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Dr. Patricia Hill Collins

Award-Winning Author to Speak at UA’s Laible Memorial Lecture

Award-winning author Dr. Patricia Hill Collins will deliver the annual Julie C. Laible Memorial Lecture Oct. 22 at The University of Alabama.

The Ebola Crisis: Virologist to Present Lecture at UA
Oct 20, 2014

Dr. Michael B.A. Oldstone, a National Academy of Sciences member and a University of Alabama visiting professor, will present “Ebola: The Current Plague and Crisis,” Oct. 22 in a talk on the UA campus.

UA’s Guide to What to Watch for in 2014 Midterm Elections
Oct 20, 2014

The most exciting aspect of the 2014 midterm elections boils down to a race for six seats in the U.S. Senate. That’s what it will take for Republicans to take a majority in the Senate. While many pundits consider three races to be a lock—or nearly so—for Republicans, The University of Alabama has you covered on just what these elections could mean down the road.

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Oct 20, 2014

This week at The University of Alabama: Two hundred researchers to attend NanoBio Summit – UA student team selected for EPA competition – UA prof discovers links between arthritic pain, depression and sleep – Grants to expand Coping Power program – UA prof tests use virtual reality as a key to stemming adolescents’ marijuana use – Study shows students’ views on evolution shaped by church attendance – UA experts comment on midterm elections, watching for signs of language delay in children – Events include lecture, poetry reading, service project and Halloween concert

UA School of Music Hosts Haunting Halloween Performance
Oct 20, 2014

Some songs carry a haunting melody, and the organ studio at UA’s School of Music presents a ghostly performance on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Moody Music Concert Hall.

UA Researcher Finds Links among Depression, Sleep Problems, Osteoarthritis
Oct 20, 2014

Dr. Patricia Parmelee, director for the Center for Mental Health and Aging at The University of Alabama, has discovered links between high levels of pain and symptoms of depression exacerbated by a combination of sleep disturbances due to pain.

UA Matters: Watching for Signs of Language Delay in your Child
Oct 20, 2014

The University of Alabama’s Dr. Jason Scofield shares a few developmental milestones parents should expect from their children.

Noted Cuban Poet Omar Perez to Visit UA
Oct 17, 2014

Omar Pérez, a highly accomplished Cuban poet, musician, artist and translator, visits The University of Alabama campus Oct. 20-24. The featured event is a poetry reading and musical exploration Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jemison Mansion in downtown Tuscaloosa.

UA Faculty to Discuss Alabama Greece Initiative Projects
Oct 16, 2014

University of Alabama faculty members who traveled to Thessaloniki, Greece, in May will participate in an Oct. 22 symposium in which they will discuss their ongoing collaborative projects with faculty at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

UA Students Selected for Environmental Contest
Oct 16, 2014

A team of University of Alabama students were selected for a national competition to design solutions to challenges facing the environment, the federal Environmental Protection Agency announced.

NASCAR’s Integrated Marketing Communications Managing Director to Speak at UA
Oct 13, 2014

David Higdon will open students to the world of NASCAR at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in 216 Reese Phifer. The event is free and open to the public. As the integrated marketing communications managing director of NASCAR, Higdon plays a major role in the development of communication strategies and in overseeing communication initiatives across the company. Higdon will discuss the initiatives UA’s Program in Sports Communication has established with NASCAR.

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Oct 13, 2014

This week at The University of Alabama: Psychology professors receive grants to expand Coping Power program – Social work professor studies ways to stem adolescent marijuana use – Research shows views on evolution shaped by church attendance – Researchers develop new method for making electrical cellulose fibers – Pilot program offers med students option to follow patients over time – UA experts offer tips on talking to kids about sex, what to know if breast cancer runs in your family – Events include Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger kickoff, exhibit, lecture and more

UA Museum Event Features Fossil Fun
Oct 13, 2014

National Fossil Day at the Alabama Museum of Natural History on The University of Alabama’s campus features new fossil displays, 3-D printing, interactive children’s activities and more.

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Dr. Judy Bonner delivers the 2014 Fall Faculty/Staff Address

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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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.

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Med Students to Follow Patients Throughout Care in UA Pilot Program

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.

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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.

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