Associate Professor of English and Director of Freshman Composition Chris Minnix, Ph.D., is the new director of UAB’s Signature Core Curriculum, a broad array of courses slated to launch in fall 2022.

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B Well UAB helps students easily access resources on mobile devices and build a self-care plan that encourages healthy habits.

Published in Be Healthy

retro art streamIn 1984, UAB President S. Richardson Hill Jr. signed the first-ever pledge card for the new Benevolent Fund. Now, one hour of pay or 1% of your income per month can help Blazers and others in the community get through tough times.

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UAB BTS logo FINALFifteen students helped sort and prep donated items and distribute them at the Gardendale Civic Center drive-thru.

Published in Behind the Scenes

Help the Benevolent Fund meet its spring campaign goal of $2 million and enable its continued support of the Blazer Kitchen, the Employee Emergency Assistance Program and other community partners.

Published in UAB in the Community

The Employee Emergency Assistance Program and Blazer Kitchen, operated by the Benevolent Fund, can provide assistance to those affected by the Jan. 26 tornado, and employees can contribute to relief funds online.

Published in UAB in the Community

Senior leaders respond to student questions on vaccines, in-person commencement, meal plans and more.

Published in Take Note

Maggie Amsler, a benthic ecologist and longtime member of UAB’s Antarctic research team, has been selected for membership in The Explorers Club inaugural Explorers 50 program, which recognizes remarkable people working to change the world and extend the meaning and impact of exploration.

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Ashley Neyer, Education Abroad director, earned the Forum on Education Abroad’s Professional Certification in Education Abroad, which provides those who work in the global education field with specialized knowledge and expertise — all of which will guide the continued growth of UAB Education Abroad.

Published in UAB Global

Senior leaders responded to queries on vaccine distribution, the spring semester, UAB’s commitment to diversity and more.

Published in Take Note

The partnership with KinderCare, a national leader in childcare and early childhood education, will double the number of UAB families who can access on-campus childcare at below-market rates in a new, larger, state-of-the-art facility.

Published in Benefits & Policies

Each year, UAB’s official photographers capture tens of thousands of images as they document the incredible variety of events and personalities that make up our community. Here are some of our favorite photos of some of the most dramatic months in UAB history.

Published in Go Blazers!

The first installment, “Bending the Arc: The Vote,” which tells the stories of Black people and white allies who fought for racial justice during the 1960s, is the collaborative effort of retired and current UAB employees and community partners.

Published in Achievements

Come next summer, migrating monarch butterflies will flutter onto campus, to a new meadow that will provide nutrition and protection for the insect fighting to survive its annual migration period.

Published in Sustainability

The plots will provide vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices to increase food security for the campus community and enable shoppers in UAB’s food pantry, Blazer Kitchen, to make more and varied healthy choices.

Published in UAB in the Community

University Professor Jennifer Kilgo, Ph.D., is the recipient of the Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching, the highest award for teaching presented by UAB.

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At UAB, Alicia Booker helps unpack the meaning in struggle and defuse tension.

Published in Be Healthy

Help UAB parenting students and their families blaze on this holiday season by supporting Little Blazer Wishes, a program that provides anonymous gift sponsorship to Blazers who would otherwise struggle to fulfill their children’s holiday wish lists.

Published in Get Involved
Campus experts and senior leaders shared details on fall move-out, spring re-entry testing and more responses to student questions.
Published in Take Note

retro art streamInto the Streets began more than two decades ago with Blazers volunteering around town to support the Birmingham community — and continued this year with health precautions and social distancing, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Faculty, staff, student and community innovators were recognized for their 2020 contributions to COVID-19 research, innovation and entrepreneurship during the fifth annual UAB Innovation Awards presented by the Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Oct. 29.

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President Watts and other senior leaders responded to queries on the hiring freeze, student mental health, working from home in 2021 and more.

Published in Take Note

Shauntice Allen, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, is the winner of the 2020 Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award for her work to influence change in the greater Birmingham community and beyond through community engagement.

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UAB’s Benevolent Fund has been working in overdrive to meet the needs of Blazers and Birmingham residents. Making, restarting or increasing a monthly pledge via payroll deduction can help continue its work.

Published in UAB in the Community

Jeff Walker, professor and chair for the Department Criminal Justice, is the winner of the 2020 Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award for his interdisciplinary, collaborative efforts across campus.

Published in Awards & Honors
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