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UA's Student Engineers in Action spent their Saturday removing the steps of Mound B.

UA Engineering Students Replace Historic Steps at Moundville Park

University of Alabama engineering students are getting real-world experience while taking on projects at Moundville Archaeological Park, including replacing the Mound B steps.

Dr. Eben Broadbent (front) and Dr. Angelica Almeyda Zambrano (third from front),  with field assistants from the Instituto Boliviano de Investigacion Forestal, carry a ‘pequi-pequi’ boat motor to the river in preparation for travel to one of their forest study sites.

UA Research Featured in World’s Top Science Journal

Research co-authored by two University of Alabama geography professors published today in an online edition of Nature, the world’s most highly cited interdisciplinary scientific journal.

UA Trustees Approve $10 Million Budget for Adapted Athletics Facility
Feb 5, 2016

The University of Alabama’s Adapted Athletics program will have a new home in 2017.

Freedom Riders to Share Accounts at Event Co-Sponsored by UA Groups
Feb 4, 2016

Three Freedom Riders will share their personal accounts of challenging racial segregation at 1:30 p.m Sunday, Feb. 7, hosted by the First African Baptist Church, 621 Stillman Blvd. and T.Y. Rogers Avenue. The University of Alabama Crossroads Community Center, Black Student Union, University Programs, Afro American Gospel Choir and the First African Baptist Church are co-sponsoring this event, part of UA’s African American History Month.

UA’S CCHS to Host Brussels Sprout Challenge at Heart Walk
Feb 4, 2016

The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences is offering a Brussels Sprout Challenge during the American Heart Association’s West Alabama Heart Walk.

High-School Students Recognized in UA’s ‘Mockingbird’ Essay Contest
Feb 3, 2016

High-school student winners in The University of Alabama’s 15th annual “To Kill A Mockingbird” Essay Contest will be recognized on campus with a luncheon and awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m. in the Ferguson Center Ballroom Friday, Feb. 5.

UA Celebrates African American History Month with Tours, Events
Feb 2, 2016

The University of Alabama Crossroads Community Center invites the UA campus and community to participate in events throughout February during African American History Month. The theme this year is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories.”

UA’s Community Health Sciences Co-Sponsors African Film Festival
Feb 2, 2016

The fourth annual Tuscaloosa Evening of African Film, co-sponsored by The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences, will be Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa.

Psychologist to Discuss Evolution of Language in UA’s ALLELE Lecture Series
Feb 2, 2016

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Dr. Morten Christiansen, a professor of psychology at Cornell University, will present a lecture on the evolution of language Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Ballroom on The University of Alabama campus. The lecture is part of the Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution, or ALLELE, series at UA. The lecture, […]

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Feb 1, 2016

This week at The University of Alabama: UA hosts numerous events for African-American History Month – UA hosts lullaby concert – Natural history museum kicks off children’s programs – Mini Medical School continues with weekly lecture series – It’s a jungle out there during annual family night

International Relations Club at UA Receives Awards at Model U.N. in Mexico City
Feb 1, 2016

A delegation from the Alabama International Relations Club at The University of Alabama recently received awards at the fifth annual Harvard National Model United Nations- Latin America conference in Mexico City.
A group of 10 UA students traveled to the week-long event, where they debated international politics and discussed solutions to critical global issues with hundreds of students from universities around the world.

Ribbon Cutting to Open Intercultural Diversity Center on UA’s Campus
Jan 28, 2016

The University of Alabama will have a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, to open an Intercultural Diversity Center.

Explore the Wild During Hands-On Event at UA Museum
Jan 28, 2016

University of Alabama graduate students are taking families on a jungle expedition during this year’s safari-themed Hands-on Family Night at the Alabama Museum of Natural History on UA’s campus.

Dean’s List Students Named for UA Fall 2015 Term
Jan 27, 2016

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A total of 10,626 students enrolled during the 2015 fall semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 (or above) or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s). The UA Dean’s and President’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. […]

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Zzzs Tough for Some to Catch

University of Alabama researcher, Dr. Adam Knowlden, says college students are typically more sleep deprived than the rest of us and often ignore the health benefits of adequate slumber. Knowlden surveyed college students about their sleep behaviors and attitudes. He co-authored an article that published in Family & Community Health.
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Nursing Applicants: More than GPAs
January 29th, 2016It takes more than just high IQs to make good nurses, says Michelle Cheshire, a researcher in The University of Alabama's Capstone College of Nursing. She suggests "soft skills" should also be considered in deciding which applicants are good fits for nursing programs.
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Seeking, but Not Finding, Online Attention
January 29th, 2016Dr. Elliot Panek knows a thing or two about narcissism - because he researches it. The University of Alabama scholar has co-authored papers exploring what makes narcissists different from others in how they communicate online.
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What makes a great team?
January 22nd, 2016What makes a great team? We asked students on our campus after the football team's 16th National Championship win.

Dr. Stuart Bell invites participation in UA's strategic planning process
January 5th, 2016Dr. Stuart Bell, President of The University, invites everyone to participate in the strategic planning process by attending meetings, sending an email or commenting on

Winter Commencement Highlights
December 12th, 2015The University of Alabama tradition culminated for UA's Winter 2015 graduates when they received their diplomas Saturday, December 12 in Coleman Coliseum.

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December 9th, 2015

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A University of Alabama researcher is working with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center on designing a new rocket engine that will allow rockets to take on more weight.

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Using the Future to Understand the Past

From 3D imaging and printing to ground penetrating radar and photogrammetry, UA archaeologists and researchers recognize the importance of using these tools of the future to better understand the past.

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Challenge Generates $3.6 Million in Support for UA’s Culverhouse Students

More than 1,000 donors participated in a Florida business executive’s challenge to support University of Alabama business students, generating more than $3.6 million for young UA scholars within three months. Hugh Culverhouse Jr., of Coral Gables, Florida, committed during the last quarter of 2015 that he would match, up to $1 million, all donations made […]

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Giving Others a LIFT

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Find Your Passion: Creating Heroes in Print

A senior engineering student recently started a comic book company with his best friend.

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Find Your Passion: For the Love of Sport

Women’s field hockey is proving an unlikely avenue for a UA student to gain sports management-related experience.

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Find Your Passion: Take Two: Garrett finds peace in change

Lauren Garrett took a winding road to find her way into the brightly colored classroom where she teaches toddlers several days a week.

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