Limited 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.
A 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.
Nominate 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.
The 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.
Nominate 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.
The 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.
The 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.
A man wearing an odd-looking backpack walked around campus Wednesday to capture panoramic street-level views for Google Maps. Google is working with the Office of Public Relations and Marketing to create a campus view for UAB similar to the ones it hosts for Stanford, Cornell, Dartmouth and other notable universities throughout the world.
Physical 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.