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This week at The University of Alabama: Sports management, PR students to work at college football opener – UA researcher finds drinkers, abstainers react similarly to alcohol cues – UA’s secondary math ed program earns national recognition – Wetland flooding research takes new approach – UA professor comments on mass shootings – Experts offer tips on watching weight during tailgating season, planning a wedding on a tight budget

“Year of Utopia” Kicks Off at UA

The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s book “Utopia,” which told the tale of an ideal island of the same name, with a yearlong series of events that will include themed lectures and courses.

Bill Nye the “Science Guy” to Speak at UA

Bill Nye, a popular scientist, engineer, author, inventor and comedian, will speak at The University of Alabama’s Moody Music Concert Hall Monday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.

UA Matters: Watching your Weight while Enjoying a Football Tailgate

Football season is a time for friends, family, football and, maybe most importantly, food. However, this popular season may be troublesome for those trying to watch their weight while participating in food and drink-focused tailgates. Here are my top tips for making good choices at a football tailgate gathering. Do NOT show up to the […]

UA in the News: Aug. 28, 2015

Bill Nye to speak at UA – UA researcher finds similar neural reactions among drinkers, abstainers – UA experts comment on mass shootings, Cruz and Trump teaming up to host rally

UA in the News: Aug. 27, 2015

UA researcher analyses link between gun ownership rate and mass shootings – UA experts comment on journalist shootings – UA prof studies reactions to alcohol cues – UA doctor comments on rural health care funding – UMC opens Northport location – Bama Dining cuts ribbon on Greens to Go location – UA students’ documentary on the Coast Guard’s response to Katrina airs – and more…

UA Research Reveals U.S. Has Disproportionate Amount of World’s Mass Shootings

A country’s civilian gun ownership rate is the strongest predictor of its rate of public mass shootings, a correlation that is reflected in the United States’ disproportionate percentage of public mass shootings relative to its population, according to new research at The University of Alabama.

UA Alumni among Social Work Hall of Fame Honorees

The University of Alabama School of Social Work will induct three new members into its Hall of Fame Oct. 2.

UA in the News: Aug. 26, 2015

UA researcher finds correlation between gun ownership rate and mass shootings – Pierce named UA vice president for advancement – Engineering student awarded Eisenhower Fellowship – UA experts comment on Evergreen Cemetery, Scottish university’s proposal to end religious studies program – UA to host public sky viewing – and more…

Former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive to speak at UA

Former Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, in Graves Hall 118 on The University of Alabama campus. The talk is free and open to the public. Slive will discuss his tenure as SEC commissioner, specifically addressing the evolving role of the media during his time.

UA Research Finds Similar Neural Reactions among Drinkers, Abstainers

College students who are light alcohol drinkers or abstainers react the same when they see alcohol as those who drink regularly or binge drink, according to a researcher at The University of Alabama.

UA Student News for Aug. 25, 2015

Click on to view UA Student News on UA’s website if you have problems reading the email subscription. Submit your news at DEADLINES Wednesday, Aug. 26, is the deadline for domestic undergraduate and graduate students to enroll in the University’s sponsored health insurance plan. General information is available at Following is additional […]

UA in the News: Aug. 25, 2015

UA expert’s study shows correlation between gun ownership and public mass shootings – UA mobile hearing center to target rural counties – Photos of George Washington Carver on display at UA’s Jones Gallery – Consulting firm named Manderson Partner of the Year – Fulbright Scholars to share experiences, advice at panel discussion

UA’s RISE School Hosts ‘Buy for Rise’ this Weekend

The University of Alabama’s RISE School hosts its second largest fundraiser of the year, Buy for RISE, this weekend.

NSA, DHS Bestow Distinction on UA Cyber Defense Program

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security recently designated The University of Alabama a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research.

UA in the News: Aug. 22-24, 2015

UA researcher finds correlation between civilian gun ownership rate and mass shootings – UA biologist finds low cost approach to studying wetlands – UA student awarded Eisenhower grant – UA experts comment on Donald Trump’s candidacy, Tuscaloosa County’s jobless rate – Fundraiser to support RISE – and more…

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This week at The University of Alabama: UA expert finds relationship between civilian firearm ownership rate and public mass shootings – ‘Raising Mia’ mother to speak at Social Work conference – Secondary math education program earns national recognition — UA researcher takes new approach to flooding research – UA experts offer tips for planning a wedding on a budget, making creative school lunches – Events include Mike Slive presentation, UMC-Northport grand opening, Child Development conference

Pierce Named Vice President for Advancement at UA

University of Alabama President Stuart R. Bell has named Robert D. Pierce II as vice president for advancement.

Costume Design Process Depicted in Exhibit at UA Gallery

Research, sketches, mock-ups, photographs and actual costumes curated by The University of Alabama’s Donna Meester will be displayed Sept. 4-25 at UA’s gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa.

UA Secondary Math Education Program Earns Designation

The Secondary Math Education program in the College of Education at The University of Alabama has received National Recognition from the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics.

ADPH Notifies UA of TB Case involving UA Student

Alabama Department of Public Health officials have notified The University of Alabama that a student enrolled on campus during the Spring 2015 semester is receiving treatment in another state for an active case of tuberculosis.

UA Matters: Planning a Wedding on a Tight Budget

The University of Alabama’s Kimberly Boyle offers some cost-cutting tips on the big day.

UA in the News: Aug. 21, 2015

Lilly Ledbetter to speak at UA Blackburn Institute’s symposium – UA researchers develop new approach for wetland studies – UA psychologist studies platonic relationships – UA to partner with BBJ on awards – Back to school photos

UA Professor Honored for Contributions to Chemical Engineering

A University of Alabama professor will be recognized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for contributions to separation technologies.

‘Nurturing Families’ Focus of UA Social Work-Sponsored Conference

The University of Alabama School of Social Work will host its 14th Annual Fall Social Work Conference Aug. 27-28.

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