Women form a large majority of UAB’s employee and student population — to the tune of 67% of employees and 63% of students. The Commission on the Status of Women, headed by incoming chair Donna Williamson, works to promote gender inclusion and equity by supporting and improving options and opportunities for women at UAB through advocacy, education and programming.
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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.

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Professor Mona Fouad, M.D., a nationally recognized leader in health disparities research, is joining UAB’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) as associate vice president.

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From July 7-17, nearly 20 units from across the enterprise will host tailored, hands-on activities for visitors to the new World Games Plaza, located at Birmingham’s new City Walk BHAM near Protective Stadium and the Uptown district. The activities will highlight the best of what UAB has to offer — whether that’s in the classroom, the lab, the clinic or the conference room.

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Earlier this year, UAB was recognized as one of just 13 institutions ranked as national leaders in racial and gender diversity in leadership. We asked 12 women senior leaders to answer one question: What advice would you give a young woman who aspires to a career like the one you've achieved? Read their answers.

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Four individuals and one student organization were honored with the 2022 President’s Diversity Champion Award during a ceremony at the Alumni House March 3.

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Through UAB’s new membership in the Amazon Career Choice Partner Network, Amazon employees can attend UAB with the help of tuition assistance.

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Parking micromobility vehicles like scooters and bikes improperly can prevent Blazers from accessing sidewalks, ramps, doorways and more. New informal violation tags from DSS enable Blazers to educate riders on better parking practices.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Published in Get Involved

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.

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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.

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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.

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Three individuals and one student organization were honored with the 2021 President’s Diversity Champion Award during a virtual ceremony Feb. 18.
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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.

Published in Teaching & Learning

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.

Published in UAB Global

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.

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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.

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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.

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