Campus & Community - News
The International Health Promoting Campuses Network is guided by the Okanagan Charter, which calls on postsecondary schools to infuse health into all aspects of campus culture and lead health promotion action and collaboration locally and globally.

During the global pandemic, UAB may look a little different, but it continues to educate students.

The holidays are typically a time of low blood supply, a situation worsened this year by the pandemic.
We all miss Lucy’s Coffee and Tea — UAB’s unofficial coffee shop, which closed due to the pandemic. Her longtime friends and customers at UAB are hoping to fund a student scholarship in her name.
The chapter received the award for the seminar “Wetumpka Impact Crater — Alabama’s Greatest Natural Disaster” by James Lowery, a UAB retiree and member of Sigma Xi for 22 years.
UAB’s virtual commencement kit has everything Blazers need to celebrate online and at home, including a custom Spotify playlist, craft and food ideas, and digital goodies.
UAB global engagement opportunities continue for students amid travel restrictions.
UAB’s School of Engineering student-led organization will participate in the national Design Build Fly competition.
The Princeton Review recognized UAB’s Collat School of Business as one of the leading collegiate institutions for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Visit UAB’s campus from the comfort of your couch or in person.
UAB’s Live HealthSmart Alabama and the Sunrise Rotary Club planted trees that will improve the environment, landscape and health of the community.
The Birmingham Health District is an effort to create a healthier area by being smoke-free and walkable.
UAB’s School of Engineering and School of Medicine will offer a new Doctor of Philosophy degree program in neuroengineering, and is taking applications for fall 2021.
Community testing is an essential part of the strategy to contain and ultimately end the pandemic.
Contributions to COVID-19 research, innovation and entrepreneurship were recognized at the fifth annual UAB Innovation Awards, presented by the Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Oct. 29.
A UAB expert will discuss police body-worn cameras, the problematic disconnects between public expectations and reality, and ways the technology could better contribute to police reform.

Dustin Fast plans to incorporate artificial intelligence and machine learning in his efforts to build better eye-activation software as he enrolls in UAB’s neuroengineering doctoral program.

Find your favorite Blazer merchandise easily with the new one-stop shop that offers online and in-person retail opportunities.
For many, living in a food desert means lack of access to healthy food choices, leading residents to turn to unhealthy and often expensive options.

In being named a HEED recipient, the School of Public Health was recognized for its ongoing commitment to community engagement and positive campus climate.

COVID-19 has changed the centuries-old process of defending dissertations and theses. Graduate School Dean Lori McMahon, Ph.D., and Associate Dean David Schneider, Ph.D., explain which changes are temporary and which could become permanent.
For the 21st year of Into the Streets, a student-led day of service at UAB, 84 volunteers gave a combined 168 hours of service, working at 12 sites with seven community partners, while safeguarding against COVID-19.
UAB’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion continues its Cultural Lens series this month with a public discussion featuring psychologist Beverly Tatum.
Join UAB’s virtual walk team for the Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama virtual walk.
An in-hospital wellness center for medical trainees can reduce burnout and enhance the learning experience while stressing a healthy work/life balance.

Enrolled Cooper Green patients who get a flu shot at the new drive will also get a food box donated by Royal Divinity Ministry Food Bank.

UAB will take part in the national campaign for free college applications.
UAB and UAB Medicine are offering options to ease the burden of working parents who have children learning virtually.
Penny Pincher Promotions has donated 2,500 hand sanitizing stations to UAB to help reduce the spread of germs across campus.
Many juniors may not know the best way to prepare for college during a global pandemic. Samantha Briggs in the UAB School of Education provides resources for students and parents during this time.
Page 9 of 85