“Mentoring is a critical part of personal growth and development and affords a lifetime of opportunity to grow and develop.” ~ Lisa Fain, Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring: Lean Forward, Learn and Leverage


The UAB Graduate Dean's Excellence in Mentorship Award recognizes full-time regular UAB faculty members who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments as mentors of graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows.


Nine graduate students were awarded the 2020 UAB National Alumni Society Dean’s Scholarship for the Fall 2020 semester. The $500 scholarship recognizes students for their excellent academic performance and outstanding leadership qualities as a UAB graduate student.

The Graduate School and Graduate Student Government is hosting its Fall 2020 Virtual Graduate Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Graduate Student Government, or GSG, is the governing body of graduate students at UAB. The GSG Senate is composed of student representatives from all departments. The organization recently held elections for its 2020-21 officers. Welcome to the new GSG leadership team.

The Graduate School recognized five doctoral students and five master’s students as recipients of the 2020 UAB Samuel B. Barker Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies.


Tell us your story in six words: That’s what the UAB campus community was challenged to do for UAB Graduate School’s fourth annual Say It In 6 competition. Participants submitted an image and six words depicting any story they wanted to tell—about their life, their experiences, things they love or have learned. And the submissions were amazing!

Cookies, Cocoa and Community

The UAB Graduate School will once again give back to families who truly need support with its second annual Ronald McDonald House Collection Drive.


The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Graduate School received approval from the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees to launch a new graduate certificate in leadership and professional development. The LEAD Graduate Certificate provides individuals opportunities to gain leadership skills that are in high demand among employers and professional school admissions teams.

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UAB Graduate School hosted its 2019 Three Minute Thesis competition November 7 at the Hill Student Center Alumni Theater. There were 10 finalists in the competition. After much deliberation, the judges selected the top two competitors. The third place, or People's Choice, was chosen by the audience.