UAB ranked #1 Best Large Employer in America by Forbes

UAB campus. Photo via Bham Now

In a recent article, Forbes named The University of Alabama at Birmingham as one of the best large employers in America. As a matter of fact, UAB ranked as #1 on the list that includes institutions like Yale, Trader Joe’s, Mayo Clinic and more. Keep reading to see what landed them at the top.

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See what put UAB towards the top of US New’s best universities list

UAB ranks high among global universities for infectious diseases. Photo via Bham Now

Recently, US News & World Report released their list of best global universities for infectious diseases. On a list made up of nearly 1,500 institutions, across 86 countries, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) can be found high on the list at #37. Here’s a look at how Alabama’s largest employer earned their spot among some of the top universities in the world.

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Eric Essix and Holiday Soul presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Center

Savor the holiday spirit with guitarist Eric Essix at a LIVE Virtual Drive-in concert, Sunday, Dec. 13, on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus.

“Eric Essix and Holiday Soul” is presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. The 7:30 p.m. concert is sold out. A 5 p.m. concert has just been added.

Tickets are $25 per person; children under 12 are admitted free. Virtual Arts Pass subscribers can watch the concert at home with a live-stream link. Become a Virtual Arts Pass subscriber starting at $29 per month and enjoy this concert and other exclusive VAP events from the comfort of your couch. For full event information, or to purchase tickets, visit AlysStephens.org or call the ASC Box Office at 205-975-2787.

The event will be in the parking lot adjacent to the Hill Student Center and across from the Campus Green at 1500 University Blvd. The lot will open at 4 p.m., and vehicles will be parked in order of arrival. Chez Fonfon is the official drive-in restaurant partner for the ASC’s LIVE Drive-in concert series. The Alys Stephens Center wants you to show your holiday spirit; arrive early to sing carols, wear your holiday gear, decorate your car and get a car photo with Santa.

Through more than 30 years and 25 full-length album releases, Essix has maintained a steady flow of new music that continues to push the boundaries of contemporary jazz, and he has no intention to stop. That is evident with the most recent album release, “Songs from The Deep,” nine compositions all written, arranged and produced by Essix. This latest effort revisits the artist’s favorite theme, his Birmingham, Alabama, Southern roots. It is a project that reveals the soul of the man and his music as he continues to reconcile love for his homeland, its culture and people with its history, according to his artist’s bio. He takes pride in his Southern roots, which inspire a lot of his compositions. His music reveals his life’s many passions: faith, celebration of heritage and culture, and racial and gender equality. Essix draws on the power of his faith and music to create moving, spiritual jazz.

For the last 24 years, his primary melodic voice and trademark sound have emerged from his red Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion model guitar. Essix is a graduate of Berklee College of Music.

COVID hospitalizations are up. What to do now to keep the people you love safe + help hospital staff

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Are you wondering how to stay safe this Thanksgiving? We are too. Photo via Unsplash

Sick of COVID yet? Yeah, us, too, and pretty much the whole rest of the world. Jefferson County’s currently in the “very high risk category” and as Thanksgiving approaches, lots of people (including college students) will be getting together to eat, drink and potentially spread the virus. We reached out to three hospitals in the Birmingham area, where COVID cases have been rising, to find out what to do. Keep reading for all the details.

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Blazers vs. Bears: UAB football kicks off season September 3

UAB Blazers running onto the field in 2019. Photo via UAB Atheltics

Ready, set, HIKE! Be prepared to watch the UAB football team go against Central Arkansas at Legion Field this Thursday, September 3 at 7PM. The game will air on ESPN3 and we’re crossing our fingers for as many touchdowns as times you’ve heard the word “unprecedented” in the last six months.

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UAB + local businesses pledge to help fight spread of COVID-19

UAB welcomed students back to campus this week for the fall semester. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

UAB is teaming up with local businesses pledging to help fight the spread of COVID-19. The goal? To keep UAB students and employees safe on campus and Birmingham businesses open. Learn more about their pledge including what area businesses have already committed to doing their part.

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7 ways people with roots in South Asia are shaping the future of Birmingham today

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Members of the Indian Cultural Society at the Birmingham Museum of Art in the Sculpture Garden. Photo via Indian Cultural Society at the Birmingham Museum of Art’s Facebook page

In 690 days, Birmingham will be hosting The World Games 2022. As we prepare, we decided it was a good time to explore the rich international influence of different groups who live here. We’re starting with how people and organizations from the Indian subcontinent have been shaping the cultural conversations here for years.

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Why is UAB’s MBA program so popular? Here’s what students are saying.

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MBA students at UAB enjoy lessons from skilled professors with years of real-world experience. Photo via UAB Collat School of Business, taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whether you’re a recent college graduate searching for the next step or a seasoned professional looking to expand your skill set, a Master of Business Administration is one of the most versatile degrees you can choose. Luckily, UAB’s Collat School of Business offers one of the most prestigious MBA programs in the country—keep reading to learn more.

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COVID-19 called 3 Birminghamians to NYC. This is their story

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Megan Drummons and Stephanie Stover working in NYC. Photo via Stephanie Stover

Around the time many of us started #shelteringinplace, some of our Birmingham-area neighbors heard the call to service on the COVID-19 frontlines in New York City. We’ve got one really fun video from a Birmingham-based travel nurse and the personal stories of three others who answered the call. Keep reading for all the details. 

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5 Birmingham stories that will brighten your day, including recycling + composting at Tropicaleo

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Tropicaleo is once again finding ways to make Birmingham more sustainable. Photo via Tropicaleo’s Facebook page

You know we love a good story about people making our Magic City better. Keep reading for five ways local businesses and artists are inviting all of us to help make a difference. These stories will brighten your day.

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3 ways the UAB Collat School of Business prepares their students for the workforce

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Business students at UAB before quarantine. Photo via UAB Collat School of Business

For graduating seniors, job hunting can be one of the most stressful parts of graduation. Luckily, the UAB Collat School of Business has an excellent program that connects students with potential employers and helps prepare them for the job search long before they graduate.

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At last! Good news on the coronavirus front, and UAB’s involved

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You may have heard Dr. Anthony Fauci yesterday talking about promising results from a clinical trial using a drug called remdesivir to treat COVID-19. What is Remdesivir, what does this result mean, and what does Birmingham’s own UAB have to do with it? Find out what we learned from the experts.

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UAB opens specialized COVID clinic in downtown Birmingham

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CDC’s laboratory test kit for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Photo via CDC’s website

UAB is making strides to keep patients safe and help stop the spread of COVID-19. Get all of the details on UAB’s new specialized COVID clinic open now in downtown Birmingham, plus find out how you can contribute to the cause and support them now!

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4 ways kids are cheering on healthcare workers in Birmingham

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Dr. Terri Poe has a huge smile on her face thanks to these letters from Birmingham-area children. Photo via UAB

Kids throughout Birmingham are sending letters of encouragement to healthcare workers at UAB to cheer them on as they battle the coronavirus pandemic. Terri Poe, RN, and Chief Nursing Officer at UAB, shared these letters with encouraging and supportive messages.

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