The annual UAB Common-Read Discussion is a focal point for uniting the students, faculty, and staff of this research-intensive campus. The topics always raise complex questions, are relevant to contemporary social issues, and broaden the reader’s understanding of diversity in a meaningful way. It also serves as a means to introduce entering first-year students to the concept of difficult dialogues and institutional expectations.


perspectives and reflections

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Perspectives and Reflections: 1969-2019

In celebration of our 50th anniversary, UAB created Perspectives and Reflections. Authored by members of the UAB community, this document is designed to encourage personal reflection and communal conversations. Each chapter highlights one of UAB’s core values and includes reflection prompts.

The book will be available at the UAB Bookstore.