|The University of Alabama at Birmingham|
|Seal of the University of Alabama at Birmingham|
|Endowment:||US$400. 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 Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 7 million |
|President:||Dr. Carol Z. Garrison|
|Location:||Birmingham, Alabama, USA|
|Former names:||University of Alabama in Birmingham|
|Sports:||17 intercollegiate sports (NCAA Division I FBS)|
|Colors:||Green, White and Gold|
|Mascot:||Blaze the Dragon|
|Affiliations:||SACS, Great Cities' Universities, NCAA, Conference USA|
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (also known as UAB) is a public, coeducational university located in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. 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 Dr Carol Z Garrison is the 6th and current President of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Birmingham (ˈbɝmɪŋhæm is the largest City in the US state of Alabama and is the County seat of Jefferson County. Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Sport is an Activity that is governed by a set of rules or Customs and often engaged in competitively The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification Green is a Color, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a Wavelength of roughly 520–570- nm. White is a Color, the perception which is evoked by Light that stimulates all three types of color sensitive Cone cells in the Human eye Gold, also called golden, is a Yellowish orange Color which is a representation of the color of the element The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by 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 term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common The dragon is a Legendary creature of which some interpretation or depiction appears in almost every culture worldwide The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools ( SACS) is a regional Educational accreditation agency for over 13000 public and private educational institutions The Great Cities' Universities (GCU coalition incorporated in 1998 is the successor organization to the Urban 13, an informal Research -sharing association comprised The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects Birmingham (ˈbɝmɪŋhæm is the largest City in the US state of Alabama and is the County seat of Jefferson County. Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the UAB is one of three autonomous institutions of the University of Alabama System, which includes the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa (UA) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville). The University of Alabama System consists of three public, universities in Alabama, USA: the University of Alabama ( UA Tuscaloosa is a city in west central Alabama in the southern United States. The University of Alabama in Huntsville (also known as UAH or UAHuntsville) is a state-supported public, Coeducational University UAB is one of Alabama's major research universities, the others being the University of Alabama and Auburn University. Auburn University ( AU or Auburn) is a State university located in Auburn, Alabama, U UAB currently has an enrollment of approximately 16,200 students. The school's president is Dr. Carol Z. Garrison. Dr Carol Z Garrison is the 6th and current President of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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. A bachelor's degree is usually an Undergraduate Academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three four or in some cases and A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement A first professional degree is a type of Academic degree designed to prepare the holder for a particular profession by emphasizing practical skills over theory and analysis The social sciences comprise academic disciplines concerned with the study of the social life of human groups and individuals including Anthropology, Communication studies Behavioural science (or Behavioral science) is a term that encompasses all the disciplines that explore the activities of and interactions among Organisms in the natural The term liberal arts refers to a particular type of educational Curriculum broadly defined as a Classical education. The school is highly renowned for its medical research and natural sciences programs. UAB received over $416 million in external grants and contracts in fiscal 2007-2008. This places the school as one of the larger research institutions in the Southeast. In fact, as of 2005, UAB is 4th in the Southeast for NIH research funding behind only Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Vanderbilt University. "NIH" redirects here For other meanings of NIH see NIH (disambiguation. Duke University is a private Research University located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( UNC, North Carolina, or simply Carolina) is a public, Coeducational Research Vanderbilt University is a private, Nonsectarian, Coeducational Research University in Nashville, Tennessee, UAB Hospital also sponsors residency programs in various medical specialties, including internal medicine, neurology, surgery, radiology, and anesthesiology. The University of Alabama Hospital (more commonly referred to as UAB Hospital) is a Level I trauma center hospital located in Birmingham Alabama. Internal medicine is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis management and nonsurgical treatment of unusual or serious diseases Radiology is the medical specialty directing Medical imaging technologies to diagnose and treat diseases Anesthesia, or anaesthesia (see spelling differences; from Greek grc αν- an-, "without" and grc αἲσθησις UAB Hospital is the only Level I trauma center in Alabama, as rated by the American College of Surgeons Trauma Program 
UAB began in 1936 as the Birmingham Extension Center of the University of Alabama. A trauma center is a Hospital equipped to provide comprehensive Emergency medical services to patients suffering traumatic injuries The American College of Surgeons is an educational association of Surgeons created in 1913 Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 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. In 1945, the University of Alabama School of Medicine moved from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham, and took over management of Jefferson and Hillman Hospitals in Birmingham. Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar The University of Alabama School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (also referred to as the UAB School of Medicine) is a In 1966, the Extension Center and the School of Medicine were merged into the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. In 1969, UAB became one of the three autonomous campuses of the new University of Alabama System. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The University of Alabama System consists of three public, universities in Alabama, USA: the University of Alabama ( UA The university's name was changed to the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1984. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) 
Since 1969, UAB has awarded over 105,000 degrees. UAB alumni live and work in all 50 states, more than 65 countries. Although once known as a "commuter school", UAB reported that 60 percent of 2007 freshmen are living in UAB campus housing, up from 52. 8 percent in 2006.
UAB is a component of the University of Alabama System and is governed by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama. The University of Alabama System consists of three public, universities in Alabama, USA: the University of Alabama ( UA The Chancellor of the University of Alabama System appoints, with the approval of the Board of Trustees, the President of UAB. The President reports directly to the Chancellor, and is responsible for hiring and promotion of faculty and staff on the UAB campus.
UAB is located on approximately 83 blocks on the Southside of Birmingham, Alabama. Dr Carol Z Garrison is the 6th and current President of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The Southside encompasses the southern half of Birmingham's downtown area from the Railroad Reservation to the crest of Red Mountain and from Interstate 65 Birmingham (ˈbɝmɪŋhæm is the largest City in the US state of Alabama and is the County seat of Jefferson County. The medical center which is located on the east and north sides of campus closest to downtown contains buildings mostly dedicated to healthcare, research, and support of those enterprises. Also located in the medical center district are non-UAB hospitals, such as the VA Medical Center Birmingham, Children's Hospital of Alabama, and Cooper Green Mercy Hospital. The west campus area covers the western area of campus near Interstate 65 and the Glen Iris and Southside communities. Interstate 65 (I-65 is a major Interstate Highway in the United States. It is mostly dedicated to the non-health related schools, student housing, and athletic facilities.
Since 1969, UAB has undergone extensive growth and is sometimes jokingly referred to as "The University that Ate Birmingham", and construction projects are common across campus. Current projects that are in planning, recently completed, or under construction include:
UAB is in the process of constructing a new park called the Campus Green which should be completed by the end of June 2008. Dormitory typically refers in the United States to residence halls which are sleeping quarters or entire buildings primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 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 Heritage Hall 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.
UAB has five dormitories on campus:
UAB offers nearly 140 degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in 12 schools and the UAB Graduate School.
UAB also includes the UAB Health System which is a partnership between UAB and the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF). The UAHSF is a private, not-for-profit medical practice made up of the faculty of the UAB School of Medicine. The UAB Health System is managed by a board that is made up of members from the UAHSF, the University of Alabama Board of Trustees, and members of the UAB administration. The CEO of the UAB Health System reports to the President of UAB, who acts as the Chairman of the UAB Health System. Organizational units of the UAB Health System include:
Managed by the UAB Health System through management agreements are UAB Medical West in Bessemer, and Baptist Health of Montgomery. The University of Alabama Hospital (more commonly referred to as UAB Hospital) is a Level I trauma center hospital located in Birmingham Alabama. 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 Huntsville is a city in Madison and Limestone Counties in the U
The UAB Blazers are the forest green and old gold-swathed athletic teams at UAB. The University of Tulsa is a Private university awarding bachelors masters and doctoral degrees located in Tulsa Oklahoma. Bartow Arena is an 8508-seat multi-purpose Arena 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 of the NCAA. Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations The UAB football team, which competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision is led by Neil Callaway and plays its home games at 71,594-seat Legion Field. Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States Neil Callaway (born November 15 1955 in Macon Georgia) is the current Head coach of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB Blazers Legion Field is a large Stadium in Birmingham Alabama primarily designed to be used as a venue for American football, but is occasionally used The school's men's basketball team, coached by Mike Davis, plays in 8,508-seat Bartow Arena. Michael Davis or Mike Davis may refer to Michael Davis (bassist Michael Davis (director (born 1961 film director writer Bartow Arena is an 8508-seat multi-purpose Arena in Birmingham Alabama.
The basketball program's first coach was Gene Bartow, who was John Wooden's successor at UCLA. Gene Bartow (born August 18, 1930) is a former men's College basketball coach. John Robert Wooden (born October 14 1910) is a retired American Basketball coach The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United 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. The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He served as the school's first head basketball coach and athletic director for 18 years. Athletic director (commonly "athletics director" is a position at many American Colleges and universities, as well as in larger High schools 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. The National Invitation Tournament (NIT is a men's college Basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Bartow retired from coaching in 1996, and in 1997, UAB renamed its basketball venue from UAB Arena to Bartow Arena in his honor. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Bartow continues to support the university as an influential booster and currently lives in Memphis, Tennessee where he serves on the staff of the Memphis Grizzlies as a Special Advisor. Memphis is a City in the southwest corner of Tennessee, and the County seat of Shelby County. Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States. The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional Basketball team based in Memphis Tennessee. 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. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Tennis is a sport played between two players ( singles) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles) Women's sports programs include softball, basketball, golf, soccer, synchronized swimming, tennis, track and field(indoor and outdoor), cross country, rifle and volleyball. Softball is a team Sport popular especially in the United States. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Tennis is a sport played between two players ( singles) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles) Cross Country running is a Sport of running Compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain faster than other teams A rifle is a Firearm designed to be fired from the shoulder with a barrel that has a helical groove or pattern of grooves ("rifling" cut into the barrel walls Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet
UAB also has a non-profit internet radio station located in the Hill University Center. Alpha Sigma Tau ( ΑΣΤ) is a national Panhellenic sorority founded on November 4, 1899, at Michigan State Normal College (now Alpha Gamma Delta (ΑΓΔ Founded in 1904 Alpha Gamma Delta is an international fraternity for women dedicated to academic excellence leadership development high ideals Sigma Kappa ( ΣΚ) is a sorority founded in 1874 at Colby College in Waterville Maine. Alpha Omicron Pi ( ΑΟΠ, AOII) is an international women's fraternity that was founded on January 2 1897 at Barnard College Delta Gamma ( ΔΓ) is one of the oldest and largest women's fraternities in the United States and Canada with its Executive Offices based in Columbus Alpha Xi Delta ( ΑΞΔ) was founded on April 17, 1893 by ten women at Lombard College Galesburg Illinois, who shared a vision of an organization Alpha Kappa Alpha ( ΆΚΆ) is the first Greek-lettered Sorority established and incorporated by African American college women Delta Sigma Theta ( ΔΣΘ) Sorority is a Non-profit Greek letter organization of college educated women who perform public service placing emphasis on the Zeta Phi Beta ( ΖΦß) is an international historically black Greek-lettered sorority and a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Sigma Gamma Rho ( ΣΓΡ) was founded on the campus of Butler University on November 12, 1922, by seven school teachers in Indianapolis, Alpha Phi Alpha ( ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans Founded on December 4 1906 on the campus of Kappa Alpha Psi ( KAΨ) is a collegiate Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African American membership Omega Psi Phi (ΩΨΦ is an international fraternity and was the first African-American national fraternal organization to be founded at a historically black Phi Beta Sigma (ΦΒΣ is a predominately African-American fraternity which was founded at Howard University in Washington D History Nu Phi In 1904 the College of Charleston was a small municipal College. Delta Sigma Phi ( ΔΣΦ, also known as DSF or Delta Sigs or Delt Sigs or D-Sigs) is a fraternity established at the Lambda Chi Alpha ( ΛΧΑ) headquartered in Indianapolis Indiana, is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC and one of the largest Tau Kappa Epsilon ( ΤΚΕ or Teke, pronounced T-K-E or ˈtiːk as in Teak wood is a College fraternity founded on January 10th Theta Chi Fraternity (ΘΧ is an international college fraternity. This article is about the student fraternity in the United States Traditional founding The Kappa Sigma Fraternity claims that its origins can be traced back to Bologna, Italy in 1400. History Pi Kappa Alpha is an international brotherhood composed of 210 student chapters 9 colonies and 120 alumni associations The station is overseen by Amy Kilpatrick, who usually gives the go-ahead for any decisions made about the station, and ran by students of UAB. The station currently has 14 DJs who are on air at various times through the week and hopes to expand it's audience and staff in the near future.
The school also has an intramural program that runs year-round. Students and staff compete for league trophies in sports such as basketball, bowling, flag football, golf, soccer, softball, ultimate frisbee, and volleyball. Or play to win special tournaments in billiards, racquetball, tennis, and other sports.