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Cataloguing the history of UAB

Check the UAB Reporter the first and third Monday of each month for a unique photo from the UAB Archives.

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UAB This Week: Nov. 17

What's new at UAB this week? A young man changing lives, a woman whose life is being changed by the generosity of UAB employees, a new space to improve vision, new research on the best way to keep weight off and much love from students for UAB — all in one video. Catch up in about a minute.

posted 7 days ago 489 views

UAB's new strategic plan is 'Forging the Future'

The new strategic plan sets groundwork for the university's next five years of growth.

posted 8 days ago 623 views

Know your Alabama Ethics Law before accepting gifts from UAB vendors

As a public employee with expectations of appropriate stewardship, you may not use your position to reap private gains or receive special benefits.

posted 8 days ago 272 views

Help charter a course to prosperity for Greater Birmingham

A new initiative identifies increased cooperation among metro area governments as a key to economic and population growth for the entire MSA. Share your ideas Nov. 29.

posted 9 days ago 356 views

Ultrasound training prepares future physicians to provide better care

As ultrasound technology becomes more prevalent and useful for patient care, UAB faculty and clinicians are teaching a new generation of caregivers about its use.

posted 9 days ago 487 views

Faculty save students nearly $270,000 on instructional materials

Faculty got creative with course materials, and both the course and students benefitted. New grants to develop affordable instructional materials will accelerate those savings.

posted 11 days ago 924 views

Employees can give back many ways this holiday season

Adopt an angel from the Angel Tree or donate to Toys for Tots to help underprivileged families celebrate the holidays.

posted 11 days ago 332 views

No Blazer Express bus service during holiday break

The parking gates will be raised at the Sixth Avenue Parking Deck Nov. 27-28 to accommodate employees who normally park in remote lots and ride the bus. 

posted 11 days ago 188 views

Two workshops will help you make the most of Lynda

A representative from Lynda.com will lead two workshops Nov. 15-16 for managers and employees interested in learning about the free Lynda membership benefit.

posted 11 days ago 530 views

Vending machine changes coming to UAB campus

Beginning Nov. 13, vending machines in campus buildings not affiliated with UAB Hospital will switch to Pepsi products provided by Birmingham-based Buffalo Rock Co., and machines in hospital-affiliated buildings will begin serving Coca-Cola products.

posted 11 days ago 2202 views

Employees to receive extra day of holiday

In addition to Christmas Day — a scheduled holiday that occurs on a Monday this year — President Ray Watts has decided also to close the university campus Dec. 26 to provide additional time off for employees.

posted 11 days ago 297 views

UAB This Week: Nov. 10

What's new at UAB this week? There's a groundbreaking, a musical reunion and farewell, physical therapy in a video game, a word about tip-off times and a gentle reminder about open enrollment — all in one video. Catch up in about a minute.

posted 14 days ago 263 views

Working here is a shot in the arm

Check the UAB Reporter the first and third Monday of each month for a unique photo from the UAB Archives.

posted 18 days ago 564 views

'UAB This Week' makes its debut

A new, quick way to know what's happening on campus is to watch "UAB This Week" each Friday morning and catch up on the news in about a minute.

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posted 21 days ago 408 views

McComiskey explores the future of rhetoric in a post-truth world

When citizens forsake logic and rely only on personality and emotion, Western society risks violence, unchecked libel and corrupted elections, says English Professor Bruce McComiskey in his new book, “Post-Truth Rhetoric and Composition.”
posted 22 days ago 1148 views

4 ways to improve your communication skills by year’s end

Learning and Development offers result-oriented workshops free to UAB employees. Learn more and register online.

posted 23 days ago 966 views

7 spooky stories from medieval literature to get you in the Halloween spirit

Think the walking dead are just a pop culture phenomenon? Read through tales from medieval Europe to see some centuries-old takes on the ghostly undead.

posted 25 days ago 2175 views

UAB’s commitment to diversity and inclusion honored

UAB was named a 2017 recipient of the Colleges and Institutions Committed to Diversity Award and Michelle Robinson, DMD, was recognized as a 2017 National Role Model, both by Minority Access Inc.

posted a while back 875 views

Open enrollment for benefits begins Oct. 27

Several resources are available to help you make the selections that are best for your household during annual open enrollment.

posted a while back 4171 views

Vending machine changes coming to UAB campus

Beginning Nov. 13, vending machines in campus buildings not affiliated with UAB Hospital will switch to Pepsi products provided by Birmingham-based Buffalo Rock Co., and machines in hospital-affiliated buildings will begin serving Coca-Cola products.

posted 11 days ago 2202 views

Faculty save students nearly $270,000 on instructional materials

Faculty got creative with course materials, and both the course and students benefitted. New grants to develop affordable instructional materials will accelerate those savings.

posted 11 days ago 924 views

UAB's new strategic plan is 'Forging the Future'

The new strategic plan sets groundwork for the university's next five years of growth.

posted 8 days ago 623 views

Two workshops will help you make the most of Lynda

A representative from Lynda.com will lead two workshops Nov. 15-16 for managers and employees interested in learning about the free Lynda membership benefit.

posted 11 days ago 530 views

UAB This Week: Nov. 17

What's new at UAB this week? A young man changing lives, a woman whose life is being changed by the generosity of UAB employees, a new space to improve vision, new research on the best way to keep weight off and much love from students for UAB — all in one video. Catch up in about a minute.

posted 7 days ago 489 views

Ultrasound training prepares future physicians to provide better care

As ultrasound technology becomes more prevalent and useful for patient care, UAB faculty and clinicians are teaching a new generation of caregivers about its use.

posted 9 days ago 487 views

Help charter a course to prosperity for Greater Birmingham

A new initiative identifies increased cooperation among metro area governments as a key to economic and population growth for the entire MSA. Share your ideas Nov. 29.

posted 9 days ago 356 views

Employees can give back many ways this holiday season

Adopt an angel from the Angel Tree or donate to Toys for Tots to help underprivileged families celebrate the holidays.

posted 11 days ago 332 views

Employees to receive extra day of holiday

In addition to Christmas Day — a scheduled holiday that occurs on a Monday this year — President Ray Watts has decided also to close the university campus Dec. 26 to provide additional time off for employees.

posted 11 days ago 297 views

Know your Alabama Ethics Law before accepting gifts from UAB vendors

As a public employee with expectations of appropriate stewardship, you may not use your position to reap private gains or receive special benefits.

posted 8 days ago 272 views

Cataloguing the history of UAB

Check the UAB Reporter the first and third Monday of each month for a unique photo from the UAB Archives.

posted 4 days ago 168 views

Know your Alabama Ethics Law before accepting gifts from UAB vendors

As a public employee with expectations of appropriate stewardship, you may not use your position to reap private gains or receive special benefits.

posted 8 days ago 272 views

No Blazer Express bus service during holiday break

The parking gates will be raised at the Sixth Avenue Parking Deck Nov. 27-28 to accommodate employees who normally park in remote lots and ride the bus. 

posted 11 days ago 188 views

Vending machine changes coming to UAB campus

Beginning Nov. 13, vending machines in campus buildings not affiliated with UAB Hospital will switch to Pepsi products provided by Birmingham-based Buffalo Rock Co., and machines in hospital-affiliated buildings will begin serving Coca-Cola products.

posted 11 days ago 2202 views

Employees to receive extra day of holiday

In addition to Christmas Day — a scheduled holiday that occurs on a Monday this year — President Ray Watts has decided also to close the university campus Dec. 26 to provide additional time off for employees.

posted 11 days ago 297 views

Open enrollment for benefits begins Oct. 27

Several resources are available to help you make the selections that are best for your household during annual open enrollment.

posted a while back 4171 views

7 ways to reduce your health care costs

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

posted a while back 1092 views

UAB to streamline employee access to health care

The new UAB Medicine 4YOU is expected to provide stellar customer service that results in a better patient experience for employees.

posted a while back 749 views

Premiums for health, dental and vision available for 2018

Eligible employees may choose among four health plans plus dental and vision benefits during the annual open enrollment Oct. 27-Nov. 13. New this year — some employees may be eligible for medical premium assistance based on household income.

posted a while back 3015 views

Traditional plan options continue to be available for 2018

Benefit-eligible employees will have the choice of enrolling in a traditional health care plan during the annual open enrollment Oct. 27-Nov.13. Changes in tier levels for health care plans are coming in 2018.

posted a while back 2876 views

Know your rights and UAB resources

If you receive a request, subpoena or search warrant, contact responsible university staff to assist you so UAB can ensure the university meets its responsibilities for compliance and confidentiality. Learn more.

posted a while back 605 views

Benefit choices to include consumer-driven health plan

VIVA Choice — UAB’s consumer-driven health plan — is an option for benefit-eligible employees during the annual open enrollment Oct. 27-Nov.13.

posted a while back 2756 views

Watts to deliver State of the University address Oct. 11

This public event offers another opportunity for the UAB community to hear about UAB’s progress firsthand and ask questions.

posted a while back 2468 views

UAB to expand vision benefits with premium coverage option

Eligible employees of UAB, UAB Hospital, and UAB Hospital Management LLC will have the option to choose or decline vision coverage during the annual open enrollment for benefits that begins 7 a.m. Oct. 27 and concludes 5 p.m. Nov. 13.

posted a while back 2710 views

Annual campus security and fire safety report is online

The report follows the guidelines mandated by the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

posted a while back 767 views

BCBS selected to provide dental coverage

Employees have a choice of two stand-alone dental plans — basic or comprehensive coverage — now provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama.

posted a while back 3173 views

5 things to know about open enrollment

This week, UAB HR Benefits begins its step-by-step process of rolling out information about Open Enrollment for benefit-eligible employees. 

posted a while back 4854 views

Wyss previews faculty senate plan to help move UAB forward

Chair of the Faculty Mike Wyss talks about UAB's history and faculty-led initiatives to propel it upward and onward.
posted a while back 1027 views

Mayer highlights faculty senate progress during the past year

Past-Chair of the Faculty John Mayer talks about accomplishments of the committees during the 2016-17 academic year and the work that lies ahead.

posted a while back 1028 views

Staff Council prepares to start second year strong

New executive committee members and plans for new initiatives promise another successful year.

posted a while back 1224 views

Hill Student Center announces new user and service rates

Effective Aug. 28, UAB Hill Student Center will assess fees for the use of its meeting and event rooms for all departments, organizations and groups — except registered student organizations.

posted a while back 800 views

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