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UA’s Week of Welcome for New Students Includes Convocation, Service

The University of Alabama’s Week of Welcome, opening the fall semester for students, will feature a kick-off party Sunday, Aug. 17; a day of service and a new-student convocation on Tuesday, Aug. 19; and the Get on Board day Thursday, Aug. 28.

Sleepy Students Emphasize Studies, Social Activity to Detriment of Health, According to UA Study  
Aug 20, 2014

College students are typically more sleep deprived than the rest of us and often ignore the health benefits of adequate slumber, said a University of Alabama researcher who studies the topic.

UA Social Work Students Help Launch Internship Program at Walter Reed
Aug 19, 2014

Five undergraduate students from The University of Alabama School of Social Work’s honors program will participate this fall in the first structured undergraduate internship program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Aug 18, 2014

This week at The University of Alabama: MSNBC anchor to speak at Blackburn Institute symposium – New Student Convocation set for Tuesday – UA administrator elected chair of federal partnership – UA experts offer tips on choosing child care, helping k-12 students excel in literacy courses, preparing children for school – Sports communication expert comments on SEC Network

Message from UA President Judy Bonner
Aug 18, 2014

As many of you already know, one of our students posted a photo on Snap Chat on Saturday afternoon that included particularly offensive racial language. I immediately asked the Office of Student Conduct to conduct a full investigation and was assured by the national Chi Omega headquarters that they had already begun an investigation of […]

UA Matters: Choosing Child Care II
Aug 18, 2014

Representatives from The University of Alabama’s Child Development Resources offer issues and questions to consider when visiting and selecting a child-care program.

UA’s Annual Social Work Conference Set for Aug. 28-29
Aug 12, 2014

The University of Alabama School of Social Work will host its 13th Annual Fall Social Work Conference Aug. 28-29.

UA’s Woods Quad Sculpture Garden Dedication Set for Aug. 15
Aug 11, 2014

A dedication ceremony for the Woods Quad Sculpture Garden will be held Aug. 15 from 11:30-1 p.m. There will be a brief presentation on Woods Quad’s most recent changes and the sculptures featured within it.

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Aug 11, 2014

This week at The University of Alabama: Freshmen begin semester with Alabama Action, Outdoor Action, Black Belt Action – Graduate student orientation set for River Market – UA administrator elected chair of federal partnership – UA experts offer tips on helping k-12 students excel in literacy courses, preparing children for school, choosing child care – Sports communication expert comments on SEC Network

UA Honors Freshmen Participate in Three Service Projects
Aug 11, 2014

More than 250 University of Alabama Honors College freshmen and upper-class leaders will begin the fall semester with community service projects through Alabama Action, Outdoor Action and Black Belt Action. The programs will run through Friday, Aug. 15, in the West Alabama community.

UA Matters: Choosing Child Care
Aug 11, 2014

As a parent, it is important to learn what quality child care looks like so that you can make the best possible decision for your child and your family. In the first of two UA Matters posts, representatives from The University of Alabama’s Child Development Resources offer some key points parents need to consider.

UA Fulbright Scholars to Share Overseas Experiences, Application Tips
Aug 7, 2014

Recent Fulbright Scholarship winners from The University of Alabama will participate in a discussion panel to share their experiences and offer scholarship application tips at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Center for Community-Based Partnerships. The event is at 900 Anna Ave. behind Arby’s on University Boulevard.

UA’s Plank Center Adds Member, Re-Elects Leaders
Aug 7, 2014

The board of advisers for The University of Alabama’s Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations has re-elected six members and added one new adviser, bringing the group to 22.

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An interview with UA Panhellenic President Hannah McBrayer

The University of Alabama's Sorority Fall Formal Recruitment begins on Friday, August 8. UA Panhellenic President, Hannah McBrayer, has been preparing for the largest sorority recruitment in the nation for the past year.

UA to host Child Nutrition Camp
July 3rd, 2014UA’S Institute for Communication and Information Research, located in Reese Phifer Hall, will host a free nutrition camp for children who have finished kindergarten through fifth grade. Children are invited to attend one of eight sessions on July 14-17, from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. each day. Topics covered during the camp will include how to read nutrition labels, how to make good choices for snacks, how to understand food advertising and exercise.
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Capstone of Higher Education - AIME Program
July 2nd, 2014The Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of Entrepreneurs (AIME) center assists University of Alabama faculty, staff and students in making their ideas, inventions and innovations commercially successful. AIME is just another reason why UA is the Capstone of Higher Education. For more information on AIME, please visit

Health Corner: Body Mass Index
May 26th, 2014Sheena Gregg Quizon explains body mass index and why it is important.

UA Health Corner: Pap Smears
May 22nd, 2014Dr. Kristie Graettinger discusses why women should have a Pap smear and how often they should have the screening done.

UA Health Corner: Medication Side Effects
May 14th, 2014Dr. Karen Burgess discusses side effects from medications that are commonly prescribed to children, and what parents should do if they feel their children are experiencing side effects of medications.

The Capstone of Higher Education: 2014 Commencement
May 12th, 2014Members of the Class of 2014 talk about their experiences at The University of Alabama and their plans for the future.

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A Lighter Landing

Advances in military aircraft technology since World War II are astounding, but updates to the temporary, portable materials on which those craft sometimes land have not kept pace. Researchers at The University of Alabama and the Army Corps of Engineers seek to modernize those runways.

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Reaching for Rocks

When you hold a polished zircon, you’re likely seeing December's birthstone. When Delores Robinson holds an unpolished version, she’s likely considering the history of the Himalayas.

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Sunny Days

Using sunlight to create energy may seem a simple concept, but simple ideas often take creative solutions to become reality.

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Helping Kids Stand Strong Against Bullying

APR students craft a campaign that encourages middle school students to view themselves as able to stand against bullying.

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UA Archaeologists Discover Piece of Plantation Life

It started with a tombstone, but that one simple grave marker was the stepping stone for a group of University of Alabama archaeologists and their eager workers, teams of middle- and high-school students, who discovered a small piece of early plantation life in Alabama.

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UA to Host Summits to Aid Transitions of Military Veterans

The nation's top experts and researchers are expected at an upcoming national summit that offers a unique, blended approach to successful transitions for veterans.

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