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UA English Professor Wins 2016 Mark Twain Award for Midwestern Literature

Michael Martone, a professor of English and creative writing at The University of Alabama, was selected as the winner of the 2016 Mark Twain Award for Distinguished Contributions to Midwestern Literature.

UA Psychology Professor Garners NIH Research Award

Dr. Ian McDonough, assistant professor of psychology at The University of Alabama, has been named a winner of the Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Honors, a paper competition of the National Institutes of Health.

Student-driven UA Special Olympics Teams Lead Unified Sports Initiative

Add The University of Alabama’s Unified Special Olympics team to its ever-growing list of national champions.

For Second Straight Year, UA Engineering Students Win NASA Contest

Alabama Astrobotics took top prize at the NASA Robotic Mining Competition, besting student teams from 45 other institutions in the challenge to build a robot capable of navigating and excavating simulated Martian soil.

UA Student Team Wins National Competition

The University of Alabama’s Bateman Team has won first place in the 2016 Bateman Case Study Competition in Chicago.

Department of Energy Selects UA Engineering Graduate for Fellowship

A recent graduate from The University of Alabama College of Engineering was one of 27 students nationwide selected for a highly-competitive graduate fellowship in computational science from the U.S. Department of Energy.

UA Graduates Receive Fulbright Awards for 2016-17

Seven University of Alabama alumni and graduate students have won Fulbright awards for 2016-17.

UA’s Bateman Team to Compete in National Public Relations Competition

A team of students from The University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences will present a comprehensive public relations plan to raise awareness of the Student Veterans of America organization at the 2016 Bateman Case Study Competition. UA’s team is one of three in the nation selected to present their plan and will compete against Loyola University New Orleans and Samford University.

Training by UA Professors Helps Head Start Program Win Recognition

A Head Start program in Hale County that is the beneficiary of a grant to University of Alabama faculty has received recognition from a national organization. At the 12th International PATHS Conference in Chicago, the Hale County Head Start center was recognized as a PATHS Model School. The Hale County Head Start is based in Sawyerville and overseen by Community Service Programs of West Alabama.

UA School of Law and ABA Journal Name Finalists for Harper Lee Prize

The University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal have announced the finalists for the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. The three books chosen to compete for the prize are: “Allegiance” by Kermit Roosevelt; “Pleasantville” by Attica Locke; and “Tom & Lucky and George & Cokey Flo” by C. Joseph Greaves.