an aerial view of campus

The Alabama Impact


Equitable Neighborhoods Initiative

UA sculpture students designed and crafted original pieces of functional art for an outdoor space that promotes healing and health in a rural Alabama community.

Read more about the project.

Economic Development

A millhouse in northern Alabama

UA Center for Economic Development Boosts Alabama Tourism

UACED plays a vital role in attracting guests to the Yellowhammer State through its Tourism Development Program. Continue reading UA Center for Economic Development Boosts Alabama Tourism

A collage photos from campus and Tuscaloosa

UA’s Impact on State Economy Approached Record Despite Pandemic

Aerial view of UA's campus on the banks of the Black Warrior Ribbon

TCEDA, UA and Techstars Partner to Bring Accelerator and Pre-Accelerator Programs to Tuscaloosa 

Community Outreach

volunteers pack boxes of food for needy families at the West alabama food bank.

Students Make Ripples in Tuscaloosa on Community Service Day

Before classes ramp up for the fall, these students volunteered their time to give back to the community.

Several books that were donated to Books for the Black Belt

UA Collecting Book Donations for Black Belt Schools

The UA Center for Economic Development’s campaign encourages students, faculty, staff and local residents to donate books for K-12 students.  

Bama Gives Back: Student Service Highlights 

Bama Gives Back: Student Service Highlights 

Students share their experiences and encourage their peers to get involved in one of the many service organizations on campus.

Rural Health & Well-being

Ashia Winston

Change Agents: Social Work Interns Serve Rural Alabama

University of Alabama social work students support the Black Belt region through internships. Continue reading Change Agents: Social Work Interns Serve Rural Alabama

photograph of the name of Capstone College of Nursing on the exterior of the building

UA, Partners Aim to Improve Health in Tuscaloosa County

Cropped image of a counselor or therapist holding girl's hands.

UA Expands Behavioral Health Services for Rural Alabama Youth


UA College of Education front.

Teach in Bama Signs First School Districts

The UA College of Education has developed a program aimed at cultivating and retaining Alabama’s next great teachers.

Dr. Hutchison stands with her arms crossed in a classroom

Digital Literacy for All

Dr. Amy Hutchison partners with local groups to help youth learn to thrive in advanced digital spaces.

Student plays with small drone

ATI Hosts Inaugural Transportation Awareness Day

Young students discovered career possibilities in the transportation sector.

Environment & Natural Resources

A project representative talking to students and parents

Black Belt Students Learn Water Research, Treatment

UA and the Alabama Water Institute are partnering to educate students about water research in their community. Continue reading Black Belt Students Learn Water Research, Treatment

Two researchers in mud boots pose for a photo by a forest stream.

Small Wetlands the Focus of UA Effort to Boost Resource Management

A man using a tablet computer discusses health hazards in a home kitchen.

UA to Manage Remediation of Health Hazards in Black Belt Homes

The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.