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UA Professor Helped Create Willie Mays Statue, Unveiling Scheduled for July 20

The recently completed life-sized bronze statue of National Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays will be officially unveiled at the home of the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team at Regions Field Wednesday at 4 p.m. on the 14th Street side of the stadium.

UA Develops Model for Greek Community Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Alabama has developed an action plan that provides a model to promote inclusion in the recruitment process for its Greek community. The model captures three years of focused effort, which began in fall 2013 and resulted in increasingly diverse new member sorority classes in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

UA Program Brings Undergrad Chemistry Researchers to Campus

Fourteen college students from a wide variety of academic programs participated in the summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program in chemistry at The University of Alabama in 2016.

UA Swim to the Top Participants to be Recognized at Luncheon

Participants ages 4 to 14 and University of Alabama and local officials will celebrate Swim to the Top, a four-week program designed to save lives and improve the health of at-risk children and youth, at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at the Benjamin Barnes Branch YMCA.

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.

Veteran, UA MBA Student Receives Tillman Scholarship

Dan Walters, a graduate student pursuing an MBA and a Juris Doctor degree at The University of Alabama, is one of 60 students nationwide selected as a 2016 Tillman Scholar.

UA Robotics Team Advances in NASA Centennial Challenge

After winning one NASA robotics contest, a team of engineering and computer science students from The University of Alabama successfully completed the first leg of another high-profile NASA robotics contest.

Two UA Students Recognized by National Fraternity Conference

Two University of Alabama students have received an Undergraduate Award of Distinction from the North-American Interfraternity Conference for 2016.

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