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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.

UAB leaders discussed scheduling for fall courses and caregiving considerations, demonstrated teaching technology and explained how they are continually monitoring data from the community and campus as part of reopening plans.

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.

Employees submitted nearly 200 questions during the virtual town hall July 13; find answers to questions on testing, PPE, benefits, hiring freezes and more.

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees awarded the Distinguished Professor rank to Nancy Borkowski, Louise Chow, George Howard and Virginia Howard and the University Professorship rank to Eta S. Berner.

UAB leaders shared plans and updates on re-entry, testing, how classes and labs will work, and more in a virtual town hall July 15.

Caroline Harada, Burel Goodin, Tina Kempin Reuter and Allison Shorten demonstrated extraordinary commitment to engaging undergraduate students in service-learning, undergraduate research, education-abroad experiences and team-learning environments.

Staff in all campus schools and units will use a standard process and timeframe for annual performance reviews this year; reviews must be completed by Oct. 31.

David Chaplin, Harriett Amos Doss, Stuart Frank, William Grizzle, Wendy Gunther-Canada, Robert Kleinstein and Andrew Rucks have been designated emeritus professors for exceptional service to the university and their profession.

Members of the lab of tuberculosis researcher Andries Steyn, Ph.D., have provided crucial assistance in UAB efforts to combat COVID-19.

One of the most recognizable campus features, the three windows have watched over UAB throughout its five decades. Now, after painstaking restoration, new generations of Blazers can enjoy their beauty for years to come.

Julio Rivera, associate professor in the Collat School of Business, who strives to “make students think and apply the material they are covering,” is one of the 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The three-year-old Green Labs program, once a cohort of just 18, anticipates 120 UAB labs will have My Green Lab certification by December — the largest number of any organization, academic or otherwise, worldwide.

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Blazer Express bus routes crisscross the campus, and many employees rely on the buses to take them to work. UAB Transportation has implemented a strict cleaning regimen to help ensure the safety of its buses and vans and riders; however, taking public transit without precautions can introduce new risks for exposure to coronavirus.

retro art streamIn 1977, the world’s first effective treatment for a viral disease occurred at University Hospital when Richard Whitley, M.D., and Charles Alford developed vidarabine. Now, investigators across UAB have mobilized their research interests to help us better understand and fight coronavirus.

It’s predicted that 68% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. As urban areas trend toward tech use and digitization, the coronavirus pandemic is revealing both potential pitfalls and opportunities for growth, says human rights scholar Tina Kempin Reuter, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Ellen Eaton, M.D., an infectious diseases specialist, is leading the Jefferson County health department’s effort to reach special populations.

Do we need to wear masks? (Yes.) When will I know which phase I’m in? What is UAB Healthcheck? Read answers to these and other questions posed during the May 22 re-entry town hall along with more than 70 other questions that couldn’t be answered live due to time constraints.

An online platform gives UAB innovators a chance to find creative solutions to front-line challenges. Anyone can post a clinical problem — or volunteer to help solve one.

There’s just as much opportunity now for UAB students and alumni to make their next moves as there would be in more traditional times. This event will help connect them to employers and opportunities for professional growth. Regi

The physical locations are closed, yet UAB Libraries is busier than ever. It’s just all happening in a flurry of ones and zeroes: online requests for curbside pickup, chat with librarians, access custom remote instruction and soon — digitized print materials from the stacks.

retro art streamBeginning with iron lung treatments in the 1950s, UAB has long been committed to the respiratory health of its patients. That continues with its COVID Respiratory Clinic to better evaluate treatments needed for coronavirus patients.

Uncertainty can fuel scientific endeavors, leading to more and better discoveries and understanding. But what happens when the public misinterprets that uncertainty? Associate Professor Kevin McCain, Ph.D., says education, rational thinking and trust in experts can help protect citizens from being misled.

Staff and faculty submitted nearly 300 questions and comments during the virtual town hall May 7; find answers to questions on furloughs, how to help and more in this article.

Vineeta Kumar, M.D., professor in the Division of Nephrology, is one of 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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