- Students use alternative art materials for one-night-only exhibition June 18
- Digital Media wins national prize for TEDxBirmingham video
- Trip to New York brings national attention to Birmingham renaissance
- Clothes that work for new grads hitting the market
- Hagel emphasizes leadership to Naval Academy graduates
- Birmingham Chosen To Host 2015 C-USA Basketball Championships
- On The Money: How new graduates can take on the job market
- Canvas unrolled for new school year
- Tornadoes Leave Trail of Devastation (Photos)
- Campus closes early Tuesday due to severe thunderstorm
- Alabama does a double take: ‘Urinetown: the Musical’ hits home twice
- A+ Performance by Legend
- UAB Women’s Softball defeat Charlotte 49ers (8-0)
- A Fun and Fluffy Study Break In Lister Hill
- UAB Earth Month Festival
Ray Watts: The Future of UAB
Dr. Ray L. Watts, M.D. was named the seventh UAB president by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees on Friday.
Dr. Watts is the Senior Vice President and Dean of the School of the Medicine since 2010, and he is a 1976 UAB alumni of the School of Engineering.
He graduated from Washington University of Medicine in St. Louis in 1980, and he did his internship, residency and fellowship training at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Hospital.
Dr. Watts contributed to the growth of the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center.
Dr. Watts is the ideal candidate for president due to his longtime presence of leadership at UAB.
“I look forward to working with all of you in the days and weeks to come as we write the next chapter in the storied history of this great institution,” said Dr. Watts in his email announcement.
“I could not be more excited about the opportunities that lie ahead as we pursue energetically all aspects of our mission.”
Further information of UAB’s new president Dr. Watts’ next steps will be discussed at the Alys Stephens Center Tuesday morning. This session is available to the entire student body, staff and faculty.
Mary Jane Chen