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Research Vessel Atlantis and the human-occupied vehicle (HOV) Alvin. Divers meet the sub when it surfaces to attach it to a hoist rope and bring it back on board. (Image Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

UA Professor to Join Scientists Exploring the Deep Ocean

On Thursday, The University of Alabama’s Dr. Kevin Kocot will join 21 other marine scientists for training in the use of research submersibles. The scientists will collect animal, coral and sediment samples from the Atlantic Ocean’s bottom.

UA Center Reports Alabama Economy Expected to Grow Slowly in 2016
Jul 26, 2016

Alabama’s economy is expected to grow 1.9 percent in 2016 while the state’s businesses remain relatively cautious about hiring, according to a midyear report released by The University of Alabama’s Center for Economic and Business Research. The expected growth for 2016 is slightly lower than the 2.4 percent grow seen in 2015.

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Jul 25, 2016

This week at The University of Alabama: RISE graduation – Professor to explore ocean’s floor –High-school students test homemade boats in campus swimming pool – Women needed to evaluate watermelon-flavored beverages

UA Secures $8 Million Contract to Implement Integrated Health Care in Alabama
Jul 21, 2016

The University of Alabama School of Social Work and the Alabama Department of Mental Health have partnered on an $8 million project to expand an innovative substance abuse and mental health program to underserved areas of West Alabama.

Supe Store, Starbucks to Open New UA Location Friday
Jul 21, 2016

A retail space combining a new University of Alabama Supply Store and a Starbucks Coffee Company featuring drive-thru service opens Friday, July 22.

UA Center Releases Guide to Help Coastal Communities Prepare for Disasters
Jul 20, 2016

The University of Alabama’s Insurance Research Center released a guide today to help homeowners on the Gulf Coast prepare for weather-related disasters. The guide was produced by the Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research at The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce in partnership with Smart Home America and Coastal Alabama Partnership.

UA Gallery Hosts UA/UAB Joint Faculty Art Exhibit
Jul 20, 2016

In an unprecedented event, the work of art and art history faculty from The University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham will be displayed from Friday, Aug. 5 to Friday, Sept. 30 at the UA Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa.

Business Confidence Declines, but Remains Positive, According to UA Center
Jul 18, 2016

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Confidence in the economy has somewhat declined among Alabama businesses, according to the third quarter “Alabama Business Confidence Index” released by The University of Alabama’s Center for Business and Economic Research. The report, released in June, indicates that Alabama business executives continue to see expansion in the Alabama economy, but they are somewhat […]

UA Professor Helped Create Willie Mays Statue, Unveiling Scheduled for July 20
Jul 18, 2016

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.

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Jul 18, 2016

This week at The University of Alabama: Education expert to discuss potential Pell funding increase – UA to host entrepreneur camp – Public invited to Old Cahawba archaeology days — UA, YMCA deliver summer reading opportunities – Conservatives less interested in empirical data, research indicates – Initiative seeks to improve health in Pickens County –Women needed for research study – High school students conclude camp on social work  — Expert available to comment on conventions, vice presidential picks

UA Professor Emeritus Receives Legendary Geoscientist Medal
Jul 15, 2016

Dr. Ernest A. Mancini, professor emeritus in geological sciences at The University of Alabama, has received the 2016 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal from the American Geosciences Institute.

UA Political Science Professors Offer Expertise on Vice President Picks
Jul 14, 2016

With the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ready to announce a running mate by the end of the week, and both the Republican and Democratic national conventions taking place within the month, political science faculty members at The University of Alabama are ready to help analyze the results.

UA Study Shows Stark Differences in How Conservatives, Liberals See Data
Jul 11, 2016

Conservatives are less interested than liberals in viewing novel scientific data, according to a psychology researcher at The University of Alabama.

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UA Grads Commissioned Into Marine Corps

Reagan and Rebecca Reynolds tied the knot in December 2015, their senior year at The University of Alabama. But these college sweethearts had one more commitment to make before leaving Tuscaloosa: gaining their commissions in the United States Marine Corps. The Reynolds were commissioned as Second Lieutenants into the Marines on Friday, July 15. Rebecca received her commission first, and as a new Second Lieutenant with the authority to administer the oath, she turned and commissioned her husband.

Students attend Bama Bound
June 9th, 2016While some students are a little nervous about starting their college journey, UA's summer orientation session Bama Bound helps students meet new friends, learn about the University, register for their first semester's classes and have a good time.

AIME Day
May 25th, 2016Students and faculty from across The University of Alabama competed in business plan competitions and showcased emerging technology at AIME Day, an annual pitch and demonstration expo for inventors and entrepreneurs at UA and economic development officials in Alabama.

Looking Back on 2015-16 Academic Year
May 10th, 2016

UA Graduates Give Advice to Their Freshmen Selves
May 8th, 2016More than 5,300 students graduated from The University of Alabama on May 6 and 7, 2016. Prior to commencing, some of the graduates took time to give some advice to their freshmen selves.

Dr. Stuart Bell delivers the 2016 Spring Faculty/Staff Address
April 28th, 2016On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, UA President Dr. Stuart Bell spoke to faculty and staff at the Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting.

Midnight Breakfast
April 28th, 2016

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Identifying a Fast Flier  

Can you imagine a dragonfly eating a hummingbird? Spend a few minutes with Dr. John Abbott, who has studied the fast flying insects for nearly 30 years, and you'll see why he calls them "amazing."

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Research in a Virtual World

Virtual Reality, in the hands of University of Alabama researchers, has a growing number of uses including potentially helping survivors of severe weather manage anxiety when new storms threaten.

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In a Movie, Far, Far Away

Through simulations, astronomers like Dr. Jeremy Bailin and his University of Alabama colleague, Dr. Dean Townsley, gain insight into objects in space that is not possible through observations alone.

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UAPD Supports Alabama Boys State Program for 10th Year

A group of high school seniors got an inside look into a career in law enforcement with the help of The University of Alabama Police Department, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Tuscaloosa Police Department and NorthFlight, as part of the 2016 American Legion Alabama Boys State convention.

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For Second Straight Year, UA Engineering Students Win NASA Contest

Alabama Astrobotics again took top prize at the NASA Robotic Mining Competition.

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The Joy of Food Blogging

Dr. Lauren Cardon used an ELO to enable her EN 455 class to experience the joy of cooking and blogging about it.

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Find Your Passion: Launching Inspiration

A UA student with a love of space manages a program that helps sixth-graders develop simple rockets.

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Find Your Passion: Citizen of the Planet

Born and raised in Alabama, Brandon Hooks has long held an international outlook.

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Find Your Passion: ‘The Ability to Soar’

The gravity of impending brain surgery becomes clearer to Madison Darling while sitting in her doctor’s office.

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