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  • UAB launches Global Seal of Biliteracy program for anyone in the community
    The UAB Department of World Languages and Literatures began offering the Global Seal of Biliteracy to its students in 2020 — the first university in Alabama to do so.
  • Experience refugees’ compelling stories of resilience through a photo exhibition Feb. 2-March 1
    “Refugees, Empathy, and Human Rights” is a nationwide traveling exhibition featuring contemporary portraits and poetic stories illustrating the challenges of refugees building new lives in the United States.
  • 12 honored for excellence in teaching
    Twelve faculty have been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. The 2023 honorees represent each school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College, and the Graduate School.
  • Registration is open now for free Chinese language camp at UAB
    Students in grades six through 12 can learn Chinese through the STARTALK Chinese Program at UAB, which includes a tuition-free, on-site summer camp in June 2024.
  • Guatemalan artist Jonathan Ardón to speak at UAB on Sept. 18
    Ardón’s lecture, “A través de mi hogar,” will be in Spanish. His visit is presented by the Department of World Languages and Literatures as part of Hispanic Heritage Month 2023.
  • STARTALK grant awarded to UAB will provide Chinese language education for secondary school students
    The nearly $90,000 grant will help the Department of World Languages and Literatures open doors for students to develop proficiency in Chinese, a critical-need language for national security.
  • One for the Books: 22 College of Arts and Sciences faculty members published or edited books in 2022
    In 2022, 22 faculty members published or edited 20 books across the Arts and Humanities, Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
  • 2023 winners of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching
    The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes full-time regular faculty members of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching.
  • Learn the history, celebrate the legacy, art and culture
    Black History Month at UAB brings everyone together for explorations of history, language and Gullah culture, and see “Black Is Beautiful,” Will Downing with Maysa, and Ranky Tanky.
  • 2022 in review: Onward and upward
    The university achieved innumerable accomplishments this year, including two program 50th anniversaries, a milestone gift to the College of Arts and Sciences, and the announcement of a new conference for UAB Athletics.
  • 2022 in review: UAB’s gold-medal performance
    Day after day during the World Games, contributions from Blazers made it possible to make athletes’ dreams come true and entertain fans while giving them a peek at the wealth of talent and creativity nurtured on UAB’s campus.
  • Student who put family first graduates from UAB with high distinguished honors
    A heritage Spanish speaker, Gracemarie Cepero Lopez graduates from UAB and wants to use her skills as a medical interpreter on her path to medical school.
  • Ho is first at UAB to be selected for a prestigious national scholarship by Alpha Epsilon Delta
    Michael Ho is the first in UAB’s history to be awarded this prestigious scholarship by AED in recognition of his scholastic achievements in academics as well as extracurriculars.
  • College of Arts and Sciences alumni receive NAS awards
    The UAB National Alumni Society hosted its annual meeting honoring the recipients of the 2022 Alumni Awards and the UAB Young Alumni Rising Star Awards.
  • UAB professors lead charge of Seal of Biliteracy for Alabama
    Chambless and Spezzini’s efforts guided the course of action for Alabama’s Seal of Biliteracy, which recognizes students’ proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.
  • UAB’s Department of World Languages and Literatures celebrates 50th anniversary with name change, cookbook
    The College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is now the Department of World Languages and Literatures.
  • Using skills learned on campus, employee and 2-time UAB grad channels her passion for diversity into practical knowledge
    Morgan Peach, graduate assistant in UAB Student Housing and Residence Life, created a series of short training videos entirely in Spanish to familiarize cleaning crews contracted for the World Games with UAB’s processes and protocols — ensuring UAB puts its best foot forward while on the world stage.
  • Donor establishes endowed scholarship honoring Liliana and Marcelo Benveniste
    A new scholarship is now available for students majoring or minoring in Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at UAB.
  • Celebrate 15 books authored by CAS faculty in 2021
    Writing a book isn’t easy, but faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences produced more than a dozen in 2021. Thirteen faculty from eight departments wrote books on rhetoric and the Dead Sea Scrolls, pandemic bioethics, medical epigenetics, world politics and more.
  • Employees recognized at 2021 UAB Service Awards
    Twenty-seven College of Arts and Sciences employees who have worked at UAB for 20 years or more were recognized at the UAB Service Awards reception on April 11, 2022.

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