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.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.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.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.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.Stephens to retire after four decades with Sterne LibraryMervyn Sterne Library Director Jerry Stephens, Ph.D., announced he will retire May 31. Stephens, who first joined the library in 1974 when it was a part of the former University College, is only the second director for UAB's main academic library. A national search for dean of libraries is underway.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.Campaign for UAB: Surgeon James Kirklin leads by exampleJames K. Kirklin, M.D., is a leader when it comes to giving. His gifts have created a heart transplant fund, visiting professorship, endowed fund in mechanical circulatory support and support for the Alys Stephens Center. Philanthropy, Kirklin says, “is an opportunity to invest in missions that have captivated my professional life."President Watts delivers presentation to Board of TrusteesUAB convenes campuswide committee to advance information security
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Eighteen faculty and staff members were appointed to UAB’s Information Security Advisory Committee by Provost Linda Lucas, Ph.D., and Health System CEO Will Ferniany, Ph.D., who co-chair the UAB Enterprise IT Oversight Committee.Class makeup options for spring semester announcedClasses needing to conduct face-to-face makeup sessions can meet April 12 (Tuesday/Thursday classes) or April 19 (Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes). Classes will meet on these Saturdays at the discretion of instructors.New HR resources availableOur Retiree Resources Program provides information on temporary assignments, volunteer opportunities and more for UAB retirees. And the newly added Search Firm Guidelines includes step-by-step checklists and resource documents that may be helpful when seeking hiring assistance.