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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’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 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.

‘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 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’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 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 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.

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.

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