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Senior leaders shared updates and answered questions about returning to campus, working from home, vaccines, masks and more Apr. 7.

UAB BTS logo FINALStudents labeled and bagged books to be donated to child development centers in Alabama.

A new mural on the first floor of the School of Health Professions building captures what it means to be a Blazer in a variety of vibrant greens, yellows and blues.

UAB BTS logo FINALA group of eight volunteers helped rebuild roads, clear deadfall logs and sticks and cleaning horse fields at Red Barn, a family-run organization that teaches low-income children with disabilities to ride horses.

Perhaps no industry was altered quite as much as education during the COVID-19 pandemic. All across campus, Blazers worked together to bring the best of UAB into remote learning and ensure students could still receive an exceptional education experience even in rapidly changing circumstances.

Find a little-known green space closest on campus to enjoy the spring weather and stay socially distant using this Google Map we created just for you.

Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Allen Bolton was honored by the Faculty Senate in January for his service to UAB with the new Outstanding Administrator Award for Excellence in Shared Governance, which is named for him and will be presented periodically to a UAB administrator who shows exceptional commitment to shared governance at UAB.

By holiday season 2020, Assistant Professor Ellen Eaton, M.D., was almost ready to give up pursuing research funding and focus solely on patient care. She took one more shot, which paid off with two major new grants.

As UAB hosts screenings of a highly praised documentary on women scientists, meet several pioneers on campus.

Reading level in third grade is an astounding predictor of life outcomes. Learn how one UAB partner organization prepares tutors to walk alongside struggling students.

Gayan Wijeratne, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, is studying versatile molecules with heme iron centers that could be useful in new cancer therapies and greener, cheaper fuel cells. He also will use this grant to attract more high school students to higher education in science.

This year, the new President’s Award for Excellence in Shared Values honors Blazers who demonstrated one or more of UAB’s shared values in the course of their work during the extraordinary times presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assistant Professor Wenli Bi, Ph.D., in the Department of Physics will expand studies in a field that could lead to new green technologies — and more opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities in cutting-edge physics.

Check out these networking tips, portable skills, career mapping advice and more words of wisdom UAB staff shared in February’s “Taking Charge of Your Career” forum.

Constraint-Induced Therapy, developed at UAB and used worldwide to help patients regain function after stroke, will be tested as therapy for patients with cognitive difficulties following COVID-19 infection.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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