Haley Herfurth

Haley Herfurth

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Science, medical sociology, health communication, foreign language and the social and behavioral sciences are crucial at this time of a pandemic and protests, says new College of Arts and Sciences Dean Kecia Thomas, Ph.D., who begins her tenure at UAB Aug. 1.

Following the razing of the 1950s Townhouse Building in summer 2019, Blazers have anxiously awaited the new park space slated to take its place.

retro art streamIn 1979, a member of the UAB grounds staff kept the grass cut along what was then known as Eighth Avenue South — now University Boulevard. Today, UAB grounds staff continue to keep our campus beautiful, from annual spring blooms to quiet hidden oases tucked away between buildings. If you love UAB’s scenic campus, send thanks to our Facilities staff and tell them what you like most.

Despite being thrown a coronavirus curveball, new Engineering Dean Jeffrey W. Holmes, M.D., Ph.D., who began his tenure at UAB July 1, says he is looking forward to what the future holds for the School of Engineering: opportunities for growing and diversifying its student population, defining and developing new research areas and constructing a new building, to name a few.

For its commitment to employee health and corporate health programming, UAB was named one of five finalists of the 2019 Healthiest Employers of Alabama, an awards program administered by health-intelligence platform Springbuk.

retro art streamCheck out the Spencer Honors House’s newly restored stained-glass windows, take a walk and view public art or find a green space to enjoy a book — all on-campus activities that can be done outside and at a distance.

retro art streamWhen UAB celebrated its first commencement in June 1970, the university awarded 478 diplomas to its first graduating class. Now, with a second virtual commencement planned for August, summer 2020 graduates can contribute their best campus memories to make the online ceremony just as special.

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