Holiday toy drive to begin Nov. 30Support the annual toy drive by donating new, unwrapped toys suitable for children agesinfant-12 years. Toys will be collected until noon Dec. 17.7 THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE WEEKA list of things for the UAB community to see and do during the week of Nov. 15-21.Ovarian cancer symposium to be heldPhysicians and research scientists will present abstracts on basic research and offer an overview of clinical trials at UAB during the Ovarian Cancer Symposium 8-11:30 a.m. Nov. 20.
Free vision screenings for employees Nov. 11, 13The next screenings will be held 8:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 11 and 13 in the Administration Building penthouse and the Women and Infants Center second floor atrium, respectively. No appointment is necessary.New foundation signals 'a great day' for athleticsA 501(c)3 organization is being created that will support the athletics department in its quest for excellence in all programs. The UAB Athletics Foundation will help build loyalty and philanthropic support for a superior intercollegiate athletics program.Stagno to deliver Distinguished Faculty LectureSergio Stagno, M.D., has been named the 2015 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, the highest honor bestowed by the UAB Academic Health Center. He will deliver a lecture titled “Building the Department of Pediatrics: A Team Effort (1988-2014)” at a seated dinner in his honor Dec. 2.
- Event Date November 20
Help UAB win the citywide Choose Healthy ChallengeEmployees eligible for My Health Rewards can join the challenge team to compete against other Birmingham-area employers and help UAB win first place. Take #healthyselfies every time you make a healthy choice and purchase items from participating merchants to earn points for your team and chances to win weekly prizes like Yeti Coolers and Apple Watches through Dec. 14. Sign up for MHR online.7 THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE WEEKThings for the UAB community to see and do during the week of Nov. 1-7.UAB to dedicate new Habitat House Nov. 3UAB employees and students will dedicate the handicapped-accessible Habitat House they built for Monique Dixon and her family 3:30 p.m. See how it all came together with #UABbuilds.7 THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE WEEKThings for the UAB community to see and do during the week of Oct. 25-31.Crowd turns out to hear about new staff councilThe plan is to hold open forums to get input and feedback from employees during coming months and hold elections in the spring.
- Event Date December 2
BookTalk to discuss “A Place in Time"Join Assistant Professor Randy Blythe for a discussion of “A Place in Time —Twenty Stories of the Port William” by Wendell Berry, 6 p.m. in the Sterne Library Director’s Conference Room. UAB BookTalk meets monthly, and all are welcome. A list of upcoming dates and books are online.
7 THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE WEEKThings for the UAB community to see and do during the week of Oct. 18-24.Blazers’ DirecTV parody is all in the familyRandy Norton, in his third season as head coach for Women’s Basketball, co-stars in this ad for Blazer Vision All-Access, with his son Nick, sophomore starting guard for Men’s Basketball.UAB Athletics issues a Homecoming challenge to Blazer fansUAB Athletics has begun a weeklong membership drive to continue the momentum by adding 50 new donors to its wall at crowdfund.uab.edu/bethedifference.Get help to improve your state of mindLearn more about mental health resources available to you and your immediate family members during a mental health resource fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8 in UAB Hospital North Pavilion Atrium. This program is open to all UAB, UAB Medicine and Viva employees.7 THINGS TO KNOWA list of things to see and do for the UAB community during the week of Sept. 27- Oct. 3.Surveys to guide planning for electric cars, bikes on campusAnswers to these informal surveys will help UAB Sustainability evaluate the feasibility and best locations for electric car-charging stations and improvements to bike infrastructure. The surveys will be live until Sept. 10.Grant program seeks novel ideas for solving community problemsAll applicants must attend a mandatory Innovation Workshop 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 19 in Lister Hill Library's Edge of Chaos. Register online.Game on: What's next for UAB Blazers?Athletic Director Mark Ingram answers questions about football, bowling and rifle and the need for facility upgrades to support student-athletes. He also highlights the crucial role the community can play in the Blazers’ success in UAB Magazine.
- Event Date November 3