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UA NAMES NEW DEAN OF GRADUATE SCHOOL – Dr. Susan Carvalho, associate provost for internationalization and interim associate provost and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Kentucky, has been named associate provost and dean of the Graduate School at The University of Alabama. Details: Richard LeComte, media relations,, 205/348-3782.

SOCIAL WORK PARTNERS WITH TUSCALOOSA EMS FOR ALTERNATIVE CARE — The University of Alabama School of Social Work and the city of Tuscaloosa have partnered to strengthen its EMS Prevention Program, which assists vulnerable populations in identifying and using appropriate community resources to lessen the frequency of nonemergency calls to 911. EMS personnel work with UA Social Work students to assess needs and barriers to care – mental health, medication, chronic illnesses – and, if needed, dispatch alternative care teams in lieu of full medical emergency teams, which often require more vehicles and personnel. For more information, contact David Miller, UA Media Relations, at 205/348-0825 or

MAY INTERIM CLASSES Professors at The University of Alabama are offering a number of thought-provoking and unusual classes during UA’s May Interim session, which runs through Friday, May 27. Class subjects include fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, the television series “Mad Men,” planning a mock wedding and knitting. Details: Contact Richard LeComte, media relations,, 205/348-3782.

JONES GALLERY SHOWCASES MINIATURE ART – A new exhibit at UA’s Paul R. Jones Gallery in downtown Tuscaloosa features miniatures through Friday, July 22. The exhibit, “In Miniature: Small Pictures from The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art,” was curated by Emily Bibb, the gallery’s collections manager, and is free and open to the public. The Paul R. Jones Gallery honors the late Paul R. Jones who, during his lifetime, amassed one of the largest collections of African-American art in the world. Jones donated more than 2,100 pieces of his collection, now valued at $10.3 million, to UA in 2008. The gallery is at 2308 Sixth St. in downtown Tuscaloosa. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the first Friday of every month from noon to 8 p.m. For more details, contact Courtney Corbridge, communications specialist, College of Arts and Sciences, 205/348-8539, or UA media relations, 205/348-5320.

UA RESEARCHERS EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES WITH UPGRADED ATOM PROBE TECHGNOLOGY – A new, powerful microscope recently installed at The University of Alabama will expand exploration into nanotechnology and geological sciences, helping research into fundamental science and spurring economic development. For more information, contact Adam Jones, UA media relations, at 205/348-6444 or

CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES — The University of Alabama invites local high school students — incoming freshmen through graduating seniors — to sign up for the Summer 2016 Creative Writing Camp. The Creative Writing Camp will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. each weekday from Monday, June 6, to Friday, June 17, in 301 Morgan Hall on the UA campus. No previous creative writing experience is required. Tuition is free, and free parking can also be arranged. The instructors will be writers who are graduate students in UA’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program. Details: Meghan Tear Plummer,, 337/499-7648.


The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.