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UAB celebrates superlatives in 40th year

December 22, 2009

Do you remember UAB when it was just 15 blocks on Birmingham’s Southside? This fall, UAB celebrated its 40th anniversary with a record 16,874 students and more than 18,000 employees on 86 blocks. Today, through the university and related health system, UAB has an annual economic impact of $3.6 billion on the state of Alabama and an even greater impact on our community’s reputation across the nation and around the world.

When universities are ranked for excellence, UAB is there, and striving always to do more. When hospitals and research institutes are listed for achievements, UAB is there, winning high honors. When artists praise the performance space at the Alys Stephens Center or future performers rehearse on a Steinway at the first “All-Steinway School” in the state, UAB has set the stage.

That may be the challenge and the glory of this institution that provides such an important engine for progress. How do you get a handle on an institution that does so much? So just appreciate what you know and be prepared to realize that there is still something else to learn about the positive impact of UAB on our community and hopes for our shared future.

This is certainly one of 50 Ways to Love (appreciate) Our Community. Find out more about the others we are featuring during our own anniversary year.

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