Displaying items by tag: service to community

October 05, 2015

Smarter Cities

Birmingham can learn a lot from Amsterdam. Just ask a Study Away cohort that studied sustainability in the Netherlands this summer.
Dr. Elizabeth Gardner, director of the Forensic Science graduate program, led the Birmingham Public Library event “Adventures in the World of Forensics” at the Avondale library.
David Pollio, Ph.D, the chair of the UAB Department of Social Work, received an official proclamation from Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell in honor of National Social Work Month.
Young students from The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs have had their silhouettes and creative inspirations preserved in a “legacy” piece of artwork with the help of UAB students.
Twelve faculty will be honored with the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching during the annual Faculty Awards Convocation 4 p.m. March 18 in the UAB National Alumni Society House.
The Criminal Justice Student Organization (CJSO) is sponsoring a purse and toiletries drive for Aid To Inmate Mothers (AIM) — a Montgomery-based nonprofit organization that provides services to incarcerated women all over Alabama.
December 10, 2014

Witness to History

Clarence Lockett started out as a theatre student focusing on screenwriting. But it was a true-life story that pulled him into filmmaking and changed his college and career goals.
While Halloween is a favorite holiday for many children and teenagers, it also presents challenges for parents concerned with safety. Halloween can be safe and fun for all involved.
The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) generated plenty of talk around the country. But for a group of UAB students, some of the most important discussions took place in Birmingham beauty salons, churches, malls, and even car washes.
Ashton Johnson, a recent graduate (BA, Political Science), and two current Master of Public Administration (MPA) students, Jasmine Shaw and Tyler Slaton, were selected for the United Way’s Loaned Executive program.
During the past year, 11 faculty have worked together to create new service-learning courses or to integrate components in existing courses. Martha Earwood of Justice Sciences is one of them.
The city of Birmingham is an open book for students in one UAB English course. It serves as both subject and setting for their work, which hones their skills for writing about place for different public and academic audiences. And they quickly find that Birmingham’s story has plenty of blank pages for them to fill.
Julie Price, inaugural sustainability coordinator and UAB alumna, is out to prove that sustainability is more than recycling or switching off lights when you leave a room, and that the benefits go far beyond the bottom line and good public relations.
A group of 50 rising ninth- and 10th-graders from Woodlawn High School will enjoy an early college experience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham through the Summer Bridge Program from July 28-31.
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