Displaying items by tag: diversity and inclusiveness

UAB BTS logo FINALThe student-led group partnered with the Alabama Statewide Area Health Education Centers program to distribute Pfizer vaccine doses.

Brush up on the services and resources offered by UAB Disability Support Services and meet Catherine Buttrey, the new DSS faculty advisor.

Social Work’s Colleen Fisher will examine microfinance as a way to alleviate poverty among vulnerable women in low-resource countries, and Art and Art History Associate Professor Cathleen Cummings will study and map temples from the Bhosle dynasty of Nagpur, India.

The Inclusive Language Guide, which is not meant to be exhaustive, provides definitions and examples in seven areas.

retro art streamIn May 1971, Bracie Watson, a senior majoring in biology, became the first Black student elected president of the UAB Undergraduate Student Government Association. And UAB USGA presidents continue to be changemakers — hear 2020-21 President Tyler Huang tell his story in a UAB United video and UAB News.

retro art streamFrom the appoint of Aaron L. Lamar Jr. to associate vice president and dean of Student Affairs in 1978 to being named America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes, UAB has demonstrated a long commitment to its shared value of diversity and inclusiveness.

A new mural on the first floor of the School of Health Professions building captures what it means to be a Blazer in a variety of vibrant greens, yellows and blues.

Reading level in third grade is an astounding predictor of life outcomes. Learn how one UAB partner organization prepares tutors to walk alongside struggling students.

Gayan Wijeratne, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, is studying versatile molecules with heme iron centers that could be useful in new cancer therapies and greener, cheaper fuel cells. He also will use this grant to attract more high school students to higher education in science.

This year, the new President’s Award for Excellence in Shared Values honors Blazers who demonstrated one or more of UAB’s shared values in the course of their work during the extraordinary times presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assistant Professor Wenli Bi, Ph.D., in the Department of Physics will expand studies in a field that could lead to new green technologies — and more opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities in cutting-edge physics.

Dean Kecia Thomas, Ph.D., and four faculty explain how new and revised courses made possible by a new grant program will help students become better leaders, practitioners and citizens — and further UAB’s strategic goals.

Ashley Neyer, Education Abroad director, earned the Forum on Education Abroad’s Professional Certification in Education Abroad, which provides those who work in the global education field with specialized knowledge and expertise — all of which will guide the continued growth of UAB Education Abroad.

Each year, UAB’s official photographers capture tens of thousands of images as they document the incredible variety of events and personalities that make up our community. Here are some of our favorite photos of some of the most dramatic months in UAB history.

The first installment, “Bending the Arc: The Vote,” which tells the stories of Black people and white allies who fought for racial justice during the 1960s, is the collaborative effort of retired and current UAB employees and community partners.

Shauntice Allen, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, is the winner of the 2020 Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award for her work to influence change in the greater Birmingham community and beyond through community engagement.

Science, medical sociology, health communication, foreign language and the social and behavioral sciences are crucial at this time of a pandemic and protests, says new College of Arts and Sciences Dean Kecia Thomas, Ph.D., who begins her tenure at UAB Aug. 1.

UAB BTS logo FINALGet a glimpse into how employees are continuing their unique and important work during UAB’s limited business operations.

It’s predicted that 68% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. As urban areas trend toward tech use and digitization, the coronavirus pandemic is revealing both potential pitfalls and opportunities for growth, says human rights scholar Tina Kempin Reuter, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Ellen Eaton, M.D., an infectious diseases specialist, is leading the Jefferson County health department’s effort to reach special populations.

Many of UAB’s more than a thousand international students are facing complicated questions and challenges — but you can help.

A four-part diversity education series is being offered during limited business operations through the Campus Learning System; each course will be offered via Zoom throughout April. Registration is required.

This history of Dina Avery’s family and Tarrant’s Rushing Spring community is a lifetime of stories and experiences that influence Avery’s work with minority and disadvantaged populations today.

A semester-long series of free nutritional seminars, lunch-and-learns and cooking demonstrations is designed to help you eat — and live — well.

Erika Austin, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics, was one of 12 faculty selected to receive the 2019 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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