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‘Pleasantville’ Wins 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal have announced that Attica Locke, author of “Pleasantville,” will receive the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Locke is the sixth winner of the prize. The prize, authorized by Lee, is given annually to a book-length work of fiction that best […]

UA In the News — July 14

UA collaborates on YMCA summer reading program — Pokemon Go at UA — UA experts talk about politics — and more.

UA Political Science Professors Offer Expertise on Vice President Picks

With the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ready to announce a running mate by the end of the week, and both the Republican and Democratic national conventions taking place within the month, political science faculty members at The University of Alabama are ready to help analyze the results.

UA In the News — July 13

UA students can seek VA medical treatment on campus — ‘The Producers’ features UA students — UA professor’s book receives award — and more.

UA to Conduct STEM Entrepreneurship Camp for Students in High School

About 40 students from eight area high schools will have the opportunity to improve their knowledge and application of science, technology, engineering, and math while developing their entrepreneurship skills at The University of Alabama.

UA American Studies Professor Wins Award For Best Book On Popular Music

Dr. Eric Weisbard, an associate professor of American studies at The University of Alabama, has been awarded the 2015 Woody Guthrie Award for outstanding book on popular music for his book “Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music.”

UA In the News — July 12

UA expert weighs in on smoothies and health — UA experiences significant growth — and more.

UA In the News — July 9-11

UA engineering professor weighs in on U.S. infrasctructure — Camp for children with diabetes — Parenting styles and workplace behavior — and more.

UA Study Shows Stark Differences in How Conservatives, Liberals See Data

Conservatives are less interested than liberals in viewing novel scientific data, according to a psychology researcher at The University of Alabama.

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This week at The University of Alabama: UA, YMCA deliver summer reading opportunities – Conservatives less interested in empirical data, research indicates – Initiative seeks to improve health in Pickens County – Professors create branding course for Olympians – Severe Weather Forum Sunday –  ‘4 Little Girls’ Exhibit Continues  

UA Matters: Juicing and Smoothie Considerations

The University of Alabama’s Sheena Quizon Gregg shares things to remember before incorporating a juicing or smoothie regimen as part of your regular dietary intake.

UA “In the News” — July 8

UA theatre professor talks about “Hamilton” alumnus — Wheelchair basketball camp — Media impact on social justice — and more.

UA, Pickens Partnership Aims to Improve Rural Area’s Health, Education

The University of Alabama has teamed with Pickens County to provide learning opportunities for students while improving the health and well-being of the rural county of nearly 20,000.

UA “In the News” — July 7

New UA Supe Store — ABT intensive at UA — Bass Team catches first place — and more.

Forum at UA to Discuss Safety During Severe Weather at Outdoor Events

The University of Alabama along with American Meteorological Society will host a panel discussion among meteorologists and event organizers on weather safety during outdoor events.

UA’s OAR, Historical Commission to Host Archaeology Days at Old Cahawba

The Alabama Historical Commission and The University of Alabama’s Office of Archaeological Research invite the public to participate in three days of investigation, presentations and discovery of the mysterious town of Old Cahawba during Old Cahawba Public Archaeology Days.

UA “In the News” — July 6

Camp Seale Harris at UA — and more.

UA Researcher Finds Link between Parenting Styles, Workplace Behaviors

A University of Alabama business researcher studied manager-employee relationships in the workplace and found a link between parenting styles and workplace behaviors.

UA’s APR Recognized Internationally for ‘Bloody Sunday’ Coverage

In recent weeks APR has received the national “Kaleidoscope Award” for outstanding achievements in coverage of diversity presented by the Radio-Television Digital News Association, the “Bronze Radio Award” from the New York Festivals International Radio Competition, two first place Public Radio News Directors Incorporated awards for “best short documentary” and “best use of sound” in addition to being named the “Most Outstanding News Operation” in the state by the Alabama Associated Press for the fifth year in a row.

UA In the News — July 2-5

Stillman to offer OLLI courses — UA student continues in ‘American Ninja Warrior’ — Old Cahawba history — and more.

UA Develops Model for Greek Community Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Alabama has developed an action plan that provides a model to promote inclusion in the recruitment process for its Greek community. The model captures three years of focused effort, which began in fall 2013 and resulted in increasingly diverse new member sorority classes in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

UA Program Brings Undergrad Chemistry Researchers to Campus

Fourteen college students from a wide variety of academic programs participated in the summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program in chemistry at The University of Alabama in 2016.

UA In the News — July 1

Teaching kids to swim — Effects of Brexit on housing prices in Alabama — Traffic safety — and more.

UA In the News — June 30

Alabama Science in Motion program — Keeping guns away from angry people — Fraternity Row — and more.

UA Swim to the Top Participants to be Recognized at Luncheon

Participants ages 4 to 14 and University of Alabama and local officials will celebrate Swim to the Top, a four-week program designed to save lives and improve the health of at-risk children and youth, at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at the Benjamin Barnes Branch YMCA.