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Culverhouse College of Commerce Dean welcomes Lockheed Martin

UA’s Culverhouse Partners with Lockheed Martin to Create Research Lab

The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce is partnering with advanced technology company Lockheed Martin to combine academia and industry to create a first-of-its-kind data analytics laboratory to help companies better compete in a global economy.

UA Enrollment Tops 36,000; Freshmen Bring Record Scores, GPAs
Sep 16, 2014

Enrollment at The University of Alabama reached a record high 36,155 students this fall, and includes an outstanding freshman class.

UA UnlockED Offers Screening of Documentary on Education
Sep 16, 2014

UA UnlockED, a student-run organization at The University of Alabama dedicated to improving educational equality, will host a documentary screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in 120 Lloyd Hall on campus. The event is free and open to the public. The featured film will be “Waiting for ‘Superman,’” which analyzes the failures of the American public education system by following the journey of several students striving to be accepted into a charter school.

Artwork by UA Interior Design Professor on Display
Sep 16, 2014

A restrospective exhibit of artwork and design by Beverly A. Kissinger, assistant professor of interior design in The College of Human Environmental Sciences, runs through Saturday, Sept. 27, in the second floor gallery of Doster Hall on The University of Alabama campus.

UA School of Social Work Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Sep 16, 2014

Dr. David Becerra, assistant professor of social work at Arizona State University School of Social Work, will deliver a lecture in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month Monday, Sept. 22, at The University of Alabama School of Social Work.

Exchange Program To Give UA Students International Experience
Sep 15, 2014

The University of Alabama will partner with a German institution in a student exchange program aimed to provide students deep international industrial, educational and cultural experiences.

Thai Educators to Study Middle-School Science Research, Practice at UA
Sep 15, 2014

Six Thai educators arrived in Tuscaloosa Sunday for a three-day tour of University of Alabama science education facilities, lectures by UA faculty, and classroom observation at two Tuscaloosa-area middle schools.

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Sep 15, 2014

This week at The University of Alabama: Author to lecture on ‘Why Football Matters’ – UA researchers co-author study on lipids – Professor wins public health award – UA experts offer tips on teaching kids to drive, preventing West Nile Virus – Thai educators visit UA – Professor presents first lecture in ‘Russia and the Modern World’ series

UA Matters: Teaching Kids How to Drive
Sep 15, 2014

It’s no wonder that a teen with a driver’s license can give concerned parents pause. So, what can parents do to help their teen be better prepared to drive? The University of Alabama’s Amy Walker offers a few suggestions.

UA Engages in Intervention Pilot Program for Childhood Obesity
Sep 12, 2014

Faculty from The University of Alabama and community members from Alabama’s Black Belt region have been awarded $45,000 to support a childhood obesity prevention plan through Project UNITED’s Intervention Pilot Program.

RecycleBama at UA to Raise Environmental Awareness in September
Sep 11, 2014

RecycleBama, a subcommittee of the Student Government Association at The University of Alabama, will kick off a month-long environmental campaign with a campus cleanup event beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in front of the Ridgecrest South residential complex on campus.

UA’s Huxford Symphony Orchestra Opens 2014 Season
Sep 11, 2014

The University of Alabama’s Huxford Symphony Orchestra is preparing to hit all the right notes in this year’s 2014-2015 season, which begins Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Frank Moody Music Building on UA’s campus.

Betty Shirley Golf Tourney to Benefit UA’s CrossingPoints
Sep 10, 2014

The Betty Shirley Annual Golf Tournament benefiting CrossingPoints is set for Sept. 25 at Ol’ Colony Golf Course in Tuscaloosa.

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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: 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 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 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.

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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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El Teatro

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

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‘Brain Matters’ Takes Over Air Waves

By day, B.J. Guenther serves as a counselor for The University of Alabama Counseling Center. After hours, she is the creator and host of the Center’s Brain Matters radio show, which discusses mental health in a more casual setting to help fight the stigma that still exists when talking about mental health issues.

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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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