UAB Introduces TuffTalks Event

“In 2008, 35.2 million young adults were living at near or below the poverty line of the United States; sixty percent of those were enrolled in post-secondary institutions,” says Kalysha Clark, a featured speaker at the Union Activities Board’s upcoming lecture event.

Clark will speak about the issue of poverty among college students at the first-ever ‘TuffTalks’ (UAB’s new platform for issues and ideas). Scheduled forFebruary 6, TuffTalks will feature short lectures from speakers focused on various topics and disciplines.

A speaker roster which includes members of the NC State student body, faculty and staff highlights the unique nature of the event which creates a platform for thought and innovation from a local perspective.

Among other talk themes are ‘the achievement gap’, ‘the connection between physical health and mental well-being’, and ‘using entrepreneurship to create good’.

TuffTalks will begin at 1pm in the Talley Student Union Mountains-Piedmont ballroom and is open to the public.

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