University of Alabama Birmingham Launching Human Rights Institute - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

University of Alabama Birmingham Launching Human Rights Institute

by Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ― University of Alabama Birmingham officials say the school has been approved to move forward with creating a new human rights institute.

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the proposal late last week. UAB provost Linda Lucas tells AL.com that university officials say they believe the site will become an internationally recognized institute that will explore history, justice, public health, the environment and education.

Officials say the institute will also serve as an interdisciplinary research center and will create training programs for business and government organizations in the areas of diversity awareness, sexual harassment prevention and workplace communication.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Historically Black Colleges Make Gains on NCAA’S APR Report INDIANAPOLIS – Athletes at historically black colleges and universities are making major gains in the classroom, according to the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rate. The single-year rate at HBCUs over the last five years has increased 34 poin...
Report: New Mexico Public College Enrollment Dropping Fast SANTA FE, N.M. - A recent decline in enrollment at New Mexico public colleges outpaced nearly every state in the nation. An association of state higher education agencies says enrollment dropped by nearly 5 percent at New Mexico public colleges fo...
Professor Apologizes for Fiery Response to Muslim Student CINCINNATI — A University of Cincinnati music teacher has apologized for his fiery online responses to a Muslim student who was critical of Donald Trump’s presidency and talked about celebrating freedom and diversity. College-Conservatory of Music...
Colleges Wrestle with Issue of Using Students’ Fees for Controversial Speakers Katherine Kerwin didn’t like to see a portion of the student fees she pays being spent to bring conservative speaker Ben Shapiro to the University of Wisconsin. Kerwin didn’t agree with Shapiro’s criticism of what he said were attempts to chill fr...
Semantic Tags: