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UAH Lancers celebrate 40th anniversary

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Today, the Lancers are known as the official ambassadors of  UAH. But back in 1973, when then-president Dr. Ben Graves and the university's executive committee founded the group, it was called "Hosts and Hostesses."

Nevertheless, their primary responsibilities remain the same as they were 40 years ago: to promote a positive image of the university and to support the University Advancement and Development offices by participating in events involving students, alumni, faculty, and friends of UAH.

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UAH creates honors college to further enrich environment for top students

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UAH has established an Honors College to promote an enriched academic environment for all students that demonstrate high ability, and who are motivated to take advantage of educational, intellectual, and research opportunities and challenges.

The college received approval today by the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. The board members also gave their approval to creating a Department of Space Science, as well as approval of a lease with Rise School of Huntsville.

UAH currently offers an honors program, and the tremendous growth of interest among the university's students and faculty in recent years is leading the administration to elevate the program to a higher level.

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Small switch goes a long way for UAH’s Grounds Management

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The campus of UAH covers more than 400 sprawling acres. For students, that means plenty of green space to relax and study. But for UAH's Grounds Management? It just means plenty of grass to mow!

"Our mowers and vehicles go through around 300 gallons of fuel every 2 weeks," says Robert Redmon, Director of Grounds Management. And we all know how much gas costs these days. So it only made sense to start looking into other options, which is what Redmon did this past spring.

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UAH pledges to “Think Outside the Bottle!”

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Scientists may be able to better study how supercell thunderstorms work by using the data from just one Doppler radar unit and an analysis technique called synthetic dual-Doppler (SDD) that normally requires two, according to research done by a doctoral candidate at UAH.

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UAH’s College of Business Administration partners with TEDxHuntsville for “Breaking Boundaries, Building Connections” event

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The College of Business Administration at UAH, in partnership with TEDxHuntsville, is pleased to announce "Breaking Boundaries, Building Connections." The event, which features some of the areas brightest thinkers and innovators, will take place at Randolph's Thurber Arts Center on Sunday, September 15, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

"TEDxHuntsville is a community-based platform for spreading ideas across disciplines locally while providing access to a global audience," says Dr. Ravi Patnayakuni, Associate Professor of Information Systems at UAH and member of the TEDxHuntsville organizing committee. "Together, we can bring people together to seek a deeper understanding of ourselves and our world, and to inspire ideas and action for a better future for us all."

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Technology in the classroom makes case for move away from traditional teaching methods

Assistant Dean of Students T.J. Brecciaroli holds one of the clickers being used in this semester’s Charger Success 101 class.

Every semester, all first-year students beginning their academic career at UAH participate in a 14-week, one-credit course known as "Charger Success 101."

The goal of the course, says Assistant Dean of Students T.J. Brecciaroli, is to ease the transition to campus and help students build the foundation to a richer UAH experience. Topics include time management, financial literacy, diversity, and health and wellness.

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UAH’s Go Four program aimed at keeping college costs down

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Nowadays, it seems like "education" and "debt" have become synonymous. But that doesn't have to be the case, at least not at UAH.

Several years ago, Dr. John Fix, Dean of UAH's College of Science, proposed introducing a program that would contain costs for entering freshmen. Implemented in 2009 and called 'Go Four,' the intent is to reduce the number of years a student spends to obtain their degree, thereby reducing the amount of tuition they pay.

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UAH to host fourth annual International Festival

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UAH will host the fourth annual International Festival (iFest), Saturday September 28, from 10 a.m., to 5 p.m., at Spragins Hall.

The event is co-hosted by the International Society of Huntsville and is open to the public with no admission charge. Spragins Hall is located at 1070 Ben Graves Drive N.W., on the UAH campus. UAH coordinator of iFest is Belinda Ong, director of Reference and Information Services at the UAH Louis Salmon Library, and president of the International Society of Huntsville.

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UAH’s Executive Director of Facilities finds big savings in small changes

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It's back to school time at UAH and campus is teeming, with new students moving into their residence halls and professors returning to their offices in preparation for a new semester of classes. But less visible to the unwitting observer are UAH's support staff members, who are working long hours to make sure the university is ready to meet the needs of its entire population. That includes ensuring that buildings are heated and cooled and that utilities are properly supplied to all facilities; that grounds are tidy and safe; and that the classrooms, offices, and hallways are clean and free of trash.

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International researcher, consultant Aldo de Moor to lecture at UAH

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Aldo de Moor, owner of CommunitySense, an international consultancy company linking the worlds of community informatics research in academia and practice, will be the guest speaker for UAH Honors Lecture Series, on Thursday, August 29.

The lecture entitled "Expanding the Academic Research Community: Building Bridges into Society with the Internet," will begin at 11:10 a.m., in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology room 107. Dr. de Moor's visit is sponsored by the university's Honors Program, the College of Business Administration, and the UAH Humanities Center. His week-long visit features discussions, lectures and various campus activities.

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