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UA Announces Strategic Plan for Advancing the Flagship

The University of Alabama today unveiled a five-year strategic plan to serve as the roadmap for its future success.

UA Gameday to Open New Family Tailgating Area for Football Season
Aug 30, 2016

A new tailgating area combining all of the fun of Gameday with an atmosphere conducive for families will be available for the first home football game, Saturday, Sept. 10, and throughout the season.

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Aug 29, 2016

This week at The University of Alabama: Media availability Tuesday on UA Gamedays – Robotics team prepares for NASA challenge – Law professor’s new book examines Iran’s nuclear programs – Adapted Athletics professor to be featured in documentary – Tennis player training for Paralympics –– Commentary available on flooding

UA Astronomy to Host Public Star Gazing Events
Aug 25, 2016

The University of Alabama’s department of physics and astronomy invites members of the community to attend a series of public nights this season to look at the heavens through UA telescopes.

Sale to Benefit UA’s RISE Center
Aug 23, 2016

“Buy for RISE,” a charity sale and silent auction, will raise money for The University of Alabama’s RISE Center Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27, at the center, 600 Johnny Stallings Drive, across from University Medical Center.

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Aug 22, 2016

MONDAY, AUG. 22 – SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2016 BEST BETS WHEELCHAIR TENNIS PLAYER TRAINING FOR PARALYMPICS  – Shelby Baron, a Hawaii native and UA communicative disorders major, will compete for the United States Women’s Wheelchair Tennis team in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, which begin Sept. 7. Baron, who is training for her first […]

UA Law School to Host Conference on Bank Director, Officer Responsibilities
Aug 17, 2016

Legal scholars and members of the banking community will visit The University of Alabama School of Law Aug. 26 to discuss bank director and officer responsibilities.

UA Awarded Research Grant to Focus on Entrepreneurship, Business Growth
Aug 17, 2016

The University of Alabama was awarded a $100,000 grant to support research to understand the factors leading to the successes and failures of businesses that went public in 1996, the largest initial public stock offering class on record.

UA Launches Search for Provost
Aug 16, 2016

The University of Alabama announced today it is beginning its search for a new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

UA’s Paul Jones Gallery Showcases #blackgirls4change: Hobson City 9 Exhibit
Aug 16, 2016

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— A total of 29 images taken by young African American girls from Hobson City will be on display at The University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa from Wednesday, Aug. 24, through Friday, Sept. 30. The exhibit, “#blackgirls4change: The Hobson City 9, Cultivating Community and Creating Change,” is free and […]

Fruit-Fly Diet Impacts Descendants, UA Researcher Finds
Aug 15, 2016

For a fruit fly, what its grandparents ate may affect how much it weighs. But the passing down of a body type based on diet is not a simple cause and effect, a University of Alabama researcher has found.

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Aug 15, 2016

This week at The University of Alabama: Students begin ‘Week of Welcome’ – Obesity, Genetics and Diet – Women dominating primetime Olympic Coverage – Commentary available on health insurance costs – Tort liability fears may reduce mental health care options for patients at risk for suicide

Successful UA Fall Sorority Recruitment Concludes
Aug 13, 2016

Of the 2,683 young women who attended the first round of events for Fall 2016 formal recruitment at The University of Alabama, 93 percent (2,488 women) received bids from the 16 Panhellenic sororities that participated in recruitment.

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UA scientist finds new species on ocean floor

Dr. Kevin Kocot, a UA assistant professor in the department of Biological Sciences and curator of invertebrate zoology at UA's Museum of Natural History, recently discovered new species when he explored the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

UA student to take part in Paralympic Games
August 31st, 2016Shelby Baron, a UA communicative disorders major, will compete for the U.S. Women's Wheelchair Tennis Team in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, which begin Sept. 7.

ONYX 2016
August 30th, 2016University of Alabama students had the unique opportunity to participate in a variety of fun activities such as learning about minority organizations on campus, meeting with local businesses and receiving giveaways from colleges and businesses. Students also enjoyed a showcase from minority student organizations.

Get On Board Day 2016
August 29th, 2016University of Alabama students had the opportunity to explore more than 400 student organizations on campus at the 2016 Get On Board Day.

First Day of Class 2016
August 18th, 2016

"Script A" Class Photo
August 17th, 2016Before classes began, UA freshmen students had the opportunity to meet fellow newcomers as well as UA faculty and staff and participate in a new tradition--Alabama's first "Script A" photo with their entering class.

Ripple Effect
August 15th, 2016Ripple Effect is the annual day of service during Week of Welcome that provides an important opportunity for new and returning students to get connected and reconnected to the Tuscaloosa community.

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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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