Amy Badham, director of Service Learning and Undergraduate Research, was honored as Volunteer of the Year at the Hands On Birmingham IGNITE Awards in April.

Four training sessions are planned in May to help faculty, staff and students learn to use BlazerPulse, an online platform adopted to promote community engagement.

Contributions to the 2019 campaign goal supports local nonprofits such as Alabama Possible and its Cash for College program, which helped UAB junior Naomi Thomas attend college and discover her life’s calling.

Laura Gilmour quit her job in medical sales to pursue a passion to help others. Now, with help from faculty mentors and coursework in the Global Health Studies and MBA programs, she will be providing equipment and training to medical facilities in need around the world.

In just two years, the campus food bank has served more than 156,300 meals to students, employees, patients and their families with the help of volunteers, including students from the Department of Social Work learning to apply the principles that guide their profession.

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.

Help support women in the workplace with your donation of gently worn, work-appropriate attire April 1-5.

50thShieldONLY COLORThe second annual event, a 5K all-ages walk, will bring together individuals who have, in some way, been affected by cancer and raise awareness of and education about services offered at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB.

50thShieldONLY COLORHelp the Graduate School and Staff Council provide much-needed items to the Ronald McDonald House and Birmingham-area schools.

Students who participate in service-learning opportunities are more engaged with their career and community and bring that knowledge back to the classroom.

Fifteen UAB employees are mentoring eighth-graders from Hayes K-8 School to help pilot a Big Brothers Big Sisters program to improve students’ self-esteem and broaden their horizons.

Nearly 4,000 Alabamians are waiting for a life-saving transplant. This annual event honors those who have given the precious gift of life.

Support the annual toy drive by donating new, unwrapped toys suitable for children ages infant-12 years. Toys will be collected until noon Dec. 10. 

A new site for veterans provides links to information, forms and resources for employees who are veterans and information for veterans applying for jobs at UAB. The site also offers visitors the opportunity to write a thank-you note, share a story or express your gratitude for veterans.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will mark Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, with its second annual wreath-laying ceremony at 1 p.m. on the Campus Green.

In Woodlawn, an outdoor mural now welcomes newcomers and natives alike with a once-familiar sentiment, “It’s Nice To Have You in Birmingham.”

Two students spent the summer mapping storm drains as part of a partnership project with the Jefferson County Health Department
Campus storm drains will be labeled to discourage the dumping of waste and chemicals.
UAB employees have pledged more than $1.81 million during the 2013 campaign
UAB Police Sgt. Bryan Fields is a master instructor who has trained bicycle officers throughout the Southeast.Read More
UAB employees using CommuteSmart reduced a total of 1,391,395 vehicle miles, equal to fuel savings of $195,208.
The NSF will support a UAB/BBA collaboration through a $600,000 award — the first Partnership for Innovation grant ever given in Alabama.
UAB’s annual Give Kids a Smile event gets a year-round home in Shelby County.Read More
Additional funding has enabled Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology to provide more science learning opportunities to area schools
UAB School of Engineering’s Chris Waldron pitches plans to Vestavia City Council, hopes construction can begin in 2013
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