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UA’s Plank Center Co-Sponsors Study on Diversity in PR Firms

While members of a leading association of public relations professionals remain dissatisfied with the level of diversity and inclusion on their communication teams, few are being held accountable for developing and implementing strategies to improve. This is the key finding of a recent study conducted by Syracuse University and funded and released by the PRSA Foundation and the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations at The University of Alabama.

UA In the News — June 29

Accountability in public relations firms — UA Dean’s and President’s lists — and more.

UA In the News — June 28

Incoming students keep UA staff members busy — Keeping cool from a sports science perspective — and more.

UA Selects Incoming Freshmen for University Fellows Experience

The University Fellows Experience, housed in the Honors College at The University of Alabama, has selected 34 freshmen for the incoming Class of 2020. The Honors College selected these members from a pool of more than 660. The selected members represent 17 states.

UA In the News — June 25-27

Programs help disabled workers — Free civil rights exposition — Wheelchair basketball recruits — and more.

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This week at The University of Alabama: ‘Remembering 4 Little Girls’ exhibit to open – Branding course created for Olympic athletes – Researchers study intersection of sports, technology in new center – Robotics team advances in NASA challenge – Special ed majors learn alongside students with intellectual disabilities – Program prepares West Alabama teachers for new science standards – Expert shares benefits of eating carbs

UA In the News — June 24

UA team wins honors in NASA robotics competition — Professor’s play hits stage in NYC — Alum reads to children — and more.

UA In the News — June 23

UA pipeline for rural doctors — UA professor’s play goes to Manhattan — Recipient of a Plank Center fellowship — and more.

UA In the News — June 22

UA professor’s film tops festival — Helping Olympic athletes with their brands — Coach is an Everyday Hero — and more.

UA In the News — June 21

New UA center focuses on athletics and techology — Team takes fourth place in EcoCar competition — UA professor’s film wins award — and more.

UA In the News — June 18-20

Highlighting Chancellor Witt’s achievements — Dealing with tragedy — Dean’s List — and more.

UA Professor’s Work Wins ‘Best Film’ at Black Film Festival

University of Alabama theatre professor Seth Panitch’s first full, feature-length film, “Service to Man,” was awarded the grand jury prize for best film at the 20th American Black Film Festival Sunday.

The film was one of 25 selected to be showcased at the festival, which is the largest of its kind in the country. The festival is dedicated to bringing awareness of entertainment content made by and about people of African descent to a worldwide audience. The festival was held in Miami June 15-19.

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This week at The University of Alabama: Branding course created for Olympic athletes – Researchers study intersection of sports and technology in new center – Robotics team advances in NASA challenge – Special ed majors learn alongside students with intellectual disabilities – Program prepare West Alabama teachers for new science standards – Experts share benefits of eating carbs, explain technique for reducing stress

UA Undergraduate Student Earns Parkinson’s Research Fellowship

A senior microbiology major at The University of Alabama has been awarded a summer fellowship by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and American Parkinson Disease Association.

UA Matters: Benefits of Eating Carbohydrates

When eaten strategically in amount and type, carbohydrates can serve as a key player in not only losing weight but maintaining weight loss, says a University of Alabama nutritionist.

UA In the News — June 17

More on the SidelinER — Program to help student-veterans –Honoring a former UA president — and more.

UA Trustees Establish Sport Technology Research Center

The University of Alabama will be home to a new center whose researchers will study the intersection of sports and technology, involving Crimson Tide athletics in an innovative approach to improve training and performance of athletes across the world.

UA In the News — June 16

UA unveils statue of Chancellor Robert Witt; Sorority row photo gallery — The science of alligator attacks — and more.

UA’s Plank Center Announces Selections for Educator Fellowship Program

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations at The University of Alabama has announced the seventh class for its Fellowship for Educators program. Nine educators will have the opportunity to enhance their skills, as they will be placed in the offices of sponsoring organizations this summer.

UA In the News — June 15

New partnership between UA and VA — UA students chip in for free tax prep — Lessons for facing Alzheimer’s — and more.

Veteran, UA MBA Student Receives Tillman Scholarship

Dan Walters, a graduate student pursuing an MBA and a Juris Doctor degree at The University of Alabama, is one of 60 students nationwide selected as a 2016 Tillman Scholar.

UA Robotics Team Advances in NASA Centennial Challenge

After winning one NASA robotics contest, a team of engineering and computer science students from The University of Alabama successfully completed the first leg of another high-profile NASA robotics contest.

Two UA Students Recognized by National Fraternity Conference

Two University of Alabama students have received an Undergraduate Award of Distinction from the North-American Interfraternity Conference for 2016.

UA In the News — June 14

UA students kayak for conservation — Using mindfulness to lower stress — Get used to the heat now — and more.

Dean’s List Students Named for UA Spring 2016 Term

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A total of 10,270 students enrolled during the 2016 spring semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 (or above) or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s). The UA Dean’s and President’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. […]