Provost gets input about Graduate School dean searchFaculty raised questions about the dean position’s description, plus funding for graduate education and interdisciplinary collaboration.UAB seeking input on role of VP for Equity and DiversityMore than 100 stakeholders have participated in focus groups and discussions thus far. All employees and students are invited to provide their input by completing an online survey, which will be available through Jan. 23.President responds to Faculty Senate voteThe UAB Faculty Senate approved two resolutions during its specially called meeting Jan. 15. The first expressed their support for athletics. The second expressed a lack of confidence in the leadership of UAB President Ray Watts.
Afterward, Watts said he is committed to work to regain the confidence of the UAB community.
“I’m obviously disappointed, but what this vote means to me is that I have more work to do to find common ground so we can move forward, and I am up to this challenge,” Watts said. “I truly want to thank our students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters who have made their voices heard in a constructive way.
“We have a great university. We have thousands of talented people who are making world-changing breakthroughs right here in Birmingham at UAB,” Watts said.
“My focus moving forward is to work with our community to carry out our mission. As president I am totally committed to the future of UAB and the many great things we are doing here.”Raczynski to retire as UAB chief financial officerA search committee will be formed and a national search will be conducted to find Raczynski’s successor.UAB receives Carnegie Foundation community engagement designationUAB is one of 51 universities nationally and the only one in Alabama to be classified for its high research activity and community engagement.No Blazer Express bus service during observed holidaysBlazer Express buses will not run Dec. 25-26 or Jan. 1-2, 2015, during UAB's scheduled holidaysDale to retire after more than 40 years at UABLouis Dale came to UAB with a newly minted doctorate in 1971 and leaves vice president of an institution that is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s most diverse campuses.Help Benevolent Fund award first community impact grantCast your vote to select the first recipient of a community impact grant, funded by UAB employees through the Benevolent Fund.Changes to terminal pay policy effective Jan. 1As a result of rising state retirement and health-care costs and uncertainties regarding state and federal budgets, UAB announced changes to certain employee benefits in May 2013 to be phased in over a two-year period. Effective Jan. 1, 2015,No Blazer Express bus service during holiday breakThe parking gates will be raised at the Sixth Avenue Parking Deck Nov. 27-28 to accommodate employees who normally park in remote lots and ride the bus.UAB is open for crowdfundingUAB is launching a new platform, Crowdfunding at UAB, that will enable project creators to generate support from those with a desire to give directly to their project. Anyone with a solution to a genuine need or problem can apply to be included. The first three projects are online to see.Know your Alabama ethics law before accepting gifts from UAB vendorsAlabama law restricts items that UAB employees may receive from vendors. Before you accept a personal gift from a business partner, determine whether it is allowed by state ethics law and follow the school or unit policy on receipt of gifts.UAB restricts travel to countries with Ebola outbreaks, implements new proceduresNew procedures have been implemented affecting travel to and from the affected areas — currently identified as Sierra Leone, Guinea or Liberia.Find UAB's news on YouTubeThank a veteranWrite a thank-you note, share a story or express your gratitude online at www.uab.edu/veteranresources — or read what others have written for those who have served. You'll also find links to information, forms and resources for employees who are veterans and information for veterans applying for jobs at UAB.Warehouse to close Nov. 24 to prepare for auctionThe University Stores Warehouse will be closed to the campus Nov. 24 in preparation for a public auction.UAB Medicine announces results of strategic review and planningAfter several months of careful review and planning made necessary by a rapidly changing health care landscape, UAB Medicine launched Foundation for the Future, an initiative dedicated to strengthen and reposition UAB Medicine to remain operationally and financially stable.Watts delivers State of the University addressNew mixed-methods research network formingA kick-off meeting will be held 12:30 p.m. Oct. 29 for a new network of investigators and staff with interest and/or experience in qualitative and mixed-methods research.
Open enrollment ended, new elections effective Jan. 1, 2015Annual open enrollment for medical, dental, vision and flexible-spending accounts for all UAB benefit-eligible employees ended Oct. 20. All new elections will be effective Jan. 1, 2015. Premiums for 2015 medical, dental, vision and new FSA deductions will be reflected in your January paycheck.
- Event Date October 29