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. Brendan Rice participated in the Oxfam CHANGE Initiative training in 2011 and set a path that UAB students have followed each year since. Oxfam choses 50 students each year for its program and encourages them to create action on their campuses and in their communities.
Dr. Murali Venugopalan has accepted the position of Director of the English Language Institute (ELI) at UAB. The ELI is a professional resource for English language learning and cross-cultural training in the Birmingham metropolitan area.
Alison Chapman read the email twice before it sank in that she had received the National Academic Advising Association’s award for outstanding faculty advising. Advising was part of her role as director of undergraduate studies in the Department of English, and earlier this year she received the same award within UAB. Now, after six years, she is stepping down as director and away from advising with a new appreciation for students’ struggles.