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UA In the News — Aug. 26

UA professor receives grant for flood protection study — Star-gazing on campus — Companies graduate from The Edge — and more.

UA In the News — Aug. 25

UA assists victims of Louisiana floods — A new ride-share program — Veterans Hospital job fair — and more.

UA Appoints New Summersell Chair

Dr. Lesley Jill Gordon, former professor of history at the University of Akron, is the new Charles Grayson Summersell Endowed Chair of Southern History at The University of Alabama.

UA Astronomy to Host Public Star Gazing Events

The University of Alabama’s department of physics and astronomy invites members of the community to attend a series of public nights this season to look at the heavens through UA telescopes.

UA Names Director of Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies

Early modern literary scholar Dr. Michelle M. Dowd has been named Hudson Strode Professor of English and the new director of The University of Alabama’s Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies.

UA In the News — Aug. 24

UA’s plan for growth — Center for Academic Success expands — North Lawn Hall opens — and more.

Sale to Benefit UA’s RISE Center

“Buy for RISE,” a charity sale and silent auction, will raise money for The University of Alabama’s RISE Center Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27, at the center, 600 Johnny Stallings Drive, across from University Medical Center.

UA Psychology Professor Honored for Contributions to Geropsychology

Dr. Forrest Scogin, professor of psychology at The University of Alabama, received the American Psychological Association Committee on Aging’s Award for the Advancement of Psychology and Aging at its annual convention earlier this month.

UA In the News — Aug. 23

Virtual sandbox teaches about floods — RISE Center holds sale — Workplaces still dominated by men — and more.

UA In the News — Aug. 20-22

UA helps out Hobson City celebration — Seeking tenure-track faculty — UA student aims for Paralympics — and more.

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MONDAY, AUG. 22 – SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2016 BEST BETS WHEELCHAIR TENNIS PLAYER TRAINING FOR PARALYMPICS  – Shelby Baron, a Hawaii native and UA communicative disorders major, will compete for the United States Women’s Wheelchair Tennis team in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, which begin Sept. 7. Baron, who is training for her first […]

In the News — Aug. 19

Expert discusses Olympics coverage — Aiding flood victims in Louisiana — Banking conference planned — and more.

UA In the News — Aug. 18

UA classes begin — UA president addresses class — Researchers to look at IPOs from 1996 — and more.

UA Announces Strategic Plan for Advancing the Flagship

The University of Alabama today unveiled a five-year strategic plan to serve as the roadmap for its future success.

UA In the News — Aug. 17

UA professor leads key police forum — UA student from Shelby County gets a solo — Three friends come to UA — and more.

UA Law School to Host Conference on Bank Director, Officer Responsibilities

Legal scholars and members of the banking community will visit The University of Alabama School of Law Aug. 26 to discuss bank director and officer responsibilities.

UA Awarded Research Grant to Focus on Entrepreneurship, Business Growth

The University of Alabama was awarded a $100,000 grant to support research to understand the factors leading to the successes and failures of businesses that went public in 1996, the largest initial public stock offering class on record.

UA Launches Search for Provost

The University of Alabama announced today it is beginning its search for a new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

UA In the News — Aug. 16

UA’s Ripple Effect — Women in Olympics coverage — Commentary by UA experts on politics — and more.

UA’s Paul Jones Gallery Showcases #blackgirls4change: Hobson City 9 Exhibit

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— A total of 29 images taken by young African American girls from Hobson City will be on display at The University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa from Wednesday, Aug. 24, through Friday, Sept. 30. The exhibit, “#blackgirls4change: The Hobson City 9, Cultivating Community and Creating Change,” is free and […]

UA In the News — Aug. 13-15

UA Sorority Rush ends — Dancer from Dothan has big plans — Week of Welcome — and more.

Fruit-Fly Diet Impacts Descendants, UA Researcher Finds

For a fruit fly, what its grandparents ate may affect how much it weighs. But the passing down of a body type based on diet is not a simple cause and effect, a University of Alabama researcher has found.

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This week at The University of Alabama: Students begin ‘Week of Welcome’ – Obesity, Genetics and Diet – Women dominating primetime Olympic Coverage – Commentary available on health insurance costs – Tort liability fears may reduce mental health care options for patients at risk for suicide

Successful UA Fall Sorority Recruitment Concludes

Of the 2,683 young women who attended the first round of events for Fall 2016 formal recruitment at The University of Alabama, 93 percent (2,488 women) received bids from the 16 Panhellenic sororities that participated in recruitment.

UA In the News — Aug. 12

Men in Suits — UA student volunteers in West Virginia — UA searches for chief diversity officer — and more

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