Wanted: Proposals for faculty-led field trips abroadUAB Education Abroad is seeking proposals for faculty-led travel programs for fall 2016.Four things to know about open enrollmentAll benefit-eligible UAB employees must take part in this year’s active Open Enrollment to secure their 2016 medical coverage Oct. 30-Nov. 16.Annual campus security and fire safety report is onlineThe 2015 UAB Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available at www.uab.edu/police or you can download a PDF. For a print copy of the report, call 205-934-4649.New paid parental leave is added to employee benefits
The new policy, slated to be available no later than July 2016, is a collaborative effort between the UAB administration and Faculty Senate. It aligns UAB with the rare U.S. employers that provide gender-neutral, paid parental leave.Candidates for top diversity officer to make presentations
Four finalists for the position of vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will make open presentations during this month, beginning Sept. 9.Deadline for Distinguished Faculty Lecturer nomination is Aug. 26The award recognizes faculty who advance the frontiers of science or otherwise make a significant contribution to the health of people or the academic health center through education, research or public service.Finalists for dean of Graduate School to presentProfessors Lori McMahon and Daniel Bullard will present their views for The Graduate School 11 a.m. Aug. 5 and Aug. 6, respectively, in School of Nursing Building Room 1028. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.Deadline for Ingalls award nominations is Sept. 16Nominate deserving faculty for the 2015 Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching. The deadline is Sept. 16. Details and the nomination form are online.Apply for your passport on campus nowUAB now accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. “Whether you need a passport for study away, international conference travel, field work abroad or a vacation, get your passport right on campus,” said Brian Johnson, director of the UAB Office for Study Away. Details online.Part of 7th Avenue at Volker to close through Sept. 23
Beginning July 20, Seventh Avenue South — from the east end of Volker Hall to 16th Street — will be closed to thru traffic during installation of underground utility piping through Sept. 23. This will not prohibit access to parking for nearby buildings.Surplus auction to be held July 20The warehouse will close July 9 to prepare for the auction. It will reopen July 28.
Use or lose your personal holidaysUAB policy requires non-hospital, biweekly paid, full-time regular employees to use personal holidays by the last biweekly pay period in June, which for 2015 is the May 31-June 13 pay period — or forfeit them. The policy for monthly paid and hospital employees is unchanged. The full holiday policy is in the UAB Policies and Procedures Library at www.uab.edu/policies.Campus honored for commitment to conservationUAB has received Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. “Protecting and promoting trees is a key component for improving air and groundwater quality," said Tim Sullivan, manager of UAB Campus Services and Grounds, "and it adds to the aesthetic beauty of the campus.”UAB president announces planned return of football, bowling and rifleInitial results of fundraising efforts far exceeding historical financial support significantly improve the Athletic Department’s financial picture, make possible the return of football, bowling and rifle.Wellness has new rewards for employeesRegister for My Health Rewards, and participate for a chance to win prizes.UAB joins elite group with Comprehensive Stroke Center designationThis acknowledges that UAB is prepared to offer immediate access to state-of-the-art stroke care every minute of every day, said David G. Standaert, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Neurology. “We provide advanced and potentially lifesaving services that are available nowhere else in Alabama.”Smoking policy updated to include e-cigarettes, vape pensModified UAB smoking policy now includes e-cigarettes and vaporizer pens following faculty and staff requests for policy guidance to address the use of them on campus.Fundraiser asks UAB community to invest in its ‘littlest members’UAB Child Development Center is hoping to fund the purchase of updated learning tools by appealing to the public to invest in its Tech for Kids! fundraising drive at crowdfund.uab.edu/techforkids. The goal is to raise $5,000 to purchase a tablet for each classroom and other items by the project end date June 5.Vote for faculty senate reps May 5-11All faculty with a primary academic appointment are encouraged to cast a vote for faculty senate chair, secretary and senators online between 3 p.m. May 5 and 9 a.m. May 11.Deadline for 2016 study-away programs approachesUAB Study Away will help administer faculty-led programs that have been designed by UAB instructors and approved by the process detailed at studyaway.uab.edu. Complete and submit the form for 2016 travel to department chairs by June 1 for spring break and July 15 for summer programs.
- Event Date July 20