Women Student Leaders Find Inspiration in Our Nation’s Capital

Each summer nearly a thousand collegiate women from around the nation meet in Washington, DC, for the National Conference for Collegiate Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). Our department’s 2014 attendees Jalisa Burrell, Miesha Williams, and Ashleigh Staples say the conference was an incredible opportunity to be immersed in leadership training and network with high-achieving students from many different universities and backgrounds.

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On Loan: Students Secure Coveted Spots as United Way Loaned Executives

Every year, the United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) pursues an ambitious annual campaign, and every year, area companies share their employees, or "loaned executives," with the organization to help it reach its funding goals. (For some sense of the scale of this undertaking, the United Way’s 2014 goal is $38,250,000.)

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Political Science Students Promote Social Justice

Brendan Rice participated in the Oxfam CHANGE Initiative training in 2011 and set a path that UAB students have followed each year since. For the past four years a UAB student has been chosen to participate in the weeklong training that focuses on ways to advocate in the global fight against poverty, hunger and injustice. Oxfam choses 50 students each year for its program and encourages them to create action on their campuses and in their communities.

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Junior Accepted to Prestigious Program for Social Change

Clinton Global Initiative University logo. Seven University of Alabama at Birmingham students have been selected to attend the prestigious Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) at Arizona State University in Phoenix from March 21-23. CGI U was launched by President Bill Clinton in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world.

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Where Can a Degree in Political Science Take You?

Department of Government student. An understanding of government and society can make you a better professional in many other fields than just law and politics. The Department of Government at the University of Alabama at Birmingham excels in moving student forward into their careers. Where can a degree in Political Science take you?

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