University to close Monday for holidayUAB will close July 4 for Independence Day. Although most campus operations will be suspended on this day, essential services will continue. UAB's holiday schedule is online.Taskforce to consider options to Ban the BoxThe group is examining the social, legal, technical and practical implications to see what, if anything, could be done fairly and safely in all areas.Benevolent Fund surpasses fundraising goal for 2016
The campaign is concluded, but the impact is just beginning to unfold.Paid parental leave policy finalized, signed and effective July 1Details of the new policy and FAQs are online.Candidates for Student Experience AVP to present next weekFour candidates for the position of assistant vice president of Student Experience will make public presentations and answer questions June 6-10 in Blazer Hall Resource Learning Center.AVP candidates for Student Services position to present this weekYou may attend a presentation, review the resumes and offer feedback online for three candidates.UAB is preparing for changes to rule concerning overtime payHR training and tools will help ensure compliance and minimize disruption of changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act.UAB elects inaugural staff councilA first step will be an orientation meeting May 25 for the group to meet, discuss next steps, establish some working committees and distribute bylaws for review.Mentors needed to support application for Beckman Scholars awardA successful application would make this UAB’s second time to receive the Beckman award, which provides scholarships for students in chemistry, biochemistry and the biological and medical sciences.Parental leave policy moving through final reviews
When implemented July 1, UAB’s new policy will make it a leader among U.S. employers providing paid, gender-neutral leave.Visit marks the expansion of international recruitmentNearly 100 recruiters and educational counselors from 29 countries will visit campus April 17-20 to learn about UAB as a possible destination for students in their home countries who want to study abroad.McMahon to share vision for the Graduate SchoolLori McMahon, dean of the Graduate School, will discuss initiatives and opportunities to sustain excellence and expand recruitment of highly qualified students.
UAB employee co-pays unaffected by changes in BCBS tier-based reimbursementUAB Hospital’s change in tier ranking does not reflect any decrease in the quality of care provided or level of patient satisfaction.President to host town hall meeting March 30Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend 4:30-5:30 p.m. March 30 in the Hill Student Center Alumni Auditorium.Nominations open for undergraduate faculty excellence awardsAnyone may make a nomination and all UAB faculty are eligible. The deadline is March 28.Fundraising, gift-acceptance guidelines revisedThe updates reflect best practices, business needs and processes as they have evolved since the policy was adopted in 2001.Students give UAB high marks for instruction, support and serviceUndergraduate students participated in a nationally benchmarked survey that measures student satisfaction with the qualities students feel are most important.UAB creates team to assess and manage behavioral threatsA new process will better enable UAB to identify and respond to alarming behaviors or imminent threats posed by a student, employee or visitor.UAB launches Office of Global EngagementThe new office, part of UAB's strategic plans to support and promote global activities, will help align international activities and ensure direct access to campus resources for UAB employees and staff.Complete the child-care survey to help assess needsA committee to review UAB's child-care program and provide recommendations is conducting a brief survey of employees at UAB, UAB Hospital, Health Services Foundation, Health System, Callahan Eye Hospital and VIVA.
- Event Date April 13