Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report and columnist for the National Journal, will be the keynote speaker in the annual Gloria and John L. Blackburn Academic Symposium at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Ferguson Center on The University of Alabama campus.
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Former U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and University of Alabama alumnus, will speak at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in the Moody Music Building Concert Hall on the UA campus. The event, which is free and open to the public, will highlight the 20th anniversary symposium of UA’s Blackburn Institute. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Award-winning National Public Radio journalist Michele Norris will deliver the 2014 Frank A. Nix Lecture, a program of The University of Alabama’s Blackburn Institute.
Bob Woodward, the influential Washington Post associate editor, author and Watergate reporter, will speak at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Sellers Auditorium at the Bryant Conference Center on The University of Alabama campus.
The University of Alabama will welcome more than 300 of the state’s top high school students to campus to attend Alabama Girls State next year.
A campus ideas session 16 months ago among a group of strongly motivated students has produced two opportunities for the people of Alabama to weigh candidates for governor during the 2010 election.
A public debate featuring the attorney general candidates in Alabama will be presented as part of The University of Alabama Honors College Lecture Series on Thursday, April 1, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Bryant Conference Center Sellers Auditorium.
Dr. Philip Westbrook, assistant professor of educational leadership, policy and technology studies, has been named director of the UA Blackburn Institute, a preeminent student leadership agency on campus.
Dr. John L. Blackburn, a veteran administrator at The University of Alabama and a prominent civic leader, died July 3, 2009, in Tuscaloosa.
University of Alabama students are crossing language barriers to help young, Hispanic students succeed in school right from the start. The UA students are working in the Hispanic Jumpstart Program, designed to benefit preschool students as they learn English as their second language.