Service Learning in the News

CESR is pleased to share television and newspaper coverage as well as press releases regarding our initiatives and other service-learning opportunities at The University of Alabama. Please scroll down to view items by initiative.

FocusFirst

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UA students address the vision-care problems of Alabama’s youngest residents through FocusFirst.

ARTICLE BY ALICE DETERS View this article as a pdf. Alabama … More

10/08/2015

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UA students conduct high-tech vision screenings for young children as part of multiple courses

Students address vision-care problems of Alabama’s youngest citizens through courses including … More

10/31/2014

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New FocusFirst Film Highlights Program’s Legacy

Since 2004, approximately 800 University of Alabama students have provided free, … More

12/10/2012

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Service-Learning magazine: UA students screen children for vision problems

University of Alabama students have provided free high-tech vision screenings to … More

11/16/2012

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FocusFirst needs volunteers to screen young children for vision problems!

Join a nationally unique, state-wide initiative that has made Alabama the … More

9/07/2012

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NBC Montgomery: UA QB helps FocusFirst celebrate milestone

Sept. 16, 2010 – NBC Montgomery UA QB helps FocusFirst celebrate … More

9/16/2010

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SaveFirst

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UA students explore perceptions of poverty and justice while providing free tax-preparation services to low-income families.

Article by Lane Stafford and Olivia Grider View this article as … More

2/02/2017

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UA students provide free income-tax preparation to low-income families.

ARTICLE BY ALICE DETERS AND OLIVIA GRIDER View this article as … More

1/27/2015

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UA students provide free income-tax-preparation services to low-income families

While assisting community members, students in UH 331/MGT 491 Poverty, Faith … More

9/10/2014

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UA Center For Ethics’ Stephen Black Featured on National Public Radio

On Tuesday, April 15, UA Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility’s … More

4/16/2014

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CESR featured in New York Times cover story

On April 7, 2014, The New York Times published a story … More

4/14/2014

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MSNBC: How tax preparers target low-income people

Stephen Black, director of the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility, … More

4/14/2014

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The Crimson White: Class allows students to provide free tax prep

October 28, 2013 By Megan Smith As The University of Alabama … More

10/28/2013

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130 UA Students Participating in SaveFirst Secure $7.2 Million in Tax Refunds for Working Alabama Families

Students Travel Statewide to Serve 3,910 Families — Saving them $1.2 … More

5/08/2013

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Service-Learning magazine: UA students provide free tax-preparation services

During January and February of each year, students from across the … More

11/16/2012

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UA News: Tornado victim wins $10,000 savings initiative prize

Feb. 2, 2012 The University of Alabama Center for Ethics & … More

2/02/2012

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Birmingham News: Tornado victim wins $10,000 in savings bond contest

Feb. 2, 2012 By Val Walton A Birmingham woman who lost … More

2/02/2012

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Documenting Justice

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During a yearlong course, students examine perspective while creating documentaries telling stories of justice and injustice.

Article by Cara Walker  |  Photos by Miranda Barrett, Ellen Johnson … More

7/18/2016

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Documenting Justice applications now available

Priority deadline is April 1. Applications are now available for the … More

3/29/2016

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During a yearlong course, students learn to see the world from others’ perspectives while telling stories of justice and injustice.

ARTICLE BY MIRANDA BARRETT  |  PHOTOS BY HARISH RAO, JAMIE MOON … More

1/19/2016

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Documenting Justice applications now available

Apply now to be a part of the 2015-2016 Documenting Justice class! Interested … More

2/12/2015

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Students tell stories of justice and injustice through documentary films

Through UH 334 & 335, NEW 434 & 435, ANT 441/541 … More

12/04/2014

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Documenting Justice film screening packs Bama Theatre

Approximately 1,000 members of the Tuscaloosa community turned out April 23 … More

4/24/2013

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Students Premiere Films Exploring Social Justice at Bama Theatre

Join us on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at the … More

4/22/2013

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Documenting Justice filmmaking initiative accepting applications

Priority deadline is March 22. Applications are now available for the … More

1/03/2013

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Moral Forum

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UA CESR Hosts 11th Annual Moral Forum Competition – Awards $10,000 in Scholarships

Two pairs of UH 101: Moral Forum students competed in the … More

11/15/2016

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UA CESR Hosts 9th Annual Moral Forum Competition – Awards $10,000 in Scholarships

Two pairs of UH 101 Moral Forum students competed for $10,000 … More

10/29/2014

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Moral Forum final debate is Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in Ferguson Theatre

Moral forum is an annual dialogue and debate program focusing on … More

10/21/2014

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Moral Forum final debate is Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in Ferguson Theatre

Moral forum is an annual dialogue and debate program focusing on … More

9/07/2012

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CollegeFirst

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UA students prepare high schoolers for AP math, science and English classes.

ARTICLE BY OLIVIA GRIDER View this article as a pdf.   … More

4/27/2015

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UA students prepare high schoolers for Advanced Placement courses and success in college

Through UH 300/NEW 310 CollegeFirst, university students mentor high schoolers and … More

9/09/2014

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Tuscaloosa News–Getting a good start: CollegeFirst program gives high school students a sneak peek

On June 13, 2014, the Tuscaloosa News published a story featuring the Center for Ethics … More

6/13/2014

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Tuscaloosa WBRC FOX 6: High School Students Get a Jump on College-Level Courses at UA

Tuscaloosa WBRC FOX 6 June 19, 2013

6/19/2013

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Tuscaloosa News: CollegeFirst helps students prepare for AP classes

June 13, 2013 By Jamon Smith More than 75 Tuscaloosa city … More

6/14/2013

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Recruiting UA students to mentor AP high-school students

CollegeFirst is now recruiting college students to mentor AP high-school students … More

5/08/2013

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Every Move Counts

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UA students teach academic and social skills to children through the game of chess

Article by Katie Bedrich  |  Photos by Popi Ledbetter and Mica … More

5/20/2016

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Students learn the benefits of chess for children while teaching the game in Tuscaloosa schools.

ARTICLE BY ALICE DETERS AND COURTNEY STOKES | PHOTOS BY ALAINA … More

3/03/2015

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Honors students learn the academic, social benefits of chess for children while teaching it in schools

Through UH 333, a chess in education course, students teach life … More

9/10/2014

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Apply for the Every Move Counts Chess in Education Fellowship

Spend time after graduation bringing the academic and social benefits of … More

3/11/2014

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2013 Every Move Counts Invitational Winners Announced

Congratulations to students from the Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools Chess Team who … More

11/20/2013

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Birmingham News: Game of chess teaches students about life

Nov. 21, 2012 By Kim Eaton D”Angelo Noye views chess like … More

12/11/2012

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Every Move Counts shares academic, social benefits of chess with children

Visitors to Tuscaloosa Magnet Elementary School are regularly amazed at the … More

10/06/2012

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Other CESR Initiatives

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Through Druid City Garden Project, UA students help connect children and communities to their food sources.

Article by Cara Walker View this article as a pdf. Click … More

7/25/2016

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CESR director to give keynote address at Campus Compact conference

CESR Director Stephen Black will give a keynote speech at the … More

10/09/2014

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CESR collaborates with Druid City Garden Project

The UA Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility has provided Druid … More

9/23/2014

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UA students lend their ideas and skills to improving Tuscaloosa’s urban landscape

Students create strategies aimed at increasing downtown walkability and creating a … More

9/10/2014

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Other Service-Learning Programs

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UA students combat one of the leading causes of human death and illness – contaminated drinking water.

Not long after enrolling in a social entrepreneurship course at The … More

5/22/2017

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Sociology students help protect a vulnerable population from HIV

Story and photos by Lane Stafford Sociology of HIV/AIDS is a … More

4/27/2017

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In Belize, UA students help preserve the world’s most biodiverse ecosystem.

By Mary Shannon Wells Picture a calm beach with translucent water … More

4/10/2017

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Through Forza Financial, students provide small loans and business coaching to Alabama entrepreneurs.

Article by Ellen Johnson and Olivia Grider View this article as … More

3/21/2017

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Geography students research and restore environmental conditions in Alabama woodlands.

Article by Katie Bedrich and Olivia Grider  |  Photos by Dr. … More

3/08/2017

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UA students transform a classic American car into an environmentally friendly vehicle as part of a national contest.

Article by Lane Stafford and Katie Bedrich  |  Photos by Ellen … More

2/26/2017

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Students spread kindness and start conversations with UA Rocks initiative

After tackling a host of difficult and sensitive topics in class, … More

2/16/2017

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In a storytelling course that examines systems of justice, UA students provide a platform for the voiceless.

Article by Ellen Johnson and Olivia Grider View this article as … More

2/12/2017

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Journalism and broadcasting students report stories that raise awareness about poverty and food insecurity in West Alabama.

Article by Cara Walker View this article as a pdf. According … More

1/08/2017

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Medical students provide personalized treatment while learning how social and cultural factors influence patient outcomes.

Photos by Kelsey Daugherty, Ginny Sturgill, Ellen Johnson and Bryan Hester … More

11/28/2016

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PR students raise awareness and funds to supply weekend meals to kids in West Alabama schools.

Article by Ellen Johnson  |  Photos by Allie Newman and Madalynn … More

10/12/2016

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While working in East Asia, nursing students develop a commitment to global health.

Article by Melody Schmidt and Olivia Grider View this article as … More

9/27/2016

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UA students engage preschoolers in imaginative play and explore its links to cognitive development.

View this article as a pdf. The latest research suggests we … More

9/08/2016

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With the 57 Miles Partnership, UA students battle economic, health and education challenges in one of the nation’s poorest regions.

Article by Melody Schmidt  |  Photos by Matthew Wood, Soledad Cortes-Hernandez … More

8/24/2016

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Students apply philosophical theories to their community through service with local organizations.

Article by Katie Bedrich  |  Photos by Rachael Giles and Ginny … More

8/10/2016

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Students help process cyber evidence in partnership with state and national law-enforcement agencies.

Article by Katie Bedrich | Photos by Kelsey Daugherty, Ginny Sturgill … More

8/03/2016

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Future physicians create an English-Spanish tool kit while learning to better communicate with Latino patients.

Article by Ellen Johnson and Olivia Grider  |  Photos by Lane … More

8/03/2016

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Honors students use art to enhance quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients

Photos courtesy Dr. Daniel Potts View this article as a pdf. … More

8/01/2016

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Through Druid City Garden Project, UA students help connect children and communities to their food sources.

Article by Cara Walker View this article as a pdf. Click … More

7/25/2016

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UA students assist NASA in re-imagining its social-media content as the agency celebrates a milestone.

Article by Cara Walker and Olivia Grider | Photos by Brandon … More

7/20/2016

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Students develop marketing campaigns and brand identities for community organizations

Article by Melody Schmidt and Olivia Grider View this article as … More

7/18/2016

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Students studying communicative disorders take a hearing clinic on the road to rural Alabama counties.

Article by Cara Walker  |  Photos by Kelsey Daugherty and Miranda … More

2/12/2016

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Engineering students create clean-energy devices using inexpensive and recycled items.

ARTICLE BY MIRANDA BARRETT  |  PHOTOS BY SHANNON AUVIL View this … More

1/26/2016

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As a driving force behind Black Warrior Riverkeeper, UA students help ensure clean drinking water for many Alabamians.

ARTICLE BY KATIE SANDERS  |  PHOTOS BY SHANNON AUVIL, MICA AGUILAR … More

1/06/2016

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UA students are a vital component of a groundbreaking program that is building emotional intelligence in children around the globe.

ARTICLE BY OLIVIA GRIDER  |  PHOTOS BY JEFF HANSON, ERIN REILLY, … More

12/21/2015

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Business students help under-represented and disadvantaged community members learn skills needed in today’s job market.

ARTICLE BY OLIVIA GRIDER  |  PHOTOS BY JAMIE MOON AND POPI … More

12/07/2015

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UA students tell the story of an often-overlooked crime that marked a turning point in the civil rights movement.

ARTICLE BY EMILY WILLIAMS View this article as a pdf. While … More

11/16/2015

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Nutrition students partner with nonprofit organizations, using knowledge gained through years of classes at UA to enlighten lives.

ARTICLE BY OLIVIA GRIDER   |  PHOTOS BY HARISH RAO, ZACH RIGGINS, … More

11/05/2015

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UA students cultivate LED-light technology for disinfecting drinking water and saving lives in developing countries.

ARTICLE BY ALICE DETERS  |  PHOTOS BY JAMIE MOON AND MELODY … More

10/23/2015

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Social-work students practice full time in Washington, D.C., assisting and advocating for clients from all walks of life.

ARTICLE BY OLIVIA GRIDER View this article as a pdf. All … More

10/14/2015

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UA students partner with communities to tackle economic, health and education challenges in one of the nation’s poorest regions.

ARTICLE BY MIRANDA BARRETT AND OLIVIA GRIDER  |  PHOTOS BY ZACH … More

10/01/2015

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Nursing students teach bicycle-safety lessons at Tuscaloosa-area schools and fit kids with free bike helmets.

ARTICLE BY ALICE DETERS  |  PHOTOS BY JAMIE MOON View this … More

9/16/2015

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CESR Director speaks to faculty/staff at Tallahassee Community College

  On August 15, 2015, the Tallahassee Democrat, published a story featuring the … More

9/01/2015

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UA students use art as a medium to help kids talk about race, class and society.

ARTICLE BY EMILY WILLIAMS | PHOTOS BY POPI LEDBETTER AND MATTHEW … More

8/31/2015

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Students teach creative-writing classes to kids in Tuscaloosa elementary, middle and high schools.

ARTICLE BY MIRANDA BARRETT | PHOTOS BY MIRANDA BARRETT, MICA AGUILAR, … More

8/28/2015

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UA students help English-language learners in Tuscaloosa schools while sharpening their own Spanish-speaking skills.

ARTICLE BY ALICE DETERS | PHOTOS BY ERIN REILLY AND POPI … More

8/26/2015

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UA students create custom fitness and training plans for young adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.

ARTICLE BY ALICE DETERS | PHOTOS BY MICA AGUILAR AND ELIZABETH … More

8/11/2015

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Engineering students explore other cultures while improving living environments in impoverished regions.

ARTICLE BY MIRANDA BARRETT AND OLIVIA GRIDER View this article as … More

7/31/2015

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UA students develop and run the West End Health Project, a weekly medical-screening clinic.

ARTICLE BY MIRANDA BARRETT  |  PHOTOS BY JAMIE MOON View this … More

5/19/2015

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Through school gardens, students teach kids about math, science and nutrition.

ARTICLE BY ALICE DETERS  |  PHOTOS BY KAYLIN BOWEN AND POPI … More

3/25/2015

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Alabama Action students renovate elementary schools and mentor children.

ARTICLE BY ALICE DETERS  |  PHOTOS BY JEFF HANSON AND MATTHEW … More

3/24/2015

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Students from multiple disciplines provide whole-person health care to veterans and rural residents

Students studying nursing, medicine, social work and nutrition unite through UA’s … More

1/01/2015

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Public-relations students take campaign for healthy living into Tuscaloosa City Schools

Through APR 433 Public Relations Campaigns, students design and implement health … More

11/17/2014

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Geography students partner with nonprofits and communities to help research and repair ecosystems.

Students helped return a former mine site to a mixed hardwood … More

10/23/2014

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CESR director to give keynote address at Campus Compact conference

CESR Director Stephen Black will give a keynote speech at the … More

10/09/2014

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Honors students mentor at-risk children in elementary, middle and high schools

Multiple educational-outreach programs focus on forming mutually beneficial bonds between university … More

10/09/2014

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Medical students create service projects to address health needs in rural communities

While treating patients, medical students evaluate area health needs and design … More

10/02/2014

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UA students play roles in raising awareness of – and rectifying – an 80-year-old case of injustice

Through the Scottsboro Boys Museum University-Community Partnership and service-learning courses, students … More

9/11/2014

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Journalism students help children and teachers create school media

JN 436/536 Teaching of Journalism prepares students for careers while making … More

9/09/2014

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Psychology students help youth overcome behavioral problems by explaining brain development

Through PY 639 Advanced Child Practicum and externships, UA students assist … More

8/27/2014

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Students help communities identify water-quality threats and offer solutions

Through GY 370 Watershed Management Plan Development and GY 370 Source … More

8/11/2014

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Telecommunication and film students develop digital footprints for community organizations

Students in TCF 335 New Media assist nonprofits while learning to … More

8/11/2014

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Students teach Alabamians to combat diabetes with healthy lifestyle choices

Students in UH 120 Diabetes and Obesity: An American Epidemic bring … More

8/01/2014

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Honors students provide micro loans to Alabama small-business owners

Honors students across disciplines assist entrepreneurs through UH 120 Forza Financial. … More

7/21/2014

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UA students mentor children who speak English as a second language

Students in a Spanish Conversation class use interactive theatre to connect … More

7/09/2014

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Nursing students provide health care and education in rural Bolivia and China

Students travel beyond borders, gaining cultural and professional insights BY KATIE … More

7/01/2014

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UA students spend summers partnering with nonprofits in rural communities

New College initiative unites students with community organizations in Walker County, … More

6/23/2014

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Public relations students empower kids to stand strong against bullying

Through the national-award-winning ‘I Can’ campaign, UA students teach kids to … More

6/18/2014

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Students partner with communities in Alabama’s Black Belt

57 Miles collaboration addresses economic, health and education challenges in one … More

5/09/2014

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MFA students lead creative writing lessons for high schoolers through a club and camp

Students taking EN 608 Teaching Creative Writing to Kids mentor children … More

1/23/2014

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Students contribute to garden project through service-learning courses

UA students learn about organic gardening, operating a nonprofit and marketing … More

1/17/2014

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ABC Birmingham: High school students build service projects through recent UA grad’s initiative

May 17, 2013 — ABC Birmingham Tuscaloosa teenagers are making a … More

5/28/2013

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for community greenhouse built by UA students

  A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held May 15, 2013, for a … More

5/17/2013

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University Students’ Commitment to Service Recognized

Federal Agency Names UA to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor … More

4/17/2013

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