From the new kid on the block to a prestigious, highly ranked University, UAB has taken #ChooseUAB to the next level. The University of Alabama at Birmingham has come a long way. Each year, the Blazer community asserts their immense educational accomplishments. With new facilities and new programs, they continue to grow to attract the best of the best.
With over 19,000 students, you should not be surprised to hear that 20% of UAB students might not know when there next meal will be. Thanks to the Student Advocacy, Rights and Conduct staff those same students will no longer have to worry.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been approved by the National Science Foundation as a research center. They are enlisted with the focus to develop innovative solutions to issues challenging our health care system. This honor is only designated to six universities in the United States. UAB was selected amongst one other site this year.
“The approval by the NSF is a glowing testament to the strength of our two Schools’ research excellence, as well as the commitment and support of our industry partners located across Alabama and Louisiana,” said Robert Weech-Maldonado, Ph.D., co-director of the UAB CHOT, professor and L.R. Jordan Chair of Health Administration. “I am excited to see how much we will accomplish together with this combination of UAB’s academic rigor and the health care industry’s access to resources.”
Other industry partners are Alacare, HealthSouth, Lakeshore Foundation, Our Lady of the Lake Health System as well as the UAB Health System.
Keep up the good work, UAB.
As college football season is (finally) here, so is another tradition: College Colors Day! This annual celebration is observed nationwide by students, parents, family, fans, and alumni. To celebrate, all you have to do is wear your college team’s colors or college/university apparel.
The Bham Now team has decided to honor this tradition by donning our colors and answering some questions about our beloved schools! The team represents 4 Birmingham area universities; Samford University, the University of Alabama, the University of Montevallo (which does not have a football team), and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (which had a football team, then didn’t, now has one again – YAY).
READ ON TO CELEBRATE WITH US!
Top Notch School. Terrible Parking. UAB Students share their take on parking the first week back.
You know you go to UAB when you pay for an expensive parking pass but still have to park 15 minutes from campus ??
— Talia Ledbetter (@tally5632) August 30, 2016
*enrolls the biggest class in school history* **adds 0 parking** #stayblazin
— Colin Silva (@Colin_Silva) August 29, 2016
It has been quite a journey for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Football team. It’s been two years since the program was shut down and nearly one year since it was reinstated because of the public outcry from the UAB and Birmingham community.
— UAB Athletics (@UAB_Athletics) August 29, 2016
UAB President Ray Watts welcomed the largest freshman class ever to UAB, located in southside Birmingham. UAB is breaking out of the commuter school image. Most students live ON campus now, lured by dorms, fraternities, sororities and local social opportunities. Go Blazers!
More than 1,100 UAB student volunteers are making Freshman Move-In Day happen! pic.twitter.com/kCR9ORX8Rg
— UAB Students (@UABStudents) August 27, 2016
The back to school concert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will feature Hip-Hop artist Kid Ink. Kid Ink is known for popular songs like “Show Me” feat. Chris Brown, “Main Chick” feat. Chris Brown and Tyga, and “Be Real” feat. Dej Loaf.
— Kid Ink (@Kid_Ink) August 15, 2016
UAB students have the chance to open for the “Body Language” artist through a contest hosted by UAB Student Media.
The show starts at 7 pm on August 28th and will take place at the Student Center Amphitheater. The general public can purchase tickets to the show for $10.
The UAB Marching Band has a lot on its plate for the coming months.
They are preforming a variety of shows around Birmingham this fall that will showcase pieces involving a “Hollywood” theme. As practices gear into full swing with 9-12 hour preparations a day, this Magic City marching band has its work cut out for them.
Coach Clark is rebuilding the Blazer’s program after it was ended in 2014 amid a lot of controversy. 2016 will be a year of practice as it leads to true match-ups in 2017.