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Unique Converse Designs Created by Birmingham Students Come to Life This Week with UAB Department of Art and Art HistoryUAB Department of Art and Art History students and faculty will help the students bring their one-of-a-kind designs to life during two workshops. The shoes will be auctioned at the Growing Kings Chucks & Tux fundraiser.Social Work Students Serve those in Need for Valentine's DaySocial work students served a meal at First Light shelter in Birmingham on Valentine's Day. Students in Dr. Moak's Human Behavior in the Social Environment class partnered with other community members to provide the meal for the day.posted a while back 1139 viewsUAB Institute for Human Rights to Host Discussion on Empowering Marginalized Voices"Stand as One: Empowering Marginalized Voices in Birmingham” will bring individuals and groups throughout Birmingham together to address common challenges to make Birmingham a strong and inclusive community.UAB, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to Host Civic Dialogue Community ForumAB and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will host “A Dialogue on Civility and Decoding Activism in the 21st Century” from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at UAB’s Heritage Hall.Announcing the Blazer42 Capture the Flag CompetitionAre you a high school student ready to prove your hunting, digital forensics, web application security, cryptography, and binary exploitation skills? Do you know three other students ready to do the same? Then you should enter the 2017 Blazer42 Capture the Flag Scholarship Competition for qualified high school computer science teams.NSA Grant to Help Expand Alabama High School Computer Programming CompetitionThe State of Alabama High School Programming Contest, hosted by UAB, is now open to all Alabama high school and middle school students.Institute for Human Rights Hosts Discussion on Refugee CrisisUAB's Institute for Human Rights will host “The Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean,” a panel discussion that is free and open to the public, Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. in the UAB Hill Student Center Alumni Theater, 1400 University Blvd.UAB Faculty Guide Inmates in Production of New Radio Drama Series Highlighting Health Issues in Correctional Facilities“Corrections” will air every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. for the next seven weeks on Birmingham radio station WJLD.Social Work Study Turns to Community Board for New Insights on HIV Health OutcomesA study led by Department of Social Work Assistant Professor D. Scott Batey is using community-based participatory research to find relationships between community environments and health outcomes for people living with HIV.posted a while back 3291 viewsA Path Toward Peace: Clues to Reducing Conflict at Home and Around the WorldRecent recruits in the Department of Anthropology and the UAB Institute for Human Rights are bringing innovative thinking and global perspectives to UAB’s education and research in peace studies.Letters of Inspiration: UAB Art Club Students Help Bell Center Graduates Create Lasting “Legacy” ArtworkEach year, The Bell Center invites artists to collaborate with the center’s students and create a work of art that commemorates the graduating class. This year’s legacy piece was a collage of the young graduates’ first initials.Sharing the Thrill of Programming with Girls Who CodeA UAB faculty member and an alumna help teens see a future in computer science.Dr. Lisa Baker Named to Vestavia Hills Board of EducationDr. Lisa Baker, Associate Professor of Social Work, was recently appointed to the Vestavia Hills Board of Education.posted a while back 2922 viewsServing Others, One Meal at a TimeSupraja "Sippy" Sridhar launched the campus organization Donor to Diner to give students a way to help peers struggling with food insecurity.UAB Student to Join Peace Corps Following Spring GraduationSumma cum laude graduate John Wesley Chancellor has been selected to serve in the Peace Corps, joining others from UAB in a longstanding tradition of involvement in the program.Community Health and Justice Inaugural MeetingUAB faculty are engaged in support of the community around Health, Wellness, and Social Justice. With limited resources and so many opportunities, it is vital that there be greater awareness, communication, and collaboration within UAB’s research community for those involved in these efforts.posted a while back 2428 viewsMentors Share the Art of Pre-med SuccessRebecca Massey's Pre-Med Partners program trains UAB student mentors to help underrepresented Birmingham high school students who are interested in medicine prep for college success.Birmingham Students Create One-of-a-kind Converse Designs with UAB Department of Art and Art History Faculty, Students This WeekFive top students from Birmingham City high schools are working directly with faculty and students from the Department of Art and Art History to bring their Chuck Taylor Converse designs to life.Students Go from the Classroom to the Boardroom to Conduct Multimillion-dollar Fundraising CampaignFive UAB students were among 50 loaned and sponsored executives who helped the United Way of Central Alabama exceed its 2015 Volunteer Campaign fundraising goal.Submit Art Now for Alabama High School Statewide Student Juried Art ShowUAB Department of Art and Art History Chair Lauren Lake, MFA, is the juror for this year’s show. The deadline for entry is Feb. 28.