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UA’s Faculty Research Day Set for March 31

Thirteen faculty members at The University of Alabama will be presented with the President’s Faculty Research Award, Thursday, March 31 as part of The University of Alabama’s annual Faculty Research Day.

1st Place Winners of Culverhouse Diversity Leadership Competition. Alabama Sate University team and faculty sponsor. L-R Mathew Mazhuvancheryparambath, Richmond Pierce, Menyon Goodou, Rachel Kazungu, Gabrielle Delaine

UA Announces Winners of Culverhouse Leadership Diversity Competition

Teams from Alabama State University, Tuskegee University and Rhodes College took home the top honors in The University of Alabama’s second annual Culverhouse Leadership Diversity Competition.

UA’s Nursing Lectureship Focuses on ‘Healthy Caregivers, Healthy Patients’
Feb 12, 2016

The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing will host the 2016 Donna Cox Bridger Endowed Lectureship in Nursing and Health Care on Friday, March 4, at the college.

University of Oregon Professor to Discuss Families, Youth Interventions
Feb 12, 2016

A leading researcher in the prevention of problem behavior will discuss the inclusion of families in school-based interventions for at-risk youth at the Center for Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems Speaker Series on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at The University of Alabama.

K-12 Students to Visit UA for Regional Science Competition
Feb 11, 2016

More than 400 middle- and high-school students are expected to participate in the 2016 regional Science Olympiad competition at The University of Alabama on Saturday, Feb. 20, beginning at 9 a.m.

UA Names Director of the Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies
Feb 10, 2016

Dr. Berry H. “Nick” Tew Jr., Alabama’s state geologist and oil and gas supervisor, has been named director of The University of Alabama’s Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies and a research professor in the UA’s department of geological sciences. His work with UA will be in addition to his duties directing the Geological Survey of Alabama and the staff of the State Oil and Gas Board.

UA Engineering Student Selected for D.C. Internship
Feb 9, 2016

A University of Alabama student was selected to work as an intern this summer for Washington Internships for Students of Engineering, or WISE.

UA’s Darwin Day Evolves to a Three-Day Regional Conference
Feb 8, 2016

Darwin Day, an annual event hosted by The University of Alabama’s Evolutionary Studies Club, has evolved into the Southeastern Evolutionary Perspectives Society, or SEEPS, conference, which will be held Feb. 12–14 in room 227 of Lloyd Hall on the UA campus.

UA’s Insurance Center Welcomes New Researcher
Feb 8, 2016

The Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research at The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce has welcomed a new associate researcher to its team.

UA Preview
Feb 8, 2016

This week at The University of Alabama: Engineering students work at Moundville Park – Adapted Athletics gets new arena, training facility – Social work honor society delivers teddy bears to children – Geography professors published in Nature — Art professors hold art show — UA hosts numerous events for African-American History Month – CCHS co-sponsors African film festival – LIFT Program seeking participants — Mini Medical School continues with weekly lecture series – Brussels Sprout Challenge part of annual Heart Walk – Guest lecturer discusses history of the corpse

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.

Benitez Takes on Leadership of UA’s Moundville Park
Feb 4, 2016

Dr. Alexander Benitez took on the role of Moundville Archaeological Park’s director Feb. 1.

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.

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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.

The Experience
December 9th, 2015

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Rocket Science

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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A Warming Wonder Lab

Heat, itself, is helping researchers discover potential impacts of a warming world.

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UA Research Featured in World’s Top Science Journal

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

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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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Using the Future to Understand the Past

3D imaging and printing, ground penetrating radar and photogrammetry help researchers better understand the past.

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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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