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Pierce Named Vice President for Advancement at UA

University of Alabama President Stuart R. Bell has named Robert D. Pierce II as vice president for advancement.

UA Research Reveals U.S. Has Disproportionate Amount of World’s Mass Shootings
Aug 27, 2015

A country’s civilian gun ownership rate is the strongest predictor of its rate of public mass shootings, a correlation that is reflected in the United States’ disproportionate percentage of public mass shootings relative to its population, according to new research at The University of Alabama.

UA Alumni among Social Work Hall of Fame Honorees
Aug 27, 2015

The University of Alabama School of Social Work will induct three new members into its Hall of Fame Oct. 2.

Former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive to speak at UA
Aug 26, 2015

Former Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, in Graves Hall 118 on The University of Alabama campus. The talk is free and open to the public. Slive will discuss his tenure as SEC commissioner, specifically addressing the evolving role of the media during his time.

UA Research Finds Similar Neural Reactions among Drinkers, Abstainers
Aug 26, 2015

College students who are light alcohol drinkers or abstainers react the same when they see alcohol as those who drink regularly or binge drink, according to a researcher at The University of Alabama.

UA’s RISE School Hosts ‘Buy for Rise’ this Weekend
Aug 25, 2015

The University of Alabama’s RISE School hosts its second largest fundraiser of the year, Buy for RISE, this weekend.

NSA, DHS Bestow Distinction on UA Cyber Defense Program
Aug 25, 2015

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security recently designated The University of Alabama a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research.

UA Preview
Aug 24, 2015

This week at The University of Alabama: UA expert finds relationship between civilian firearm ownership rate and public mass shootings – ‘Raising Mia’ mother to speak at Social Work conference – Secondary math education program earns national recognition — UA researcher takes new approach to flooding research – UA experts offer tips for planning a wedding on a budget, making creative school lunches – Events include Mike Slive presentation, UMC-Northport grand opening, Child Development conference

UA Secondary Math Education Program Earns Designation
Aug 24, 2015

The Secondary Math Education program in the College of Education at The University of Alabama has received National Recognition from the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics.

ADPH Notifies UA of TB Case involving UA Student
Aug 24, 2015

Alabama Department of Public Health officials have notified The University of Alabama that a student enrolled on campus during the Spring 2015 semester is receiving treatment in another state for an active case of tuberculosis.

UA Matters: Planning a Wedding on a Tight Budget
Aug 24, 2015

The University of Alabama’s Kimberly Boyle offers some cost-cutting tips on the big day.

‘Nurturing Families’ Focus of UA Social Work-Sponsored Conference
Aug 21, 2015

The University of Alabama School of Social Work will host its 14th Annual Fall Social Work Conference Aug. 27-28.

Procter & Gamble Executive Trades Office for UA Business Classroom
Aug 20, 2015

World-class information technology strategist Dr. Filippo Passerini has been appointed executive professor of business analytics at The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce for the 2015-16 academic year.

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Late Night at the Ferg: ONYX '15

As part of UA's 2015 Week of Welcome, students took part in Onyx '15, an event that showcased cultural and Greek organizations, and featured a fashion show, Step show and performance by the Afro-American Gospel Choir.

First Day of Class
August 20th, 2015University of Alabama students started the Fall semester on Aug. 19, 2015. Listen to what some of them had to say about their first day of class.

Alabama Action
August 20th, 2015Many University of Alabama honor students spent their first week on campus giving back to their new community through the 15th annual Alabama Action project. This year's projects, which were planned and implemented by the students, took place at two Tuscaloosa County elementary schools.
For more information on the Honors College at The University of Alabama, please visit

Move in with President Stuart Bell
August 17th, 2015Dr. Stuart Bell, President of The University of Alabama, welcomed students as they moved into their residence halls. He also thanked the volunteers who worked tirelessly to help the 8,500 students get settled in their new rooms.

An interview with UA Panhellenic President Olivia Acker
August 6th, 2015The University of Alabama's Sorority Fall Formal Recruitment begins on Friday, August 7. UA Panhellenic President, Olivia Acker, has been preparing for the largest sorority recruitment in the nation for the past year.

Bell Named UA President
June 18th, 2015The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama System has named Dr. Stuart R. Bell president of The University of Alabama.
The appointment will be effective July 15.
To learn more about Dr. Bell, please visit

Dr. Judy Bonner delivers the 2015 Spring Faculty/Staff Address
April 8th, 2015On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, UA President, Dr. Judy Bonner, spoke to faculty and staff at the Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting.

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Gardening While You Learn

Can’t get your child to eat his or her fruits or vegetables? University of Alabama research indicates gardening could change that.

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‘The Bees, I Just Quite Like Them’

Some people enjoy tracking spring’s first robin. Others … well … they get their buzz from focusing on smaller winged creatures.

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Who Will Heal? Climate Change Disrupts Ancient Medical Tradition in Andes

Climate change is impacting Peruvian farmers and those who heal them. A UA researcher documents the story on film while trying to help sustain an ancient medical tradition.

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Measuring Flooding’s Impact on ‘Last line of Defense’

Weirs allow researchers to simulate the effects of flooding on crucial coastal wetlands.

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Pieces of the Past

UA researchers reanalyze trove of Tennessee Valley artifacts spanning 13,000 years.

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Partners in Better Health

Volunteers, including those enrolled in UH 120 Diabetes and Obesity and UH 400 Medicine and Community, operate a health-screening center in an underserved area of Tuscaloosa.

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