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retro art streamIn 1978, employees in the business school hung a sign to show their school pride. Today, faculty, staff and students can demonstrate their support by staying #UABUnited to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Completing this daily survey could be among the healthiest habits you develop all year — for yourself and the entire campus.

Many people are looking to antibody tests for peace of mind. But the results aren’t actionable at this point, an infectious diseases expert says. Learn more about UAB’s current and future antibody testing efforts.

Click through a slideshow below to see how University Hall classrooms and lecture halls, like those in other buildings, have been adapted to keep Blazers safe and reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

Watch a demonstration of automated lecture recording from Heritage Hall, find out what tech will be in the classrooms where you teach and register for hands-on or virtual training today.

Leadership is working to respond to challenges some employees will face as K-12 school districts adopt hybrid teaching plans for the fall terms

Faculty submitted more than 100 questions during the virtual town hall Aug. 7; find answers to questions that couldn’t be answered live due to time constraints, including caregiving plans, classroom procedures, testing and more.

Find out how the committee brings together campus leaders to monitor the effectiveness of UAB’s entry plan and look for trends and patterns that indicate additional support may be needed. 

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. We created a map to help you plan.

University staff and non-resident students can pick up their two UAB-branded cloth face masks during a mask distribution drive-thru 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 21-22 in Express Lot No. 4 at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and 10th Street.

Face coverings can prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they also pose a barrier for people with hearing loss who rely on lip-reading to communicate. These simple tips can help you communicate more effectively with deaf or hearing-impaired peers.

Pathology department leaders explain pooled testing and other innovations behind the largest higher-education testing initiative in the nation.

Neurologist Peter King, M.D., shares his experience coming to terms with telehealth.

retro art streamComputer access for all UAB students will make this fall’s hybrid-learning model possible — exponential growth from the six computer terminals designated for math and science learning in 1978.

See how colleagues are getting ready and ask: Is my area all set? Download signs, learn best practices for self-installing and order customized signs on the new uab.edu/uabunited site.

As employees and students return to campus for the fall semester, UAB Facilities and Information Technology are adjusting certain services to accommodate social-distancing and hygiene protocols.

UAB’s AWARE program provides confidential disability-management services when an employee’s job is affected by a physical, mental or emotional impairment.

UAB Safe streamAs Blazers return to campus to begin the fall semester, wearing face masks will be required to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. But there’s more to masking than slipping the straps behind your ears — keeping it clean, handling it correctly and wearing it properly and are all crucial in ensuring your mask protects both you and others.

This summer’s COVID-19 Data Science Hackathon spurred many creative applications and several ongoing projects, including an automated genomic epidemiology pipeline and a machine-learning based viral transmission simulator.

UAB Medicine is moving its drive-thru testing site to the the UAB Hospital-Highlands parking deck effective Aug. 9.

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.

UAB leaders offered guidance, answered concerns and recognized faculty efforts at a virtual faculty/instructor town hall July 8. "There's a willingness to work with anyone around issues they might have," President Watts said.

UAB BTS logo FINALGet a glimpse into how employees are continuing their unique and important work during UAB’s limited business operations.

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.

Will testing be required? (Yes.) Will masks be required? (Yes.) When do we find out about housing? Read answers to these and other questions posed during the July 8 town hall for returning undergraduates, along with more than 120 other questions that couldn’t be answered live due to time constraints.

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