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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Center for Youth Development and Intervention Sets the Standard for Community-Engaged Research

Members of the CYDI in front of their office.

Over the past several years, the Center for Youth Development and Intervention (CYDI) has become an example on UA’s campus of successful community engagement. Through community-based research, scholars at the center hope to improve life for those around them and throughout the world.

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2021-2022 Faculty and Staff Community Engagement Fellows Announced

The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences recently selected the inaugural class of Faculty and Staff Community Engagement Fellows. The program supports faculty and staff as they develop community-engaged research, creative activities, teaching and learning initiatives.

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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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UA Faculty publish study on solidarity, translation and service-learning

Dr. Drewelow and Dr. Granja in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics have published a study based on service learning in an advanced Spanish grammar course where students collaborated with and translated documents from English to Spanish for three local non-profit organizations.

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Criminal Justice Professor Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking

Brittany Gilmer

Dr. Brittany Gilmer and students from her class on human trafficking are hoping to make a difference in their communities by raising awareness throughout Tuscaloosa about human trafficking.

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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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UA Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

traditional Native American clothing and accessories on display in the Intercultural Diversity Center

UA celebrates Native American Heritage Month with lectures, exhibitions, workshops and more.

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Community Theatre Group Shakespeare Performances

Three actors in the park

Steve Burch, a theatre professor at UA, has directed performances of the Rude Mechanicals since 2005. Members of this community theatre group bring the works of Shakespeare to life on Manderson Landing during the summer.

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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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Art Alumni, Faculty and Students Combine Forces in Hotel Mural Project

wall mural in Homewood Suites in Tuscaloosa

UA alumna Andrea Gillespie of Nashville partnered with Jason Guynes, chair of the UA Department of Art and Art History partnered to create a mural for a new hotel in Tuscaloosa, Homewood Suites by Hilton.

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