The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) generated plenty of talk around the country. But for a group of UAB students, some of the most important discussions took place in Birmingham beauty salons, churches, malls, and even car washes. There, the students shared the facts about the ACA’s impact on health care and helped people enroll in affordable private insurance plans.
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The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce new leadership for The Center for Information Assurance & Joint Forensics Research (CIA-JFR), effective July 1, 2014.
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Julie Price admits that her mind has been in the gutter lately. That's because she’s figuring out how to funnel the abundant rain that falls upon UAB and repurpose it for watering campus green spaces. “It doesn’t make sense to spend time and money to clean water for drinking and then throw it out on the lawn,” says Price, appointed UAB’s inaugural sustainability coordinator in 2013. “We’re taking a different stance and treating stormwater like a resource.”
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For the past four years a UAB student has been chosen to participate in the weeklong training that focuses on ways to advocate in the global fight against poverty, hunger and injustice. Brendan Rice participated in the Oxfam CHANGE Initiative training in 2011 and set a path that UAB students have followed each year since. Oxfam choses 50 students each year for its program and encourages them to create action on their campuses and in their communities.
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The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes Lisa Tamiris Becker as the first Director of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA).
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Dr. Murali Venugopalan has accepted the position of Director of the English Language Institute (ELI) at UAB. The ELI is a professional resource for English language learning and cross-cultural training in the Birmingham metropolitan area.
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Online Courses Built for the Realities of the Developing World

The Internet has opened up a world of educational opportunity for billions of people. But you need more than a web browser to take advantage of the Information Revolution.
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May 01, 2014

AEIVA Opens

AEIVA at night. The UAB College of Arts and Sciences opened its new Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts to the public January 16.

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.

Visitors in one of AEIVA's art galleries. “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.
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As Pamela Sterne King leads her students around the long-neglected Lyric Theatre, this monument to Birmingham’s boomtown heyday comes back to life.

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.
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With the implementation of the new Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) submission guidelines, the college Grants Office has created an email address for all grant submissions: casgrantsoffice@uab.edu. Please submit your proposals to us at least one day prior to the deadlines that OSP has stated in their review plan. As all submissions will now be submitted electronically through email, you will need to work with your chairs on their review prior to it being sent to casgrantsoffice@uab.edu. The chairs will still sign off on the checklist before submitting to the Grants Office.

If the timeframes are not met, the office reserves the right to inform the principal investigator (PI) that there is not adequate time for proposal review and thus the proposal may not be submitted. All submissions to OSP will now flow through casgrantsoffice@uab.edu and each PI and chair will be copied on the submission.

Summary of CAS Grants Office Guidelines

OSP guidelines state that a full proposal (to include all required documents for submission) in DRAFT proposal is due seven full business days prior to the submission due date. A FINAL proposal is due two business days prior to the submission due date.

REMINDER

All College of Arts and Sciences research proposals are required to be routed to and reviewed by the Grant Office prior to submission to the Office of Sponsored Programs.
In addition to the OSP guidelines, CAS Grants Office guidelines must also be met. Full draft proposals should be emailed to casgrantsoffice@uab.edu eight full business days prior to the sponsor deadline. Draft proposals submitted less than eight full business days will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

If a PI decides not to submit a draft proposal, the full final proposal should be emailed three full business days prior to the sponsor deadline. Final proposals submitted to the CAS Grants Office less than three full business days before the sponsor deadline will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

All CAS proposals submitted to OSP must come from casgrantsoffice@uab.edu. OSP will not review proposals if emailed directly from the department or the PI. Proposals should not be submitted to the OSP dropbox nor should access to proposals (SRO access) be given to OSP until the CAS Grants Office has emailed proposal to OSP. The PI, award manager, and department contact will be copied on the email from the Grants Office to OSP.

If the above time frames are not met, CAS Grants Office reserves the right to inform the PI that there is not adequate time for proposal review and thus the proposal cannot be submitted, or will be submitted without CAS Grants Office review.

CAS Grants Office reviews include:

  • Reading and interpreting application announcements/guidelines to ensure all application requirements have been met.
  • Verifying budgets to ensure funds requested are adequate and correct and meet project needs.
  • Ensuring all required internal UAB administrative documents have been completed accurately.
  • CAS Research will email PI and/or award manager with any comments/corrections/questions concerning the proposal within 24 hours of receipt of proposal.

Full draft proposals must include the following:

  • extramural checklist
  • responsible personnel list (RPL)
  • budget
  • budget justification
  • statement of work (project summary/project abstract)
  • biosketches
  • letters/statements of intent
  • institutional commitment letters
  • cost sharing forms (if applicable)
  • subaward information (budget, budget justification, statement of work)
  • any other sponsor/UAB required forms

CAS Grants Office offers the following services for proposal submissions:

  • read and review all funding announcements to ensure all application guidelines are being met
  • complete all sponsor related forms:
    • NIH applications (grants.gov), including SF-424
    • NSF applications (fastlane)
    • foundation specific forms/documents
  • complete all UAB administrative paperwork related to grant submissions
    • extramural checklists
    • RPL
    • cost sharing commitment forms
    • IDC revenue redistribution forms
  • budget/budget justification development and preparation (including subcontracts)
  • prepare template documents (NIH and NSF submissions, biosketches, facilities documents, etc.)
  • collect letters of support required for applications
  • facilitate the set-up of subcontracts (UAB providing or receiving services)
  • work with CIRB to ensure all disclosures are documented and current

If PIs would like to utilize any of the above services, the CAS Grants Office requires a minimum of 1-2 months notification prior to the submission due date. If adequate notice is not given (taking into account the office's workload), CAS Grants Office reserves the right to inform the PI that the notification time given is not adequate for proposal preparation and thus proposal cannot be submitted.
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