Image of the Month (2022)

  • Health Sciences Research Building, circa 1960

    Health Sciences Research Building, circa 1960
    May 2022 Image of the Month

    The Health Sciences Research Building, which spans Seventh Avenue South, was dedicated on December 9, 1960.  In 1966 an addition was completed on the southern edge of the building, and on November 6, 1966, the newly expanded building was rededicated as the Lyons-Harrison Research Building.  It was named in honor of Dr. Champ Lyons (former chair of the Department of Surgery) and Dr. Tinsley R. Harrison (former chair of the Department of Medicine).  On April 11, 2022, UAB held a groundbreaking for a project that will result in a complete renovation of the building and its renaming as the Altec/Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Building.  The $78 million project is planned for completion in 2024.

    Image ID: P7.2.7, #0356

  • UAB International Festival, 1987

    UAB International Festival, 1987
    April 2022 Image of the Month

    UAB's first International Festival was a multi-day event held in April 1987.  It kicked off with an International Food Festival held in the Mini Park.  Other events during the week included an arts and crafts bazaar, a talent show, and an open house held in the Smolian International House.  UAB had previously hosted an International Food Festival, but in 1987 the festival was expanded to include more activities and events.  UAB's International Student Association sponsored the festival.

    Image ID: A2007-11P

  • President Claude Bennett and the new UAB license plate, 1996

    President Claude Bennett and the new UAB license plate
    March 2022 Image of the Month

    The UAB License Plate debuted in April 1991 as part of the state’s collegiate license plate program.  The program supported the UAB National Alumni Society and raised funds for student scholarships.  The new tag, which was introduced in 1996, was the second tag layout and featured UAB’s new mascot, Blaze the Dragon.  Dr. J. Claude Bennett served as the fourth president of UAB from 1993 until 1996.  Prior to being named as president, Bennett had been the chair of the university’s Department of Microbiology and chair of the Department of Medicine.

    Image ID: A2001-17P

  • Blazer Softball begins, 2000

    UAB Women's Softball begins competition, 2000
    February 2022 Image of the Month
    UAB's new Division I softball team defeated Samford University 2-0 in its inaugural home game, held at George Ward Park on February 12, 2000.  Twenty-three student-athletes comprised the new team which was coached by UAB alumna Marla Townsend.  UAB President W. Ann Reynolds threw out the first pitch and several hundred fans turned out to watch the Blazer’s newest NCAA-level team.

    Image ID: A2004-03P

  • Students in the snow, January 1992

    Students build snowmen in the UAB Mini Park
    January 2022 Image of the Month
    UAB students took advantage of a rare Birmingham snowfall in 1992 and made snowmen in the UAB Mini Park adjacent to the School of Education Building.  The Education Building was demolished in 2021 and is being replaced by the first building of the university's planned science and engineering complex.

    Image ID: P7.3.13