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UA Adapted Athletics to Hold ‘Night of Champions’ Celebration

UA Adapted Athletics and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will celebrate the program’s successes during “Night of Champions,” Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Bryant Conference Center on the UA campus.

Challenge Generates $3.6 Million in Support for UA’s Culverhouse Students

More than 1,000 donors participated in a Florida business executive’s challenge to support University of Alabama business students, generating more than $3.6 million for young UA scholars within three months.

Transformers Toys Provide Key Character Lessons, UA Researcher Says

Parents looking for holiday gifts that instill character should check out the Transformer toys and DVDs, a University of Alabama researcher says.

UA-Affiliated Technology Aims to Improve Drinking Water

A method of cleaning drinking water with light is being tested and developed at The University of Alabama with the hope of creating a product available for homes and businesses.

UA Education Professor Named University Distinguished Research Professor

The University of Alabama Board of Trustees has named Dr. Stephen Thoma, professor of educational psychology at The University of Alabama, a University Distinguished Research Professor.

CrossingPoints to Begin $2.5 Million Expansion Program on UA Campus

CrossingPoints, a student transition program on The University of Alabama campus, is growing in both size and reach through a $2.5 million grant to help create a bridge to higher education for those with intellectual disabilities.

UA Engineering Students, Athletics Work Together for Medical Tent

A collaboration between Crimson Tide Athletics and the College of Engineering, a collapsible tent designed to limit distractions during medical evaluations while providing better privacy for student athletes at The University of Alabama has been introduced this football season.

‘Forever Crimson’ Theme of 2015 UA Homecoming

The University of Alabama’s annual Homecoming celebration will run from Sunday, Oct. 4, to Saturday, Oct. 10.

UA Enrollment Tops 37,000

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Enrollment at The University of Alabama reached a record 37,100 students this fall, and it includes another academically talented freshman class. Total enrollment is up by 945 students, a 2.6 percent increase from fall 2014. “The University continues to attract talented students,” said UA President Stuart R. Bell. “We are pleased they selected […]

UA Research Reveals U.S. Has Disproportionate Amount of World’s Mass Shootings

A country’s civilian gun ownership rate is the strongest predictor of its rate of public mass shootings, a correlation that is reflected in the United States’ disproportionate percentage of public mass shootings relative to its population, according to new research at The University of Alabama.