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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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Why I'm careful

April 20, 2016

One week before my move to Tuscaloosa, my mom found out she had cancer. I didn’t truly understand what people mean when they say their world gets flipped upside down until this moment. I spent a good...

A new, environmentally friendly Tide rolls in

A new, environmentally friendly Tide rolls in

October 26, 2015

After finishing a refreshing beverage on the Quad on game days, fans face the dilemma of how to dispose the can or bottle. For most fans the only option, or the most convenient option, is to toss it in...

New glass pulverizer estimated to have 60,000 pounds of glass to pulverize when fully operational

New glass pulverizer estimated to have 60,000 pounds of glass to pulverize when fully operational

October 8, 2015

The city of Tuscaloosa’s new glass pulverizer has yet to be installed, but that hasn’t stopped residents from dropping off nearly 30,000 pounds of glass to be recycled between July 1 and Sept. 20.The...

PACECAR Program to Reduce Emissions

PACECAR Program to Reduce Emissions

October 5, 2015

Students and faculty at The University of Alabama will have the opportunity to evaluate the size of their carbon footprint this fall with free emissions testing through the PACECAR program. The program...

Teaching the teachers: Graduate teaching assistants to attend workshop

Teaching the teachers: Graduate teaching assistants to attend workshop

July 29, 2015

(UPDATE: This story has been updated to clarify the changes in insurance coverage for graduate students. The changes will only affect U.S-based graduate students. International graduate students' policies...

TCPS lecture offers insight into Amelia Gorgas' life

TCPS lecture offers insight into Amelia Gorgas' life

July 15, 2015

Many students walk in and out of Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library each day, but some of them may not be aware of its namesake’s role on campus.Sarah Wiggins, a former history professor at The University of...

Former UA Professor to discuss Gorgas' life

Former UA Professor to discuss Gorgas' life

July 8, 2015

Tuscaloosa residents will have the opportunity to learn about the person behind the campus-famous surname Gorgas at a lecture Thursday evening.Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins, a former UA history professor and...

One suspect dead, another in custody following break-in at The Links

July 1, 2015

A man has been charged with Burglary 1 and Felony Murder after he and another man broke into a Tuscaloosa apartment early Monday morning, officials said.Captain Gary Hood of the Tuscaloosa County Metro...

​Whitaker named as interim provost

June 17, 2015

Kevin W. Whitaker, The University of Alabama’s associate provost for academic affairs, will take over as interim provost this summer, UA President Judy Bonner announced in an email Wednesday.“Dr. Whitaker’s...

Whitaker named as interim provost

Whitaker named as interim provost

June 10, 2015

Kevin W. Whitaker, the University of Alabama’s associate provost for academic affairs, will take over as interim provost this summer, UA President Judy Bonner announced in an email Wednesday.“Dr. Whitaker’s...

Bell recommended to succeed Bonner

Bell recommended to succeed Bonner

June 10, 2015

Current LSU executive vice president and provost Stuart R. Bell has 
been recommended by UA Chancellor Robert Witt to succeed Judy Bonner as the 29th president of The University of Alabama, according...

​Parks to host skill building event

June 10, 2015

Tuscaloosa Park and Recreation Association and The Faces of America will host a free "Popsicles in the Park" event Saturday at Snow Hinton Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and will feature...

​Milo's to reopen in Tuscaloosa at Skyland Boulevard

June 10, 2015

As of next week, Tuscaloosa residents will once again have a Milo's in town. A new Milo's location will reopen June 17 at 6 a.m. with breakfast, a new addition from the previous location at McFarland...

​Local children's museum to host Dairy Day

June 10, 2015

The Children's Hands-On Museum, located at 2313 University Blvd. in downtown Tuscaloosa, will host a Dairy Day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special themed activities include making cow masks, churning...

​Lecture series to host genealogy talk

June 10, 2015

The Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society will host June's Sundown Lecture Series Thursday in the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion. R.L. Guffin will present a lecture titled, "Genealogy 103," at 5:45 p.m.,...

​UA Surplus Property Office to offer sale

June 10, 2015

The University of Alabama Surplus Property Office is selling 52 lots of extra property by sealed bid PS2015-15. Potential buyers can view photographs and listings for each item for sale online at surplus.ua.edu...

Welcome Home: Bama Bound workers welcome UA's new students

Welcome Home: Bama Bound workers welcome UA's new students

June 3, 2015

Bryana Koch will wake up at 6:30 almost every morning this summer and put on her red polo and name tag.In the uniform Koch described as “iconic,” she becomes a beacon for the nearly 8,500 future Alabama...

Water Center to assist in local research efforts

Water Center to assist in local research efforts

May 27, 2015

Incidentally, rain and cloudy skies greeted visitors at the grand opening and dedication of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Water Center on the University of Alabama campus...

​Impacting Poverty team hosts sleep out event

April 15, 2015

University of Alabama students will have the chance to participate in an event to raise awareness for poverty issues April 22 at 6 p.m. until April 23 at 6 a.m. Students who have ACTion cards can participate...

​University Libraries hosts software workshop

April 15, 2015

Rodgers Library is hosting a software workshop for ArcGIS at the library’s Scholars Station on Thursday at 2 p.m. Seating will be limited, so students and faculty planning to attend are asked to register...

​Free Honors College cords available to eligible graduates

April 7, 2015

The Honors College is offering free honors cords to graduating seniors who have submitted an Honors College graduation application (available on mybama.ua.edu) and have filled out the Honors College Senior...

​University Libraries to host research paper workshops

April 6, 2015

The University Libraries will host two back-to-back workshops to teach attendees tips and tricks for formatting research papers and citations today in Gorgas Library Instruction Room 104. The first hour-long...

UA partners with AU, MSU on water resources

UA partners with AU, MSU on water resources

April 6, 2015

Sports may divide schools in the Southeastern Conference, but one of Earth’s most basic resources has brought together three Southern institutions.On March 12, Mississippi State University officially...

​International Programs to host open house

April 1, 2015

Education Abroad is hosting an open house-style event where students can enjoy snacks and learn about the various study abroad programs offered to University of Alabama students. The event will take place...

Grady named new VP for student affairs

March 31, 2015

David Grady, associate vice president and dean of students at The University of Iowa since 2009, was named The University of Alabama’s vice president for student affairs today by President Judy Bonner....

​Honor Fraternities to host 5K for St. Jude

March 26, 2015

Phi Sigma Pi and Theta Tau will host a Disney-themed 5K race called “The Happiest 5K in Tuscaloosa” on Saturday at 9 a.m. at The Rec Center. The registration fee is $10 and all money raised will be...

​Project Health accepting applications

March 26, 2015

The University of Alabama’s Project Health Team is accepting applications for three of its positions: Health Advocate Intern, Health Ambassador Intern and Health Hut Intern. Health Advocates work on...

​Students can submit photos for the Corolla

March 11, 2015

Photos for the 2014-2015 edition of the Corolla, produced by University Relations, will be submitted through both a mobile phone app and a desktop webpage. Students have until May 11 to submit photos,...

​Faculty and staff receive discount at SUPe Store

March 11, 2015

The SUPe Store in the Ferguson Center is offering a discount to faculty and staff Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Discounts include 30 percent off Bama apparel, souvenirs and gifts; 30 percent off...

SGA Senate Results

March 11, 2015

Forty-three University of Alabama students were elected to the SGA Senate in Tuesday’s election. The election results included no senator chosen to represent the Law School and a tie for the sixth College...

UA group advocates for parties

March 8, 2015

In order to address their concerns with the current Student Government Association executive branch, including lack of diversity, low participation and corruption, a group of students came together...

​Blend accepting applications for leadership team through Sunday

March 5, 2015

Students interested in applying for a leadership position have until Sunday, March 8 at 4 p.m. to submit an application online. Elections will take place Sunday, March 8 at 4 p.m. at the Ferguson Forum,...

​Freezing rain advisory issued for Tuscaloosa County Thursday

March 5, 2015

The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for Tuscaloosa county beginning at 3 a.m. Thursday, extending through 3 p.m. that afternoon, according to an email from the University sent...

​ALLELE Lecture to discuss the chemistry of semen

March 5, 2015

Rebecca Burch will speak Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on the chemistry of semen at a lecture titled, "Semen Chemistry: Implications, Innovations, and Controversy." Burch is an associate professor in the department...

Sorority to host fundraising 5K for child abuse prevention

March 2, 2015

The University of Alabama chapter of Kappa Delta will host a Shamrock Run 5K on March 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. to raise money for child abuse prevention. Registration takes place either online or on the day...

Blend to host night of activities to connect students

March 2, 2015

Blend, an on-campus organization focused on connecting diverse groups of students, is hosting a Blend Night on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in 205 Gorgas Library. All are welcome to attend the event, where they...

Honors College Town Hall rescheduled for Monday

March 1, 2015

The Honors College is hosting a Town Hall meeting on Monday night at 6 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Forum. Speakers and attendees will have the chance to discuss campus safety at the event. The meeting...

Freezing rain, snow possible in Tuscaloosa this week

February 23, 2015

Tuscaloosa residents could experience some wintry weather over the next few days.The National Weather Service is predicting a wintry mix for Tuesday, turning into rain Tuesday evening. The forecast for...

Honors Town Hall meeting to discuss campus safety

February 19, 2015

The Honors College invites students, faculty and community members to attend a Town Hall discussion on campus safety. The meeting will be on Monday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in the Ferguson Forum. Classes planning...

Last chance to attend Honors Abroad info sessions

February 19, 2015

Honors College students interested in participating in Honors Abroad programs in Germany, Ecuador or Costa Rica will have one more week to attend an information sessions for those programs. The information...

Honors College offers specialized advising

February 19, 2015

The Honors College will offer fall 2015 advising sessions for business, Arts and Sciences and pre-health students. Business students with fewer than 91 earned credit hours can receive Honors-specific advising...

AAUW accepting fellowship applications

February 16, 2015

The University of Alabama chapter of the American Association of University Women is accepting applications for its policy fellowship online through Friday at 5 p.m. Applicants must reply to short answer...

Chromebooks available for checkout at libraries

February 16, 2015

Chromebooks and Chromeboxes will be available through the end of the month at Gorgas Library and Rodgers Library, respectively. Visitors can go to the circulation desk on the second floor of Gorgas...

UA PRSSA to host headshot fundraiser

February 16, 2015

The University of Alabama's Public Relations Student Society of America will host a headshot fundraiser in the Reese Phifer Rotunda on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PRSSA members will be available to...

Career fairs this week to host more than 175 employers

February 16, 2015

Three career fairs will be hosted at the Bryant Conference Center this week featuring more than 175 employers, with opportunities for internships as well as full-time employment. The first event in the...

University Stewards accepting applications for new membership

February 16, 2015

The University Stewards program will be accepting applications at convocations on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in room 203 of the Student Services Center. Students must attend one of the convocations...

Buford Peace Award applications now available

February 16, 2015

The University of Alabama School of Social Work is now accepting applications for the Buford Peace Award. Every year, the award is given to a UA faculty member who demonstrates a commitment to mediation,...

Undergraduate Research Conference applications due

February 10, 2015

The Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference is accepting applications for presentations now though March 13. The conference is a chance for undergraduates of any major to practice presenting research...

Workshop to discuss combatting illiteracy

February 5, 2015

A group of students working to bring a Design for America studio to The University of Alabama is hosting a workshop Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. in Nott Hall 173. This workshop is the second phase in the group’s...

Shelby Hall cleared after suspicious package investigated

Shelby Hall cleared after suspicious package investigated

January 26, 2015

University of Alabama police investigated a suspicious package near Shelby Hall Monday morning. After a brief investigation, Shelby Hall was given the all clear. The package was found outside the east...

Professors use Twitter for teaching purposes

Professors use Twitter for teaching purposes

January 26, 2015

From tweeting test tips to sharing news related to class topics, some professors at The University of Alabama have been able to enhance their classrooms with the 
integration of social media.Dianne Bragg,...

Proprietary cards provide credit alternative

Proprietary cards provide credit alternative

January 21, 2015

Credit history has become a big factor in one’s ability to make large purchases or apply for a job. But with no previous history, some young adults struggle to qualify for even a single foundational...

New Design for America chapter to be established at UA

New Design for America chapter to be established at UA

January 15, 2015

A group of more than 30 students are in the process of establishing a chapter of Design for America on the University of Alabama campus.Emma Smith, a sophomore majoring in communication studies and urban...

University offers 3-part program to help stop smoking

January 13, 2015

In an effort to help students, faculty members and staff adjust to the campus-wide smoking ban, the University’s Human Resources department is offering two three-part sessions of QuitSmart, a program...

Police investigating shooting at Bama Lanes

January 8, 2015

The Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit is investigating a shooting that occurred in the Bama Lanes parking lot on 15th Street around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators are unsure of what led to the...

Winter interim course uses game simulation

November 19, 2014

Playing a video game for a grade is probably a dream of many students, and the University’s political science department is offering a winter interim course that could fill that want. Diplomatic Situations...

Spectrum to hold trans vigil

Spectrum to hold trans vigil

November 18, 2014

This Thursday at 7 p.m., Spectrum will host a vigil in honor of Trans Day of Remembrance, an international holiday to remember all of the trans-identified people killed last year. “Vigil is the Latin...

'Are You Smarter Than a Professor?' UP event asks

November 11, 2014

By Heather Buchanan | Staff ReporterStudents will challenge their professors during University Programs' event in the Late Night Series called “Are You Smarter Than a Professor?” The event will take...

Participation credit varies across classrooms

Participation credit varies across classrooms

November 11, 2014

Participation points can make or break a student’s grade, but with so many different class sizes and styles, it is difficult to have one policy across the board. Bart Elmore, an assistant professor in...

UA goes global through social media

UA goes global through social media

October 27, 2014

Before 2007, The University of Alabama had not yet ventured into the realm of social media. Today, the University has over half a million followers across various social media platforms.The University...

Sorority Row Trick or Treat

October 27, 2014

On Monday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., children 12 and under are welcome to participate in the annual Trick-or-Treat on Sorority Row. Hannah McBrayer, president of The University of Alabama’s Panhellenic...

Balta discusses media

Balta discusses media

October 26, 2014

Hugo Balta spoke to students Thursday evening about the image of Latinos in media. He said understanding the growing Latino community and its influence is beneficial to 
future professionals. “[You...

Safe Zone to host workshop on LGBTQ relationships

October 19, 2014

Meredith Bagley got the idea for an LGBTQ sexual health workshop came from a discussion she had over the summer with Shakina Wheeler-Cox, the HIV Coordinator for Tuscaloosa County as well as five surrounding...

Students benefit from exchanges

Students benefit from exchanges

October 13, 2014

Fear almost kept Kathryn Lewis from achieving one of her college goals. In the spring of 2014, Lewis packed her bags for England, where she traveled to be an exchange student at the University of Leicester....

Alabama researchers make fibers conduct electricity

Alabama researchers make fibers conduct electricity

October 6, 2014

A T-shirt that conducts electricity sounds like a product of the future, but five researchers at The University of Alabama are bringing it closer to reality. A University of Alabama research team was issued...

Series discusses fossils

Series discusses fossils

October 1, 2014

When Anthony Martin was growing up in Indiana, his father took him hunting. Martin said he remembers pointing out deer tracks and other signs in the woods or along stream banks. Later in grad school,...

Prices higher at on-campus Chick-fil-A, lower at other restaurants

Prices higher at on-campus Chick-fil-A, lower at other restaurants

September 29, 2014

If a student buys a Chick-fil-A sandwich combo at the Ferguson Center for lunch every school day for a semester, they will spend around $140 more than if they had purchased the same meal at an off-campus...

Students garden at area schools

Students garden at area schools

September 23, 2014

The goal of Druid City Garden Project, a Tuscaloosa-based nonprofit organization, is to make and emphasize the connection a community has with its food.
 To accomplish this goal, DCGP plans to get a...

Huxford Symphony Orchesta opens season

Huxford Symphony Orchesta opens season

September 14, 2014

Thursday evening marks the season opening of one of The University of Alabama’s top performance groups, the Huxford Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra opens the 2014-2015 season with the first of six...

Signature in the cell lecture discusses evidence of faith

Signature in the cell lecture discusses evidence of faith

September 9, 2014

H.E. “Buddy” Payne, Jr., the President of Florida College, said he believes faith in a divine being can be proven through biological makeup. Tuesday night at the Ferguson Center Theater, he discussed...

College credit, now in plastic

College credit, now in plastic

September 7, 2014

Technology, like Bama Cash, Dining Dollars and meal plans, can allow students to spend money without fully comprehending what has happened – a quick swipe of an ACT card and the deal is done. This way...

Mayor sets date to honor war hostages

Mayor sets date to honor war hostages

September 7, 2014

The Tuscaloosa City Council City Council voted to set Sept. 16 as the date for the appeal hearing regarding the construction of Jinsei, a modern Japanese restaurant, in a historic district buffer zone....

Student desks vary in size throughout classrooms

September 1, 2014

On t he University of Alabama campus, desks vary in size and style from building to building, leaving some students without enough room to work. Britton Rogers, a senior majoring in history, has experience...

Academics on the open ocean

Academics on the open ocean

August 27, 2014

The idea of going to school on a massive cruise liner while visiting foreign nations around the world was the fantastical premise of Disney’s “The Suite Life on Deck.” But exactly such an experience...

UA students travel to Italy with new summer program

April 22, 2014

This May, seven students will travel to Italy to learn about Renaissance mathematicians as part of a new UA in Italy study abroad program. In its inaugural year, the three-week program titled “Discovering...

UA in Cuba offers cultural experience to students

April 14, 2014

Five University of Alabama students are spending their spring semester in Havana, Cuba, as part of the Alabama in Cuba study abroad program. Michael Schnepf, a professor in the department of modern languages...

Students explore Argentina

Students explore Argentina

March 18, 2014

The laid-back culture of Buenos Aires gives University of Alabama students the chance to experience a different pace and culture than what home has to offer. “There were no real time constraints,”...

Ukraine panel offers diverse perpesctives

March 13, 2014

More than 40 people gathered in a ten Hoor lecture hall Wednesday afternoon to discuss the crisis in Ukraine with a panel flanked with UA professors. The audience was filled with students, faculty and...

Offices move for Ferg renovation

Offices move for Ferg renovation

March 13, 2014

Eleven offices have moved out of the Ferguson Center into temporary locations scattered across campus as of March 1. Cathy Andreen, director of media relations, said the 11 displaced offices will return...

Discussion to address Ukraine issues

March 12, 2014

Due greatly to demand from students, there will be a roundtable discussion on the growing crisis in Ukraine on Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. in ten Hoor 125. The discussion will begin with three brief presentations...

Gorgas extends weekend hours

Gorgas extends weekend hours

March 12, 2014

For the next month, students at The University of Alabama will be able to study longer at Gorgas Library on Friday and Saturday nights. As part of a pilot program, Gorgas Library will be open until 9...

Affiliates offer flexibility for study abroad students

March 10, 2014

For Cora Lindholm, a junior majoring in photography and journalism through New College choosing where to study abroad was simple. “Australia has been on my bucket list ever since I was 8 years old watching...

Sweden program gives students new perspectives, ideas

March 3, 2014

Each summer, between eight and 20 students have the opportunity to participate in a faculty-led study abroad program in Stockholm, Sweden. Terry Royed and Ted Miller, professors in the political science...

Students organize body image event

February 27, 2014

As part of Body Appreciation Week at The University of Alabama, University Programs and the Counseling Center, among other sponsors, will host “Open Your Eyes” Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. in Tutwiler...

Trip focuses on media in China

February 24, 2014

Students interested in learning more about international communications and media might consider applying for the University’s three-week study abroad program in China, which focuses on Chinese international...

Physics meet brings high school students to campus

Physics meet brings high school students to campus

February 19, 2014

High school students were invited from around the state, as well as Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee to compete in The University of Alabama’s annual physics competition Tuesday. The University hosted...

Humanities focus of program in Oxford

February 17, 2014

Every summer, 45 University of Alabama students participate in an interactive learning experience at the University of Oxford in the U.K. as part of the UA in Oxford faculty-led study abroad program. ...

Longtime UA professor, administrator retires

February 13, 2014

In 1977, Hank Lazer started working at The University of Alabama with the intention of staying for two years. Thirty-seven years later, even after retirement, he said he is not quite ready to end his time...

Students dive into French culture

February 10, 2014

Each summer, students immerse themselves in French culture by staying with host families as part of the University in France faculty-led study abroad program. (See also "Study abroad experiences teach...

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