- Published September 13, 2013
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Taylor Presley thought he spoke pretty good French. After all, the junior at UAH had been taking it since high school. But when he stepped off the plane in Paris this past June for a summer semester abroad, he found out otherwise.
"I was way worse than I thought when I got there!" says the Nashville, Tenn., native. "I hadn't spoken nearly enough to be confident." And while the adults were usually very helpful as he struggled to speak their language, the kids were another story all together.
- Published September 06, 2013
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At a reception and check presentation held at the Shelby Center yesterday afternoon, the third annual Gopi Podila Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Caitlin Lynch, a senior majoring in biology at UAH.
Named for the late Dr. Gopi Podila, the $1000 scholarship is sponsored by the Partnership for Biotechnology Research (PBR), of which Dr. Podila was a founding member. It is awarded annually to an undergraduate student in the biological sciences who meets the scholarship's three criteria: academic performance, service to the department, and a demonstrated interest in biological research.
- Published September 03, 2013
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The Department of Music at UAH is pleased to announce the first public performance in Huntsville of new faculty members Dr. Melody Ng and Dr. Aaron Cain. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, 600 Governors Drive.
- Published August 30, 2013
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UAH Alumni Association named the four honorees of the 2013 Alumni of Achievement Awards during the Alumni Association's annual meeting on Thursday, August 22. The Alumni of Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the UAH Alumni Association. Each of the recipients have distinguished themselves through personal and professional accomplishments and exemplify high standards of UAH. The four honorees were: Ray Cronise (BS Chemistry '88); Chanda Davis(BS Biological Sciences '97); Patricia McCay (BSBA Marketing '81); and Phil Williams (BA Foreign Language and International Trade '83).
- Published August 27, 2013
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When Dr. Ying-Cheng Lin was an undergraduate majoring structural engineering in Taiwan, he knew that his studies would one day help him land a good job. But he never realized they would also save his life. "In the 1999, a very big earthquake hit Taiwan," says Dr. Lin, an Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering at UAH. At the moment of impact, Lin was home with his girlfriend - now wife - and their dog.
- Published August 26, 2013
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The United States, which often presents itself as a political model for newer democracies in the Americas, cannot make the same claims when it comes to preventing gender based violence, according to UAH political science professor, Dr. Anne Marie Choup. "The United States is actually behind in terms of legislation on Gender-Based Violence, and participation in international agreements on the subject," Choup noted. "For instance, we have not signed onto the 1994 Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence Against Women - all other countries in the Western Hemisphere have signed on, except for Canada and Cuba. This is a shame, because our rule of law - our strong judicial system and security services - could implement a lot of the measures that the Convention calls for really well. But the political will is lacking. In this comparative context, we as inpiduals have much to learn from other countries," she explained.
- Published August 21, 2013
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Much of the appeal of student-run organizations at UAH is that they bring together students with similar interests. But that doesn't mean the students themselves are similar, says Erick Ordoñez, who has been teaching the members of the UAH Salsa Club for the last couple of years.
"On our salsa team we've got head-bangers, swing dancers, jocks, and nerds. I have someone who doesn't even dance because we don't have enough ladies to partner with him, so he's an alternate!" he says. "But we just come together, and for those hours, we practice. It's a family."
- Published August 19, 2013
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Xiaocan Li, a graduate student in the Dept. of Physics and the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) at UAH, has been awarded a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) for the 2013-14 academic year.
His proposal was one of six awarded from a total of 37 heliophysics research applications NASA received. He recently concluded work as a summer intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Xiaocan Li works with his advisor, assistant professor of physics Dr. Gang Li, on particle acceleration mechanisms at solar flares. Solar flares are the most powerful radiation source in our solar system and understanding particle acceleration at solar flares has been a central topic of space plasma physics. Li is focusing on a chaotic magnetic field model and a 3-D magnetic reconnection model.
- Published August 12, 2013
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UAH College of Nursing's Lori Lioce ('98 BSN, '03 MSN, '06 FNPC), clinical assistant professor of nursing, and alumna Lynn Troy ('92 BSE ), president of Troy 7, Inc., have been named as WEDC Foundation "Women Honoring Women" 2013 Honorees.
The WEDC Foundation made the announcement last week, as the organization begins its annual Women Honoring Women (WHW) celebration. The 2013 WHW event "Our Time Has Come," will be held on Thursday, September 19 from 5:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., in the Von Braun Center North Hall. The award recognizes outstanding women of the community who have excelled in their fields of expertise, and in their efforts to help others to improve their quality of life.
- Published August 08, 2013
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UAH is joining forces with Adobe Systems Inc. to give students pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication a seriously competitive edge.
How? By providing them with free licenses for the fall semester to the Adobe Technical Communication Suite (TCS), which includes products like FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Captivate, Presenter, Illustrator, and Acrobat.