Job description builder unavailable during upgrade beginning Nov. 18The interactive tool Compensation uses to write and store job descriptions is being upgraded and will be unavailable starting 5 p.m. Nov. 18; it is expected to be available again 8 a.m. Nov. 23. Check the website for updates. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or 934-5264.New seminar series to showcase outstanding women in scienceJohns Hopkins biophysicist Karen Fleming, Ph.D., will deliver the inaugural lecture Dec. 1.Lecture explores the link between language and lineage Nov. 16Armin Schwegler, Ph.D., professor of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Irvine, will present a lecture, "Linguistics and Population Genetics (DNA)," 2 p.m. Nov. 16 in AEIVA Hess Family Lecture Hall. Schwegler is using DNA research to complement linguistic and historical research in an effort to reconstruct Latin America's extensive African origins.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.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.
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