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Just Move It 2013
Career Fair (2/7)
Free Athletic Tickets for Alumni Association Members
Charger Love Day (2/14)
Alumni Lunch & Learn (2/20)
Share your UAH Story
Alumni Lunch & Learn (3/11)
Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2013


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Campus Highlight
Discover departments and resources around campus

 Reliability and Failure Analysis Laboratory  

UAHuntsville Research Institute - Reliability and Failure Analysis Laboratory 

Campus News

UAH College of Nursing 


U.S. News & World Report ranks UAHuntsville's online graduate nursing program as one of the top 20 in the nation

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Campus News

Dick McNider  

UAH professor, Dick McNider, honored for lifetime of applied science

Campus News


Nanophotonics technology enables a new kind of optical spectrometer

Campus News

 John Allison, President and CEO of the CATO Institute 

John Allison, president and CEO of the CATO Institute to lecture at UAHuntsville

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February 2013 E-Newsletter
Alumni News 
Jim Hudson, Jr. Bill Waite Jim Hudson, Jr. (MS, Science '87) and Bill Waite (MAS, Administrative Science '76) have been elected to the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama's foundation board.  Read more...

Mital ModiMital Modi (BS, Mechanical Engineering '07) has been commissioned an Ensign in the US Navy.  Read more... 

Todd McAdamsTodd McAdams (BSBA, Accounting '01; MA, Accounting '04) has been named to partnership of Anglin, Reichmann, Snellgrove, & Armstrong, P.C. in Huntsville, AL.  Read more...

I Had a Daughter by Rebecca Rozelle BurtRebecca Rozelle Burt (BA, English '68) authored and published a non-fiction book, I Had a Daughter, that addresses her daughter's battle with cancer.  Read more...

Dr. Joseph W. Hamaker (BA, Economics '77; MS Industrial and Systems Engineering '99; Ph.D. Industrial and Systems Engineering '06) has been named to the Technical Feasibility Panel for the National Research Council's (NRC) Committee on Human Spaceflight.  The 14 member panel will help the committee evaluate the future of the American space program.  Read more...

*Do you have news to share?  Send it to along with an accompanying photo (if you wish) and you may see yourself in the next Alumni e-newsletter.  Charge On!

Upcoming Alumni Events 
Just Move It 2013Just Move It -
It's Not Too Late!


It's not too late to sign up for the 8th annual Just Move It fitness initiative.   Join the "UAH Alumni" team and let's start the new year strong together.  Workouts are tracked online so you can participate from anywhere in the world.  Visit for more information and to register to join the "UAH Alumni" team.

Spring Career Fair
Career Fair 
Thursday, February 7
10 AM - 2 PM
University Fitness Center
UAHuntsville Campus
(Campus Map, see #15)
Each spring and fall semester, the UAHuntsville Career Fair is held for all UAHuntsville students and alumni.  Companies will be joining us on campus to speak to UAHuntsville students and alumni about co-op, internship, part-time, and full-time opportunities.
Business dress is required.
Check-in at the UAHuntsville alumni table when you arrive.
The UAHuntsville Career Fair is open exclusively to UAHuntsville students and alumni. No general public admitted.
Free Tickets for Alumni Association MembersCharger Head
The UAHuntsville Alumni Association will be offering FREE tickets to Alumni Association members for the following athletics games.
Friday, February 8, 5 PM
UAH Baseball vs. Trevecca Nazarene
Charger Park, UAHuntsville (directions, #26)
Sunday, February 10, 1 PM
UAH Men's & Women's Tennis vs. Christian Brothers
Tennis Courts at Spragins Hall, UAHuntsville (directions, #5)
Tuesday, February 12, 2 PM
UAH Softball vs. Miles
Charger Park, UAHuntsville (directions, #26) 
Check in at the Alumni Association table prior to each game to receive your tickets!  Not a member?  Join online or at the Alumni Association table on game day.
Charger Love Day - February 14


This Valentines Day, we invite all Chargers on campus and around the world to celebrate the first Charger Love Day.  Stop by a table on campus or take to the web to show your Charger pride and tell us why you love UAH!  Post on our facebook page, tweet #ChargerLove, or visit

Hosted by T.R.U.E. Chargers Student Alumni Association
Alumni Lunch & Learn with Dr. Jason Cassibry with Tour of the UAH Propulsion Research Center
Join us for an inside look at what has been cited as one of the top laboratories in the nation by Popular Science magazine (read more).
Wednesday, February 20
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
UAHuntsville Propulsion Research Laboratory
(Campus Map, see #34, 35)
Pre-registration required by February 15.   
Share Your UAH Story with Prospective Students
UAH will be visiting the following cities soon and we are looking for a few alumni to speak to admitted and prospective students about your UAH experience.  We know that UAH offers outstanding academics, fantastic co-op and internship opportunities, and hundreds of ways to show our Charger Pride and we want others to know that too!
If you are interested in helping at any of the following events, contact Jennifer Brost at 256-824-6853.
February 11 - Cullman, AL
February 21 - Muscle Shoals, AL
February 28 - Decatur, AL
March 4 - Montgomery, AL
March 5 - Oxford, AL
March 9 - Birmingham, AL
March 11 - Tuscaloosa, AL
Alumni Lunch & Learn with Dr. Farbod Fahimi 
Dr. Fahimi   
TopicUnmanned Systems:  From Research to Applications 

Monday, March 11
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Shelby Center for Science & Engineering, Room 301
(Campus Map, see #18)
Pre-registration required by March 7.

Dr. Fahimi is an Assistant Professor in the UAH Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a member of the Association for Unmanned Systems International. 
Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2013 at UAHuntsvilleChick-fil-A Leadercast at UAHuntsville
Register Today to reserve your spot!
We invite you to access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Chick-fil-A Leadercast live simulcast event at UAHuntsville on May 10, 2013 presented by your UAHuntsville Alumni Association.  Register by April 25th for discounted early-bird ticket pricing.
Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leader development event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, GA to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including UAHuntsville.  Speakers for this year's event include: 
  • Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric
  • Andy Stanley, Best-selling leadership author and communicator
  • Mike Krzyzewski, Head men's basketball coach, Duke University and Team USA
  • John Maxwell, Best-selling author and leadership expert
  • Dr. Henry Cloud, Best-selling author and leadership consultant
  • LCDR Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and star of the 2012 movie Act of Valor
  • Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012 London Olympic gold medalist, track & field
  • David Allen, Best-selling author of Getting Things Done and productivity expert
  • Condolezza Rice, Secretary of State (2005-2009) , via exclusive Simply Lead video interview

More information....

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Living Green

A Message from Liberty Mutual Insurance

By Melanie Foley, Executive Vice President,

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company


From roofing to flooring, "eco-friendly" materials and devices can help you save money when you're maintaining, repairing or improving your home. Even better, they help save the environment. Join the Green Revolution and consider these simple ways to conserve energy and other natural resources. 

  • Use impact-resistant roof shingles made from asphalt, metal or simulated tile. They deflect hail, wind and fire better than asphalt and keep roofing material out of landfills.
  • Replace appliances more than ten years old with energy-efficient models, which could save you hundreds of dollars a year according to the EPA.
  • Install low-flow shower heads and toilets to conserve water.
  • Exchange your most-used lighting fixtures for Energy Star models to help reduce greenhouse gasses.
  • Switch to compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, which can save more than $30 in electricity costs compared to an ordinary incandescent bulb.
  • Substitute recycled plastic lumber for concrete, work and metal in decks, fences, swing sets and landscaping.
  • Choose renewable flooring materials when you build or redecorate, such as bamboo, cork, reclaimed glass and salvaged wood.
  • Lay carpeting made from natural, organic or fair-trade fibers that are friendly to the environment and hypoallergenic.
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