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UA Alumni Establish $1.5 Million Endowment for School of Accountancy

University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce alumnus Gary Fayard and his wife, Nancy, have made a $1.5 million gift to the College to create the Fayard Endowed Chair in Accounting, the largest endowment in the history of the Culverhouse School of Accountancy, a division of the Culverhouse College of Commerce.

Med Students to Follow Patients Throughout Care in UA Pilot Program

Third-year medical students at The University of Alabama have an opportunity to follow a patient over time through the health care system as part of an innovative new program being piloted this year.

UA Enrollment Tops 36,000; Freshmen Bring Record Scores, GPAs

Enrollment at The University of Alabama reached a record high 36,155 students this fall, and includes an outstanding freshman class.

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.

UA’s Culverhouse Partners with Lockheed Martin to Create Research Lab

The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce is partnering with advanced technology company Lockheed Martin to combine academia and industry to create a first-of-its-kind data analytics laboratory to help companies better compete in a global economy.

UA Researchers to Embark on New Search for Mysterious Dark Matter

Three University of Alabama physicists are among dozens of researchers planning and developing a new international search for dark matter – invisible material scientists believe makes up roughly 27 percent of the universe’s mass.

Shrimp, 30,000 Volts Help UA Start-up Land $1.5 Million for Uranium Extraction

The U.S. Department of Energy selected a University of Alabama start-up company for an approximate $1.5 million award to refine an alternative material to potentially extract uranium from the ocean.

Hood Named Interim Vice President for Student Affairs at UA

University of Alabama President Judy Bonner has named Dr. Steven Hood as interim vice president for student affairs.

Nelson Named Dean of UA College of Communication and Information Sciences

Dr. Mark Nelson has been named dean of the College of Communication and Information Sciences at The University of Alabama. Nelson has served as vice president for student affairs and vice provost for academic affairs at UA since 2008 and has been a member of the College of Communication and Information Sciences’ faculty for more than 20 years.

Google Grant Helps UA Professor Offer Online Training to Teachers Nationwide

Dr. Jeff Gray, professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, will lead a free, online course this summer to train high-school teachers in a new computer-science course and future College Board AP exam.

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