International researcher, consultant Aldo de Moor to lecture at UAH

Dr. de Moor, of the Netherlands

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.


UAH to host 19th annual NANPA conference


UAH College of Nursing is hosting the 19th annual North Alabama Nurse Practitioner (NANPA) Clinical Symposium September 27-28 at the Huntsville Marriott. This year's conference theme is "Nurse Practitioners on the Frontline of Healthcare." The conference registration deadline is Friday, September 13. Last year, more than 400 nurses and medical professionals attended the symposium.


UAH supports student veterans by boosting its participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program


With a significantly higher percentage of student veterans compared to most schools of its size, UAH has made great strides in recent years toward meeting the needs of this nontraditional student group. And one of the most notable of late is UAH's increased participation in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Yellow Ribbon Program.


UAH partners with the Rise School of Huntsville to meet needs of community


Classes aren't just starting for UAH; they're also starting for the Rise School of Huntsville, a non-profit preschool that uses a balanced, multi-disciplinary approach to teach children both with and without developmental disabilities.

The school, which was previously located at Trinity United Methodist Church on Airport Road, will now sit on the UAH campus thanks to an agreement signed last week by UAH president Dr. Robert A. Altenkirch and Rise co-founders Jerry and Amanda Lee.


Hundreds of students visit Research Open House


Hundreds of new UAH students visited the Student Research Open House on Monday, Aug. 19, in the Von Braun Research Hall. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) as part of the campus-wide UAH Week of Welcome Aug. 16-24, the event attracted students from all majors. On hand were 25 campus clubs and groups, as well as every college, most of UAH's research centers and many research-oriented student clubs. Visitors got to see the UAH Moonbuggy, the ChargerSat 1 prototype, a helicopter simulator, a dart concept rocket, a Nao robot demonstration and unmanned aerial vehicles.


UAH to co-host first-ever Lee Deal Theatre Symposium


The Theatre Department of UAH and The Arts Council Inc. will co-host the first-ever Lee Deal Theatre Symposium on Saturday, August 24, from 1:00 - 6:30 pm. Named for Lee Deal, a former UAH student and local community theater actor for nearly thirty years, the symposium will comprise three workshop sessions: Casting & Audition Techniques Master Class , presented by Tiffany Little Canfield, a casting director with New-York-based Telsey + Company (Wilson Hall) Scene Study Master Class , presented by Ron Harris, a 40-year theater veteran and the recipient of numerous state, regional, and national awards (Chan Auditorium) Setting Your Stage: The Intersection of Script, Design, & Budget , presented by Brian Phillips, formerly of the Goodman Theatre, Chicago's oldest and largest not-for-profit theater (Wilson Hall)


Students can check out how to get involved in UAH research

Students view the wide world of UAH research at the 2012 Research Open House. This year’s event is even bigger and better.

Want to add some hands-on learning to your student experience at UAH?

Then come to the Student Research Open House on Monday, Aug. 19, being held from 1-4 p.m. in the Von Braun Research Hall. It's sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) of as part of the campus-wide UAH Week of Welcome Aug. 16-24. Students in all majors are encouraged to come.


Music majors parlay classroom skills to real-world setting

Chair of UAH's Music Department Dr. David Ragsdale

UAH offers its students an impressive selection of experiential learning programs, from internships and co-ops to semesters spent studying abroad. It's all part of a larger effort to provide them with hands-on experience and the opportunity to apply the skills they've learned in the classroom to real-world challenges.


ChargerCycles to debut this fall semester

ChargerCycles Grab it Ride it Rack it

UAH is about to get a little greener! In just a few weeks, students will find 50 new ChargerCycles at 9 accessible racks across campus. A joint initiative from the Student Government Association (SGA), the Green Club, UAH Housing, and UAH Facilities, this effort toward sustainability will help alleviate some of UAH's transport and parking issues AND create a safer, healthier and more environmentally friendly campus.


A bright future for one of UAH’s oldest buildings

Artist rendering of Roberts Recital Hall after renovation. Courtesy of the Wenger Corporation

It's universally accepted that Wernher Von Braun's vision and influence were integral to the founding of UAH. But what is less well known is that Dr. Von Braun didn't just want the university to be a bastion of research and engineering. He also wanted it to be a center of cultural enrichment, where students could engage in both science and the arts.

"Education," he said in a 1961 speech, "must prevent people from becoming robots, and young people must acquire the moral and spiritual values adequate to decide wisely the uses which should be made of new knowledge with their minds not fashioned to function as computers, but with heart and soul."