Surgical coaching is topic of inaugural Bland lectureCaprice C. Greenberg, M.D., an expert in surgical outcomes and breast health, will deliver the inaugural Kirby I. Bland, M.D., Visiting Lecture Feb. 9.UAB statistics challenge perception of safety on urban college campusesUAB performs as well as or better in safety statistics compared to similar urban institutions — and many traditional, non-urban college campuses — including Emory, Tulane, Vanderbilt, Memphis and Houston. In most cases, UAB is significantly safer.UAB launches new-look front doorThe site’s navigation structure has been updated, and heavily visited links can be accessed directly from the home page, making it easier for users to find the information they seek.Get help incorporating sustainability into your classroom
Apply by March 16 for the Red Mountain Project faculty workshop, which will help participants incorporate sustainability into their courses. Ten faculty fellows will receive a stipend of $1,000 for a new or altered course syllabus.Game on: Spring teaching workshop schedule is onlineThe UAB Center for Teaching and Learning will offer than 35 teaching workshops this spring, and a little reward and competition also enters the mix.Biology of aging seminar series launches Jan. 20The UAB Nathan Shock Center of Excellence will present free, public lectures on topics related to the basic biology of aging. The series will kick off Jan. 20, and one will follow each month through April.Apply for faculty development grants by Feb. 15The grants provide seed money for research, teaching and service-related projects and is available to all UAB full-time faculty. Junior faculty are encouraged to apply.New repair station at the center of bike safety eventFree cloud storage available for employeesUAB IT has debuted a cloud storage service for faculty and staff. UAB employees can now register for a Microsoft OneDrive account, which provides 1TB of cloud storage and allows file sharing.Online journal to explore policy, research, best practices in literacyThe UAB School of Education's new MidSouth Literacy Journal will provide a platform for researchers and teacher practitioners to disseminate research in areas of reading, writing, financial, mathematical and scientific literacy.Find out more about core and shared research resourcesLearn ways the services and equipment in UAB Cores and Shared Resources can benefit your research efforts during a poster session 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 18 in the UAB Campus Recreation Center. Register a poster for the event by Nov. 11. A list of current registrants will be available beginning Nov. 3.Technology lets researchers focus on discovery, not paperworkThe Integrated Research Administration Portal (IRAP) is delivering faster processing times and increased transparency throughout the application and protocols process at UAB. Its software tools and newly streamlined workflows have cut as many as 20 days from turn-around times in research administration offices.eLearning launches new siteRevamped navigation and expanded resources will improve the online teaching and learning experience.Translational research training program is accepting applicationsJunior faculty and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in an academic career in clinical and translational research are invited to apply for a six-month (January-June) certificate program. Classes will be held 8-10 a.m. Wednesdays. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Nov. 16.CTL to fund teaching innovation and development grants up to $5,000As much as $5,000 may be available for as many as 10 projects that support teaching support innovation and development of new teaching approaches and techniques, with an emphasis on team learning. To apply, download and complete the application form before Nov. 6.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.
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