Centers closed, merged as part of alignment, streamliningIdle centers in the schools of Business, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences were closed and several that essentially have been absorbed by other centers officially were merged into those operations following approval by the trustees.Benefits fair is Thursday, open enrollment starts FridayLearn more about the plans and meet vendors during the Benefits Fair 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 2 in the UAB Hospital West Pavilion Atrium. Annual open enrollment for employees will begin 7 a.m. Oct. 3 and will end 5 p.m. Oct. 20.Salary phishing scam reported on campusBeware of a possible email phishing scam with the subject line: “Your Next Salary Notification.” Learn to identify bogus requests for action or information and report suspected spam to AskIT.Annual campus security and fire safety report is onlineThe 2014 UAB Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available at www.uab.edu/police or you can download a PDF. For a print copy of the report, call 205-934-4649.
US News ranks UAB among its “up-and-coming” schoolsUAB is among those most cited by college presidents, provosts and admissions deans for making promising, innovative changes across the board in the magazine’s annual “Best Colleges” edition.UAB establishes new authorship policy
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A new authorship policy establishes standards for employees and students who author academic, scholarly or research publications. See UAB Policies & Procedures Library for the full text and related resources.Protect yourself against infectious disease, here and abroad
Resources are available to help keep UAB employees safe while traveling outside the United States.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.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.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.Information security alert: email phishing scam discovered
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