New event to support, encourage women in surgeryA day of workshops and seminars targeted to women surgeons, surgery residents and medical students interested in pursuing a surgery residency will be held April 26. The program is free and open to alumni and surgeons from the community.Help shape the future of parking and transportationUAB Parking & Transportation Services is hosting several public events to hear opinions about riding, driving, pedaling and parking on campus and to listen to ideas for improvement. These are part of a campuswide parking and transportation study UAB will be conducting through summer.Have you considered leading an education abroad program?Deadlines are approaching for spring break and summer programs for 2017.What can Canvas do for you? Find out March 30-31Talk with fellow faculty who are using learning technologies successfully and get training tailored to your skill level during the two-day event.App lets you request a safety escort rideStudents and employees now can request a safety escort ride without having to make a phone call or leave their place of safety using the same Transloc app that tracks Blazer Express buses.LMS learning portal gets new, updated look beginning in MarchIn addition to greater visual appeal and simpler navigation, the UAB Learning System will have added support for Macs, additional browsers and mobile devices.Faculty offered a glimpse of the messy work of administrationNew executive presenter series kicks off 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19 with a presentation on Student recruitment by Vice Provost Bradley Barnes.New recruitment system enables faculty candidates to apply onlineThe Office of the Provost has implemented an electronic faculty recruitment system, UAB Faculty Jobs, which will allow faculty candidates to apply online. Requests to recruit faculty and offer proposals are managed and housed in the new system.UAB statistics challenge perception of safety on urban college campusesUAB performs as well as or better in safety statistics compared to similar urban institutions — and many traditional, non-urban college campuses — including Emory, Tulane, Vanderbilt, Memphis and Houston. In most cases, UAB is significantly safer.UAB launches new-look front doorThe site’s navigation structure has been updated, and heavily visited links can be accessed directly from the home page, making it easier for users to find the information they seek.Get help incorporating sustainability into your classroom
Apply by March 16 for the Red Mountain Project faculty workshop, which will help participants incorporate sustainability into their courses. Ten faculty fellows will receive a stipend of $1,000 for a new or altered course syllabus.Game on: Spring teaching workshop schedule is onlineThe UAB Center for Teaching and Learning will offer than 35 teaching workshops this spring, and a little reward and competition also enters the mix.Biology of aging seminar series launches Jan. 20The UAB Nathan Shock Center of Excellence will present free, public lectures on topics related to the basic biology of aging. The series will kick off Jan. 20, and one will follow each month through April.Apply for faculty development grants by Feb. 15The grants provide seed money for research, teaching and service-related projects and is available to all UAB full-time faculty. Junior faculty are encouraged to apply.New repair station at the center of bike safety eventFree cloud storage available for employeesUAB IT has debuted a cloud storage service for faculty and staff. UAB employees can now register for a Microsoft OneDrive account, which provides 1TB of cloud storage and allows file sharing.Online journal to explore policy, research, best practices in literacyThe UAB School of Education's new MidSouth Literacy Journal will provide a platform for researchers and teacher practitioners to disseminate research in areas of reading, writing, financial, mathematical and scientific literacy.Find out more about core and shared research resourcesLearn ways the services and equipment in UAB Cores and Shared Resources can benefit your research efforts during a poster session 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 18 in the UAB Campus Recreation Center. Register a poster for the event by Nov. 11. A list of current registrants will be available beginning Nov. 3.Technology lets researchers focus on discovery, not paperworkThe Integrated Research Administration Portal (IRAP) is delivering faster processing times and increased transparency throughout the application and protocols process at UAB. Its software tools and newly streamlined workflows have cut as many as 20 days from turn-around times in research administration offices.
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