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UA Researchers to Embark on New Search for Mysterious Dark Matter

Three University of Alabama physicists are among dozens of researchers planning and developing a new international search for dark matter – invisible material scientists believe makes up roughly 27 percent of the universe’s mass.

UA’s Spears Named Winner of Public Health Award
Sep 2, 2014

Dr. Ellen Spears, assistant professor in New College and the department of American studies at The University of Alabama, has been chosen as the recipient of 2014 Arthur J. Viseltear Prize for Outstanding Contributions in the History of Public Health for her recent book, published in April by the University of North Carolina Press.

UA Seeks Subjects for Research Study on Hearing
Sep 2, 2014

Adult volunteers 19 years or older are needed for a research study on hearing conducted by The University of Alabama’s department of communicative disorders.

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Sep 2, 2014

This week at The University of Alabama: UA’s ‘cleanest’ room relocates – Hyde named executive director of Cyber Institute – UA research shows students don’t get enough sleep – Social work student wins national award – UA experts offer tips on tailgating, optimizing energy throughout the day and storing data ‘in the cloud’

Hyde Named Executive Director of UA Cyber Institute
Sep 2, 2014

Reginald D. Hyde, former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and security in the U.S. Department of Defense, has been named executive director of the Cyber Institute at The University of Alabama.

UA Matters: Tailgating Essentials — What Not to Forget
Sep 2, 2014

Friends from different parts of the world are often perplexed that Alabama tailgating involves neither a parking lot or pickup truck. The University of Alabama’s Ashley Clayton offers a few tips to make your experience more enjoyable.

UA’s Hudson Strode Program to Host Film Series at Bama Theatre
Aug 28, 2014

The Hudson Strode program in Renaissance Studies in the English department of The University of Alabama will kick off a monthly Shakespeare on Film series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa. The series, which will continue through April, features a range of films with Shakespearian themes. It will include the popular, contemporary film “Ten Things I Hate about You” as well as such classics as”West Side Story” and lesser-known but equally relevant works including ” The Bad Sleep Well.”

UA’s Sport Management Lecture Series Kicks Off Friday
Aug 27, 2014

The 2014 University of Alabama Distinguished Lectures in Sport Management series offers the University and West Alabama communities talks ranging from marketing the Harlem Globetrotters to career opportunities in the sporting goods industry.

UA’s University Medical Center Offers Evening Appointments
Aug 27, 2014

University Medical Center, located on The University of Alabama campus, has expanded its evening hours to include scheduled patient appointments.

UA Social Work Graduate Student Wins SOGIE Award
Aug 26, 2014

Sarah Young, doctoral student in The University of Alabama School of Social Work, has been named a winner of the 2014 CSWE Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression Scholarship Award.

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Aug 25, 2014

This week at The University of Alabama: UA study looks at students’ reasons for insufficient sleep – Social work student wins national award – UA experts comment on optimizing energy during the workday, impact of SEC Network

UA Matters: Optimizing Your Energy Throughout the Workday
Aug 25, 2014

As more Americans work long hours, it is no surprise that individuals are looking for ways to improve energy, feel better and perform at their best – both at work and at home. The University of Alabama’s Dr. Rebecca Kelly offers a daily guide on how to do just that.

New Rankings List UA’s Culverhouse School of Accountancy 8th Nationally
Aug 22, 2014

The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse School of Accountancy’s undergraduate and master’s programs are ranked eighth in the nation and the doctoral program 12th.

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The Capstone of Higher Education: The RISE Program

Research 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: 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 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.

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Fly Like This

University of Alabama researchers look to nature, including the design of butterfly wings, for flight inspiration.

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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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Book Rush

To understand book rush at the University Supply Store, or SUPe Store, imagine a back-to-school sale of Black Friday proportions. Thousands of students pour into the store during the first couple of class days; waiting for them is a well-prepared staff of full-time, student and temporary employees.

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Cooking at Bama

Healthy eating on a budget is possible, even on a busy campus. Skills classes such as Cooking at Bama equip students with cooking, budgeting and shopping know-how.

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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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