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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 United Way: Dr. Stuart Bell
October 19th, 2016

UA United Way: Lesley Guy
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UA United Way: Javonda Williams
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UA Fruit Fly Diet Research
October 14th, 2016Dr. Laura Reed studies obesity by experimenting on multiple generations of fruit flies.

UA Student Develops Baseball App
October 12th, 2016Matt Bowen, who studies computer science at The University of Alabama, has created an app that can track and analyze a baseball pitch. He and some fellow students have formed a company to market and sell the software program.

UA United Way Kickoff Video
October 10th, 2016The University of Alabama kicked off its United Way campaign with a goal of $365,000. The theme for this year’s campaign is UA Cares: United We Thrive. The College of Continuing Studies, led by Dean Craig Edelbrock, is hosting the campaign this year. Campaign co-chairs are Bill Elrod, director of Business Development and College Relations; Dixie MacNeil, director of Academic Outreach; and Robert Prescott, director of Corporate Engagement.

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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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