Protect yourself against infectious disease, here and abroad
Resources are available to help keep UAB employees safe while traveling outside the United States.Special election for faculty senate underwayNominations are being accepted for chair-elect through Aug. 24. Voting will occur Aug. 27-Sept. 3.UAB Police cited for excellence during reaccreditation
The award of excellence acknowledges the department’s commitment to providing the highest quality services to the campus community.Bolton to return as VP for Financial Affairs and AdministrationG. Allen Bolton Jr., who left UAB in 2011 for a senior leadership position in academic medicine, has been selected to replace the retiring Richard Margison.Nominations for Distinguished Faculty Lecturer due Aug. 20This annual award is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the Academic Health Center or advanced the frontiers of science or health. Eligibility criteria and application information is online at uab.edu/faculty.New Digital Mass Communications and Content policy approvedUpdated language replaces the World Wide Web Pages Policy.UAB team to compete in Launchpad finaleSee the finale and innovation award winners during the Alabama Launchpad Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference Sept. 25-26.FY14-15 budget planning underwayLimited incremental funding in the state appropriation means UAB will not be able to fund a campuswide merit increase pool for employee raises. However, insurance premiums will remain flat and two year-end holidays will be added.UAB advances strategic planning through prioritiesA year after UAB launched the most comprehensive strategic planning process in its history, its academic schools and college have developed individual plans, and summaries of that work are online at www.uab.edu/plan.Employees to receive extra holidays, flat insurance premiumsUAB has two pieces of good news for employees: They will receive two extra holidays at the year’s end, and there will be no increases in health-insurance premiums in 2015.Alert: Calls received from debt-collection scammersUAB IT and HSIS recommends you report any of these calls to your support group at AskIT, 996-5555, or HSIS Helpdesk, 934-8888.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.Submit abstracts for Cancer Center research retreatThe Comprehensive Cancer Center annual Research Retreat helps stimulate interdisciplinary research collaboration and development among cancer researchers. Abstracts will be accepted online June 23-Aug. 4. Register for the free event June 23-Sept. 8. The retreat is scheduled Oct. 6.Faculty mentors wanted for Beckman Scholars programUAB is submitting a competing renewal for its Beckman Scholars grant, and faculty who mentor undergraduate researchers are encouraged to participate.UAB Institute for Human Rights to forge a better futureUAB and its community partners will help establish Birmingham on the world stage as a city where difficult issues are openly discussed and people are inspired to lead the struggles against injustice.Call for nominations: Award for lifetime achievement in teachingNominate deserving faculty for the 2014 Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching. The deadline is Sept. 17. Details and the nomination form are online.Agenda is online for June 10 faculty senate meetingThe UAB Faculty Senate will meet 7:30-9:30 a.m. June 10 in the Hugh Kaul Building. The incoming USGA president will attend and there will be a Q&A with university President Ray Watts. The agenda includes reports from the purchasing workgroup, University Academic Success Center, updates to the Faculty Handbook and an open forum for faculty concerns.Information security alert: email phishing scam discovered
UAB Information Technology has flagged an email as spam and asks that you delete it without clicking on any of the links in the body of the email.Campaign for UAB: Endowment to help educate those who serveVettes-4-Vets, a veterans organization of Corvette enthusiasts, has established an endowed award to benefit current or former members of the U.S. military who enroll in degree-granting programs at UAB.Physical Therapy program celebrates 50 yearsThe UAB Physical Therapy program graduated its first class of baccalaureate students in 1967 — before there was a University of Alabama at Birmingham — and has made indelible marks on the profession through clinical care, research, teaching and service. See its rich history in this video.