The College of Arts and Sciences values collaboration with communities as we strive to contribute to social and economic growth through our teaching, research, and service.
Faculty, staff, and students in the College engage with local government, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual community leaders and members to foster creativity and innovation as we advance knowledge through research and promote active citizenship through campus-community partnerships.
We foster a spirit of personal and social responsibility, developing student leaders who contribute to the greater good in Alabama, across the nation, and around the world.
Dr. Holly Horan, an assistant professor of anthropology at UA, was recently awarded a seed fund from the Excellence in Community Engagement Awards for her work on measuring the impact of community doula care in central Alabama.Read More About This Work
Two Arts and Sciences researchers are working to study the future of West Alabama’s workforce through Worlds of Work, an event which helps eighth grade students in the area to explore different work fields, careers, and technical training programs through their schools.Read More About WOW
The ground-breaking, student-centered Black history course developed by the Frances J. Summersell Center of the Study of the South, in conjunction with Tuscaloosa’s Central High School, is being taught again this year.Read More About History of Us
The Biology Outreach Program, an educational program for K-12 students in the Tuscaloosa area, was recently recognized as an Outstanding Faculty/Staff Initiated Engagement Effort in the Excellence in Community Engagement Awards.Read More About Biology Outreach
The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park conducted the 32nd annual Moundville Native American Festival online Oct. 5-10.Read About the Festival
UA junior Michael Arundel returned home to Chicago for spring break expecting to study for the MCAT, but after his cousin, who he describes as his “second grandma,” called him scared about the coronavirus pandemic, he ended up using his extended spring break to create a non-profit organization, Leave It To Us, that helps senior citizens practice social distancing by using volunteers to grocery shop for them free of charge.Read More About Leave It to Us
New College's minor in civic engagement and leadership offers students a way to hone their leadership skillsRead about the Minor
The UA chapter of Vote Everywhere was named the 2020 Chapter of the Year by the group’s parent organization, the Andrew Goodman Foundation, which advocates for young people to vote and be civically engaged with their communities.Learn About Vote Everywhere