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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Local and state colleges’ plans for Move-in Day and 2020 Fall Semester

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Go Panthers! Photo via Birmingham-Southern College’s Facebook.

As spring semesters come to an end and summer begins, many students are left wondering what’s in store for the 2020 fall semester. Hopefully, we can answer some of your burning questions with information from colleges throughout Alabama.

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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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How students can find drive-in WiFi in Birmingham

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Students are adjusting to working from home. Photo via Shutterstock

As schools and their students get used to education from home, it’s important to remember that some students do not have access to WiFi at home. That’s why the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Birmingham City Schools have teamed up to help provide free “drive-in” WiFi to students.

Click here to view an interactive map of free WiFi locations throughout Birmingham.

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UAB’s Collat School of Business offers more than one path to success. Take it from these two.

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Carly Niswander and Helen Zhou outside of the UAB Collat School of Business. Photo via Bham Now

With a brand-new building and an award-winning program, the UAB Collat School of Business is one of the nation’s best resources for students looking to enter the business world. No matter where they start, the school prepares each and every student for success.

If you’re looking to get a step up in the world of business, make sure to apply to UAB Collat.

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UAB approves $97.9 million in three future projects, including a new Science and Engineering Complex

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A rendering of UAB’s upcoming $78.5 million Science and Engineering Complex. Rendering via UAB

2020 is an exciting year for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Although we’re barely two months into the new year, they just announced three impressive new projects–backed by a whopping $97.9 million combined budget.

Let’s break down the spending and see what’s next for UAB!

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Your tickets to the UAB Women’s Basketball game on Feb 15 helps fund breast cancer research. Here’s how.

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UAB’s Imani Johnson, Rachael Childress and Angela Vendrell discuss strategy during the game. Photo via UAB Athletics

Come out to the Bartow Arena on February 15 to support your local UAB Women’s Basketball team as they take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. Plus, every ticket purchase helps support breast cancer research right here in Birmingham. Learn how to get discounted tickets.

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5 things I learned about the new Professional Education program at UAB

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Cori Perdue in front of the UAB Collat School of Business. Photo via Bham Now

Whether you’re a recent graduate, a seasoned professional or just looking to gain marketable skills, the Professional Education Program at UAB’s Collat School of Business can help you get from point A to point B. I got to sit down with director Cori Perdue for an inside look at the program. Here’s what I learned.

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Grab your cameras! UAB’s 4th Annual Little Blazers Baby Race is Saturday, Jan 25

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Look at this future UAB Blazers star! Photo via UAB Athletics Facebook page

For the 4th year in a row, the UAB Athletics is hosting the most precious halftime show in the world–the Little Blazers Baby Race. See pictures and learn how your little runner could be the next champion!

Plus, get discounted tickets to the game with promo code FAMILY.

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Hoopin’ at the Hill + 2 other ways to celebrate UAB’s 50th anniversary with Homecoming 2019 from Oct. 17th-19th

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Blaze the Dragon leads the parade to Legion Field. Photo submitted.

It’s the University of Alabama at Birmingham‘s birthday! 50 years ago, UAB officially became its own university. Since its such a special year, UAB will be celebrating Homecoming from October 17th to October 19th–and you’re invited!

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Could rapid transit solve Highway 280 traffic woes? Mayor of Hoover says yes.

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Video still via Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham on Facebook

When I first moved to Birmingham from Georgia, the hit “Move” by Ludacris was big. The lyrics are about Atlanta traffic on Interstate 20, but I soon learned the tune is perfectly appropriate for Highway 280 in the Greater Birmingham area. Hoover mayor Frank Brocato wants to change that, and he thinks a rapid transit system is the answer.

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SliceFest on June 16 raises funds for SUKI Foundation for Rett Syndrome treatment and cure. Get your tickets now.

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Have you heard of SliceFest? It began in 2012 as the anniversary celebration of Slice Pizza & Brewhouse, and it’s grown into an annual music festival encompassing Birmingham’s thriving Lakeview District. Sarah Katherine “Suki” Bateh is one local child facing the neurological effects of Rett Syndrome. Through her namesake SUKI Foundation, many more children now have hope. Two Birmingham stories about community and growth—perhaps they were meant to go together.
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Meet Eric Jack, the Rotary Club of Birmingham’s 2018-19 president elect

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Ask Dr. Eric Jack what makes a person successful, and you will quickly understand the character of the man. Jack, who was recently named president elect of the Rotary Club of Birmingham for 2018-19, answers the question by recalling the qualities of Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa. He speaks of everyday people who sacrifice to serve their families and communities, as well as leaders, followers and frontline employees.

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