As another class of UAB students graduates, UAB Transportation recommends traveling an alternate route to and from work during commencement activities Dec. 13 and 14. This map will help you plan.

retro art streamIn 1992, UAB had recycling mascot Trash Gordon. Now, we have a Sustainability Strategic Plan that aims to reduce disposal of waste in local landfills and develop the university grounds for ecological stewardship. And you can help — by recycling correctly.

When the wrong items are discarded in recycling bins, the whole lot could get sent to the landfill. Let’s work together to make sure that doesn’t happen.

The Green Office Program can help employees identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption and waste and be better stewards of fiscal and environmental resources on campus.

It’s easy to think the only jungle around campus is the concrete kind. But you can find a little-known green space closest to where you work, live and play using this Google Map we created just for you.

UAB Safe streamWhen working in high-rise buildings filled with electrical and combustible items and large equipment, fire preparedness can be key.

Sandra Cooper, environmental services specialist, is UAB’s Employee of the Year. Cooper was chosen from the Employee of the Month award-winners during a 13-month period ending in August 2019.

UAB Safe streamBig things come from UAB research — but the best work takes place when researchers work with UAB’s Department of Occupational Health and Safety and adhere to best practices for lab safety.

 

The area is being reconfigured into a partially paved, green park space; the Lot 30 parking area will return after construction is complete. The 1950s building was razed earlier this summer. 

As students begin arriving on campus for the fall semester, UAB Transportation recommends traveling an alternate route to work during times when the highest number of students will be moving in to on-campus housing. 

UAB continues to implement its Campus Master Plan through strategic growth that includes six new facilities to enhance instruction, research, technology and student life.

The 118-year-old building’s west window is currently being restored; the south has been removed and will be reinstalled within the month, and the east will be removed, repaired and replaced in the coming months.

UAB Transportation’s Motorist Assistance Roadside Service program, known as MARS, provides out-of-this-world service to help you resolve the issue fast and for free.

Sustainability intern Abigail Franks has a message: Renewable energy has a bright future in Alabama. Some big names are listening, from UAB to City Hall and across the country. 

The southern side of campus is more bike- and pedestrian-friendly following a year-long redesign of 10 city blocks along 10th Avenue South to include brightly painted bicycle lanes and crosswalks.

Trustees approved the final stage of planning for construction of a UAB Technology Innovation Center and renovations to the former Snoozy’s Bookstore to house UAB’s Honors College. 

Peggy Biga and Shantay Williams, two of more than 70 Sustainability Ambassadors, channel their passion for green practices into positive change within their units.

retro art streamIn the 1970s and ’80s, UAB used school buses — shown here in 1975 — to transport students from parking lots to academic buildings and university events. In May, a new vendor began operating the Blazer Express buses, with big plans for the future fleet.

Traffic lanes and sidewalks along University Boulevard and 20th Street South will be closed June 3-Aug. 31 to ensure pedestrian and traffic safety during the renovation of McCallum Basic Health Science Building and demolition of UAB Townhouse.

Melody Gillezeau, project manager for sustainable project development, wants UAB to set new standards to inspire Birmingham and beyond.

UAB will demolish the UAB Townhouse on the northeast corner of 20th Street South and University Boulevard in June. Here’s what that it might mean for you.

A new designation recognizes UAB’s success in promoting safe, accessible bicycling on campus.

50thShieldONLY COLORFrom traveling to Antarctica to publishing children’s books, from taking biology educational tools to India to planting pollinator gardens on campus, women have been integral to shaping UAB’s reputation its 50-year history. As part of its annual coverage of Women’s History Month, the UAB Reporter has gathered examples of its more recent coverage of women at UAB.

UAB, with its more than 4,400 trees, is being recognized as a Tree Campus USA for its work to promote healthy trees and conservation among students and employees.

UAB Safe streamUAB has several resources that, when coupled with personal initiatives, can help keep you safe during bad weather.

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