Dr. Gregory B. Thompson, professor of metallurgical and materials engineering at The University of Alabama, will receive the 2014 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award at an Oct. 24 ceremony.
University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce alumnus Gary Fayard and his wife, Nancy, have made a $1.5 million gift to the College to create the Fayard Endowed Chair in Accounting, the largest endowment in the history of the Culverhouse School of Accountancy, a division of the Culverhouse College of Commerce.
Two pairs of University Honors 101 Moral Forum students at The University of Alabama will compete for $10,000 in scholarships in the final round of the ninth annual James P. Hayes Jr. Moral Forum debate tournament at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in UA’s Ferguson Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has established the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Scholarship for Students with Spinal Cord Injury at The University of Alabama.
The University of Alabama’s Panhellenic Association will host the annual Sorority Row Trick-or-Treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27. Children from the Tuscaloosa area ages 12 and younger are invited to dress up in Halloween costumes without masks and visit the lawns of the campus sorority houses on Magnolia and Colonial drives for candy and activities. Tutwiler and Harris residence halls will also host trick-or-treaters.
Scholars, law enforcement officials and community activists will participate in “From the Station to the Sidewalks: An Informed Discussion of Police and Community Relations in Light of Ferguson,” a panel discussion to be held Oct. 27 on The University of Alabama campus.
Dr. Kim Nielsen knows American history is made up of disparate voices, but some of those voices are often overlooked. Nielsen, a professor at the University of Toledo, works to include those voices and viewpoints in The University of Alabama’s 2014 Rose Gladney Lecture for Justice and Social Change Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in room 205 of Smith Hall.
Tuba specialist Øystein Baadsvik has traveled the world, but his upcoming performance at The University of Alabama is his first trip to the Yellowhammer State. Baadsvik performs and offers a master’s lecture in the Moody Music concert hall Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
The University of Alabama Student Government Association’s Student Judiciary will host its third annual Coaching Character lecture series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Ferguson Center ballroom on campus.
The University of Alabama Vedic Society will celebrate Diwali — the festival of lights –with music and dance from 6 to8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in 300 Ferguson Center on campus.
The University of Alabama’s Center for Sustainable Service and Volunteerism is offering the second SERVE Better Together service event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Central and Maxwell elementary schools in the Tuscaloosa area.
UA Astronomy to Host Public Star Gazing Events
Oct 21, 2014
The University of Alabama’s department of physics and astronomy invites members of the community to attend a series of public nights this season to look at the heavens through UA telescopes.
About 40 freshmen and 10 student leaders from The University of Alabama will perform service projects at Francis Marion High School in Marion from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. The projects include painting the interior of the main entrance, landscaping the grounds and cleaning classrooms.
On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, UA President, Dr. Judy Bonner, spoke to faculty and staff at the Fall Semester Faculty/Staff Meeting.
The Capstone of Higher Education: Bama by Drone 2
September 10th, 2014Take a look at this "birds-eye" view of the campus and you will see why The University of Alabama has been ranked by thebestcolleges.org as one of "The 50 Most Amazing College Campuses for 2014."
The Capstone of Higher Education: The RISE Program
August 29th, 2014Research taking place at The University of Alabama's RISE program is influencing early childhood education for children with and without special needs. Since 1974, more than 10,000 children have benefitted from this environment of inclusion and acceptance. Today, there are six RISE schools in four states modeled after the program at UA. This video highlights some of the amazing RISE graduates.
The Capstone of Higher Education: Bama by Drone
August 28th, 2014Take a look at this "birds-eye" view of the campus and you will see why The University of Alabama has been ranked by www.thebestcolleges.org as one of "The 50 Most Amazing College Campuses for 2014."
The Capstone of Higher Education: Rise
August 26th, 2014Allison Gabriel is a student at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa. Her journey began at The University of Alabama's Rise program. The research taking place at Rise influences early childhood education for children with and without special needs. Since 1974, more than 10,000 children have taken part in this environment of inclusion and acceptance. Because of Rise, children like Allison have the opportunity to achieve their dreams whatever they may be.
An interview with UA Panhellenic President Hannah McBrayer
August 6th, 2014The 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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The University’s ABCD Lab seeks answers about the nature of children’s language development.
University of Alabama researchers look to nature, including the design of butterfly wings, for flight inspiration.
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.
In addition to their teaching role, faculty are central to economic development through innovation and technology transfer. The creativity and expertise that faculty bring to research create knowledge with an economic impact.
The Tuscaloosa Longitudinal Community Curriculum, or TLC2, is a new program being piloted this year through UA’s College of Community Health Sciences. It gives third-year medical students at UA an opportunity to follow a patient over time through the health care system.
UA researchers study how evolutionary adaptations in the structure of butterfly-wing scales appear to have led to a unique micro-pattern that reduces drag and likely increases thrust and lift during flapping and gliding flight.