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UA In the News — July 29

UA expert comments on Uber in Birmingham — Preserving historical records — Advertisements about runaway slaves — and more.

UA In the News — July 28

UA’s RISE school graduation rehearsal — Students talk about new Harry Potter tale — The “sole” of innovation — and more.

UA Brings 2016 Rural Health Scholars to Campus

Two select groups of students from across Alabama recently were on The University of Alabama campus for the 2016 Rural Health Scholars and Rural Minority Health Scholars programs in UA’s College of Community Health Sciences.

UA Engineering Students Recognized for Smart Shoe Insole

Two students studying electrical engineering at The University of Alabama were recognized recently for designing and crafting a wireless shoe insole that monitors activity users can track on a mobile phone app.

UA In the News — July 27

String camp makes beautiful music — Economic report projects slower growth for Alabama — EDGE center continues to grow — and more.

UA’s SGA Receives Awards from SEC Universities

The University of Alabama Student Government Association received two awards from the Southeastern Conference Student Government Awards at the SEC Student Government Exchange ceremony in July in Gainesville, Florida.

UA In the News — July 26

UA political scientists analyze the Democratic National Convention — Roadwork on University Boulevard concludes — The new Supe Store — and more.

UA Center Reports Alabama Economy Expected to Grow Slowly in 2016

Alabama’s economy is expected to grow 1.9 percent in 2016 while the state’s businesses remain relatively cautious about hiring, according to a midyear report released by The University of Alabama’s Center for Economic and Business Research. The expected growth for 2016 is slightly lower than the 2.4 percent grow seen in 2015.

UA In the News — July 23-25

New UA Supe Store opens — UA students boost literacy, community health in Jasper — A journalistic revolution — and more.

UA Professor to Join Scientists Exploring the Deep Ocean

On Thursday, The University of Alabama’s Dr. Kevin Kocot will join 21 other marine scientists for training in the use of research submersibles. The scientists will collect animal, coral and sediment samples from the Atlantic Ocean’s bottom.

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This week at The University of Alabama: RISE graduation – Professor to explore ocean’s floor –High-school students test homemade boats in campus swimming pool – Women needed to evaluate watermelon-flavored beverages

UA In the News — July 22

UA engages with the community through program to expand comprehensive health care in West Alabama — A master plan for a lake near Jasper — Cardboard boats — and more.

UA Secures $8 Million Contract to Implement Integrated Health Care in Alabama

The University of Alabama School of Social Work and the Alabama Department of Mental Health have partnered on an $8 million project to expand an innovative substance abuse and mental health program to underserved areas of West Alabama.

UA In the News — July 21

UA New College students make a difference in Jasper — STEM camp continues — Willie Mays statue with UA ties — and more.

Supe Store, Starbucks to Open New UA Location Friday

A retail space combining a new University of Alabama Supply Store and a Starbucks Coffee Company featuring drive-thru service opens Friday, July 22.

UA In the News — July 20

UA professor helps Birmingham to say “Hey” to a baseball legend — UA STEM Camp — UA professors discuss the GOP convention — and more.

UA Center Releases Guide to Help Coastal Communities Prepare for Disasters

The University of Alabama’s Insurance Research Center released a guide today to help homeowners on the Gulf Coast prepare for weather-related disasters. The guide was produced by the Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research at The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce in partnership with Smart Home America and Coastal Alabama Partnership.

UA Gallery Hosts UA/UAB Joint Faculty Art Exhibit

In an unprecedented event, the work of art and art history faculty from The University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham will be displayed from Friday, Aug. 5 to Friday, Sept. 30 at the UA Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa.

UA In the News — July 19

Willie Mays statue — National Merit Scholarship students — UA student experiences a Mobile tunnel — and more.

Business Confidence Declines, but Remains Positive, According to UA Center

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Confidence in the economy has somewhat declined among Alabama businesses, according to the third quarter “Alabama Business Confidence Index” released by The University of Alabama’s Center for Business and Economic Research. The report, released in June, indicates that Alabama business executives continue to see expansion in the Alabama economy, but they are somewhat […]

UA Professor Helped Create Willie Mays Statue, Unveiling Scheduled for July 20

The recently completed life-sized bronze statue of National Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays will be officially unveiled at the home of the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team at Regions Field Wednesday at 4 p.m. on the 14th Street side of the stadium.

UA In the News — July 16-18

Husband, wife inducted together into Marine Corps — Author wins UA Harper Lee prize — Political future for a U.S. senator — and more.

UA Preview

This week at The University of Alabama: Education expert to discuss potential Pell funding increase – UA to host entrepreneur camp – Public invited to Old Cahawba archaeology days — UA, YMCA deliver summer reading opportunities – Conservatives less interested in empirical data, research indicates – Initiative seeks to improve health in Pickens County –Women needed for research study – High school students conclude camp on social work  — Expert available to comment on conventions, vice presidential picks

UA Professor Emeritus Receives Legendary Geoscientist Medal

Dr. Ernest A. Mancini, professor emeritus in geological sciences at The University of Alabama, has received the 2016 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal from the American Geosciences Institute.

UA In the News — July 15

UA center warns about Pokemon Go safety — More on parenting and job performance — and more.