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UA in the News: March 27, 2015

Mobile high schoolers sign with UA Early College – UA students to help with Kiwanis’ Pancake Day – Blue Angels fly over UA

UA Partnering with MSU, AU on Water Resource Issues

Researchers from The University of Alabama, Mississippi State University and Auburn University are formally collaborating to advance water resource issues in their respective states and around the globe.

UA Social Work Alumna to Deliver Honors Day Convocation

Latrelle Porter, executive director of Hospice of West Alabama, will deliver The University of Alabama School of Social Work’s Honors Day Convocation Friday, April 3 in room 120 of Farrah Hall.

UA in the News: March 26, 2015

UA nursing students to study in Cambodia – Blue Angels fly over UA – UA Parenting Assistance Line offers free advice – UA expert comments on potent tobacco – UA study finds state trooper shortage – MIS program partners with MedPass Health – Speaker addresses injustice in food system – UA program assists student-parents

UA’s Honors Week 2015 to Include Tapping on the Mound

The University of Alabama will recognize the achievement of outstanding students and faculty during Honors Week activities on campus from Monday, March 30, to Sunday, April 5. The Tapping on the Mound ceremony, a tradition since the early 1900s, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, on the Mound at the west side of the UA Quad (rain location will be Moody Music Building Concert Hall). University honoraries Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, Blue Key National Honor Society and Anderson Society will induct members.

UA Town Hall Features Discussion of Alabama Education

“Making the Grade: Reforming Alabama’s Education” will be the topic of a University of Alabama Honors College Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 30, in the Ferguson Center Forum on The University of Alabama campus.

UA’s Gorgas House Museum Develops New Civil War Exhibit

The University of Alabama’s Gorgas House Museum will display a new exhibit on the Gorgas family and their experiences during the Civil War beginning on April 3, the day before the 150th anniversary of the burning of UA’s campus by Union forces.

Annual Civil War Lectures Series to be Held at UA

A series of lectures about the Civil War — the 19th annual J.C.C. Sanders Lecture Series — will be held Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Gallery of the Alabama Museum of Natural History on The University of Alabama campus.

University Medical Center at UA Expands Evening Hours

The University Medical Center, which is operated by The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, will expand its evening hours beginning next month in an effort to increase access to health care for West Alabama residents.

UA’s Plank Center to Celebrate 2nd Annual ‘Betsy Day’

The celebration honors The University of Alabama organization’s namesake, the late public relations pioneer Betsy Plank.

USAA Executive to Address UA Students

Wendi Strong will give the 2015 Koten Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by The University of Alabama’s Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations.

UA in the News: March 25, 2015

UA students help middle schoolers in rocket contest – Novelist to speak at UA – STEM Path to the MBA co-hosts Startup Weekend – UA expert comments on ways to sleep better – UA student leads engineering team working on Camaro – Panhellenic Easter egg hunt planned – and more…

UA’s Rural Health Conference Features Cooking Challenge

This year’s Rural Health Conference, slated for April 17 at The University of Alabama, will feature a “cooking challenge.”

UA Hosts Statewide High School Personal Finance Challenge

The University of Alabama College of Human Environmental Sciences department of consumer sciences will host the Alabama Personal Finance Challenge April 14.

UA in the News: March 24, 2015

Sankofa African-American Museum on Wheels visits UA – UA to host Service Member to Civilian Summit – UA prof comments on ways to sleep better – UA study says more state troopers needed – Communication studies to host colloquia – CHES to bring back cookbook – UA Revive members empower high schoolers – Al’s Pals president focuses on volunteerism – CHOM to host Duck Derby at UA pool

UA Student News for March 24, 2015

Click on to view UA Student News on UA’s website if you have problems reading the email subscription. APPLICATION DEADLINES Project Health Fall 2015 Internships, March 25. Applications and more information: SOURCE director positions, March 31. Applications and more information: Student Involvement “genius” positions, March 31. Applications and more information: GREEK AFFAIRS […]

UA’s Holle Awards Will Give $10,000 to Outstanding Student Writers, Speakers

The College of Communication and Information Sciences will recognize three outstanding students in the areas of media writing, public speaking and screenwriting with newly created annual awards.

UA’s Panhellenic Association Hosts 2015 Easter Egg Hunt

The Alabama Panhellenic Association will host its annual Easter egg hunt for the Tuscaloosa community on the front lawn of the President’s Mansion Sunday, March 29. 

UA Hovercraft Team Preparing for Race Against Rival, Others

A team of University of Alabama engineering students are set to race in the Third Annual University Hoverbowl Challenge near Tuscaloosa March 28.

UA in the News: March 14-23, 2015

SGA president-elect participated in CNN panel, visited hometown city council – UA grad students’ company receives Alabama Launchpad funding – UA study says more state troopers needed – UA researcher discovers glass in volcanic ash – UA prof studies history of barbecue – Archaeologists dig at Rickwood Field – UA experts comment on IAEA and Iran’s nuclear program, efforts to catch child pornography users, smoking and e-cigarettes, legal decisions – and more…

UA Preview

This week at The University of Alabama: ‘Sankofa African-American Museum’ visits campus – Diversity expert to speak – UA launches cybercrime minor – UA physicists to work on Large Hadron Collider – Nursing prof looks at emotional intelligence in nursing education – UA experts comment on March Madness and the media, finding a good nursing home and involving children in community service – Events include speech team showcase, Easter egg hunt, Startup Weekend, rocket contest, hovercraft race, Moundville program

UA Engineering Students Host Rocket Contest at Nearby Middle School

A water-rocket contest among middle-school students March 24 is the culmination of an outreach effort by students from The University of Alabama.

Founder of Purity Wholesale Grocers to Present UA Lecture on Life after College

Jeffrey A. Levitetz, founder and chair of the Florida-based Purity Wholesale Grocers Inc. and an alumnus of The University of Alabama, will present “Welcome to the Real World: How to Prepare for Life After College,” Tuesday, March 31 at 3:30 p.m. in room 226 of Lloyd Hall on the UA campus.

UA Computer Science Students Recognized for Research in National Contest

Two University of Alabama students studying computer science recently finished in the top five at a national computer-science contest.

UA Matters: Tips for Finding a Good Nursing Home

The University of Alabama’s Dr. Heather Carter-Templeton offers the following tips to help you determine the right nursing home for a loved one.

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