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UA Alumni Association Honors Four Outstanding Teachers With 2014 Awards

The University of Alabama National Alumni Association has announced the 2014 recipients of the University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching – the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards.

UA Students Learn First-Hand in Cooperative Education During Fall 2014
Oct 1, 2014

More than 200 University of Alabama students during fall 2014 are receiving a hands-on educational experience at more than 60 companies and organizations through UA’s Cooperative Education Program.

UA’s 57 Miles Sends Freshmen to Service Projects in Marion
Sep 30, 2014

About 50 freshmen and 10 student leaders from The University of Alabama will perform service projects in Marion from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. The projects include cleaning storefronts, landscaping around the town square and removing trash from empty buildings.

Society of Women Engineers Honors Two UA Students
Sep 29, 2014

Two University of Alabama students were recently selected for nationally competitive awards by the Society of Women Engineers. Since 2009 seven UA students have been selected for the honor, the most from any university during that time.

Former NEH Chair Kicks Off New Hidden Humanities Lecture Series at UA
Sep 29, 2014

William Ferris, professor of history and senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present “The Storied South and the Future of the Humanities” Oct. 6 as part of The University of Alabama’s new Hidden Humanities lecture series.

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Sep 29, 2014

This week at The University of Alabama: Pilot program offers med students chance to follow patients – Museum hosts Growing up Wild for preschoolers – Expert source available to discuss breastfeeding – UA President to speak to faculty, staff – Engineering hosts open house for high-school students

UA Matters: Tips, Myths Surrounding Breastfeeding
Sep 29, 2014

The University of Alabama’s Melissa Carruth offers a few tips, as well as myths, expectant and nursing mothers ought to know.

Lecture on Dinosaur Trace Fossils, Evolution Kicks Off UA’s ALLELE Series
Sep 26, 2014

An Emory College professor will present “Dinosaurs Without Bones: What Dinosaur Trace Fossils Tell Us About Evolution,” as part of the 2014-2015 Alabama’s Lecture on Life’s Evolution series at The University of Alabama.

World-renowned Trumpeter Dave Douglas to Perform at UA
Sep 26, 2014

Don’t tell Dave Douglas to stop tooting his own horn. Douglas, a world-renowned jazz musician, has been “blissing” out on the trumpet for so long that it’s a way of life, and now he’s coming to The University of Alabama for a pair of concerts and a master class during the month of October.

UA Exhibit Commemorates 100th Anniversary of World War I
Sep 26, 2014

Objects offering a glimpse into the lives of World War I veterans will be displayed this month at The University of Alabama Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa.

UA Theatre and Dance’s ‘The Dining Room’ to Open Season
Sep 26, 2014

The University of Alabama’s department of theatre and dance kicks off its 2014-15 theatrical season with the Drama Desk Award-nominee “The Dining Room” Sept. 29, in the Allen Bales Theatre.

UA Offers Wellness Promotion, Free Flu Shots to Students at Health Fair
Sep 25, 2014

The University of Alabama Student Health Center’s department of health promotion and wellness will host the annual fall student health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, on the Ferguson Center plaza.

UA Sorority, Fraternity Promote Charities Through Gold-Ribbon Campaign
Sep 24, 2014

The University of Alabama chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham with the “Paint the Campus Gold” event during September.

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An Update from President Bonner

University of Alabama President Dr. Judy Bonner, and University of Alabama Police Chief Tim Summerlin update students and parents on the ongoing investigation into comments that were posted on social media sites on Sunday, September 21.
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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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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

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Exchange Program Gives Students International Experience

As part of a new partnership between UA and University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule Esslingen, about 20 UA students from the freshman engineering class will be selected each year to take a rigorous course of study that couples engineering and computer science instruction with German-language courses. The program also includes summer work experience at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in Alabama and a year of study abroad at University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule Esslingen, in Germany.

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Classroom Conversation

Sarah M. Barry, associate professor in the department of theatre and dance and a winner of the 2013 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award, teaches experiential anatomy, such as how breathing affects movement.

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El Teatro

Students in a University of Alabama Spanish Conversation class use interactive theater to connect with Latino children.

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