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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.

NASCAR’s Integrated Marketing Communications Managing Director to Speak at UA

David Higdon will open students to the world of NASCAR at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in 216 Reese Phifer. The event is free and open to the public. As the integrated marketing communications managing director of NASCAR, Higdon plays a major role in the development of communication strategies and in overseeing communication initiatives across the company. Higdon will discuss the initiatives UA’s Program in Sports Communication has established with NASCAR.

UA to Compete Against Texas A&M in Bone Marrow Registry Drive

The University of Alabama’s Be The Match On Campus student organization will hold a drive to add student names to the bone marrow registry and provide hope for blood cancer patients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, and Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Ferguson Theatre. The drive, which is part of Be The Match’s first Cheek Week challenge, is being held in competition with the Texas A&M University chapter of Be The Match on Campus.

UA Women’s Resource Center to Host Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

The Women’s Resource Center at The University of Alabama is recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month by hosting a series of events to help eliminate the problem of dating and domestic violence in the Tuscaloosa area.

Structural Expert Named Drummond Chair in Civil Engineering

With more than 30 years of experience in reinforced concrete structures and earthquake engineering, Dr. Michael E. Kreger recently joined the faculty at The University of Alabama as the Garry Neil Drummond Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering.

Pulitzer-Prize Photographer Jose Galvez Featured in UA Lecture, Exhibit

The University of Alabama’s Crossroads Community Center is hosting a photography exhibit, reception and lecture featuring Jose Galvez, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist. The exhibit will be in the Ferguson Student Center Art Gallery.

UA Offers Wellness Promotion, Free Flu Shots to Students at Health Fair

The University of Alabama Student Health Center’s department of health promotion and wellness will host the annual fall student health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, on the Ferguson Center plaza.

UA Sales Program Hosts Career Fair to Connect Students with Employers

The University of Alabama Sales Program will host a sales and marketing career fair from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Ferguson Center’s third floor ballroom. “Connect 2014” will feature recruiters representing more than 35 companies — including Belk, AT&T and Frito-Lay — that are hiring for full time jobs and internships.

UA UnlockED Offers Screening of Documentary on Education

UA UnlockED, a student-run organization at The University of Alabama dedicated to improving educational equality, will host a documentary screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in 120 Lloyd Hall on campus. The event is free and open to the public. The featured film will be “Waiting for ‘Superman,’” which analyzes the failures of the American public education system by following the journey of several students striving to be accepted into a charter school.

Exchange Program To Give UA Students International Experience

The University of Alabama will partner with a German institution in a student exchange program aimed to provide students deep international industrial, educational and cultural experiences.

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