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?


Cornell’s Dean of Engineering to give presentation at UAH on economic development

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The College of Engineering at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) invites you to a special lecture by Dr. Lance Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering at Cornell University.

The presentation, entitled "The New York City Applied Sciences Initiative - A Unique Public-Private-Academic Partnership for Economic Development," will take place on Friday, Sept. 27, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 301 of the Shelby Center for Science and Technology.

Dr. Collins will be discussing a 2010 initiative by the city of New York to relieve its tech sector bottleneck through a yearlong competition to increase the supply of tech talent. The prize? A "land grant" and $100 million to the winning universities, which would then be responsible for building and operating a new campus on the land dedicated to innovation and commercialization in the tech sector.


UAH College of Engineering to host distinguished seminar featuring Lance Collins of Cornell University

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Lance R.Collins, dean of the College of Engineering at Cornell University, will be the guest speaker for UAH College of Engineering Distinguished Seminar on Friday, September 27.

The event is a joint effort of the university's College of Engineering, and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Collins presentation "Role of Turbulence in the Atmospheric Processing of Clouds," will begin at 2 p.m., in Technology Hall S-105. The talk is free and open to the public.

Collins is the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering at Cornell University (CU). He previously served as the S. C. Thomas Sze Director of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at CU from 2005-2010, and he was Director of Graduate Studies for Aerospace Engineering 2003-2005.


UAH Office of Diversity to host reception for  Children's Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman

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One of the country's most influential advocates for improving the lives of disadvantaged children, Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund, will be honored at UAH with a public reception on Thursday, October 3.

Edelman's visit to campus is sponsored by the UAH Office of Diversity. The reception will be held from 2:30 p.m., to 4 p.m., in the University Center Exhibit Hall, and is free and open to the public.

Edelman founded the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) more than 40 years ago to provide a lobby for children's issues - specifically education, hunger, health care and protection. Also, as an advocate for CDF, Edelman convinced Congress to overhaul foster care. CDF is headquartered in Washington, D.C.


Renowned women's historian Linda Gordon to lecture on reproductive rights

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New York University Professor Linda Gordon, whose first-book, Woman's Body, Woman's Right: The History of Birth Control in America, the definitive history of birth-control politics in the country, will lecture next month at UAH.

Her visit is sponsored by the UAH Women's Studies Program, and the Short-Term Eminent Scholar Program of the UAH Humanities Center. Gordon will give two public lectures on Thursday, October 24. Both events are free and open to the public.


Therapy dogs bring stress relief, tail wags to UAH campus


Since the spring of 2010, Therapy Partners Inc. has been bringing therapy dogs to the campus of  UAH to provide stress relief during exam week.

"Anything we can do to help students feel better as they balance their multitude of responsibilities, we want to do," says Kelly Cothran, a licensed professional counselor who works at the UAH Counseling Center.


UAH Career Fair sees record number of students, employers


Each semester, the Student Success Center (SSC) at UAH hosts a Career Fair with the goal of bringing students and employers together for networking, internship and co-op opportunities, and employment. But last week's event, held Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at UAH's Fitness Center, exceeded all expectations.


Biological Science Symposium to be held Sept. 27-29 at Tims Ford State Park


More than 100 students, faculty, and professionals will gather for the Biological Science Symposium to share ideas, discussion, and fellowship. The event, which will be held Sept. 27 - 29 at Tims Ford State Park, is co-hosted by the Biology Departments at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).


Charger Blue flies up, up, and away!


Last weekend, Charger Blue packed his bags - and his Charger spirit - and headed up to near-space, courtesy of the Space Hardware Club at UAH.

"Charger Blue went up on BalloonSat 28," says Markus Murdy, vice president of the club and a junior in aerospace engineering. "He flew with the club's radio and GPS tracking payload and an infrared research payload under a 1600 g latex balloon filled with helium."


Mayoral proclamation declares September 28 International Festival Day


Hear ye, hear ye! Thanks to a proclamation signed last month by Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, September 28, 2013 has officially been declared International Festival Day. The proclamation was issued in recognition of the joint efforts of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and the International Society of Huntsville (ISH) to "demonstrate, educate, and promote the many countries and cultures" of the city with its annual International Festival of North Alabama.