Community Engagement & Economic Development

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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Researchers Help Shape Career Fair for Eighth-Graders

Dr. Joan Barth

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.

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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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History of Us Curriculum Looks to Expand into Other Alabama Schools

a group of students touching a monument

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.

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Preschool and K-12 Children Served by the Biology Citizen Science Program

four students wearing UA t-shirts

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.

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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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Junior Creates COVID Shopping Service for Elderly

Michael Arundel

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.

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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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