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UA Social Work Students Help Provide Alternative Care to Tuscaloosa Residents

The University of Alabama School of Social Work and the city of Tuscaloosa have partnered to strengthen its EMS Prevention Program, which assists vulnerable populations in identifying and utilizing appropriate community resources to lessen the frequency of non-emergency calls to 911.

UA Offers Free Creative Writing Camp for Students in High School

The University of Alabama invites local high-school students — incoming freshmen through graduating seniors — to sign up for the Summer 2016 Creative Writing Camp.

UA’s Plank Center Names 2016 Mentoring Honorees

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations announces 2016 “Milestones in Mentoring” honorees.

4 UA Students Win Holle Award

The University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences 2016 Holle Awards for creativity in communication honored five students with a total of $50,000 in cash prizes.

UA Hosts Letters About Literature Award Ceremony for Alabama Winners

The Alabama winners of the 23rd Letters About Literature competition have been selected and will be announced at a ceremony held in their honor at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at The University of Alabama’s Gorgas Library, room 205.

Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12, according to read.gov. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write a letter to the author about how the work impacted their lives. The letters are divided into three levels and are judged by each state affiliate for the Center of the Book.

UA’s Paul Jones Gallery of Art Showcases Miniature Art

Forget murals and mammoth outdoor sculptures. The new exhibit at The University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Gallery in downtown Tuscaloosa is featuring art at the other end of the spectrum—not big paintings, but miniatures—through July 22.

UA’s Insurance Research Center Produces Tornado Preparedness Guide

The Alabama Center for Insurance Information at The University of Alabama, in partnership with others, has produced the 2016 Tornado Preparedness Guide & Insurance Tips for the state of Alabama.

UA’s Living History Festival Brings Historical Figures to Life

The West Alabama community is invited to meet historical figures from The University of Alabama’s past, learn a little about what life was like during their lifetime and make connections to the present during the second annual Living History Festival on April 23.

UA’s Documenting Justice Course to Screen Films at Bama Theatre

The University of Alabama Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility and the UA department of telecommunication & film will host the 10th Annual Documenting Justice film screening at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa. The screening is free and open to the public. The five short documentaries that will premiere were created by non-film majors who dedicated a year to learning how to document and analyze culture and social experience – and communicate about issues of justice and injustice in Alabama – through videography.

In UA Lecture, Researcher to Discuss Coping With Health-Related Adversity

A leading researcher in clinical health psychology will deliver the 2016 Michael Dinoff Memorial Lecture on Friday, April 22 at The University of Alabama.