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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.

UA’s CrossingPoints Holds Graduation

Jamaica Cooper had a negative attitude and was doing anything to try and fit in. Cooper, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, struggled to accept whatever physical limitations she had. She was different, and that was OK. But it wasn’t until she enrolled in CrossingPoints at the University of Alabama that she was able to become a confident and happy young woman.

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.

2 UA Students Recognized at Honors Research Conference

Two students from The University of Alabama Honors College earned awards at the 15th annual University of Alabama System’s Honors Research Conference, held on the University of Alabama Huntsville campus in April.

UA Student to Receive Traffic Engineering Scholarship

A University of Alabama student will receive a scholarship from the Alabama Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers

UA Engineering Students to Defend Title at NASA Contest, Tackle New Challenge

A team of students from The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College will defend its title at one NASA robotics contest before tackling another contest.

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.

National Science Foundation Selects UA Graduates for Competitive Fellowships

Two graduating seniors at The University of Alabama have accepted admittance to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Sarah McFann from Arlington, Tennessee, and Samantha Tilson from Littleton, Colorado, both in chemical and biological engineering, are two of 2,000 NSF Graduate Research Fellows selected from more than 13,000 applicants. The students from UA will receive financial support for graduate studies.

Spring 2016 Graduates Announced at UA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama will award some 5,350 degrees during spring commencement Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7. With this graduating class, UA will have awarded more than 254,000 degrees since its founding in 1831 as the state’s first public university. Students listed as candidates to receive degrees include: