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.

strong>Kukoyi appointed as new chief of staff for BVAMC

UABHS--June 20, 2017

Birmingham, AL - Oladipo Kukoyi, M.D., M.S., will join the Birmingham VA Medical Center (BVAMC) as the new chief of staff. Dr. Kukoyi formerly served in the Augusta VAMC as the deputy chief of staff in 2014 before being appointed as the chief of staff for the Augusta VAMC on July 25, 2015.

Tech Trek at UAH sparks STEM interest in rising eighth-grade girls

UAH--June 22, 2017

Huntsville, AL - A total of 64 girls from 46 schools in Alabama are participating this week in Tech Trek, an American Association of University Women (AAUW) program, at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) campus from June 18 to June 24.

UA Economic Development Program Graduates First Class

UA--June 21, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL - The University of Alabama Economic Development Academy recently completed its first Applied Economic Development Honors class with 18 young professionals from across the state participating.

UAB adds new master’s degree in instructional design

UAB--June 23, 2017

To help meet the demand of a growing field, the UAB School of Education is launching a new Master of Science in Instructional Design and Development degree program. The five-semester, 30-hour program will be fully online, and classes are set to begin this fall.

Delois Smith receives Educational Leadership Award

UAH--June 20, 2017

Huntsville, AL - University of Alabama in Huntsville Vice President for Diversity Delois Smith has received the 2017 Educational Leadership Award from the Huntsville Progressive Alumni Chapter of the Alabama A&M University Alumni Association.

Five ways to protect yourself from retail and restaurant data breaches

UAB--June 19, 2017

Theft of payment card information through retail and restaurant data breaches is becoming more common. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there were more than 1,000 confirmed data breaches in the United States in 2016. So far in 2017, data breaches at Arby’s, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Kmart, Brooks Brothers and Chipotle have made headlines.

APR, WVUA Win Multiple Associated Press Awards

UA--June 21, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL - Alabama Public Radio and WVUA 23 each won multiple awards, including APR’s selection as Most Outstanding Radio News Operation, during a recent Alabama Associated Press event.

New Primary Care Track aims to increase Alabama primary care physicians

UABHS--June 22, 2017

Birmingham, AL - To continue addressing the critical need for more primary care physicians in Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine will offer a new track in its four-year medical degree program.

New App Puts Safety Info at Your Fingertips

UA--June 21, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL - The UA Safety App is focused on The University of Alabama campus and provides students, employees and guests with vital information that can be helpful in an emergency, said Donald Keith, director of UA Emergency Preparedness. It has emergency contact numbers, a built-in GPS to every building, shelter locations and safety guidelines for potential hazards.

UAB establishes NSF Innovation Corps Site to further innovation

UAB--June 22, 2017

The National Science Foundation has designated the University of Alabama at Birmingham as an Innovation Corps Site to strengthen local innovation and foster the engagement of student, staff, faculty and researcher teams in transitioning technology concepts into the marketplace.

Droids and Drones broadens STEM knowledge for deaf high school students

UAH--June 22, 2017

Huntsville, AL - Deaf and hard of hearing students in grades 10-12 have been spending time this week at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) at Droids and Drones, a free summer program UAH is hosting at the Conference Training Center that is offered through the Rochester Institute of Technology National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT-NTID).

Dismukes, ‘role model to all,’ passes away

UABHS--June 22, 2017

Birmingham, AL - The UAB School of Medicine has lost a beloved colleague and an incomparable role model in William E. “Bill” Dismukes, M.D., MACP. He died June 19 at age 78.