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UA In the News: Feb. 28-March 2, 2015

UA researcher studies shark skin – UA prof, grad student publish history of barbecue – Theatre group pays homage to Tennessee Williams – UA student starts ONE chapter – Gorgas Library displays Black History artifacts – UA dance majors perform in ‘Frozen’ – and more …

UA’s Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity Hosts Bone-Marrow Registration

The University of Alabama’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity is sponsoring a Be the Match on Campus bone-marrow registration drive from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the fraternity house, 202 University Blvd. on campus. The event is the fraternity’s second Hadley Drive, which began as a search for a bone-marrow donor match for Hadley Mercer, the infant daughter of UA alumnus and fraternity member Brad Mercer. A match was found for Hadley, but the drive will continue in her honor to help register more potential donors in the hopes of saving more lives.

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This week at The University of Alabama: Friel joins UA as director of Alabama Museum of Natural History – UA experts comment on FCC’s Open Internet Order, community college funding, tips for online apparel shopping and getting out of debt – RISE students celebrate Dr. Suess’s birthday – Moundville Park features Southeastern Indian shell carving

Friel Ready to Lead UA’s Natural History Museum

Dr. John Friel from Cornell University is the new director of the Alabama Museum of Natural History at The University of Alabama.

UA Matters: The Do’s and Don’ts of Online Apparel Shopping

The University of Alabama’s Babs Davis, an instructor in clothing, textiles and interior design, offers some “do’s” and don’ts” for online shopping beginners.

UA Students to Present at National Research Conference

Six University of Alabama undergraduate students will present their research findings April 16-18 at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

UA in the News: Feb. 27, 2015

UA survey says business leaders see education as biggest issue for state – UA expert comments on caring for aging parents – Japanese delegation to visit UA – UA theatre to present two-night tribute to Tennessee Williams – UA students take part in Global News Relay – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell launches oral history project in partnership with UA, other schools – Alabama Public Radio hosts Kitchens of Consequence tour

UA In the News: Feb. 25-26, 2015

City finance committee approves $2 million for expansion of Bryant Conference Center – Summit to support student-parents – Sophomore named Miss University of Alabama – UA theatre stages “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” – Bragg to be featured at Chattanooga writers program – Star Wars characters visit Supe Store – Students enjoy snow

UA’s Culverhouse College of Commerce Offers New Marketing Analytics Online Degree

A leader in business analytics education, The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce offers a new, online degree — Master of Science in Marketing with a specialization in marketing analytics.

UA Survey Reveals Education-Workforce Training Top Issue Facing State

Education, including workforce training, is the top issue facing the state, according to a survey of Alabama’s state business executives conducted by University of Alabama researchers.

UA Alumnus, CEO of Halyard Health to Discuss Company Transformations

Robert Abernathy, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Halyard Health, Inc., will present “Transforming a Company” for the Helen Crow Mills and John Carroll Mills Lecture Thursday, March 5 at 3 p.m. in the Mortar Board Room, room 300, of the Ferguson Student Center on campus.

Japanese Government Delegation Visits UA

A delegation led by Yasuo Saito, former Japanese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Russia and France, will visit The University of Alabama March 3 for a lunch and symposium on Japanese society, business, technology and culture.

State Engineering Hall of Fame Inducts New Class

The State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted five individuals and honored three engineering projects during a recent ceremony at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National.

UA in the News: Feb. 24, 2015

Protective Life/Dai-ichi Life give $2 million to UA business school – UA establishes Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship – Sophomore wins Miss UA title – The Box designed for campus storytelling – UA study recommends increase in state troopers – High school students win awards at ASPA convention at UA

UA Theatre Students to Perform Tributes to Tennessee Williams

University of Alabama theatre students will perform dramatic readings from the plays of Tennessee Williams, including performances from “Glass Menagerie” and “A Streetcar Named Desire,” on March 2 and 3 as part of a tribute to Williams and his friendship with Dr. Marian Gallaway, longtime professor of theatre at UA and director of UA’s department of theatre from 1947-1973.

UA Student News for Feb. 24, 2015

Click on http://uanews.ua.edu/student to view UA Student News on UA’s website if you have problems reading the email subscription. GUIDELINES FOR UA STUDENT NEWS Students are reminded that all campus events and activities should be placed on the UA Events Calendar. To submit an event, use the online form at http://events.ua.edu/submit. Readers of UA Student […]

UA’s Culverhouse Receives $2 Million Gift from Japanese and Birmingham Companies

  TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce received a $2 million gift today from Tokyo, Japan-based Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited and Birmingham-based Protective Life Corporation. A portion of the funding will be used to endow a professorship in partnership with Protective, Dai-ichi and the Culverhouse College of Commerce called […]

UA in the News: Feb. 21-23, 2015

UA selected as NSF Innovation Corps site – UA hosts regional Science Olympiad – Poet Hank Lazer honored with Harper Lee Award – UA study on state troopers cited – UA experts comment on efforts to hinder Iran’s nuclear program, raising taxes in Alabama, drugs that work differently in men and women – Tuscaloosa civil rights leaders reflect on ‘Bloody Tuesday’ – Science Sunday held at UA museum – and more…

Caldwell Named UA Distinguished Research Professor

The University of Alabama’s Board of Trustees has named Dr. Guy Caldwell, UA professor of biological sciences, a University Distinguished Research Professor.

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This week at The University of Alabama: National Entrepreneurship Week events planned – UA experts comment on community college funding, law enforcement efforts to combat deep web – UA faculty offer tips for getting out of debt, paying for a child’s education – Days of service planned in Tuscaloosa, Marion – Star Wars characters visit Supe Store – Moundville resumes Saturday in the Park

UA Matters: Smart Steps for Getting Out of Debt

The University of Alabama’s Dr. Melissa Wilmarth offers steps that will help you reduce your debt level.

UA in the News: Feb. 20, 2015

Tuscaloosa Exchange Club honors UAPD officer – UA to hold summit on helping veterans transition to civilian life – UA traffic research cited – UA expert comments on Alabamians’ ties to their state – Music prof plays euphonium concert – and more…

UA’s C&IS Hosts Second Speaker on Future of Communication

The University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences is hosting its second speaker to discuss a strategic planning process for the future of the College.

UA in the News: Feb. 19, 2015

UA Education Policy Center reports on community college funding – UA experts comment on ‘skinny shaming’ – Student: Bryce plan shows UA’s commitment to university experience – Moundville Archaeological Park hosts ‘Knap-In’ – Events include free legal clinic, lecture on LED technology, career fair – and more…

‘Star Wars’ Characters Coming to Event at UA’s SupeStore

Darth Vader and other characters from “Star Wars” will bring the Force to The University of Alabama for a sales event from 1 to 4 p.m.. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at UA’s SupeStore in the Ferguson Center.

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