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University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Established 1969
Type Public
Endowment $304.339 million
President Dr. Carol Z. Garrison
Faculty 2,059
Undergraduates 11,441
Postgraduates 4,725
Location Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Campus Urban (83 city blocks)
Athletics 17 intercollegiate sports
Colors Green, White and Gold                
Nickname Blazers
Website http://www.uab.edu/

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (also known as UAB) is a public, coeducational university located in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The university is part of the three-member University of Alabama System, which includes the University of Alabama's main campus located in Tuscaloosa (UA) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). UAB, along with the University of Alabama and Auburn University, constitute the state's three major institutions. UAB currently has an enrollment of approximately 17,600 students. The school's president is Carol Garrison. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Carol Garrison at a press conference at UAB on July 23, 2002. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Green is a color seen commonly in nature. ... Alternate meanings: White (disambiguation) White is a color (more accurately it contains all the colors of the spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... The UAB Blazers are the forest green and old gold-swathed athletic teams at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, generally known as UAB. The school is one of the twelve member institutions of Conference USA and participates in Division I-A of the NCAA. The UAB football team is... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The University of Alabama System encompasses three wholly independent universities in Alabama, USA: the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... Tuscaloosa is a city in west central Alabama in the southern United States. ... The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a state-supported, public, coeducational university, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, USA. With more than 23,000 students and 1,200 faculty, it is the largest university in the state,[5] and according to U.S. News & World Report, has a selectivity rating of more selective. ... Carol Garrison at a press conference at UAB on July 23, 2002. ...


The history of UAB began with the relocation of the University of Alabama School of Medicine from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham in 1945. Because of the rapid growth of the Birmingham area, it was decided that an extension program for students who had difficulties which prevented them from studying in Tuscaloosa was needed. UAB became an autonomous campus in 1969. The University of Alabama School of Medicine is a medical school located in Birmingham, Alabama. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ...


UAB offers programs of study leading to bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees in various fields, including social and behavioral sciences, liberal arts, business, education, engineering, health-related fields (such as medicine, dentistry, optometry and nursing) and public health. The school is highly renowned for its medical research and natural sciences programs. UAB received over $390 million in federal grants during the past fiscal year for research purposes. This places the school as one of the larger research institutions in the Southeast. In fact, UAB is currently 3rd in the Southeast for NIH research funding behind only Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UAB Hospital also sponsors residency programs in various medical specialties, including internal medicine, surgery, radiology, and anesthesiology. A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A professional degree or professional membership is an academic degree designed to prepare the holder for a particular career or profession, fields where scholarly research and academic activity are not the work, but rather a profession such as law, medicine, logistics, optometry, architecture, accounting, engineering, religious ministry, or education. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ...

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Academics

UAB offers nearly 140 degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in 12 schools and the UAB Graduate School.

  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Business
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Optometry
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Division of General Studies
  • UAB Graduate School

Additionally, the UAB Health System includes the University of Alabama Hospital, UAB Highlands Hospital, UAB Health Centers, the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital, The Kirklin Clinic, the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, and Viva Health. Managed by the UAB Health System through management agreements are UAB Medical West in Bessemer, and Baptist Health of Montgomery. UAB also has affiliations with the Birmingham VA Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Alabama, and Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. The Huntsville Hospital System also known as Huntsville Hospital is a hospital campus consisting of several sites and buildings in the Medical District of Huntsville, Alabama. ... Huntsville, Alabama (top center), near the Tennessee border, is north of Birmingham and northeast of Decatur, across the Tennessee River flowing northwest. ...


General Accolades

  • UAB students continue to garner prestigious national and international scholarships, fellowships, and other awards. Just since 2000, UAB has produced:
 7 Fulbright Scholars 6 Phi Kappa Phi Fellows 5 Goldwater Scholars 3 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellows 2 Truman Scholars 1 Marshall Scholar 1 Rhodes Scholar 
  • The average ACT score of entering freshman at UAB was 23.7 in 2006.
  • Eleven faculty Federal Research Awards of $20-million or more in 2004.
  • The schools of Nursing and Medicine at UAB are among the nation’s best, according to the 2005-2006 U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate schools. The School of Nursing is ranked 19th. The School of Medicine is ranked 23rd, two spots higher than the previous year's ranking. Five medical specialties at UAB are ranked in the top 20 nationally by the magazine: AIDS, 4th (up one ranking); women’s health, 8th; internal medicine 18th (up one ranking); geriatrics, 19th; and pediatrics, 19th. The school’s primary care program was ranked 34th, up four spots.
  • The School of Health Professions #1 in the nation in research funding from the National Institutes of Health and holds the record for 26 consecutive years in either first or second place.
  • The highest ranked academic program at UAB is the Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) program. It has been ranked in the top 10 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since the early 1990s. The master’s program in physical therapy is also in the School of Health Professions and is ranked 25th.
  • A UAB engineering student has been named by the ASPE (Alabama Society of Professional Engineers) as Alabama’s Outstanding Undergraduate Student of the Year from 2001-2007 and 9 of the past 12 years (more often than any other university in the state).
  • The School of Engineering’s biomedical engineering program is ranked 40th in the nation. Doctoral programs in the biological sciences are in the top 50.
  • The UAB Model Arab League team is among the best government model teams in the nation with over five years of expansion and award winning achievement including multiple "outstanding delegation" awards.
  • The UAB Mock Trial team is consistently among the nation's best as a perennial Top 25 program. The program has enjoyed so much success that, in 2006, it won the national title in the Silver Division defeating the defending national champions of Harvard University.
  • UAB also has its own police department of state certified peace officers. The department has reached CALEA standards and has a Special Operations unit (bicycle patrol, mounted patrol, etc.) as well as over 75 sworn officers and detectives.
  • UAB is the home of the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the State of Alabama, as rated by the American College of Surgeons Trauma Program.

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Accolades of the UAB School of Business

  • The UAB School of Business is 7th in rankings of metro, state business schools by US News and World Report, 2004.
  • Accreditation by AACSB International was achieved in 1973 in a record time of just two years, never accomplished before or since by any business school in the world.
  • The accounting program at UAB was among the first 17 in the nation to receive separate accreditation by the AACSB in 1982.
  • UAB graduates achieve first-time pass rates on the CPA exam that are 30% higher than the national average.
  • During the past six years, a UAB graduate has achieved the highest score in Alabama on the CPA Exam 5 times. (Comparatively, no other university/college in the state has had more than 2 graduates achieve the highest score in the last six years.)
  • UAB School of Business finance graduates pass the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam at a rate 20% higher than the national average.
  • The Industrial Distribution Program is the only fully integrated business-engineering ID program in the U.S. and one of only two programs residing in accredited schools of business and engineering within a 17-state area from Virginia to New Mexico.

Athletics

UAB's Dragon Logo

The UAB Blazers are the forest green and old gold-swathed athletic teams at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, generally known as UAB. The school is one of the twelve member institutions of Conference USA and participates in Division I-A of the NCAA. The UAB football team is led by Neil Callaway and plays its home games at 71,594-seat Legion Field. The school's men's basketball team, coached by Mike Davis, plays in 8,500-seat Bartow Arena. Image File history File links UAB_blaze. ... Image File history File links UAB_blaze. ... The UAB Blazers are the forest green and old gold-swathed athletic teams at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, generally known as UAB. The school is one of the twelve member institutions of Conference USA and participates in Division I-A of the NCAA. The UAB football team is... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... Neil Callaway is the current head coach of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Blazers college football team, the third coach in the programs history. ... Legion Field is a large stadium in Birmingham, Alabama primarily designed to be used as a venue for American football, but is occasionally used for other large outdoor events. ... Mike Davis, 1999 (Photo by Anne Fishbein) Mike Davis is an American social commentator, urban theorist, and sociographer. ... Bartow Arena is an 8,508-seat multi-purpose arena in Birmingham, Alabama. ...


While the football team entered post-season play only recently, the men's basketball program has a long history of success spanning several decades.


The basketball program's first coach was Gene Bartow, who was John Wooden's successor at UCLA. Bartow left UCLA after several exceptional seasons (52-9 over three seasons, including a berth in the Final Four in 1976) to head up the founding of the first UAB men's basketball team. He served as the school's first head basketball coach and athletic director for 18 years. Bartow led UAB to the NIT in the program's second year of existence, and followed that with seven straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including trips to the Sweet 16 in 1981 and the Elite Eight in 1982. Bartow retired from coaching in 1996, and in 1997, UAB renamed its basketball venue, Bartow Arena, in his honor. Bartow continues to support the university as an influential booster and currently lives in Memphis where he serves on the staff of the Memphis Grizzlies as a Special Advisor. In 28 years UAB has made 13 NCAA appearances, 3 Sweet Sixteen appearances, 1 Elite Eight appearance, has had 25 winning seasons, of which 17 of those were 20+ wins seasons.


In addition to football and basketball, UAB also has programs in men's sports for baseball, golf, soccer, and tennis. Women's sports programs include softball, basketball, golf, soccer, synchronized swimming, tennis, track and field(indoor and outdoor), cross country, rifle and volleyball. Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport, in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Russian synchronized swimming team, May 2007 Synchronized swimming is a hybrid of swimming, gymnastics, and dance. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... The term cross-country, when used by itself, can refer to: Sports Cross-country running, a sport in which teams of runners compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain Cross-country skiing, a winter sport for skiing Fell running also known as hill running and mountain running... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ...


Blazer Victory


All hail alma mater
We sing this song for thee
Raise up the banner for Blazer victory.
(Fight! Fight! Fight!)


All hail alma mater
We pledge to always be
Ever faithful, ever loyal
To dear old UAB!


UAB Fight Song


At UAB in Birmingham
All hail our players bold
They are the mighty Blazers
Who wear the green and gold.


Tonight let's fire their golden blaze
The flame of victory
Go Blazers! Go Blazers!
Win for UAB!


Student Life

Campus Green

UAB is in the process of constructing a new park called the Campus Green. The park will be divided into the North and South Greens. The Greens will be bordered by Blazer Hall, the Commons on the Green (the campus dining faculty), the Campus Recreation Center, and the new 95,000 square foot Academic Building. Blazer Hall opened in Fall 2006 and is a new 700-bed freshman dorm located next to the Commons on the Green. Other aspects of the Campus Green that would make it distinctly representative of UAB are being discussed.


Housing

UAB has five dormitories on campus:
Blazer Hall (Freshmen only)
Blount Hall (Freshmen and Higher)
Camp Hall (Freshmen and Higher)
Denman Hall (Juniors and Higher)
Rast Hall (Sophomores and Higher)


Greek Life

Sororities

Fraternities Alpha Sigma Tau (AΣT) Sorority is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 4, 1899 at Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University). ... Alpha Gamma Delta (ΑΓΔ) Founded in 1904, Alpha Gamma Delta is an international fraternity for women dedicated to academic excellence, leadership development, high ideals and sisterhood. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Delta Gamma (ΔΓ) is one of the oldest and largest womens fraternities[1] in the United States and Canada, with its Executive Offices based in Columbus, Ohio. ... Pi Kappa Phi is a national social fraternity that was founded in the spirit of nu phi, meaning non-fraternity. ... Alpha Xi Delta (ΑΞΔ) was founded in 1893 by ten women at Lombard College, Galesburg, Illinois, who shared a vision of an organization dedicated to the personal growth of women. ... Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) Sorority, Incorporated, is Americas first Greek-letter organization established and incorporated by Black college women. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Zeta Phi Beta (ΖΦΒ) Sorority Inc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Inter-Fraternity Council Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans. ... The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated (ΩΨΦ) was founded on a cool Friday evening, November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. by three undergraduate students and one faculty advisor. ... Phi Beta Sigma (ΦΒΣ) Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. ...

Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters at more than 300 universities. ... Delta Sigma Phi (ΔΣΦ, also known as DSP, Delta Sigs or Delt Sigs at many Michigan chapters) is a fraternity established at the City College of New York in 1899 and is a charter member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference. ... Theta Chi (ΘΧ) is an international college fraternity for men. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... ΚΣ (Kappa Sigma) is an international fraternity with currently 236 chapters and 42 colonies in North America. ... Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE or Teke, pronounced T-K-E or IPA , as in teak wood) is a college fraternity with chapters in the USA, and Canada, and affiliation with a German fraternity system known as the Corps of the Weinheimer Senioren Convent (WSC). ... Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity (ΠΚΑ) is an international, secret, social, Greek-letter, college fraternity. ...

Related links

UAB Hospital, also known as University Hospital, is a Level I trauma center hospital located in Birmingham, Alabama. ... The UAB Blazers are the forest green and old gold-swathed athletic teams at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, generally known as UAB. The school is one of the twelve member institutions of Conference USA and participates in Division I-A of the NCAA. The UAB football team is... The Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences was opened and dedicated in 1975. ... The Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center (ASC) is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility located on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. ...

Notable Alumni

Jon Coffelt born (May 16, 1963) is an American artist who lives and works in Manhattan in the Financial District of New York City, New York. ... Clayton Colvin is a American artist and Curator of Contemporary Art who lives and works in Birmingham, Birmingham. ... Lawrence J. DeLucas (O. D., Ph. ... Scalix is an e-mail and groupware server that runs on Linux. ... // Personal Specs Height: 5’6” Date of Birth: 10/29/1973 Hometown: Birmingham, Ala. ... Darrell Hackney (born August 7, 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a current American Football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Deanna Jackson is a professional womens basketball player, playing for the Chicago Sky. ... The Chicago Sky are a current Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Andy Kennedy (born March 13, 1968 in Louisville, Mississippi) is the current head mens basketball coach at the University of Mississippi. ... The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ... WBMA-LP, channel 58, known on-air as Alabamas ABC 33/40, is the ABC affiliate for the Birmingham/Anniston/Tuscaloosa, Alabama Designated Market Area. ... Graeme McDowell (born in Portrush, Northern Ireland, 30 July 1979) is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who divides his time between the European Tour and the PGA Tour. ... For other uses, see State (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... ζōA legislator is a person who writes and passes laws, especially someone who is a member of a legislature. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... WBRC, channel 6, Fox 6 is the Fox O&O Station in the Birmingham/Anniston/Tuscaloosa, Alabama television market. ... Richard M. Scrushy (born 1952 in Selma, Alabama, USA is the founder and former chairman and chief executive officer of the physical rehabilitation healthcare giant HealthSouth, based in Birmingham, Alabama. ... HealthSouth Corporation NYSE: HRC, based in Birmingham, Alabama, is the USs largest healthcare services provider. ... Melissa Springer is an American photographer. ... Quence Donell Taylor II (born July 26, 1982 in Washington, D.C.) is a professional basketball player who currently competes for the NBAs Washington Wizards. ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Bryan Thomas (born June 7, 1979 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a linebacker for the New York Jets of the National Football League. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... Sharod Roddy Lamor White (born November 2, 1981 in James Island, South Carolina) is an American football wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL. He was selected with the 27th pick overall in the 2005 NFL Draft out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970...

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