The annual UAB First-Year Discussion is a focal point for uniting the students, faculty, and staff of this research-intensive campus. The topics always raise complex questions, are relevant to contemporary social issues, and broaden the reader’s understanding of diversity in a meaningful way. It also serves as a means to introduce entering first-year students to the concept of difficult dialogues and institutional expectations.

All first-year UAB students are expected to participate in the Discussion Book events and programs.


Read the Book

Ubuntu!: An Inspiring Story About an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration
by Stephen Lundin and Bob Nelson

UAB has chosen this remarkable story about the African philosophy of teamwork and collaboration. Ubuntu has the power to reshape our awareness of ourselves, and what we are capable of accomplishing, when we consider the importance of others.

The book will be available at the UAB Bookstore.

Mark your calendar to join in a campus-wide opening discussion on the relevance of Ubuntu at UAB:
Blazer Hall - RLC
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

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