David Moore named director of UAH’s Louis Salmon Library

David P. Moore, new director of the UAH Salmon Library.

UAH has named a new director of its Louis Salmon Library. David P. Moore will begin his duties immediately. He has served as the interim library director, and has already implemented new initiatives including additions to electronic resources, and in making the library more welcoming and accessible to students.


Flexibility just as important as preparation in an emergency

Dr. Marita A. O'Brien

Be prepared. That's what we're taught in the event of a disaster. But Dr. Marita O'Brien, an assistant professor in the Psychology Department of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), is conducting research that shows preparation is only half of the equation when it comes to safety among the general public.


UAH nursing student’s trip to Africa leads to nursing career

Senior nursing student Rachel Jackson's career in the healthcare field began when she was six years old with a visit to UAH Let's Pretend Hospital. But it was a few years later; she experienced her true calling to the nursing profession.


College of Science student chooses own academic path

What happens when your academic interests are so diverse that preexisting majors just don't fill the bill? You do what UAH student Nick Christensen did and pursue an Individualized Bachelor of Science, which in his case combines physics, computer science, computer engineering, and mathematics.


UAH student trades building rockets for music career

Justin Swearinger, graduating Senior at UAHuntsville

Justin Swearinger came to Huntsville to build rockets for NASA. But then, the UAH student succumbed to the passion and the power of music instead.


UAH student injured in car crash begins new life as a nurse

UAH student Christine Smith

University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) student Christine Smith's new normal began on January 14, 2012.


UAH president appointed to key NASA committee

Robert A. Altenkirch, president of UAHuntsville

Robert A. Altenkirch, president of UAHuntsville, has been appointed to NASA's Research Subcommittee of the Human Exploration and Operations Committee.


Unicyclist – and gamer – has been campus mainstay during college career

Hanson displaying another of his unique skills: juggling.

You probably know him as "the unicycle guy." But his real name is Nick Hanson. And he only just started riding about a year before he arrived at UAH to study computer science.


UAH student an “experienced” engineer before he arrived on campus

Mechanical Engineering student Josiah Thomas (left), and Dr. D. Brian Landrum, associate professor of Aerospace Engineering at UAH, discuss placement of a solar blind fire sensor on a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).

When Josiah Thomas entered UAH in 2009 as a freshman mechanical engineering student, he already had four years of "on the job training" in computer aided design engineering and drafting.


Chargers baseball coach hopeful for – but not counting on – championship win


Hunter Royer has been a coach long enough to know that you shouldn't jinx a team by predicting victory. So when asked if he thinks the UAH Chargers baseball team will win the Gulf South Conference (GSC) Championships this May, a conference in which they are tied for first place in the standings, the head coach is decidedly diplomatic.