UA IS A CARNEGIE-CLASSIFIED COMMUNITY-ENGAGED INSTITUTION

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community engagement hours logged by A&S students in 2020

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high school students participating in modern language and classics language day events

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artifacts, writings, and images in the UA Museums' Archaeological Collection

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.

 

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hours of treatment/diagnostic services provided annually by the Speech and Hearing Center

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maps, monographs, and aerial photographs in the UA Map Library

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episodes of Emmy Award–winning Discovering Alabama

Engaged Scholarship

A&S faculty, staff and students collaborate with communities to carry out innovative research.

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Engaged Scholarship

A&S faculty, staff and students collaborate with communities to carry out innovative research.

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Anthropology Professor Receives Funding for Research on Doula Care

Dr. Holly Horan

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.

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UA Research to Help Rural Residents With Hearing Loss

Dr. Marcia Hay-McCutcheon, professor of communicative disorders and an Alabama Life Research Institute Fellow, will lead the $2.18 million grant from the National Institutes of Health that addresses accessibility and affordability of hearing healthcare in rural communities.

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Community-Engaged Learning

Classroom instruction and co-curricular experiences provide faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to work alongside communities to address global issues and build a sustainable future.

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Community-Engaged Learning

Classroom instruction and co-curricular experiences provide faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to work alongside communities to address global issues and build a sustainable future.

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Raising Awareness About Human Trafficking

Brittany Gilmer

Associate Professor Brittany Gilmer has created a new course to teach students about human trafficking and helping to raise awareness about the issues that exist in Tuscaloosa. She partners with the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force and the students have started a new organization, Tide Against Trafficking, that Gilmer will advise.

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Dance Alabama! Tour Brings Art to Alabama Schools

Dancers perform for elementary school students

The Department of Theatre and Dance Dance Alabama! program choreographed and performed entirely by students over the past six years has taken its show on the road, performing at elementary schools across the state of Alabama.

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preschool and K–12 children served by Biology Outreach Programs

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students, teachers, mentors & parents engaged in off-campus events sponsored by the School of Music

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community members reached throughout theatre and dance performances statewide

Community Education and Student Leadership

A&S faculty, staff and students are committed to having a positive impact on society.

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Community Education and Student Leadership

A&S faculty, staff and students are committed to having a positive impact on society.

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Native American Festival Goes Virtual

dancer in native american regalia

The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park conducted the 32nd annual Moundville Native American Festival online Oct. 5-10.

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A&S Ambassadors Give Back to Tuscaloosa

The College of Arts and Sciences Ambassadors have always had a strong community. When the pandemic hit, the inability to gather in a large group changed their way of doing things. It led to new community engagement groups, an idea that would further strengthen that community and their connection to Tuscaloosa.

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Civic Engagement

We prepare students to be members of the global community and through individual and collective action reflect a responsibility to contribute to the common good.

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Civic Engagement

We prepare students to be members of the global community and through individual and collective action reflect a responsibility to contribute to the common good.

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Civic Engagement & Leadership Minor

students reading in class

New College's minor in civic engagement and leadership offers students a way to hone their leadership skills

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Getting Out the Vote

A student helps another student register to vote at a table.

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.

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Economic Development

Our faculty, staff and students contribute to economic development in Alabama, advancing technology, scientific discovery, job creation and growth.

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Economic Development

Our faculty, staff and students contribute to economic development in Alabama, advancing technology, scientific discovery, job creation and growth.

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