Jim Bakken

Jim Bakken

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Director, Public Relations

Creates and leads strategy for communicating news from UAB to the media and general public, as well as key stakeholder and constituent groups
The Office of University Relations captured the essence of the momentum and excitement across the UAB campus in an institutional pride video highlighting each area of the comprehensive university’s multifaceted mission.
With significant implications to its student enrollment and economic impact in the region, UAB’s partnership with INTO University Partnerships will increase access for international students to one of the nation’s most diverse college campuses.
Officials from BBVA Compass and the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Wednesday officially debuted the city’s newest sports venue, BBVA Compass Field, and marked the start of its final phase of construction by having an MLS midfielder lead students from Glen Iris Elementary through drills on the Blazers’ pristine soccer pitch.
Joining the likes of Bono and Bill Clinton, UAB space archaeologist Sarah Parcak — often called the real-life Indiana Jones — will receive $1 million and help from the TED network to make her world-changing wish come true. What will her wish be?
New organization will support the UAB Athletics Department in its quest for excellence in all programs.
Across campus, UAB students, faculty and staff are engaged in partnerships that are offering opportunity and healing for veterans, and helping to prepare and protect those who serve in harm’s way.
The UAB Faculty Senate hosted “Focused Priorities – Boundless Opportunities,” this year’s annual State of the University address by President Ray L. Watts.
Implementation of safety measures continues following UAB Safety Task Force assessment and action plan.
Dilworth will lead efforts to build upon UAB’s longstanding reputation as one of the most diverse college campuses in the nation.
For the first time in UAB history, students have asked for a self-imposed fee increase to support UAB Athletics and the return of the football, bowling and rifle programs.
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