A new website to help smokers and non-smokers navigate the law includes FAQs, links to resources and a map of the Health District boundaries.   

UAB employees and students can now request transportation from UAB Safety Escort and Blaze Ride using TapRide by DoubleMap, available for download on iOS and Android devices.

retro art streamSix years ago, Blazers kicked a soccer ball back and forth on campus during Winter Storm Leon, which brought Birmingham to a standstill on Jan. 28, 2014.

The plan, rolling out this spring for more than 500 clinical research staff, aims to clarify opportunities for advancement. 

Want that office event you’re planning to have a big personality while leaving a small environmental footprint? These recommendations from UAB Sustainability can help you make adjustments to ensure your events are as green as possible.

UAB Safe streamWinter can be a discouraging time. During short days, long nights and freezing temperatures, it’s easy to choose staying home over braving cold temperatures or let exercise routines lapse in favor of curling up under a blanket. Learn about resources UAB offers for coping with seasonal affective disorder and other mental health issues.

retro art streamIn 1975, UAB completed a pedestrian bridge crossing University Boulevard at 13th Street South to accommodate a quickly growing student population. This year, UAB art students brightened the footbridge with a UAB-themed mural.

Viva Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama have enhanced health plans for UAB, UAHSF and UAB Health System employees for 2020.

retro art streamThe new “Clinical Pearls” podcast is an audio-only format of the live UAB Nursing Health Network’s YouTube series in which faculty share their expertise and educational resources with the show host and offer up-to-date information and insights on current health care issues and the nursing profession.

50thShieldONLY COLORJourney through time in “Fifty Years of Dreams and Discoveries,” a 200-page pictorial book that chronicles UAB’s rise from a nascent university in 1969 to a leading doctoral research university.

The lot is being reconfigured into a partially paved green park space; the Lot 30 parking area will return after construction is complete, which is planned for the end of January 2020.

The UAB Career Center collaborates with partners to create workshops to help students with resume-building, interviewing skills, social media best practices, handshake techniques and more.

UAB Safe streamFlu will take its toll on your health, but you can fight the virus by stopping the spread of germs. Use these tips to help protect you, your family and your colleagues.

retro art streamIn 1967, Santa Claus himself spread holiday cheer to UAB Hospital Staff during a busy workday. More than 50 years later, Blazers can still find the Christmas spirit on campus with various holiday activities.

As another class of UAB students graduates, UAB Transportation recommends traveling an alternate route to and from work during commencement activities Dec. 13 and 14. This map will help you plan.

When the wrong items are discarded in recycling bins, the whole lot could get sent to the landfill. Let’s work together to make sure that doesn’t happen.

A month of challenges, workouts, nutrition tips and workshops designed by University Recreation will help you stay fit — mentally and physically — during the holidays.

UAB Safe streamJust one bleeding-control kit could make all the difference in the event of a mass shooting, explosion or car accident, trauma surgeons say. Learn to use a kit and buy them for your unit or donate kits to the Division of Acute Care Surgery to provide more training at UAB and in the community.

retro art streamIn 1968, Anita Sellers, secretary in the Office of Communications, posed with the new 96-page campus directory listing all employees, offices and programs. Today, the campus directory is housed online at uab.edu/directory and requires BlazerID log-in to protect against phishing.

UAB’s annual open enrollment for benefits will begin 7 a.m. Oct. 25 and conclude 5 p.m. Nov. 11. Eligible employees can choose among dental, vision and health insurance plans, plus voluntary plan options and tax-deferred spending accounts for health and dependent care for 2020.

A new fellowship is available to professional staff and faculty willing to coordinate logistical and learning components for Blazers on Break, which enables students to explore social issues through first-hand service and reflection.

In addition to the health, dental and vision benefits, UAB employees also will have the option to select insurance to cover accidents and identity theft and/ or participate in a pet-care discount program during open enrollment during open enrollment Oct. 25-Nov. 11. These programs are wholly voluntary and paid for by employees and can be cancelled at any time.

retro art streamTake a cue from Jo Ann Hyatt, who perused the library’s collections in 1958, and check out Reynolds-Finley’s featured exhibits on nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale and its collection of 30 pre-1500s printed books.

Nationwide, the cost of health care is rising, and UAB is working to reduce the impact of these costs on its employees and the organization. Here are some things you can do to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.

Several Homecoming and 50th anniversary events will affect parking, transportation and building access this week. Use this information to plan ahead, navigate campus and enjoy the fun.

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