Dean's Message

dean robert palazzoI'm proud to say that our new website displays the comprehensive nature of the College of Arts and Sciences at UAB: the people, the programs, and the platforms that are enabling and accelerating achievement.

So much has happened in the past year or so that we are happy to reflect here. For example, in addition to my own arrival as Dean, the College has recruited more than 41 new faculty. Appointments include four new department chairs, a new director for our African American Studies Program, and three new distinguished professors, as well as a new Senior Advancement Director, a new Communications Director, and many others who are all carefully selected members of the College team.

We have stretched our arms from the arts to the sciences with the launch of the Abroms//Engel Institute of Arts and a state-of-the-art Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility, all the while mapping the future landscape of our campus via a facilities-needs study to better support our students and faculty. These platforms provide opportunities for new program development for our faculty and research and experiential opportunities for our students, and will help UAB draw the best intellectual talent the world has to offer. Through the continued support of our donors we have awarded 125 scholarships totaling around $75,000 and more than doubled our annual gifts. Clearly the College is ascending at a rapid rate.

With so many stories to tell, I encourage you to visit the site regularly as we share our accomplishments and hopes for the College.

Signature, Robert E. Palazzo.

College of Arts and Sciences
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