Internal and external communications and media relations on behalf of the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor and the senior administrative team of The University of Alabama System is handled through the Office of Communications and Community Relations under the direction of Vice Chancellor Kellee Reinhart.

UAB extends 100 gigabit speed internet to Innovation Depot

UAB--Dec 8, 2017

Birmingham, AL - The 100 gigabits per second internet speed launched in 2016 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has extended to Innovation Depot, giving tenants at the technology startup incubator an advantage as they launch new businesses.

Faculty Awarded NOAA Grant to Improve Tornado Warnings for Deaf

UA--Dec. 5, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL - The University of Alabama’s Drs. Jason C. Senkbeil and Darrin Griffin have been awarded a grant of $251,850 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study how tornado warnings could be improved in their accessibility and comprehension by members of the Deaf, Blind and Deaf-Blind communities.

Jonathan Shields's passion for gaming leads to UAH computer science degree

UAH--Dec 8, 2017

Huntsville, AL - Jonathan Shields's love of computer games began at age six, when his parents gave him a GBC (Game Boy Color).

UAB commencement, doctoral hooding ceremonies set for Dec. 16

UAB--Dec 4, 2017

Birmingham, AL - More than 1,500 students will graduate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham this fall, and an estimated 700 are expected to walk in the commencement ceremony set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Bartow Arena.

UA Law Receives Grant to Help Increase Diversity in Legal Profession

UA--Dec. 4, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL - The University of Alabama School of Law has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Law School Admission Council to create the Alabama Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program to help prepare students for the law school admission process, success in law school and careers in the legal profession.

Two push UAB Hospital past milestone of 10,000 kidney transplants

UAB--Dec 5, 2017

Birmingham, AL - Just a couple of days before Thanksgiving, Amy Cox said her husband, Michael, asked her what is a fairly common question from a spouse this time of year — what would you like for Christmas?

Improved Sensors Could Reduce Energy Used for HVAC Systems

UA--Dec. 7, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL - Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are part of a nationwide project to find ways of reducing energy used to heat, cool and ventilate buildings.

Dr. Timothy Boykin named as an IEEE Fellow

UAH--Dec 4, 2017

Huntsville, AL - Dr. Timothy Boykin, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), has been named a 2018 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Researchers join scientists to study impact of social determinants on health

UAB--Nov 20, 2017

Birmingham, AL -t is not often that members of a community collaborate with academic investigators on scientific publications, but with support from the Mid-South Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities Research, some community research partners will see their research published in the journal Ethnicity & Disease.

Master’s in reading education 13th in the nation by afforadablecolleges.com

UAB--Dec 5, 2017

Birmingham, AL - The UAB School of Education Master of Arts in Reading Education program has been ranked No. 13 in the United States in a review of schools across the nation by affordablecolleges.com. Reviewers noted that the program stood out in both quality and affordability.

UAH professors find “widespread misattribution” in research publications

UAH--Dec 6, 2017

Huntsville, AL - "Authorship and Citation Manipulation in Academic Research," co-authored by Dr. Allen “Al” Wilhite and Dr. Eric Fong, has been published by PLOS ONE, a peer-reviewed open-access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science. Both men are professors in the College of Business at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), where Dr. Wilhite teaches economics and Dr. Fong teaches management.

Charting the Course: Visionary leads Comprehensive Cancer Center

UABHS--Dec 5, 2017

Birmingham, AL - Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., did not originally consider entering the field of gynecologic oncology. It was instead an obligatory appointment to serve on a board that changed the trajectory of his career.

UAB Cancer Center honored with prestigious Innovator Award

UAB--Dec 4, 2017

Birmingham, AL - The University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a prominent national Innovator Award from the Association of Community Cancer Centers for its Patient Care Connect Program.