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Partnership forges path to college for low-income students Some 9,300 middle school students in Alabama’s Black Belt returned to school with a promise: If you stay in the GEAR UP program, you’ll receive full tuition waivers to attend any public community or technical college in the state upon admission.

UAB is doing its part to deliver on that promise using a $49 million U.S. DOE grant and partnering to improve services in 21 school districts in which most students don’t go to college. “This partnership will make an extraordinary difference in the lives of these students,” said School of Education Dean Deborah Voltz.

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Curt Carver

Plans for world-class IT ‘picking up speed’ UAB’s new CIO has been on a whirlwind mission to develop a transparent, high-performing central IT organization that provides world-class customer service.

Curtis Carver Jr. joined UAB in June with a goal to achieve “100 wins” that improve the work experiences of faculty, staff and students in his first year, and he’s off to a great start with a plan to listen intently and act intentionally. Early successes include small tweaks, new online tools, infrastructure improvements and advances in high-performance computing.

See how much has changed in 90 days and read about the things to come.