Benevolent Fund awards first impact grant to Magic City HarvestThe non-profit, which distributes perishable food to the city’s poor, was selected by a vote of UAB employees during a public forum Dec. 10.Two from UAB to speak at TEDxBirmingham salon Dec. 8
Stefan Kertesz, M.D., and medical student Ynhi Thai are among the speakers who will explore ideas about addressing poverty in Birmingham. A limited number of tickets will be available beginning at noon Monday, Nov. 24.Faculty spreads knowledge, technology to new African medical schools
Professor Peter Anderson helps improve medical education in Zambia by sharing his resources through virtual microscopy.Dentistry expands education through serviceCommunity partnerships help the School of Dentistry educate its students and provide better dental care throughout the state.Employee generosity leads to ‘new idea in giving’
UAB’s Benevolent Fund will award a Community Impact Grant worth up to $50,000 to a non-profit group or coalition to help fund an initiative — chosen by employees — that will affect education, health or economic security. Learn how to apply online.Students represent UAB in social justice initiativeFor the past four years, UAB students have been training with the Oxfam CHANGE Initiative to learn ways to fight against global poverty, hunger and injustice.Annual forum to explore urban sustainability
Register now for the UAB Sustainable Smart Cities Symposium, which brings green experts from around the world to focus on lessons in sustainability and the use of smart technologies. The June 12 event is free and open to the public.
The best never restEditor’s Note: Many stranded employees, with the help of students and good neighbors, kept services going in this city within the city. Media Relations Specialist Tyler Greer is one of many members of the Marketing and Public Relations team who have been camped at UAB since Tuesday’s snowfall. He wrote this insider’s view.
- Event Date June 12
NEA grant to support arts outreach programs
UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center has received a National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Fast-Track grant to support a public performance and outreach programs conducted through ArtPlay.Family practice: UAB psychiatrist reaches out to AfricaUAB psychiatrist Tolu Aduroja maintains a close connection to his native Nigeria. Since 2011, he has returned to his hometown of Ibadan each fall to provide free health care through an organization he founded called Maternal Cords.
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