Rising University of Alabama at Birmingham senior Halli Williamson of Oneonta says it would be impossible to put into words what she has experienced in Kampala, Uganda, during a nine-week internship this summer.
The UAB Gospel Choir member, 22, is volunteering with Sozo Children, a nongovernmental organization with an office in nearby Avondale. She applied for the program and was accepted, and she and 12 other interns raised $5,000 each to take the trip. Sozo has four children’s homes in Kampala, and Williamson is assisting in the group’s work toward The Village Project, which will be a full village with homes, a school, a church and a medical clinic.
Halli Williamson of Oneonta, a business and music student, is working with children in need and their families as an intern with Sozo Children this summer.
“The Right to Decide,” an international poster invitational organized by the group Posters Without Borders, will be on exhibition from Aug. 6-Nov. 14.“The Right to Decide,” an international poster invitational organized by the group Posters Without Borders, will be on exhibition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from Aug. 6-Nov. 14.
Presented by the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the exhibition will feature 62 artists from 25 countries. The artists, including some of the most respected poster artists in the world, have created new posters on the subject of voting rights and fair elections specifically for this exhibition.
The exhibition also includes student posters from university design programs in Russia, Finland, Colombia, Taiwan and five universities from within the United States. Posters Without Borders is organized by Eric Boelts, Antonio Castro H. and UAB Professor of Graphic Design Erin Wright, MFA, from theDepartment of Art and Art History.
Ever wonder what our UAB Department of Biology marine scientists do when they head south to Antarctica? Travel along with researchers from UAB and other partner institutions in this new documentary video.Ever wonder what our UAB Department of Biology marine scientists do when they head south to Antarctica?
Travel along with researchers from UAB and other partner institutions, including the Florida Institute of Technology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Southampton, as they examine how climate change is affecting the Antarctic deep sea floor ecosystem in this new documentary video. You'll also get a glimpse of what life is like on a research vessel in less-than-ideal sailing—and working—conditions.
“This is one of the best videos we’ve ever had,” says Principal Investigator and UAB Endowed Professor Dr. James McClintock. “Allison Randolph has done a fantastic job explaining our work for the lay person.”
To learn more about marine science at UAB, see the Department of Biology's Marine Track page.