UAB president Ray L. Watts, M.D.Dr. Watts, a Birmingham native, UAB alumnus, and former Dean of the School of Medicine, was unanimously appointed president of UAB by the Univeristy of Alabama System Board of Trustees.
Dragon at Birmingham Chinese FestivalAccording to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Dragon is at its end, but the UAB Blazers may have something to say about that!  You can join the celebration of the Chinese New Year with the Birmingham Chinese Festival Association Feb. 9.
UAB head football Coach Garrick McGeeJoin head coach Garrick McGee and the UAB coaching staff Wednesday, Feb. 6 for an inside look into our team's 2013 football signing class.  The first 200 fans will also get free BBQ from Full Moon.
Sorry, We're ClosedThe office of the Registrar will be closed Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7-8, as it is moved from HUC to its new home in what is known as the "1605 Building."
Black History MonthWith the conjunction of the 50 Years Forward commemoration of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement, February is abounding with local events celebrating people of color, and UAB's Black Student Awareness Committee has a full calendar lined up.
FootballWant to watch the game with friends?  UAB's Campus Rec Center and The Diner have activities planned in conjunction with Super Bowl XLVII.

Due to the risk of severe weather, UAB and normal campus operations are suspended until 10:00 am.
Free Food for ThoughtYou share your thoughts.  You get free food.  It's that simple.  In February and March, UAB's Student Multicultural & Diversity Programs will present a series of interactive lectures aimed at building a community that values diversity.
Tom Hanks in "Cloud Atlas"Cosmic Night at the Rec Center brings Laser Tag, Cosmic Mini-Golf, a Graffiti Wall, and a screening of the movie "Cloud Atlas" to campus -- all for free. And after you work up an appetite running around shooting your friends with lasers, there's free food, too.
Michael FrantiAll rebel rockers, take note: Since Michael Franti's lecture and concert at Alys Stephens Center is both free and open to the community, you might want to get there early.
basketball-iconIf you're participating in the Social Blazers Rewards Program (and really, why wouldn't you be?), there's a chance to earn an extra 5,000 points this week with home games for both the men's and women's teams.
Andrew ZimmernWith limited UAB Dining options during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, consider turning to the Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern (who visited Birmingham this week) for advice on other great local places to eat.
SnowflakeUAB will close at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, and reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 18.
TapingoDon't have time to wait in line? Download the Tapingo app to your phone and you could place your food order and pay before you even walk in the door.
50 Years ForwardIn conjunction with the "50 Years Forward" celebration of Birmingham's Civil Rights history, UAB is host to a number of free events for students, including a lecture from Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist Common and a concert from reggae artist Michael Franti.
eNotify uses the same system as UAB's B-ALERT allowing you to opt in for instant notifications on various categories of non-emergency (but still important) information.
Social media iconsCheer on the Blazers via Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and GetGlue to earn points toward free UAB swag. The new Social Blazers Rewards Program pits you against your friends to determine who is the ultimate UAB fan.
Spring Ufit classes start January 7, and personal training options are available at the Campus Rec Center, so there's no excuse to ditch those New Year's resolutions. Also, if you're looking to play intramural indoor soccer or basketball, take heed of approaching deadlines in January to sign up your team.
basketball-hoop-100x100You've been summoned to court -- the basketball court. Get together a team and sign up to participate in a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament benefiting the Camille Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Is your belly rumbling? UAB Meal Plans and Dining Dollars will be available starting Tuesday, January 8. There are plenty of food locations where you can use your dining budget, and you can still sign up if you haven't already done so.