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The votes are in, and “stunning,” “sparkling,” and “dynamic” are the terms most used by the news media to describe UAB’s new Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts with its “soaring, glassed-in atrium.”
The Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts is located across from the Alys Stephens Center on 10th Avenue South. The art and art education facility houses three galleries, faculty offices, art and design studios, a sculpture garden, and state-of-the-art classrooms with Apple computers and projection capabilities—as well as a new home for UAB’s own art collection, which includes Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Picasso, and Warhol as well as student works. A series of rotating exhibits from the permanent collection will change every few months.
“One of the really nice things that Randall [Stout, the building’s architect] has done is to supply visual continuity to Birmingham and the rest of the campus,” says Robert Palazzo, dean of UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences. “The new institute shows just how vast the attention to art is, in this community, in terms of personal treasures and stewardship of art. There’s a culture of people who are really serious about art, and I haven’t seen that in a lot of other cities.”
The third gallery features selections from the UAB Permanent Art Collection. Both shows will be on exhibition January 16 to March 6. The AEIVA, located at 1221 10th Ave. South, is open to the public 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The institute is closed Sundays and holidays.
Visit the AEIVA online at www.uab.edu/cas/aeiva or call (205) 975-6436. A complete schedule of events presented by the UAB Department of Art and Art History at the AEIVA in 2014 is available.
The Lyric, built in 1914, is one of the few remaining venues nationwide with the acoustics and close audience seating designed for vaudeville shows. A nonprofit group now owns the theatre and is raising funds to restore it as a performing arts center.
In addition to the OSP guidelines, the College's Research Office guidelines must also be met.
For review-only proposals, we require 24 hours (or 1 full business day) for a DRAFT proposal and 24 hours (or 1 full business day) for a FINAL proposal. This gives us ample time to review the proposal and acquire Dean's Office signature, if required, while still meeting OSP deadlines above. Research Office reviews include:
- Verifying budgets to ensure funds requested are adequate and correct and meet project needs.
- Ensuring all proposal guidelines/instructions have been met.
- CAS Research will email the proposal submitter and/or award manager with any comments/questions concerning the proposal within 24 hours of its receipt. All proposals are date and time stamped.
After questions have been addressed and the review process is complete, the proposal will be forwarded to OSP for processing.
If the above time frames are not met, the Research Office reserves the right to determine that the notification time given is not adequate for proposal review and thus that the proposal cannot be submitted.
REMINDERAll College of Arts and Sciences research proposals are required to be routed to and reviewed by the Research Office prior to submission.
Service Center Management
If you would like to utilize any of the following services, the Research Office requires a minimum of 1-2 months notification prior to the submission due date. If this minimum notice is not given, we reserve the right to determine that the notification time is not adequate for proposal preparation and thus that the proposal cannot be submitted.
(1) All UAB administrative paperwork related to grant submissions:
- Extramural checklists
- Cost sharing commitment forms
- IDC revenue redistribution forms
(2) Work with CIRB to ensure all disclosures are documented and current.
(3) All sponsor related forms:
- NIH applications (grants.gov)
- NSF applications (fastlane)
- Foundation specific forms/documents
(4) Budget/budget justification development and preparation (including subcontracts).
(5) Prepare facilities documents (NIH and NSF submissions, biosketches, facilities, etc.).
(6) Collect letters of support required for applications.
(7) Serve as liaison between the Office of Sponsored Projects and PI.
(8) Serve as liaison between sponsor and OSP and/or PI.
(9) Read and review all funding announcements to ensure all guidelines are being met.
(10) Assist faculty in setting up SMARTS/SPIN in order to locate funding opportunities.
(11) Facilitate the set-up of subcontracts (UAB providing or receiving services).
(12) Work with CIRB to ensure all disclosures are documented and current.
(13) Read, review, and track all CAS grant submissions.
(1) Manage all financial aspects of funded grants including, but not limited to:
- Account Set up
- Provide monthly reconciliations including projections/Oracle expense reports
- Set up employees/faculty grant funding (Oracle HR functions)
- Re-budget requests
- Cost transfers
- Payment requests/purchase order requisitions/reimbursements
- Journal entries
- Account close out
- Annual/Final grant reporting
- Monthly/quarterly sponsor invoicing
- Fee-for-service contracts
(2) Effort reporting (compliance and training).
(3) Grant Transfers in/Transfers out.
(1) Account set up.
(2) Provide monthly reconciliations including projections/Oracle expense reports.
(3) Set up employees/faculty funding (Oracle HR functions).
- Internal vendors
- External vendors
(6) Payment requests/purchase order requisitions/reimbursements.
(7) Fee-for service contracts.
Material Transfer Agreements (facilitate)
Data Use Agreements (facilitate)
Confidentiality Data Agreements (facilitate)
Faculty Development Grants (facilitate)
- Set up account
- Provide monthly reconciliations including projections/expense approval
- Close out account