1990s

  • The Kirklin Clinic, 1992

    Exterior of The Kirklin Center
    August 2012 Image of the Month

    In 1990 ground was broken for a new outpatient clinic for The University of Alabama Health Services Foundation.  Designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, the facility was named in honor of Dr. John W. Kirklin, former chair of the UAB Department of Surgery and former president of the foundation.  The Kirklin Clinic was dedicated on June 5, 1992.

    Image ID: P6, #007

  • A parade kicks off Birmingham's celebration of the Centennial Olympic Games, July 19, 1996

    Three men march with a banner in front of a parade
    July 2012 Image of the Month

    Legion Field was a host site for soccer matches as part of the XXVI Olympic Games held in Atlanta, Georgia.  Over 431,200 people attended the eleven matches held in Birmingham.  The West Field on the UAB campus was used as a practice site, and UAB was the location for a reception honoring local volunteers.  This parade traveled down South 20th Street through the UAB campus.

    Image ID: P23.1

  • The Shuttle Columbia roars into space, June 25, 1992

    The Shuttle Columbia at liftoff
    June 2012 Image of the Month

    Aboard Columbia was Dr. Lawrence “Larry” DeLucas, a member of the UAB faculty and a UAB alumnus.  The university’s first astronaut and the first optometrist in space, Dr. DeLucas was a payload specialist aboard NASA space mission STS-50. Columbia and crew returned to earth on July ninth. This image is an official NASA photograph.

    Image ID: P7.3.6, #0120

  • President Charles A. McCallum, Jr., welcomes a visitor to his office in Mortimer Jordan Hall, January 1992

    Trash Gordon, UAB's recycling mascot, stands next to President Charles A. McCallum Jr.
    January 2012 Image of the Month

    Trash Gordon, the new mascot of the UAB Recycling Program, was introduced that month and appeared at events on campus and around the metropolitan area. The program also introduced a new theme: "We're litter free at UAB: reduce it, redo it, recycle."

    Image ID: P7.4.1, #337

  • Santa visits University Hospital with a little help from the elves of the Maintenance Department, circa 1990

    Santa riding on a chair through the hospital hallways
    December 2011 Image of the Month

    The University Hospital Maintenance Department began collecting for the Christmas Toy Fund in 1981 to ensure that hospitalized patients received gifts during the holiday.

    Image ID:  P16.1.11, #0170

  • Blazer Quarterback Doug Gann (left) in the first NCAA football game for UAB, September 7, 1991

    A UAB quarterback runs with the ball with a opponent to his side
    September 2011 Image of the Month

    The university fielded a club team in 1989 but in the fall of 1991 UAB began play as an NCAA Division III team.  In the game played in Jackson, Mississippi, the Blazers lost to Millsaps College.

    Image ID:  P6.1, #2742

  • Groundbreaking for a new research facility, June 5, 1990

    A man addresses a crowd
    June 2011 Image of the Month

    President Charles A. McCallum, Jr., speaks to the crowd assembled for the ceremony.  When opened in 1993 the building was named in honor of Alabama Representative Tom Bevill. Seated on the platform with Dr. McCallum are UAB officials (left to right) Drs. John R. Durant, Vice President for Health Affairs; Victor J. Matukas, Dean of Dentistry; and James A. Pittman, Jr., Dean of Medicine.

    Image ID: P6 #01

  • UAB Madrigal Feaste, December 1994

    A man and woman in costume dancing
    December 2009 Image of the Month

    This dinner event is typically held during the Christmas season and is often accompanied by choral music and a play featuring characters from the Middle Ages.

    Image ID:  P23.1

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1999

    An actress in a full dress smiles at an actor in front of her
    November 2009 Image of the Month

    This play opened on November 10, 1999 as the first UAB Department of Theatre production to be held in the new Sirote Theatre. The work had been adapted by Karma Ibsen to be set in the Antebellum South.

    Image ID:  P7.3.13, #085

  • Hospital staff outside of the New Hillman Building, circa 1993

    A group  of students sit on the grass
    May 2009 Image of the Month

    Hospital staff enjoy the spring weather by having a picnic outside of the New Hillman building, circa 1993.

    Image ID: P16.1.11, #0555

  • UAB Archives, 1993

    Several photographs on a table in the UAB Archives department
    November 2007 Image of the Month

    Formally established in November of 1992 by President Charles A. McCallum, Jr., the UAB Archives is a campus-wide repository charged with maintaining UAB's records of historical value and with collecting the history of the health sciences. Previous attempts to collect historical material by the Department of Medicine and by the Jefferson County Medical Society helped in the development of the new campus repository. The archives was initially housed in the ETS area (pictured here) of the Mervyn H. Sterne Library. In 1998 the UAB Archives became a unit of the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences.

    Image ID: P7.4.1, #723

  • UAB Homecoming Parade, 1995

    Cheerleaders carry a homecoming banner in front of the band
    October 2007 Image of the Month

    Initially UAB celebrated homecoming during the basketball season. The first homecoming was celebrated at UAB in January 1979. After the establishment of an NCAA Division I-AA football team in 1993, the festivities were moved to the fall to be part of football season. The first homecoming celebrated during the fall was held October 1994.

  • Constructing the addition to the Lister Hill Library, circa 1995

    Dump truck and two workers in a construction area
    May 2007 Image of the Month

    Ground was broken for a major renovation and expansion of UAB's health sciences library in September 1994. The new addition was completed in 1996, the renovation was finished in 1997, and the "new" Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences was dedicated in ceremonies on May 2, 1997.