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Old Posted Nov 3, 2012, 5:51 AM
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UAB Discussion

UAB needs a thread for news and discussions about its future.
A Snapshot of UAB now:

UAB on Google Maps.

From UAB's Website:

Robust Economic Impact

Over four decades, UAB's strong partnership with its community has led to the economic revival of Birmingham, from a primarily steel and manufacturing-based economy to a thriving one based on healthcare, finance and other service industries. UAB's tremendous economic impact continues to grow, as the university works with Birmingham Business Alliance towards the aims of Blueprint Birmingham--and other organizations such as Operation New Birmingham, the Alabama Development Office, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama-- to spur synchronous growth and development for the city, state and region.

UAB's economic impact on Alabama:

UAB currently has an annual economic impact exceeding $5 billion, which is projected grow within the decade to $6.6 billion,
As the largest single employer in Alabama, UAB supports 61,025 jobs state-wide—that’s one of every 33 jobs.
$1 in every $25 in the state’s budget is generated by UAB.
The ROI on Alabama's investment in UAB is better than 20 to 1.

Concept of Future Campus
Its a few years old, but it gives you the idea.

Concept of Campus. UAB.edu

Photo of the West end of campus (University side via UAB's FB page.)

Some stress on growing even more. Via Al.com
UA Chancellor wants "aggressive growth" in student enrollment at UAB
By: Charles J. Dean

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - So, you think UAB is crawling with people now?

Well, best prepare for more bodies to populate the teeming metropolis that is the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Specifically, more students and from more places.

At a meeting Friday with University of Alabama System Board of Trustees, new system Chancellor Robert Witt revealed one of his prime goals for UAB: Aggressive growth in the number of students who attend the university.

"I have met with staff from UAB, with interim President (Richard) Marchase, with the admission's staff to discuss an aggressive effort in Birmingham to increase enrollment," Witt told trustees meeting on the University of Alabama campus.

Currently, UAB has an enrollment of about 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Witt didn't say how many students he would like to see the campus grow to but his history as president of the University of Alabama over the past decade suggest that he means growth that is more than a few hundred additional students a year.

A decade ago, when Witt became UA president, student enrollment stood at about 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students. On Friday, new UA President Judy Bonner announced that UA's enrollment this fall stands at 33,600 students. That's an increase of 5 percent from a year ago and almost a 15,000 jump in students in the last 10 years.

So lets talk about this University that ate Birmingham.
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