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Clinton Global Initiative University

CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE UNIVERSITY NETWORK


The CGI University Network (CGI U) is a consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor and provide seed funding to leading student innovators and entrepreneurs. UAB is a member of the CGI University Network and commits funding to UAB students who join the CGI Network.
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Trick-or-Treating with Nonprofits

 

Trick-or-Treating with Nonprofits


On Tuesday, October 30, we will be holding our second annual Trick-or-Treating with Nonprofits event, where students, faculty, and staff network with local nonprofit organizations from around Birmingham. This event will be held in Hill Student Center Ballroom A, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for faculty to find community partners for service-learning courses or for students to find organizations to volunteer with!

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Mapping Birmingham's linguistic landscape

Mapping Birmingham's linguistic landscape


Birmingham’s natural landscape is a rolling mix of mountains and valleys. But its linguistic landscape, students discovered, is rather flat. In other words, if you don’t speak English, then you might have a tough time finding your way around the city
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Connecting the Dots: Service learning takes medical training out of the classroom and into the community

Connecting the Dots: Service learning takes medical training out of the classroom and into the community


Medical students’ days are a constant rush of workshops, lectures, and textbooks, and their evenings are spent deciphering the meaning of seven-syllable words and memorizing that the hand bone is connected to the distal phalange bone. But there is another part of being a physician that can fade from view as students tackle the monumental learning challenges of medical school; the part that is described in the Hippocratic Oath as the “art of medicine,” where “warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.” The part that can be referred to simply as service.
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