabama Space Grant Consortium at UAHuntsville. "We have been in contention every year we have competed. The field usually includes 15 to 20 teams a year, some of them high-power universities, like the University of Maryland and the University of California at San Diego. This year's prominence of Turkey, which took first place, and India is a new phenomenon."

As the name suggests, the payload has to fit into a volume approximately that of a can of potato chips or of tennis balls. Its purpose is to move beyond paper design competitions and put young space engineers through a miniature version of what they will face with larger projects.

"CanSat is one of a portfolio of programs that all have the same general purpose," said Gregory. "We are teaching young scientists and engineers to tackle questions for which the answer is not in the back of the book, or for which there are multiple answers."

Teams comprise up to 10 students, usually undergraduates, with a smaller limit on the number of graduate students who can be involved. They propose the mission, design, document, review, build, test and fly. And they have to fit it atop someone else's rocket, just like the real world. Teams are scored on schedules, design reviews, and the flight itself.

"We use real space missions as a template," Gregory explained. "The students must go through each of the stages as on a real mission, from proposal to post-flight report. And they learn to work with other people. It's been very successful."

"It's a very tightly controlled system," Becnel said. "A lot of systems have to work within these guidelines. The mechanical guy has to work with the electrical guy, and it all has to come together just right."

Indeed, with a 27-page instruction manual, one might wonder how original the teams can be.

"You have a lot of room for flexibility," Becnel assured. "It was amazing to see the differences between the various designs on the flight line in Texas."

Differences include various resources available at their respective schools. The UAHuntsville team, for example, used rapid prototyping equipment to build a container for their egg. They also came up with a conical fitting to soften impact (retrorockets and other neat touches are not allowed). Like other teams, they had to develop their own sensor to measure the rate of descent, and use a particular type of radio for tracking. And the price tag has to be less than $1,000.

A priceless aspect they are allowed is tapping the expertise of UAHuntsville and NASA scientists and engineers, but only to answer very specific questions.

Whatever the teams produce, it has to fit inside the volume of a can, 72mm (3 in) diameter by 280mm (11 in) long -larger than a soda can - and weigh no more than a half-kilogram (1.1 pound). The rocket lofts it 1.1km high, and parachutes have to deploy and slow the package to certain speeds. Onboard sensors control release of the payload and deployment of parachutes. Competitors may install a camera or impact recorder. Telemetry has to be broadcast during the flight.

This year UAHuntsville came in fourth because of two simple errors. The electronic crystal that times the flight sequence had a bit of contamination, so the payload never realized it had left the ground. Then the parachute failed when its ties to the payload pulled loose. The payload hit the ground at nearly 110km/h (68 mph) but stayed in one piece.

Scrambling the payload did not mean finishing last, though. Five teams lost their payloads altogether, whereas UAHuntsville was able to calculate their impact point to within 60 feet of where they landed, one of the performance criteria.

Both of the flight problems had a common cause and thus a big lesson: the UAHuntsville team started later than they should have and did not allow enough time to test it properly.

"You can't wait until the last minute to build these things," Becnel said. "You have to do a full system test to see if it's going to work." And indeed the sequencer worked fine, after the fact, when cleaned and reassembled properly.

The UAHuntsville team is avoiding that problem for the 2012 competition. Recruiting has started, and already there is enough interest that two teams may be formed with enthusiasm like Becnel's helping fuel the next launch to one kilometer and, eventually, Mars.

"I love it," Becnel said. "We work every single day, even in the summer, with no class credit. We're really enabled to come up with our own designs."

For more information,
contact Ray Garner 
256.824.6397 
(256.UAH.NEWS) 
ray.garner@uah.edu

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UAHuntsville humanities eminent scholar will be featured at free community concert

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Sept. 12, 2011) - The work of composer David Maslanka will be featured at the fourth annual "Something Old, Something New" concert later this month.

Maslanka is composer-in-residence and The University of Alabama in Huntsville Eminent Scholar in the Humanities.

The concert is organized by the Huntsville Community Chorus Chamber Chorale and the Huntsville Chamber Winds. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the First Baptist Church of Huntsville on Friday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m.

The program includes a pair of songs from "A Litany for Courage and the Seasons" based on the poetry of Richard Beale for chorus, clarinet and vibraphone, featuring Randolph's Adam Bernick and the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra's Ozzy Molina.

Also on the program is Dr. Maslanka's newest work - a stunning double concerto, "O Earth, O Stars" for flute and cello, featuring Huntsville Symphony Orchestra's principal flutist, Evelyn Loehrlein and Louisville-based cellist, Paul York, recently hailed by The New York Times for his "warm-toned" performance of Lutosławski's Grave (Metamorphoses).

Other conductors for the evening concert include Billy Orton and David Ragsdale along with musicians from the UAHuntsville music faculty, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, and the greater Huntsville community.

More information may be found on the web at www.uah.edu/music.

For more information, 
contact Ray Garner 
256.824.6397 
(256.UAH.NEWS) 
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UAHuntsville celebrates Homecoming 2011

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (September 29, 2011) - "ChargerFest 2011," is the theme for homecoming week Oct. 10-15 at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville).

A variety of events have been planned throughout the week for students, alumni, and the UAHuntsville community including a live performance by Comedy Central on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m., in Spragins Hall.

UAHuntsville ChargerFest 2011 activities include:

  • Monday - October 10, 2011
  • Spirit Links
    • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. University Center
    • Sponsored by:  Student Government Association
    • A table will be set up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Oct. 10th till the 15th in the University Center. Links will be sold for 25 cents each. At the end of the day the money will be counted and for every 25 cents that is collected a link will be added to the chain. The college with the longest chain and the individual with the most purchased links will win a prize!
  • Hammock Club Hang Out
    • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Nursing Building Field
    • Sponsored by:  UAH Hammock Club
    • Bring your tents, hammocks, chairs, blankets and whatever else you have and hang out with the hammock club for the day! Food provided at 12:00pm.
  • The Future of UAHuntsville
    • 6:30 p.m. University Center Exhibit Hall
    • Sponsored by: Student Government Association
    • Please join us for an ice cream social before Dr. Portera talks to students about his vision for UAHuntsville. At the end he will answer any questions that students may have.
  • B.Y.O.B. – Bring Your Own Blanket Movie Night
    • 8:00 p.m.  University Center Slab
    • Sponsored by:  T.R.U.E. Chargers Student Alumni Association
    • Start out Homecoming 2011 with B.Y.O.B - Bring Your Own Blanket! Come watch Horrible Bosses out on the Slab and enjoy some popcorn and drinks! We will also be giving away some great prizes!
  • Tuesday - October 11, 2011
  • Donation Boxes
    • 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Residence Halls, University Fitness Center, Shelby Center, and Shelbie King Hall
    • Sponsored by:  Student Life
    • We will be collecting gently used clothing in the Residence Halls and at Shelbie King Hall, shoes at the University Fitness Center, and eye glasses at the Shelby Center.
  • Spirit Links
    • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. University Center
    • Sponsored by:  Student Government Association
    • A table will be set up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Oct. 10th till the 15th in the University Center. Links will be sold for 25 cents each. At the end of the day the money will be counted and for every 25 cents that is collected a link will be added to the chain. The Join the UAHuntsville fraternities and sororities after the Hockey Game for late night tailgating before Midnight Madness! Bring food, your grills, chairs, and tailgating games!Join the UAHuntsville fraternities and sororities after the Hockey Game for late night tailgating before Midnight Madness! Bring food, your grills, chairs, and tailgating games! with the longest chain and the individual with the most purchased links will win a prize!
  • Can Creations
    • 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. University Center Exhibit Hall
    • Sponsored by:  Fraternity and Sorority Life & Lancers
    • Register: http://www.tinyurl.com/cancreations
    • Can Creations is a unique way for UAHuntsville to give back to the community. Register to participate in a friendly competition using non-perishable canned food items to create sculptures. The sculptures should represent not only the organization/department, but also Charger Pride! The sculptures will be judged, prizes will be awarded and the canned goods collected by the competitors will be donated to the North Alabama Food Bank!
  • Dodgeball Tournament
    • 7:30 p.m. Spragins Hall
    • Sponsored by:  Student Athlete Advisory Committee
    • Dodgeball tournament open to all sports teams and campus organizations. 6-8 people on a team. $5 a player. All proceeds go to Make A Wish Foundation.
  • Wednesday - October 12, 2011
  • Paint the Town Blue Decoration Contest
    • 8:00 a.m. Campus-Wide
    • Sponsored by:  Alumni Association
    • Register: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2011-10_Paint_The_Town_Blue
    • Show your Charger pride by covering the campus in blue and white decorations in honor of ChargerFest 2011. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate. Deadline to register is October 10th. Judging will take place on October 12th.
  • Spirit Links
    • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. University Center
    • Sponsored by:  Student Government Association
    • A table will be set up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Oct. 10th till the 15th in the University Center. Links will be sold for 25 cents each. At the end of the day the money will be counted and for every 25 cents that is collected a link will be added to the chain. The college with the longest chain and the individual with the most purchased links will win a prize!
  • UAHuntsville Library Open House
    • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. UAHuntsville Library
    • Sponsored by:  UAHuntsville Salmon Library
    • The library now has a ton of new furniture and features, come check out what we have to offer while listening to music from the band Ashlyn Maine!
  • Charger Stomp
    • 8:00 p.m. Roberts Hall Lawn
    • Sponsored by:  Association for Campus Entertainment
    • Register:  http://www.tinyurl.com/chargerstomp
    • It's back! One of UAHuntsville's most anticipated student events, this high energy and entertaining show is a must do! Charger Stomp highlights the talent and the art of stepping, dancing, and signing with student organizations showcasing their styles and choreography.
  • Thursday - October 13, 2011
  • Spirit Links
    • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. University Center
    • Sponsored by:  Student Government Association
    • A table will be set up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Oct. 10th till the 15th in the University Center. Links will be sold for 25 cents each. At the end of the day the money will be counted and for every 25 cents that is collected a link will be added to the chain. The college with the longest chain and the individual with the most purchased links will win a prize!
  • Alumni Lunch & Learn – UAHuntsville Showcase
    • 11:00 a.m. University Center Exhibit Hall
    • Sponsored by:  Alumni Association
    • Deans (all 5 academic, Grad School, and Dean of Students) will be invited to give a brief summary of the latest and greatest from their area. Lunch will be provided for the alumni (many of whom will join us for this event during their normal lunch break). Following their presentations, the Deans will be invited to stick around and join us for lunch to speak with the alumni more on a one-on-one basis. Event is anticipated to run from 11am-1pm.
  • College of Science Fall Picnic
    • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Shelby Center Courtyard
    • Sponsored by: College of Science and the Science Ambassadors
    • All College of Science faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to join! We’re serving barbeque, chips, cotton candy, and flavor pops. There will also be games and door prizes.
  • Humans vs. Zombie Day Game
    • 12:00 p.m. University Center Slab
    • Sponsored by:  UAH Humans vs. Zombies
    • A zombie-themed game of modified tag involving Nerf guns, bandannas, and lots of fun!
  • LAN Party
    • 5:00 p.m. University Center Exhibit Hall
    • Sponsored by:  UAHuntsville Salmon Library
    • Don't miss out on the biggest video game party held on campus! Tons of prizes for everyone. Tournaments will include games like Starcraft 2, Team Fortress 2, Smash Bros. Brawl, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and much more!
  • Friday - October 14, 2011
  • Spirit Links
    • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. University Center
    • Sponsored by:  Student Government Association
    • A table will be set up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Oct. 10th till the 15th in the University Center. Links will be sold for 25 cents each. At the end of the day the money will be counted and for every 25 cents that is collected a link will be added to the chain. The college with the longest chain and the individual with the most purchased links will win a prize!
  • Muddy Mayhem
    • 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Roberts Hall Lawn
    • Sponsored by:  Fellowship of Christian Athletes & HPE
    • Register:  http://www.tinyurl.com/muddymayhem
    • Come join us for some extreme fun, extreme messiness and the ultimate muddy obstacle course!
  • Paint the Crew Blue
    • 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Spragins Hall Front Patio
    • Sponsored by:  Blue Crew
    • Come prepare yourself with Blue Crew to show your school spirit! We will be providing the material for body paint & to make signs for the Hockey game & Midnight Madness!
  • Around the World in 80 Dances:  Homecoming Dance
    • 6:00 p.m. University Center Exhibit Hall
    • Sponsored by:  Spontaneous Combustion Dancing
    • The dance will begin at 7 and we will have a beginner lesson at 6 teaching the basics to Waltz, Rumba, Swing, and Tango.
  • UAH Hockey vs. Bowling Green
    • 7:00 p.m.  Von Braun Civic Center
    • Sponsored by:  Blue Crew
    • Come support the UAHuntsville Hockey team as they take on Bowling Green!
  • Midnight Madness Tailgate
    • 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Spragins Hall Parking Lot
    • Sponsored by:  Fraternity and Sorority Life
    • Join the UAHuntsville fraternities and sororities after the Hockey Game for late night tailgating before Midnight Madness! Bring food, your grills, chairs, and tailgating games!
  • Midnight Madness
    • 11:45 p.m. Spragins Hall
    • Sponsored by:  Blue Crew
    • Midnight Madness is one of UAHuntsville’s biggest traditions that officially starts basketball season. It is a showcase of school spirit with performances by the Cheerleaders, Dance team, NPHC organizations, ROTC, the Pep Band & most importantly the basketball teams! Come witness some intense competitions which will include a 3pt shoot-out, 5 on 5 & the always popular dunk contest! Students encouraged to bring your craziest school spirit!
  • Saturday - October 15, 2011
  • Admissions Open House
    • 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  
    • Sponsored by:  Office of Admissions
  • Spirit Links
    • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. University Center
    • Sponsored by:  Student Government Association
    • A table will be set up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Oct. 10th till the 15th in the University Center. Links will be sold for 25 cents each. At the end of the day the money will be counted and for every 25 cents that is collected a link will be added to the chain. The college with the longest chain and the individual with the most purchased links will win a prize!
  • ChargerFest Family Day
    • 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. University Center Lawn
    • Sponsored by:  Student Activities
    • This year’s event is slated to be better than ever with activities for people of all ages! Join us for music, games, food and of course, FUN! For a list of all the activities available during this event, please visit the Homecoming website.
  • UAH Hockey vs. Bowling Green
    • 7:00 p.m. Von Braun Civic Center
    • Come support the UAHuntsville Hockey team as they take on Bowling Green!
  • Comedy Central on Campus & Announcement of the 2011 King and Queen
    • 8:00 p.m. Spragins Hall
    • Sponsored by:  Association for Campus Entertainment & Student Government Association
    • "Comedy Central on Campus" is bringing their favorite rising stars to campus. Be the first to see the next big names in stand-up comedy. Cancel whatever you have planned, because this is something you won't want to miss! Also we will be announcing your 2011 Homecoming King and Queen!

For more information, please contact Kacey Schaum at 256.824.5420 or Kacey.Schaum@uah.edu">Kacey.Schaum@uah.edu or visit the Main homecoming website:

http://uah.edu/homecoming or Schedule page:

http://uah.edu/homecoming/schedule.php

 
For more information 
Joyce Anderson-Maples,
(256) 874-2101 
maplesj@uah.edu">maplesj@uah.edu

UAHuntsville faculty and students participate in College First advanced placement enrichment program

HUNTSVILLE, Ala (August 9, 2011) - Students from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) recently participated in CollegeFirst, a unique summer enrichment program designed to prepare the state's high school students for the challenge of college-level advanced placement courses in math and science.

More than 200 high school students from across the state participated in the summer program. College student mentors from five Alabama campuses mentored the high school students.

"This initiative provides successful college students as both tutors and mentors, helping increase the number of Alabama students who will be ready, not only to attend college, but to excel in college," said Stephen Black, director of the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility. "The experience benefits university students as well because, in order to teach a concept, one must not only grasp it intuitively, but fully understand the reasoning."

Superintendents from Alabama districts participating in A+ College Ready summer program were each given $1,000 to present a scholarship to an outstanding student from their district. Scholarship winners in North Alabama included: Spencer Baer, of Madison County Schools, and Lisa Hernandez, of Huntsville City Schools.

The A+ CollegeFirst service-learning course was developed by the UA Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility in partnership with Impact Alabama and A+ College Ready.

For more information 
Joyce Anderson-Maples 
(256) 824-2101 
maplesj@uah.edu

Flu clinic begins on UAHuntsville campus

Flu shots are now available at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) Faculty & Staff Clinic. Only one flu shot is needed, because the 2011-2012 seasonal flu vaccine does contain the H1N1 strain that began circulating two years ago, and which continues to cause illness nationally. No appointment, necessary and injections are $20. According to the Centers for Disease Control flu season peaks in February. For more information, please call the UAHuntsville Faculty & Staff Clinic at 824-2100.

Internationally renowned professor to lecture on the history of childbirth at UAHuntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (August 31, 2011) — Judith Walzer Leavitt, an internationally recognized pioneer of research on medical history and women’s history, will deliver two public lectures at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) on the history of childbirth.
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            The Women’s Studies Program sponsors Leavitt’s visit to UAHuntsville with support from the Humanities Center Eminent Scholars Program. Both lectures are free and open to the public.
 
Leavitt’s first lecture, “Women and the Medicalization of Childbirth in American History,” will be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m., in the Chan Auditorium of the Business Administration Building. On Thursday, Sept. 22 at 11:10 a.m., Leavitt will address the UAHuntsville Honors Forum with a talk entitled “Make Room for Daddy: Men’s Roles in Childbirth in Twentieth Century America,” in the Frank Franz Hall multipurpose room.
 
Leavitt is from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she is the Rupple Bascom and Ruth Bleier Professor Emerita of Medical History & Bioethics, History of Science, and Gender and Women’s Studies. Her public lectures at UAHuntsville will explore the history of childbirth and its implications for social understandings of womanhood and manhood and how these conceptions have changed over time. 
 
Her UAHuntsville lectures are based on her two books Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America, 1750-1950 (Oxford University Press, 1986) and Make Room for Daddy: The Journey from the Waiting Room to the Delivery Room (University of North Carolina Press, 2009). Leavitt’s current research, continues to examine gender and public health through the twentieth century, and includes two projects: one that looks at home health care during the antibiotic transition and the second which carries forward her childbirth studies.
 
She has published numerous articles and book chapters, delivered dozens of lectures in the United States and abroad, and authored or edited eight books on public health and women’s health in social, economic, and political contexts. Leavitt holds a B.S. degree in social sciences from Antioch College, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in History from the University of Chicago.
 

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Joyce Anderson-Maples, (256) 824-2101

maplesj@uah.edu

 

UAHuntsville to co-sponsor NANPA 2011 symposium

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (August 25, 2011) - Breast cancer survivor, singer, actress and veteran stand-up comedienne, Diana Jordan will be a keynote speaker at The North Alabama Nurse Practitioner, Inc., (NANPA) Annual Clinical Symposium on Friday, Sept. 23. The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) College of Nursing is co-sponsoring the event.
 
The two-day symposium will be held Sept. 23-24 at the Huntsville Marriott. Nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, registered nurses, physician assistants, physicians, other health care providers and students are encouraged to attend. Professional credit is available for participants attending the symposium.
 
On Friday, at 8 a.m., Beverly Johnson, president of NANPA, and C. Fay Raines, dean of the UAHuntsville College of Nursing will welcome symposium attendees. At 9 a.m., Diana Jordan will give a talk entitled "The Healing Power of Laughter: The Power of a Happy Heart."
 
Additional keynote speakers for the NANPA symposium include Gregory Pokrywka and Wendy Wright.
  • Pokrywka is assistant professor of medicine, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and is one of a handful of doctors in the United States double certified in lipidology and menopause. Clinical lipidology is the study of fats stored in blood. He specializes in heart disease in menopausal and postmenopausal women. Pokrywkaparticipates enthusiastically in the Go Red for Women and WomenHeart campaigns to fight heart disease in women.
  • Wright is a family nurse practitioner working fulltime in a practice, which she founded and owns, Wright & Associates Family Healthcare. The clinic is owned and operated by nurse practitioners. She is the senior lecturer for Fitzgerald Health Education Associates. Wright is an author of the Physical Assessment and Health History Cue Card Series. She is widely published and has produced a number of videos and audiotapes. Wright has served as an expert witness in several medical malpractice cases and is frequently retained by attorneys for case review and consultation. In addition, she is an expert on "Medscape's Ask the Expert Nurse Practitioner" web site, and is an editorial board member for Medscape's E-Journal. Wright is editor in chief of APC Today, a website designed for the advanced practice clinician. 

For the complete NANPA Symposium schedule and registration information, please visit http://northalabamanpa.enpnetwork.com/nurse-practitioner-events/2355-2011-nanpa-annual-clinical-symposium .


For more Information
Joyce Anderson-Maples
(256) 824-2101
maplesj@uah.edu