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Team members from Alabama Astrobotics pose for a photo after winning the 2016 NASA Robotic Mining Competition in Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

For Second Straight Year, UA Engineering Students Win NASA Contest

Alabama Astrobotics took top prize at the NASA Robotic Mining Competition, besting student teams from 45 other institutions in the challenge to build a robot capable of navigating and excavating simulated Martian soil.

Alabama Boys State Returns to UA
May 26, 2016

Some 600 Alabama high school seniors will try their hands at politics and community service from Sunday, May 29, to Saturday, June 4, during the 2016 American Legion Alabama Boys State convention on The University of Alabama campus.

UA’s CC&IS Maintains Accreditation
May 26, 2016

The College of Communication and Information Sciences at The University of Alabama maintained its accreditation by the AEJMC – the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

UA Chooses New Director of University of Alabama Press
May 26, 2016

Linda Manning, director of Northern Illinois University Press, has been appointed director of The University of Alabama Press starting Aug. 1. She replaces interim director Daniel Waterman. The University of Alabama Press is the only academic press in the state.

UA Psychology Professor Garners NIH Research Award
May 25, 2016

Dr. Ian McDonough, assistant professor of psychology at The University of Alabama, has been named a winner of the Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Honors, a paper competition of the National Institutes of Health.

Mike Royer Named Managing Editor for UA’s WVUA 23 Television
May 23, 2016

Mike Royer, a 40-year veteran of the broadcast television industry, has been named the managing editor of The University of Alabama’s WVUA 23 television station.

UA’s University Fellows Perform Service Projects in Marion
May 23, 2016

During May, student members of The University of Alabama’s University Fellows Experience perform a variety of community-centered projects and initiatives in Marion as a part of their freshman year Black Belt Experience.

UA Astronomer Explores Universe through Remote-Controlled Telescope
May 23, 2016

Access by the astronomers at The University of Alabama to the Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope in the Canary Islands will benefit both research and students at UA.

UA Preview
May 23, 2016

This week at The University of Alabama: Students help out in Marion — A powerful new microscope — A win for engineering students at NASA — and more.

UA Matters: Effects of Chronic Stress
May 23, 2016

This is the first of a two-part series on chronic stress and how to lower stress levels. Some side effects of stress, like a headache, can be felt immediately. But too much stress over time can wreak havoc on the body. Some chronic health conditions can be attributed to long-term stress, said The University of Alabama’s […]

UA Student Team Wins National Competition
May 19, 2016

The University of Alabama’s Bateman Team has won first place in the 2016 Bateman Case Study Competition in Chicago.

Department of Energy Selects UA Engineering Graduate for Fellowship
May 17, 2016

A recent graduate from The University of Alabama College of Engineering was one of 27 students nationwide selected for a highly-competitive graduate fellowship in computational science from the U.S. Department of Energy.

UA Graduates Receive Fulbright Awards for 2016-17
May 17, 2016

Seven University of Alabama alumni and graduate students have won Fulbright awards for 2016-17.

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Students 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

We Remember April 27, 2011
April 22nd, 2016Five years later, we remember all those affected by the storms of 4/27/11, and pay tribute to Tuscaloosa's ongoing recovery.

Class Rings placed in Denny Chimes
April 15th, 2016As part of a new tradition, UA Army ROTC students placed official student class rings for the Class of 2016 inside Denny Chimes on the UA campus at 6:31 p.m., Thursday, April 14. The rings will be removed at 6:31 p.m. Friday, April 15, before being presented to students in a ceremony. The time - 1831 in military time - symbolizes 1831, the founding year of UA.

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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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Whistle While You Work: Researchers Try Unlocking Key to Happiness

What’s the key to happiness at work? University of Alabama researchers have found some answers.

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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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Campus Construction Update 2016

Numerous renovation and building projects across campus will improve existing structures and provide our growing University with more classroom space, lecture halls, band halls and a storm shelter among other things.

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Hearing on the Highway

University of Alabama students take a hearing clinic on the road to rural Alabama counties.

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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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Find Your Passion: Seeing Triple

Tennis, volleyball, dance … you name it, and the Rogers triplets did it … together. The University of Alabama seniors say the Capstone has provided opportunity for individual growth.

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Find Your Passion: A Consummate Scientist

A Colorado native found her passion upon hearing a UA biomedical researcher present. It’s taken her to new levels.

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