Construction to temporarily close lanes on University BoulevardBeginning Oct. 19, portions of University Boulevard between 14th and 16th streets will be closed for construction associated with expansion of the Greenway adjacent to the new Hill Student Center.Learn more about conducting research with industry Oct. 27Jason Nichols, O.D., Ph.D., assistant vice president for Industry Research Development, will present a workshop, “Thriving in the Industry Research Triangle — Tips for Doing Research with Industry,” noon-1 p.m. Oct. 27 in The Edge of Chaos Atrium in Lister Hill Library.Administrative Systems page is interactiveUsers now can custom configure the buttons that access various systems, from Banner to Oracle to Xtender. The default layout shows the systems in alphabetical order, but users can click the “Configure Layout” button to rearrange the buttons, add or remove them.New password policy to provide more security
Under the new policy to be phased in beginning Sept. 15, passwords/passphrases must be 15 characters, but the passwords will not have to be changed for one year. Users will not be required to change their passwords until their current password expires. This video may help you create one.Carver’s plans for world-class IT ‘picking up speed’UAB’s new CIO has been on a whirlwind mission to develop a transparent, high-performing central IT organization that provides world-class customer service.New online tool to help faculty manage professional informationFaculty Profiles is a new online tool to help faculty manage their professional information — to document grants, publications, professional activities and teaching — and foster cross-disciplinary collaborations.Download a new safety app for added securityRave Guardian, a personal safety service available to anyone with a uab.edu email address, is an app that enables users to designate “guardians” — family, friends or even UAB Police — to provide a virtual safety escort and direct emergency access to UABPD. Users also can use it to report suspicious activity to UABPD. Learn more about its features and encourage others to do so.UAB summit to explore latest in nanotechnology innovationsUAB will provide a scientific forum to help industry professionals, faculty, students and post-docs accelerate new research, expand collaborations and explore the latest findings, innovations and implementations of nanotechnology during its third NanoBio Summit Oct. 15-16.Competition produces creative proposals for obesity researchSeven researchers are halfway to the prize money for their winning entries in the annual Creativity is a Decision Awards, sponsored by UAB’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center, including research scientist Andrew Brown, Ph.D., and instructors Joshua Speed, Ph.D., and Ceren Yarar-Fisher. Ph.D.New careers for today's scientists include classroom teachingMeet five UAB alumni who have chosen teaching and are loving their career decision during a seminar noon Aug. 7 and a networking event that follows.Dropbox file limit doubles to 4GBUAB IT’s SPARK initiative, which has generated more than 60 ideas since its inception last month, inspired an easy win for campus: an increase in the size limit for files uploaded to the UAB Dropbox. Share your idea on the new SPARK site; BlazerID required.New lights in Bartow Arena save money, improve fan experienceHalide light fixtures in Bartow Arena were replaced with solid-state LED fixtures — an upgrade expected to save the university more than $35,000 annually in electricity costs.Servers hosting several campus systems upgradedUAB IT upgraded servers that support several campus systems, including eLAS and LMS. These technical changes did result in a new URL for several services, so users may need to update their bookmarks.Put ink cartridges in campus mail instead of the landfillUAB employees can recycle used toner and ink cartridges by dropping them in Campus Mail. UAB will manage collection and recycling efforts and use the proceeds to fund sustainability projects.Do you know how to keep your lab safe?Attend UAB's Laboratory Safety Workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 23. This hands-on, interactive course offers principal investigators, laboratory managers and research laboratory staff a chance to learn and demonstrate key safety procedures associated with successful laboratory operation.Chief information officer creates a voice for tech usersUAB IT is crowdsourcing innovation with SPARK, a new site that enables UAB faculty, staff and students to submit ideas for technology and vote to support the ideas of others. “Our intent is to create a voice for you,” said Curt Carver, Ph.D., UAB chief information officer and vice president of information technology.New careers for today's scientists include administrationThe Office of Postdoctoral Education will host its final event of the academic year to explore career options beyond the tenure track May 15 in The Edge of Chaos. Join them for a panel discussion, networking and time for socializing, starting at noon.New cloud-based system lets you print all around campus
Users can upload documents and print them at any conveniently located ePrint station using UAB's ONE Card.UAB-HudsonAlpha to conduct genomic medicine symposium
This free symposium 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12 will provide opportunities for UAB faculty to interact with HudsonAlpha faculty and learn about advanced sequencing capabilities and resources. Space is limited; register soon.
Strengthen postdoc-mentor relationships April 21-23
- Event Date May 12
Attend one or all of the presentations organized to strengthen postdoctoral training, development and diversity.
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