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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

UA Launches Search for Inclusivity Leadership Position This Fall

The University of Alabama is launching the process to create and fill a leadership position to guide UA’s continued commitment to enhancing the campus environment through equity and inclusion.

UA In the News — Aug. 11

UA professor’s deep-sea explorations — Winner of the Harper Lee prize — Law professor presides at forum — and more.

UA Student News for Aug. 10, 2016

Click on to view UA Student News on UA’s website if you have problems reading the email subscription.   EVENTS Learn about University Libraries while enjoying free ice cream on the Quad in front of Gorgas Library on Aug. 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. First-year and transfer students can meet new people, […]

UA In the News — Aug. 10

UA students help out at Vance Elementary — Communication Hall of Fame — UA student in the Bluecoats — and more.

UA In the News — Aug. 9

UA Communication Hall of Fame — UA Honors College help out in Moundville — Therapy for pain — and more.

Cook Political Report Editor to Speak at UA’s Blackburn Symposium

Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report and columnist for the National Journal, will be the keynote speaker in the annual Gloria and John L. Blackburn Academic Symposium at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Ferguson Center on The University of Alabama campus.

UA In the News — Aug. 6-8

UA holds graduation — Camp 1831 freshmen perform service projects — African-American student celebration — and more.

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This week at The University of Alabama: Honors students work at area schools – Students’ environmental efforts highlighted – Service-learning in Marion – ‘Week of Welcome’ begins Saturday

UA’s 2016 Week of Welcome Features Service, Events and Fun

Service projects, a convocation and several meet-and-greet activities highlight The University of Alabama’s Week of Welcome, or “The WOW Factor,” for freshmen, transfer and returning students beginning Saturday, Aug. 13.

UA Announces 2016 Communication Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2016 Communication Hall of Fame inductees are Rick Bragg, Eli Gold, James Spann and George Stewart. The annual Communication Hall of Fame dinner will be Thursday, Oct. 6, in the North Zone at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

UA In the News — Aug. 5

UA move-in starts — Women in politics — Ecological issues in China — and more.

Summer 2016 Graduates Announced at UA

The University of Alabama will award some 1,537 degrees during spring commencement Saturday, Aug. 6.

UA’s Honors College Schedules Week of Action-Oriented Service Activities

More than 250 University of Alabama Honors College freshmen and upper-class leaders will begin the fall semester with community service projects through Alabama Action, Outdoor Action and Black Belt Action from Monday, Aug. 8, to Friday, Aug. 12.

UA In the News — Aug. 4

Nick’s Kids luncheon — Tied with the Tide — UA aids rural healthcare — and more.

White House Panel Discusses New Study by UA’s Insurance Research Center

A new study on the resale value of fortified home construction by The University of Alabama’s Insurance Research Center was the topic of discussion Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the White House.

UA In the News — Aug. 3

UA’s Fan Day set — Students start to move in — Alumni kickoff party — and more.

UA In the News — Aug. 2

CrossingPoints Summer Bridge Program holds graduation — Early move-in is nigh — UA track athlete heads to Olympics — and more.

UA In the News — July 30-Aug. 1

UA dance group prepares for Edinburgh festival — UA expert discusses bullying — UA student advances in television competition — and more.

UA to Hold Summer Commencement Exercises

The University of Alabama will hold its summer commencement exercises Aug. 6 at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.

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This week at The University of Alabama: UA to hold commencement – Robing ceremony celebrates black student achievement – Incoming students participate in day of service – Professor explores ocean’s floor – Women needed to evaluate watermelon-flavored beverages