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UA in the News: April 17, 2015

UA hosts Service Member to Civilian Summit – Honors College produces film about Bay of Pigs

Beeler Honored as 2015 ‘Last Lecture’ Speaker at UA

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” That maxim comes from Spanish writer and philosopher George Santayana, but that idea would fit right in with Dr. John F. Beeler, professor of history at The University of Alabama.

UA’s Culverhouse Marks 30th Anniversary of Executive MBA Program

The Culverhouse College of Commerce celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Executive MBA Program at The University of Alabama with a rooftop reception at the Renasant Bank in downtown Tuscaloosa today from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

UA Honors Faculty, Students and Residents at Excellence in Community Engagement Awards Luncheon

The UA Council on Community-Based Partnerships will honor leaders in community engagement at the ninth annual Excellence in Community Engagement awards luncheon Friday, April 17, at the Bryant Conference Center. The program begins at 10 a.m. with research poster presentations, and the awards program starts at 11:30. The council also will celebrate UA’s 2015 Carnegie recognition as an engaged institution and award the first Zachary Dodson Memorial Scholarship.

UA Ceremony to Mark Arbor Day

The University of Alabama grounds department will celebrate Arbor Day, Friday, April 24, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the north side of Woods Hall. The ceremony will be at the new location of a 25-year-old Japanese maple tree that the grounds department moved from the Peter Bryce campus in January.

UA in the News: April 16, 2015

UA to hold Service Member to Civilian Summit – Retired nurse establishes scholarship at UA – UA students present research at national conference – Three student teams win business plan competition – Friel joins UA as museum director – UA law student interns with U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee – and more…

UA National Alumni Association Names Distinguished Alumni for 2015

The University of Alabama National Alumni Association recently named the recipients of its top awards.

UA Economics Professor Receives Burnum Award

A pioneer and leading scholar in the field of the political economy of terrorism, Dr. Walt Enders, professor of economics in The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce, is the 2015 recipient of one of the highest honors the University bestows on its faculty— the Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award.

UA Scholars Seek to Bridge Gap Between Communities, Researchers

A team of University of Alabama scholars aims to strengthen the relationships between researchers and the communities they study via a new grant.

UA in the News: April 15, 2015

New design for dash cam wins UA business plan competition – UA students raise awareness of human trafficking – Social Work, HES host child abuse conference – Ten apparel design students to compete in Emerging Designer competition – UA researchers report on retirement savings, economic cost of child abuse – UA experts comment on unionization of community-college instructors, Cuba’s removal from terror list – and more…

Sleep Out Event to Educate UA Students About Homelessness

The Impacting Poverty Team for The University of Alabama Center for Sustainable Service and Volunteerism will hold its annual Sleep Out on the Quad event from 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, until 6 a.m. Thursday, April 23, on the soccer fields near the Student Recreation Center.

Lindly Receives UA Engineering’s Hackney Leadership Award

The University of Alabama College of Engineering’s Dr. Jay K. Lindly, professor of civil engineering and director of the University Transportation Center for Alabama, is the 2015 T. Morris Hackney Endowed Faculty Leadership award recipient.

UA’s History Comes to Life during Guided Tour

The Alabama Museum of Natural History and the Gorgas House Museum hosts its first Living History Tour April 25. Through guided tours, visitors will learn from fascinating figures who have earned their spot in Alabama’s history, including the Gorgas family.

UA in the News: April 14, 2015

UA prof receives grant for wheelchair study – Rural Health Conference to include cooking challenge – Battle gives J. Craig Smith Business Lecture – UA study shows economic cost of child abuse – UA experts comment on BP oil spill, government issues in Ghana – Theatre department presents ‘42nd Street’ – and more…

Cramer, Maddox to Speak at Child Maltreatment Conference on UA Campus

Dr. Debra Nelson-Gardell is an organizer of “A Blue Ribbon Event: Leading the Way in Protecting our Children – An Alabama Legacy of Innovation and Leadership,” a mini-conference to be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on April 20 at the Child Development Research Center on The University of Alabama campus.

UA Student News for April 14, 2015

Click on to view UA Student News on UA’s website if you have problems reading the email subscription. APPLICATION/NOMINATION DEADLINES Student Government Association directors. Applications available at through April 16. Sign-ups for mandatory interviews: SGA office at 2617 Ferguson Center. More information: or 348-3326. Student Government Association standing committees, April 18. Applications: […]

UA Honors Five Distinguished Engineering Fellows

The University of Alabama College of Engineering honored five alumni by inducting them into its 2015 class of Distinguished Engineering Fellows.

UA Student Selected for Multicultural Internship Program

Monsurat “Momo” Olugbode, a master’s student in advertising and public relations at The University of Alabama, was chosen for an internship program, sponsored by the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

Three UA Student Teams Win Culverhouse Business Plan Competition

Three University of Alabama student teams are on their way to starting their own businesses after winning the Culverhouse College of Commerce’s 2015 Edward K. Aldag Jr. Business Plan Competition.

UA in the News: April 11-13, 2015

UA professor, student measure intensity of helmet impacts – UA archaeologists dig at Rickwood Field – UA team to assist children with wheelchairs – UA research looks at costs of child abuse – Law School honors student who died in wreck – UA hosts health fair in Holt – and more…

UA Preview

This week at The University of Alabama: Service Member to Civilian Summit set for April 16-17 – Rural Health Conference features cooking challenge – UA student wins ‘People’s Choice’ award at 3MT conference – Stran to conduct wheelchair study – Ten UA students chosen for Emerging Designer competition – UA astronomer discusses Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary – UA experts comment on online dating, credit card use – Events include fashion show, personal finance challenge, summit on protecting children from abuse

UA’s Arty Party to Benefit Theatre Program with ‘Cast Party’

The 11th annual Arty Party fundraiser will be held Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at The Pavilion at Cypress Inn. All proceeds will benefit theatre scholarships in UA’s department of theatre and dance.

UA Students Win Regional Mark of Excellence Awards

Students from The University of Alabama won a number of awards from the Society of Professional Journalists’ annual contest.

UA Matters: Thinking of Online Dating? A Few Items to Consider

The University of Alabama’s Dr. Christopher Lynn offers do’s and don’ts to consider regarding online dating

UA in the News: April 10, 2015

Students, faculty compete for $100K at UA startup competition – Education expert comments on Common Core – UA tobacco marketing expert to speak – UA Law professor comments on cell phone video in criminal cases – Theatre, dance students to perform – and more …

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