It’s time to build UAB’s seventh Habitat House — the university’s first following a pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Groups can indicate their interest in volunteering during the build Sept. 29-Nov. 5, and individual sign-up begins Sept. 12.

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The Refugee Simulation offers an immersive experience and concrete steps to take action. Graduate student Agok Ayuen, who grew up in a refugee camp in Kenya and is now training in the School of Public Health, is helping to organize the event.
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Help make the holidays merrier for Birmingham-area children by donating to two drives on campus this season — the annual UAB Toy Drive and Little Blazer Wishes.

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Donate items through Aug. 31 to stock the on-campus food bank with personal hygiene items such as feminine hygiene products, toilet paper and soap. Donations can be given to Staff Council representatives or dropped off at the 1613 Building.

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Enrollment in Eddie Nabors’s course on Poverty and Human Capability has more than tripled in the past year. Why? He gives students the chance to help the working poor receive thousands of dollars each and avoid scammers — even during a pandemic.
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When use of an obscure antidepressant exploded across the state, William Rushton, M.D., who directs UAB’s medical toxicology program and the state’s poison control hotline, began an investigation that led the Alabama Department of Public Health to halt sales.
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Laura Gilmour’s HUB Worldwide launched in 2019 with a mission to take unused medical equipment from the United States to the nations. When the pandemic brought operations to a halt, this MBA and public health grad focused on Alabama instead.

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A vaccine site volunteer offers an insider’s view of the great shot-in-the-arm effort that can turn the tide against COVID-19.

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Coding with Physics workshops train teachers to incorporate storytelling, supportive teamwork, productive failure and other videogame techniques to engage teens in science.

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Learn more about responsibilities and sign up for a volunteer location.

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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.

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Find out how a local DJ passed coded messages to protestors, what life was like in a company town, why Black workers flocked to Birmingham’s steel mills and more in short films and oral histories from UAB students and faculty.

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Help the Benevolent Fund meet its spring campaign goal of $2 million and enable its continued support of the Blazer Kitchen, the Employee Emergency Assistance Program and other community partners.

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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.

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The plots will provide vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices to increase food security for the campus community and enable shoppers in UAB’s food pantry, Blazer Kitchen, to make more and varied healthy choices.

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Help UAB parenting students and their families blaze on this holiday season by supporting Little Blazer Wishes, a program that provides anonymous gift sponsorship to Blazers who would otherwise struggle to fulfill their children’s holiday wish lists.

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UAB’s Benevolent Fund has been working in overdrive to meet the needs of Blazers and Birmingham residents. Making, restarting or increasing a monthly pledge via payroll deduction can help continue its work.

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Some simple strategies — including micro-routines, mask desensitization and compassion — can help parents and the community ease anxieties in this frightening time.

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

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An online platform gives UAB innovators a chance to find creative solutions to front-line challenges. Anyone can post a clinical problem — or volunteer to help solve one.

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

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Coronavirus breeds loneliness, which is as bad for the health as heavy smoking. The longtime director of UAB’s Pastoral Care program shares how best to reach out to others in need.

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Help support women in the workplace with your donation of gently worn, work-appropriate attire March 9-13.

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Here's what researchers and academics can learn at a free workshop on Jan. 31 — and from a spell in Washington, D.C.

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UAB staff and faculty share what drives them to volunteer their time for community-focused projects like the upcoming InnoHack 2020 event.

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