UAB to invest in ideas to decrease its ecological footprint  Sustainability Coordinator Julie Price has seen the progress that can be made when employees get involved, including new food waste-reduction programs, stormwater-runoff systems and water bottle-refilling stations. Now, she said, it’s time to get students involved in the process.

A new Sustainability Investment Fund should help propel that. The fund will provide grants for endeavors that improve sustainability and efficiency and decrease UAB’s ecological footprint. Students can apply for this funding offered through the Office of the Assistant Vice President for Student Life.

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Gift supports new building for Collat School of Business, IIE A $1 million donation from Birmingham-based Medical Properties Trust, Inc. will serve as the lead gift for a new building for the Collat School of Business and Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The facility will offer a state-of-the-art learning environment and the technology infrastructure to attract top students, faculty and staff. It will be home to key initiatives in education, research and economic development at UAB.

A strong belief that “education is the true foundation for community growth” motivated the gift, noted Edward K. Aldag Jr., founder and CEO of Medical Properties Trust. “As UAB continues to grow, that will only enhance our position in the health care industry — and Birmingham’s as well.”