Download a new safety app for added securityRave Guardian, a personal safety service available to anyone with a uab.edu email address, is an app that enables users to designate “guardians” — family, friends or even UAB Police — to provide a virtual safety escort and direct emergency access to UABPD. Users also can use it to report suspicious activity to UABPD. Learn more about its features and encourage others to do so.UAB summit to explore latest in nanotechnology innovationsUAB will provide a scientific forum to help industry professionals, faculty, students and post-docs accelerate new research, expand collaborations and explore the latest findings, innovations and implementations of nanotechnology during its third NanoBio Summit Oct. 15-16.Competition produces creative proposals for obesity researchSeven researchers are halfway to the prize money for their winning entries in the annual Creativity is a Decision Awards, sponsored by UAB’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center, including research scientist Andrew Brown, Ph.D., and instructors Joshua Speed, Ph.D., and Ceren Yarar-Fisher. Ph.D.New careers for today's scientists include classroom teachingMeet five UAB alumni who have chosen teaching and are loving their career decision during a seminar noon Aug. 7 and a networking event that follows.Dropbox file limit doubles to 4GBUAB IT’s SPARK initiative, which has generated more than 60 ideas since its inception last month, inspired an easy win for campus: an increase in the size limit for files uploaded to the UAB Dropbox. Share your idea on the new SPARK site; BlazerID required.New lights in Bartow Arena save money, improve fan experienceHalide light fixtures in Bartow Arena were replaced with solid-state LED fixtures — an upgrade expected to save the university more than $35,000 annually in electricity costs.Servers hosting several campus systems upgradedUAB IT upgraded servers that support several campus systems, including eLAS and LMS. These technical changes did result in a new URL for several services, so users may need to update their bookmarks.Put ink cartridges in campus mail instead of the landfillUAB employees can recycle used toner and ink cartridges by dropping them in Campus Mail. UAB will manage collection and recycling efforts and use the proceeds to fund sustainability projects.Do you know how to keep your lab safe?Attend UAB's Laboratory Safety Workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 23. This hands-on, interactive course offers principal investigators, laboratory managers and research laboratory staff a chance to learn and demonstrate key safety procedures associated with successful laboratory operation.Chief information officer creates a voice for tech usersUAB IT is crowdsourcing innovation with SPARK, a new site that enables UAB faculty, staff and students to submit ideas for technology and vote to support the ideas of others. “Our intent is to create a voice for you,” said Curt Carver, Ph.D., UAB chief information officer and vice president of information technology.New careers for today's scientists include administrationThe Office of Postdoctoral Education will host its final event of the academic year to explore career options beyond the tenure track May 15 in The Edge of Chaos. Join them for a panel discussion, networking and time for socializing, starting at noon.New cloud-based system lets you print all around campus
Users can upload documents and print them at any conveniently located ePrint station using UAB's ONE Card.UAB-HudsonAlpha to conduct genomic medicine symposium
This free symposium 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12 will provide opportunities for UAB faculty to interact with HudsonAlpha faculty and learn about advanced sequencing capabilities and resources. Space is limited; register soon.
Strengthen postdoc-mentor relationships April 21-23
- Event Date May 12
Attend one or all of the presentations organized to strengthen postdoctoral training, development and diversity.Leadercast 2015 to explore braveryThe UAB Information Engineering Management Program is hosting a live on-demand simulcast of the May 8 event available by Internet.Colorful Agam sculpture returns to Callahan Eye Hospital
After restoration, Yaacov Agam’s “Complex Vision” once again adorns the Callahan Eye Hospital.Two online CME courses to improve stroke patient outcomes
UAB has collaborated with Medscape to produce two online courses that respond to concerns about the use of tPA to resolve blood clots that lead to stroke.Earth Week comes early
Earth Day is April 22, during final exams, so UAB Sustainability will host a series of events April 6-10, including the Arbor Day celebration, where you can snag a free tree, and the UAB Earth Month Festival.Spring research training program starts April 7This six-session workshop will provide research staff with the basic skills to implement and manage a clinical trial.Students leading 8 projects to promote sustainability
Some $18,000 is being awarded for projects to improve recycling, reduce waste, promote alternative energy and create a bike-repair station on the Campus Green.
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