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  • 10/28/16 10:34 am EDT
    Each year, nearly a quarter of a million women in America are diagnosed with breast cancer.  The second most common cancer diagnosis among American women, it’s a disease that impacts many. But there is good news: today there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., and great strides have been made to improve treatments and diagnostics.Helping lead that fight is the Birmingham-based Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA). In the 20 years that themore...
  • 10/13/16 1:10 pm EDT
    Alabama’s Black Belt stretches across the middle of the state from Mississippi to near the Georgia line. Abundant in human, geographic and cultural diversity, the Black Belt’s name was derived from its rich, dark soil. Covering central and west Alabama, the Black Belt is a complex area — abundant in the natural beauty, talents and treasures of its people. From the nationally recognized Gee’s Bend Quilters to its fertile farmland and scenic byways, it is known for its great beauty. Howevermore...
  • 9/27/16 10:26 am EDT
    Addressing the systemic challenges of poverty is no easy task. But in Birmingham’s Woodlawn community, this is exactly what’s happening through multi-pronged efforts designed to build long-term success.And now, the efforts to revitalize what was once a thriving town are yielding results, with Woodlawn welcoming new businesses and residents and continuing to grow as an innovative hub for education and community wellness.Annexed into the city of Birmingham in 1910, Woodlawn was once a burgeoningmore...
  • 9/20/16 6:09 pm EDT
    (Originally published by The University of Alabama on September 20, 2016)University of Alabama business students will soon have summer internship opportunities in Japan thanks to Japanese and Birmingham-based life insurance companies, the entities announced Sept. 20 in a campus ceremony.The two companies established The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company and Protective Life Corporation Global Internship Program fund in UA’s Culverhouse College of Commerce.“This is an exciting, experientialmore...
  • 9/14/16 10:20 am EDT
    New York has the High Line, Chicago has its Millennium Park and Birmingham — we have Railroad Park, which, like its peers, was built around railroad tracks and has helped revitalize a city and provide a gathering space for all residents.  “Great cities have great parks,” says Camille Spratling, Executive Director of Railroad Park. “When you visit Railroad Park you see the unity of our city and region. This park is common ground for everyone, and it reflects the diversity ofmore...

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