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UA in the News: Oct. 24, 2014

UA’s Culverhouse School of Accountancy receives $1.5 million gift – Bonner, Saban to be inducted into Alabama Academy of Honor – UA president named to SEC commissioner search committee – CBER releases Alabama Business Confidence Index – UA rowing facility opens

UA Alumni Establish $1.5 Million Endowment for School of Accountancy

University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce alumnus Gary Fayard and his wife, Nancy, have made a $1.5 million gift to the College to create the Fayard Endowed Chair in Accounting, the largest endowment in the history of the Culverhouse School of Accountancy, a division of the Culverhouse College of Commerce.

Two Teams Compete in Final Round of James P. Hayes Jr. Moral Forum Debate Tournament

Two pairs of University Honors 101 Moral Forum students at The University of Alabama will compete for $10,000 in scholarships in the final round of the ninth annual James P. Hayes Jr. Moral Forum debate tournament at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in UA’s Ferguson Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Establishes Scholarship at UA

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has established the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Scholarship for Students with Spinal Cord Injury at The University of Alabama.

UA in the News: Oct. 23, 2014

Alabama Rowing’s new boathouse opens today – UA experts comment on Ebola, indictment of Alabama speaker of the house – Former AEA head leaves estate to UA College of Education – Simulator demonstrates dangers of drunk driving – UA School of Law assists with free legal clinic – and more…

UA Panhellenic Association Offers Sorority Row Trick-or-Treat

The University of Alabama’s Panhellenic Association will host the annual Sorority Row Trick-or-Treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27. Children from the Tuscaloosa area ages 12 and younger are invited to dress up in Halloween costumes without masks and visit the lawns of the campus sorority houses on Magnolia and Colonial drives for candy and activities. Tutwiler and Harris residence halls will also host trick-or-treaters.

UA Criminal Justice to Host Interactive Discussion on Ferguson, Mo. Events

Scholars, law enforcement officials and community activists will participate in “From the Station to the Sidewalks: An Informed Discussion of Police and Community Relations in Light of Ferguson,” a panel discussion to be held Oct. 27 on The University of Alabama campus.

Nielsen to Discuss Disability in American History at UA’s Gladney Lecture

Dr. Kim Nielsen knows American history is made up of disparate voices, but some of those voices are often overlooked. Nielsen, a professor at the University of Toledo, works to include those voices and viewpoints in The University of Alabama’s 2014 Rose Gladney Lecture for Justice and Social Change Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in room 205 of Smith Hall.

Renowned Tuba Player to Perform at UA’s Moody Music Hall

Tuba specialist Øystein Baadsvik has traveled the world, but his upcoming performance at The University of Alabama is his first trip to the Yellowhammer State. Baadsvik performs and offers a master’s lecture in the Moody Music concert hall Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

UA in the News: Oct. 22, 2014

Ebola expert to speak at UA – UA physician comments on fear of Ebola – UA students help spruce up elementary schools – Public invited to view star clusters, nebulae – ESPN producer to speak on campus – and more…

UA’s Student Judiciary to Offer Coaching Character Discussion

The University of Alabama Student Government Association’s Student Judiciary will host its third annual Coaching Character lecture series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Ferguson Center ballroom on campus.

UA Vedic Society Celebrates Festival of Lights with Music, Dance

The University of Alabama Vedic Society will celebrate Diwali — the festival of lights –with music and dance from 6 to8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in 300 Ferguson Center on campus.

UA Students to Perform Service Projects at Area Schools

The University of Alabama’s Center for Sustainable Service and Volunteerism is offering the second SERVE Better Together service event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Central and Maxwell elementary schools in the Tuscaloosa area.

UA In the News: Oct. 21, 2014

UA School of Music presents spooky concert – Paul Hubbert leaves estate to UA – UA prof’s study looks at media coverage of women at Olympics – UA hosts recruitment event – Library collection represents history of print culture – Career Center helps students find jobs – Music students perform solo recitals

UA Student News for Oct. 21, 2014

Click on to view UA Student News on UA’s website if you have problems reading the email subscription. DEADLINES Homegrown Alabama leadership applications, Oct. 21 Ignite UA applications, Nov. 3, 4:45 p.m., 1040 Student Activity Center Presidential Village THIS MONTH Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food drive, ongoing through Nov. 21 Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month, ongoing […]

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.

ESPN Producer to Speak at UA on Role of Hispanic Journalists

Hugo Balta, coordinating producer for ESPN, will speak on the role of Hispanic journalists in the media at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in The University of Alabama’s Lloyd Hall, room 324.

UA’s 57 Miles Program Returns to Marion to Work at High School

About 40 freshmen and 10 student leaders from The University of Alabama will perform service projects at Francis Marion High School in Marion from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. The projects include painting the interior of the main entrance, landscaping the grounds and cleaning classrooms.

UA in the News: Oct. 18-20, 2014

EPA awards UA students grant for sustainability contest – UA student receives AWWA scholarship – UA sculptors raise money for Children’s Hospital – UA experts comment on university presidential searches, formation of local union at Mercedes-Benz plant, unemployment rates – Cuban poet to present poetry, music – UA Dance Marathon raises funds for Children’s Hospital – Chi Omega hosts breakfast to benefit Make-a-Wish – Alabama basketball teams scrimmage on Quad – and more…

The Ebola Crisis: Virologist to Present Lecture at UA

Dr. Michael B.A. Oldstone, a National Academy of Sciences member and a University of Alabama visiting professor, will present “Ebola: The Current Plague and Crisis,” Oct. 22 in a talk on the UA campus.

UA’s Guide to What to Watch for in 2014 Midterm Elections

The most exciting aspect of the 2014 midterm elections boils down to a race for six seats in the U.S. Senate. That’s what it will take for Republicans to take a majority in the Senate. While many pundits consider three races to be a lock—or nearly so—for Republicans, The University of Alabama has you covered on just what these elections could mean down the road.

UA Preview

This week at The University of Alabama: Two hundred researchers to attend NanoBio Summit – UA student team selected for EPA competition – UA prof discovers links between arthritic pain, depression and sleep – Grants to expand Coping Power program – UA prof tests use virtual reality as a key to stemming adolescents’ marijuana use – Study shows students’ views on evolution shaped by church attendance – UA experts comment on midterm elections, watching for signs of language delay in children – Events include lecture, poetry reading, service project and Halloween concert

UA School of Music Hosts Haunting Halloween Performance

Some songs carry a haunting melody, and the organ studio at UA’s School of Music presents a ghostly performance on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Moody Music Concert Hall.

Engineering Professor to Receive UA’s Blackmon-Moody Award

Dr. Gregory B. Thompson, professor of metallurgical and materials engineering at The University of Alabama, will receive the 2014 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award at an Oct. 24 ceremony.

UA Researcher Finds Links among Depression, Sleep Problems, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Patricia Parmelee, director for the Center for Mental Health and Aging at The University of Alabama, has discovered links between high levels of pain and symptoms of depression exacerbated by a combination of sleep disturbances due to pain.

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