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UA’s 2016 Week of Welcome Features Service, Events and Fun

Service projects, a convocation and several meet-and-greet activities highlight The University of Alabama’s Week of Welcome, or “The WOW Factor,” for freshmen, transfer and returning students beginning Saturday, Aug. 13.

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.

UA Psychology Professor Honored for Contributions to Geropsychology
Aug 23, 2016

Dr. Forrest Scogin, professor of psychology at The University of Alabama, received the American Psychological Association Committee on Aging’s Award for the Advancement of Psychology and Aging at its annual convention earlier this month.

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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 Announces Strategic Plan for Advancing the Flagship
Aug 17, 2016

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

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.

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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.

UA Launches Search for Inclusivity Leadership Position This Fall
Aug 11, 2016

The University of Alabama is launching the process to create and fill a leadership position to guide UA’s continued commitment to enhancing the campus environment through equity and inclusion.

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Aug 8, 2016

This week at The University of Alabama: Honors students work at area schools – Students’ environmental efforts highlighted – Service-learning in Marion – ‘Week of Welcome’ begins Saturday

UA Announces 2016 Communication Hall of Fame Inductees
Aug 5, 2016

The 2016 Communication Hall of Fame inductees are Rick Bragg, Eli Gold, James Spann and George Stewart. The annual Communication Hall of Fame dinner will be Thursday, Oct. 6, in the North Zone at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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"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.

Bama Bid Day!
August 15th, 2016

UA Move-In Day
August 12th, 2016

Alabama Action
August 9th, 2016Alabama Action provides a student-created service-learning experience for 150 Honors College freshmen. This year students are painting, preparing classrooms and creating outdoor learning spaces at Vance Elementary School.

Artistic Expressions
August 9th, 2016UA Students were given the opportunity to paint an image of their choice. UA Crossroads Director Lane McLelland hopes activities like painting will help the students develop new ways of thinking and inspire creativity, as they enter a new school year.

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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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