Haley Herfurth

Haley Herfurth

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Through a new membership with the Unity Academic Alliance, UAB students and employees can earn industry-recognized certifications in programming, artistry and game development at no cost from Unity, a real-time software development platform used create content for virtual, augmented and mixed reality, AI-driven simulations, 2D and 3D video games.

For the eighth year, UAB is recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation for its work to nurture more than 4,400 healthy trees and engage students and employees in conservation. UAB also was honored for the fourth time with a Tree Campus Healthcare designation, which recognizes health institutions that make a mission-aligned impact on community wellness through tree education, investment and community engagement.

Radio Paging now is offering a variety of portable and stationary two-way radios, all of which comply with UAB’s security standards and can help employees communicate more effectively across campus during emergency events such as fire or inclement weather.

The new and improved Unity Park, the green space at the corner of University Boulevard and 18th Street South adjacent to the School of Nursing, is open for business, with multiple new seating areas and a lawn for outdoor gatherings or instruction.

Classes will begin this fall in the new $76 million, 138,842-square-foot South Science Hall and East Science Hall facilities, part of the Science and Engineering Complex. Take a look through the new buildings, which house faculty and staff offices, classrooms, collaboration rooms and labs.

Learn the ins and outs: who qualifies for the program, how to take advantage of it, requirements for staying qualified and everything in between.

UAB has several resources that, when coupled with personal initiatives, can help keep employees safe during severe weather — including a new collection of weather radios currently being distributed to building administrators by UAB Emergency Management.

Two agreements between UAB Libraries and Wiley and Cambridge University Press will enable university-affiliated authors to publish open access at no cost in more than 2,000 journals.

UAB continues to implement its Campus Master Plan through new facilities and renovations to enhance instruction, research, technology and student life. Some are under construction and others are in planning stages; these include an update to the Unity Park green space, seven new buildings and a new parking deck.

Micromobility vehicles like rentable electric scooters and bikes make getting across campus quickly a breeze. But parking them improperly can prevent Blazers from accessing sidewalks, ramps, accessible doorways and more, according to Disability Support Services.

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    retro art streamIn May 1971, Bracie Watson, a senior majoring in biology, became the first Black student elected president of the UAB Undergraduate Student Government Association. And UAB USGA presidents continue to be changemakers — hear 2020-21 President Tyler Huang tell his story in a UAB United video and UAB News.

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  • Forging a commitment to diversity

    retro art streamFrom the appoint of Aaron L. Lamar Jr. to associate vice president and dean of Student Affairs in 1978 to being named America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes, UAB has demonstrated a long commitment to its shared value of diversity and inclusiveness.

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  • Celebrating commencement together again

    retro art streamIn June 1970, UAB awarded its first degrees to 478 students. During this year’s commencement ceremonies — the first ones in person since fall 2019 — more than 8,550 will be awarded.

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