UAH named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 ranking of Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs

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UAH placed 21st on U.S. News & World Report's 2014 ranking of Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology (CIT) Programs.

"Computer Information Technology is a broad area and we are honored to be included among the best universities in the United States," says Dr. David Berkowitz, dean of UAH's School of Graduate Studies. "We have a proud tradition of being a technology-based campus, and we are pleased to recognized as a leader as we continue to build on that tradition by providing value to our students and the community."

A large portion of the university's CIT curriculum falls under the purview of the College of Engineering, which offers classes not only in engineering management and systems engineering, but also in other emerging areas in the fields of computer engineering, civil engineering, and aerospace systems engineering.


UAH MLK observance featuring civil rights pioneer C. T. Vivian


Distinguished minister, author and civil rights pioneer, Dr. C. T. Vivian will be the special guest for UAH's annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemoration Program on Thursday, Jan. 16.

The program will begin at 4 p.m., in the University Center Exhibit Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The Office of Multicultural Affairs, in conjunction with the Office of Diversity, sponsors the annual program.

Cordy Tindell "C. T." Vivian was a leader and organizer in the Civil Rights Movement, and a confidant and friend to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Vivian participated in Freedom Rides and sit-ins across the country. He also helped establish numerous civil rights organizations, including the National Anti-Klan Network, Vision, and the Center for Democratic Renewal.


"Discovering Alabama" adventurer Doug Phillips headlines OLLI at UAH speakers series


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI ) at UAH is celebrating 20 years of service through learning, leadership and community service with a speakers series. OLLI is offered through the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Dr. Doug Phillips, creator, host, and executive producer of "Discovering Alabama" an Emmy Award-winning PBS show, will lead an OLLI seminar on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 1:30 p.m., in the Wilson Hall Auditorium. OLLI membership is $15 per year and non-members are invited to join. For more information, please call 256.824.6183 or visit:


UAH’s Online Nursing Programs ranked in top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville's online nursing programs were named to U.S. News & World Report's 2014 ranking of Best Online Programs. The graduate program placed 6th while the undergraduate program placed 7th, up from the 13th and 21st spots, respectively, in last year's ranking .

"Our online programs provide accessible education opportunities for all of our nursing students, so we are very pleased with the high ranking they received," says Dr. C. Fay Raines, dean of UAH's College of Nursing. "They are the result of the high quality programs provided by our faculty and the excellent outcomes for our students and graduates."


UAH’s College of Business Administration receives extension of accreditation by AACSB

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UAH is proud to announce that the business degree programs offered by its College of Business Administration have earned an extension of accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

"AACSB accreditation requires that we demonstrate three things to a review team of business college deans every five years," says Dr. Caron St. John, Dean of UAH's College of Business Administration.

The first is that UAH faculty members are at the top of their game. "A Ph.D. is not enough," she says. "Our faculty members must stay at the top of their field through on-going research and scholarship - all the time."


Natalie Stovall "2012 entertainer of the year" to perform at UAH

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Natalie Stovall (and The Drive), Campus Activities Magazine® 2012 entertainer of the year will perform on the campus of UAH on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

The performance will begin at 9 p.m., in the University Center Exhibit Hall. Stovall's visit is sponsored by the university's Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE). The concert is free for UAH students with a Charger Card. General admission tickets are $5 each. There will be no reserved seating.


UAH community to celebrate Charger Union grand opening Jan. 8


UAH will host the grand opening celebration of Charger Union, on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The UAH community is invited to attend the daylong celebration beginning at 10 a.m., with the grand opening ribbon cutting and reception. The Charger Union connects with the campus greenway and Lakeside Drive.

According to Dr. Regina Young Hyatt, dean of students and associate vice president for Student Affairs, special guests invited to the ribbon cutting include the Charger Union (CU) planning team (UAH staff and students), UAH President Bob Altenkirch, university architects, recent Student Government Association (SGA) presidents involved with the project, and local dignitaries.

The CU grand opening will be celebrated in conjunction with the UAH spring semester Week of Welcome (WOW) activities, Jan. 8-11. WOW events can be found at: A CU event schedule can be found at Highlights of the day's events include tours, roving artists, food samples, music, prizes, comedy show and a late-night movie.


Got a concern? Let the SGA know!

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The purpose of the Student Government Association (SGA) is to advocate on behalf of students at UAH. But what does that really mean?

"I think a good way to explain what the SGA does is to follow an idea from conception to execution," says Nandish Dayal, SGA president and senior nursing major. "So take, for example, a recent resolution we just passed on improving lighting around campus."

The impetus for this initiative came in response to a man-on-the-street survey carried out by an SGA senator. "We do these surveys periodically to start a dialogue with the students," says Dayal, "and one of them told us that some of the parking lots aren't brightly lit at night and that she doesn't feel safe."


Project Candy Land poses a sweet challenge to aspiring engineers


Building structures using principles of science may not be everyone's idea of a good time. But building edible structures? That's fun for all! Or at least that's the hope with the first-ever "Project Candy Land" competition being held Saturday, Jan. 11, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Engineering Building of UAH.

"Project Candy Land is about kids building structures out of edible materials," explains Niam Abeysiriwardena, who has been helping his brother - and creator of the concept - Anish with the details. "The goal is to learn practical skills about measurement, volume, mass, stable structures, foods, architecture, engineering, and more while having fun doing it!"


UAH’s commencement ceremony this past Sunday marks 50th anniversary


This past Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Propst Arena of the Von Braun Center, UAH held its 50th commencement ceremony. During the event, an estimated 921 diplomas were awarded to students who completed their degree requirements over 2013's summer and fall semesters.

"It's always a day of tremendous joy for the students and families alike," says Dr. Brent Wren, UAH's associate provost. "The ceremony recognizes their accomplishments, and I'm honored to be a part of it."