UAB Epilepsy Center receives highest designation for level of careThe UAB Epilepsy Center again has been recognized as a Level 4 Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. The designation affirms UAB has the professional expertise and facilities to provide the "highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.”Feldman wins prize for his chronicle of the South's shift to a red stateGlen Feldman, Ph.D., professor of history, received the Anne B. and James B. McMillan Book Prize for his work, "The Irony of the Solid South: Democrats, Republicans, and Race, 1865-1944," which examines the South’s transition to a majority Republican region from its Democratic roots.Jordan to lead association of surgical residency directorsProfessor William D. Jordan, Jr., M.D., has become president-elect of the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery for the 2014-16 academic years, and he will serve as president from 2016-2018.Kinesiology is the new physical educationPhysical education courses now will carry a KIN prefix to reflect the program's name change to Kinesiology, and students should review options under that designation when registering. Only the name has changed; Kinesiology offers the same degrees and concentrations offered through the Physical Education program.Protect your personal systems against HeartbleedUAB IT recommends that employees, staff and students who conduct personal business using the Internet change those personal passwords to protect themselves against fraud, identity theft and other cyber-crimes.Help "Take Back the Night"Meet at 5:30 p.m. April 16 in the Blazer Hall Residence Life Center for a short program, a survivor speak-out and a march honoring survivors of sexual violence. Participants also can view The Clothesline Project, a compelling visual T-shirt display that bears witness to the many forms of violence.
The Campaign for UAB appeals to online giversOnline contributions during the six months since the public launch of The Campaign for UAB surpassed online gifts from the entire previous fiscal year.Call for proposals: Research for palliative careThe Palliative Research Enhancement Project invites research proposals for innovative translational and/or clinical research projects that use palliative medicine.Employees helping eighth-graders reach ‘their highest potential’
- Event Date April 16
Fifteen UAB employees are mentoring eighth-graders from Hayes K-8 School to help pilot a Big Brothers Big Sisters program to improve students’ self-esteem and broaden their horizons.Blazers v. Tide at Regions Field
Join your UAB Blazers April 16 for the annual home match-up against the Alabama Crimson Tide. First pitch is at 6:30 pm. For more information and ticket info, visit UABsports.com.
Volunteering is good for the soul, Stevenson says
- Event Date April 16
- Action Link GET TICKETS
Melanie Stevenson is one of the UAB employees we’re spotlighting during National Volunteer Week to inspire, recognize and encouraged people to seek out imaginative ways to contribute to their communities. Share your story.Three professors awarded emeritus rankThe University of Alabama System Board of Trustees named three emeritus professors during its April 4 meeting.Geldmacher named to new endowed professorship in neuroscienceProfessor David S. Geldmacher, M.D., who directs the Division of Memory Disorders and Behavioral Neurology, was named the inaugural holder of the Patsy W. and Charles A. Collat Endowed Professorship in Neuroscience.Trustees approve two endowed positions, one lectureThe University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment an endowed chair, professorship and lecture during its April 4 meeting.7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: APRIL 13-19A look at things to see and do for the UAB community for the week of April 13-19.Daily Canvas training to begin April 14Only five weeks left until your Canvas course for the summer session will launch, and UAB Online can help ensure you are ready with online, day and evening training April 14-May 15. Register on the Training Calendar page of the Canvas Success Site.Register for Safe Zone trainingA Safe Zone training workshop will be held 2-5 p.m. April 16 in Heritage Hall Room 104. Register online — log in as a student to search the catalog.
Volunteering brings more gifts of friendship than it costs in time, Merchant says
- Event Date April 16
- Action Link REGISTER ONLINE
Jeanne Merchant is one of five UAB employees we’re spotlighting during National Volunteer Week to inspire, recognize and encourage people to seek out imaginative ways to contribute in their communities. Share your story.Transplant picnic to honor donorsNearly 4,000 Alabamians are waiting for a life-saving transplant. This annual event honors those who have given the precious gift of life.
Kharlampieva focuses on shape-shifting research for drug delivery
- Action Link REGISTER TO ATTEND
Eugenia Kharlampieva, Ph.D., received a National Science Foundation Career Award to support her research on shape responses of ultra-thin hydrogel microcapsules. The research aims to mimic biological objects in regard to shape, flexibility and reactiveness to make drug delivery more efficient.
Rigney to retire as vice president of Information TechnologyDoug Rigney, Ph.D., invested 35 years with UAB, which he experienced from almost all perspectives: student, alumnus, professor and administrator.UAB Minute: April 4, 2014
Cynthia Calhoun wears many hats well
Known for her ability to meet deadlines and her positive attitude, Cynthia Calhoun has been named March Employee of the Month.Final candidates for dean of libraries to presentA national search has narrowed the list of candidates, and they will make hour-long public presentations next week.UAB ranks highly among international institutionsA consistently solid academic performance helps place UAB high in the rankings of the world's top universities.UAB Hospital named among America's bestThe “100 Great Hospitals in America” are home to medical and scientific breakthroughs and provide best-in-class patient care.Ryan honored for extraordinary efforts to help homeless receive cancer careBy merging academia and community service, associate professor Cynthia Ryan, Ph.D., has been able to tackle heavy issues and effect change in the local community. For her efforts, Ryan received the 2014 Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award.Solorio’s research may help stop cyber-bullies, plagiarism or even terrorists
Thamar Solorio, Ph.D., received a National Science Foundation Career Award to support her research on authorship analysis in cross-domain settings. It focuses on improving the technology that will help determine authorship, generate a profile of the author or identify cases of plagiarism in written text.Kharlampieva focuses on shape-shifting research for drug delivery
Eugenia Kharlampieva, Ph.D., received a National Science Foundation Career Award to support her research on shape responses of ultra-thin hydrogel microcapsules. The research aims to mimic biological objects in regard to shape, flexibility and reactiveness to make drug delivery more efficient.Hutchinson answers ‘life’s highest calling’
Myeisha Hutchison is one of five UAB employees we’re spotlighting during National Volunteer Week to inspire, recognize and encourage people to seek out imaginative ways to contribute in their communities. Share your story.Volunteering lets Hsu unplug and bond with others
Yung-Tsung Hsu is one of five UAB employees we’re spotlighting during National Volunteer Week to inspire, recognize and encourage people to seek out imaginative ways to contribute in their communities. Share your story.7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: APRIL 13-19A look at things to see and do for the UAB community for the week of April 13-19.Viral therapy proven safe, shows promise against deadliest brain tumorsThe virus, G207, shown to be safe as a sole therapy in two previous UAB studies, also is safe when combined with low doses of radiation, according to results published in "Molecular Therapy."Students wrestle ‘wicked problems’ with creative thinkingTeams of students from across campus will present their proposals for the third annual Wicked Problem Case Competition Thursday in the Ryals Building and The Edge of Chaos. This year teams are tackling sexual violence among college students.Volunteering brings more gifts of friendship than it costs in time, Merchant says
Jeanne Merchant is one of five UAB employees we’re spotlighting during National Volunteer Week to inspire, recognize and encourage people to seek out imaginative ways to contribute in their communities. Share your story.Volunteering promotes life-long learning, Iddins says
Brenda Iddins is one of five UAB employees we’re spotlighting during National Volunteer Week to inspire, recognize and encourage people to seek out imaginative ways to contribute in their communities. Share your story.Icolano continues family tradition of service to others
Paul Icolano is one of five UAB employees we’re spotlighting during National Volunteer Week to inspire, recognize and encourage people to seek out imaginative ways to contribute in their communities. Share your story.UAB to begin transitioning students to MS Office 365UAB will be upgrading students to Microsoft Office 365, a new cloud-based platform, April 30-June 30, to provide more email space and file storage, plus access to Word, PowerPoint and Excel from laptops, tablets and other mobile devices using a single Web interface.Turner-Henson honored for leadership in nursing researchUAB Nursing Professor Anne Turner-Henson, DSN, is committed to building capacity and leadership in child-health nursing — an area in which the United States is facing a critical shortage.Three professors awarded emeritus rankThe University of Alabama System Board of Trustees named three emeritus professors during its April 4 meeting.
Trustees approve two endowed positions, one lectureThe University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment an endowed chair, professorship and lecture during its April 4 meeting.New license plate proclaims the UAB brandSupport UAB scholarships by choosing the newly designed license plate featuring “Knowledge that will change your world” when you purchase or renew your State of Alabama tag. Proceeds from the sale of UAB license plates support License to Learn Scholarships given each year by the UAB National Alumni Society.Faculty Senate nominations due by April 11Nominate yourself or a colleague online by 5 p.m. April 11 for chair, secretary and unit senators for Business, CAS, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Health Professions, Joint Health Sciences, Lister Hill Library, School of Medicine, Nursing, Optometry and Public Health. Learn more at www.uab.edu/facultysenate.Final candidates for dean of libraries to presentA national search has narrowed the list of candidates, and they will make hour-long public presentations next week.Margison to retire as VP of financial affairs, administrationRichard Margison has announced he will retire this summer after 16 years leading UAB’s finance, facilities, safety and security initiatives, and a national search will be conducted for his successor.UAB gearing up for campuswide emphasis on team learningUAB's new Quality Enhancement Program, which will begin in 2015, will encompass all of campus — undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.UAB Police preparing for national accreditation reviewThe UAB Police Department is undergoing its periodic review by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, and assessors will be on campus April 8-11.Work to detour night traffic on University BoulevardWork began March 25 to install a new electrical feed to Campbell Hall from the 14th Street side of the building; it is not expected to disrupt daily traffic in the area.First round of password changes underwayEmail notifications are being sent to remind employees and students to change their BlazerID password as part of a new security standard, which requires a regular change in passwords — every 90 days for employees and every 180 days for students.File annual ethics report by April 30The State of Alabama Ethics Commission requires UAB employees who meet a certain salary threshold, or whose job includes management of state funds in certain capacities, to complete an annual Statement of Economic Interests form. As a reminder, the salary threshold is now $75,000, and individuals serving as supervisors are now required to file.
Nominations open for Norwood AwardNominate someone for the annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences by June 27. Details are online at www.soph.uab.edu. The winner will receive a cash prize and deliver an invited lecture Sept. 9.President Watts delivers presentation to Board of TrusteesUAB convenes campuswide committee to advance information security
- Action Link MORE INFORMATION
UAB will implement a new password/passphrase standard effective Jan. 1, 2014 for all active Blazer ID users. This standard supports the Data Protection and Security Policy and is designed to improve the overall security posture on campus. This standard applies to all users and systems at UAB which use a BlazerID. Read more about the new standard requirements at uab.edu/it.Campus Ride and Campus Escort services to end
Campus Ride and Campus Escort services will be discontinued beginning Jan. 3, 2014. Those that have used these services in the past will now be encouraged to start using Blazer Express, the university's new campus wide shuttle system, which will launch Jan. 6, 2014.Know your Alabama Ethics Law before accepting gifts from UAB vendors
Throughout the year and during the holiday season, UAB employees should be mindful that Alabama law restricts items they may receive from vendors.