List shows why UAB continues to attract the best and brightest

In a letter directed to UAB students, faculty, and staff, Provost Linda Lucas highlighted a list of our university's most recent successes in enriching the student experience:

  • 28 UAB students have been awarded national and international scholarships and fellowships for the 2013-2014 award cycle – an increase from 15 awards during 2012-2013.
  • A record number of scholarship offers have been extended to students for fall 2014, and we have a record number of offers for students to participate in our Blazing Start program and our innovative joint admissions program with four Alabama community colleges.
  • The University Academic Success Center saw students attending 3,924 Supplemental Instruction sessions in the month of March.
  • The Undergraduate Research Expo had an all-time high in participation with 340 students presenting.
  • Service Learning at UAB has had a tremendous semester. UAB students participated in the Clinton Global Initiative from March 21-23, 2014.
  • UAB was also listed with distinction in the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll because our students completed nearly 180,000 community service hours.
  • Students in UAB's TRIO program have been accepted with full scholarships to UAB’s joint MD/PhD program and to Duke University for the PhD in molecular biology program.
  • A new director for the Office for Study Away has been appointed and will begin on May 12.
  • You voted, and we listened. Canvas is UAB’s new learning management system. Integration is on track for faculty piloting Canvas this summer and full rollout in fall. View the Canvas Success Site for updates and helpful information. Join us on the Campus Green August 25 and 26, for fun, games, and prizes to learn more about Canvas.
  • UAB is one of five research universities awarded a UTeach STEM teacher preparation program grant made possible by a $22.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. UTeach recruits and prepares students studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to enter careers in secondary education by enabling them to earn both a degree in their major and a teaching certification without adding time or expense to their four-year degree program.
Read Dr. Lucas' full letter on the Provost website.