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Book Bonanza in the Black Belt

Book Bonanza in the Black Belt

March 28, 2016

School libraries in the state of Alabama have long suffered a lack of state and federal funding for new books, but for nine schools throughout the Black Belt and the state, that’s going to change.During...

International Study Hall integrates international, domestic students through common struggle: school

March 9, 2016

On Tuesday, about 25 students gathered at The Source and UA Crossroads on the third floor of Ferguson Student Center for International Study Hall. The study hall takes place every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and...

3D printing workshop to demonstrate resources available to students

March 4, 2016

WHAT: UA Makerspace Workshop – Capturing the Past: Scanning and Printing FossilsWHO: College of Arts & SciencesWHEN: Wednesday, March 3, 2 - 3 p.m.WHERE: Rodgers LibraryWHY: “In general, these workshops...

Burke Dining Hall to host mocktail opening for new paintings

February 25, 2016

WHAT: “Students Get Creative: Burke Art Show” Two artists have created two pieces of art that will be hung on one of the walls in Burke. Appetizers and mocktails will be served and a jazz trio will...

Panel discussion focuses on intersectionality of race and gender

Panel discussion focuses on intersectionality of race and gender

February 25, 2016

In front of a packed house in Gorgas Library Room 205 the University of Alabama Feminist Caucus, UA Blend and Collegiate 100 Black Men hosted the “Black Girls Rise” panel discussion.  The panel on...

UAFC, Blend, Collegiate 100 Black Men to host Black Girls Rise panel discussion

February 22, 2016

WHAT: “Black Girls Rise” Panel DiscussionWHO: The University of Alabama Feminist Caucus, Blend and Collegiate 100 Black Men will host the panel. Panelists include Amanda Bennett, student activist and...

University hosts African American Heritage Month celebration

February 22, 2016

Students, faculty, staff and community members gathered in Little Hall Room 223 on Friday, Feb. 19, for the 27th Annual “Dr. Ethel H. Hall African American Heritage Month Celebration” with guest speaker Clinton...

Women and Gender Resource Center to sponsor African American Read-In

February 21, 2016

WHAT: “African American Read-In.” Students, faculty and staff will have the chance to read poems, passages of prose and songs by African American authors in honor of Black History Month and to celebrate...

University hosts screening of “Pelo Malo”

February 21, 2016

 On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Program hosted a screening of “Pelo Malo” in Ten Hoor Hall Room 125 at 6 p.m. The film, directed by Mariana Rondon, is set...

Student Engineers in Action begin replacing steps at Moundville Archeological Park

February 11, 2016

Standing 60 feet tall and made up of approximately 112,000 cubic yards of dirt, Alabama’s tallest mound began receiving a make-over on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Mound B steps at Moundville Archaeological...

Off-Broadway actress portrays social activist at Ferguson Student Theater

February 8, 2016

The Tuscaloosa County Democrats hosted “Go Granny D” on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Student Theater. Off-Broadway actress Barbara Smith Bates portrayed Doris Haddock, “Granny D”,...

Treatment provides new options for inmates

Treatment provides new options for inmates

February 8, 2016

The steady decline in mental health services across the United States and the mass closing of mental health institutions that provide vital psychological car, for mentally ill patients has led to the criminalization...

Alabama native to portray campaign finance activist 'Granny D' at Ferg Theatre

February 2, 2016

WHAT: “Go Granny D”WHO: Actress and Alabama native Barbara Bates Smith will portray Doris Haddock, “Granny D”, who was a social activist passionate about the need for campaign finance reform. At...

Suder Foundation sues UA for more than $1.3 million

February 1, 2016

The Suder Foundation, a private foundation based in Plano, Texas, has filed suit against The University of Alabama alleging the University breached a contract between the two after a premature cancellation...

Institute for Rural Health Research hosts Hemorrhage Control Forum

Institute for Rural Health Research hosts Hemorrhage Control Forum

January 28, 2016

The Institute for Rural Health Research hosted the Tuscaloosa Hemorrhagic Control Forum (Stop the Bleeding) on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Bryant Conference Center. The crowd in attendance...

UAFC hosts panel on ability

UAFC hosts panel on ability

January 28, 2016

The University of Alabama Feminist Caucus hosted a panel discussion called “Deconstructing [Dis]Ability” on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 7:15 p.m. in Ferguson Student Center Room 3107. The panel specifically...

Institute for Rural Health Research to host Stop the Bleeding forum

January 26, 2016

WHAT: Hemorrhagic Control Forum (Stop the Bleeding)WHO: The University of Alabama’s Institute for Rural Health Research is hosting the forum. The key note speaker for this event will be Dr. Alexander...

UA Feminist Caucus to host Deconstructing [Dis]ability panel

January 26, 2016

WHAT: “Deconstructing [Dis]ability” panel discussion held by the UA Feminist CaucusWHO: Beth Overland, Deaf Support Specialist at the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services Dr. Nirmala Erevelles,...

Scholars to discuss intimacy and race

Scholars to discuss intimacy and race

January 19, 2016

WHAT: Four Scholars Discuss Intimacy and RaceWHO: Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of New York Times bestseller Wench (Amistad, 2011) and Balm (Amistad, 2015)Trudier Harris, professor of English at UASharony...

UA to host Spring Get on Board day: Excursion

January 16, 2016

WHAT: “Spring Get On Board Day: Excursion”The theme for this year’s SGOBD is “EXCURSION: Explore. Discover. Get Involved.”“Students have the opportunity to visit the SOURCE Involvement Genius...

UA website relaunches with new design

December 23, 2015

The University of Alabama launched its newly redesigned website on Dec. 21. The new design is more compatible on all screen sizes and is highly visual and more focused on user navigation. “The new UA.edu...

Rama Jama's to be sold

December 4, 2015

By Patrick Smith | Staff ReporterAn iconic restaurant that has served UA students, faculty and Tuscaloosa residents for 20 years is now for sale.Rama Jama’s, which is owned by Gary Lewis, has fed customers...

Out-of-state students struggle to go home for the holidays

Out-of-state students struggle to go home for the holidays

November 23, 2015

With the increasing number of out-of-state students attending the University, some of them face a tough decision when it comes to breaks for the holidays. Stay in Tuscaloosa or pay a high fee just to...

Honors College looking to expand Education Outreach

Honors College looking to expand Education Outreach

November 19, 2015

Education Outreach will begin expanding in the spring semester in an effort to get more UA Honors College students involved in Tuscaloosa area schools. The purpose of Education Outreach is to take Honors...

Philosophy Today lecture series presents, “What is Physicalism?”

November 18, 2015

Students and professors gathered in Smith Hall Room 205 on Thursday to listen to the second in this year’s Philosophy Today lecture series. The lecture titled “What is Physicalism,” was given...

Tuscaloosa women honored at Pink Toolbox event

November 12, 2015

On Thursday, women from around the Tuscaloosa area gathered at the Home2Suites hotel at 10 a.m. for the 2015 Women in Business Awards. The event, titled The Pink Toolbox, honored two local businesswomen...

Panelists to speak on voter suppression in Alabama

November 9, 2015

WHAT: Blocking the Vote: Voter Suppression in AlabamaWHO: Panelists will include Director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center and SPLC Outreach Director Lecia Brooks, political science Department Chair...

State of the (Queer) Union: Marriage equality isn't the end of the LGBTQ  fight

State of the (Queer) Union: Marriage equality isn't the end of the LGBTQ fight

October 21, 2015

The UA Feminist Caucus hosted the second annual State of the (Queer) Union Address Oct. 21 in the Ferguson Student Center addressing the issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community today.The panel specifically...

Harbor Training session to show resources available to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking

Harbor Training session to show resources available to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking

October 12, 2015

The Women and Gender Resource Center will hold a Harbor Training session on Oct. 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Room G54 of the Rose Administration building. The session is targeted toward faculty,...

Opera Guild to host annual gala

Opera Guild to host annual gala

October 2, 2015

The Second Annual Opera Guild Gala will be held on Friday Oct. 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the Grand Gallery of the Alabama Museum of Natural History in Smith Hall. Tickets are $100 and went on sale August 16....

UAPD names John Hooks as Chief of Police

September 29, 2015

Former University of Alabama police department Lieutenant John Hooks has been named the new UAPD Chief of Police according to Chris Bryant, Interim Director of Media Relations. The selection was announced...

Cyber crime: UA technology responds to new threats

Cyber crime: UA technology responds to new threats

September 28, 2015

With the rise of the Internet has come a rise in a relatively new form of crime, crime that does not entail the use of guns, knives or other traditional weaponry. Technology has elicited an expanse of...

Women and Gender Resource Center to host Chocolate Festival

Women and Gender Resource Center to host Chocolate Festival

September 24, 2015

The Women and Gender Resource Center will host the fifth annual Chocolate Festival on Friday, Sept. 25 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Shelby Hall Rotunda.The event is open to the public and tickets may be...

Feminist Caucus hosts information fair

Feminist Caucus hosts information fair

September 18, 2015

The University of Alabama Feminist Caucus hosted “Find Your Feminism” in the Ferguson Student Center on September 17. The event provided information about the feminist movement, as well as information...

Feminist Caucus to host informative fair

Feminist Caucus to host informative fair

September 15, 2015

The University of Alabama Feminist Caucus will host “Find Your Feminism” on Wednesday, September 16 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 3107/300 in the Ferguson Student Center. The event will resemble a...

Research finds drinkers and abstainers react similarly when viewing images of alcohol

Research finds drinkers and abstainers react similarly when viewing images of alcohol

September 4, 2015

A University of Alabama researcher recently completed a study showing that light drinkers and abstainers react the same as binge drinkers when seeing images of alcohol. Dr. Philip Gable, associate professor...

Secondary math education program receives two-year designation

Secondary math education program receives two-year designation

September 3, 2015

The University of Alabama’s secondary math education program in the College of Education has received recognition from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The NCTM two-year designation...

Feminist Caucus to hold rally

August 27, 2015

The University of Alabama’s Feminist Caucus will host a rally on Friday, August 27th. The rally, “Celebrating Women!” will be held in front of Ferguson Student Center at 5:00 p.m. to promote the...

First Year Council now accepting applications

First Year Council now accepting applications

August 26, 2015

First Year Council applications for the Student Government Association are due on August 30th. FYC is a way for freshmen who are interested in student government to enter into the SGA for the first...

Floodings impact on wetlands measurable with a low cost approach

Floodings impact on wetlands measurable with a low cost approach

August 24, 2015

A University of Alabama researcher helped lead a study on the potential effects rising sea levels can have on wetlands using a new, low-cost, on-site method designed by scientists.Julia Cherry, an associate...

Researchers explore how imaginative play affects children's memory

Researchers explore how imaginative play affects children's memory

August 20, 2015

A UA professor received a $200,000 grant from the Imagination Institute to study the correlation between imaginative play and cognitive development in children.Dr. Ansley Gilpin, assistant professor of...

Suspects arrested in connection to Bibb County murder

July 28, 2015

By Patrick Smith | Contributing WriterThe Tuscaloosa Police Department and the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department arrested two suspects Monday. They were wanted in connection to a murder in Bibb...

Professor receives grant to study bumblebees

Professor receives grant to study bumblebees

July 15, 2015

A University of Alabama biologist has recently received a $1 million grant to do research on bumblebees.Jeff Lozier, an assistant professor of biological sciences, along with two collaborators from the...

UMC-Northport to open this week, grand opening in August

UMC-Northport to open this week, grand opening in August

July 8, 2015

University Medical Center, which is operated by The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, opened a new location in Northport July 1.University Medical Center-Northport, located in...

Local businesses aid river preservation

Local businesses aid river preservation

July 1, 2015

Starting July 4 and running through Labor Day, 19 Tuscaloosa area businesses will be participating in the annual event “Save the Black Warrior.” The event raises awareness for Black Warrior Riverkeeper,...

CERN Large Hadron Collider recommissioned

CERN Large Hadron Collider recommissioned

June 24, 2015

On June 3, the world of physics took a great leap forward.The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, started delivering data for the first time in over two years....

Gallalee Hosts Viewing

Gallalee Hosts Viewing

June 24, 2015

Look up and gaze at the night sky and all of its beauty. Astronomers have said this for a long time and the month of June has been no exception.In what tends to happen only every decade or two, Venus and...

UA student completes internship with Sen. Richard Shelby in D.C.

UA student completes internship with Sen. Richard Shelby in D.C.

June 10, 2015

By Patrick Smith | Contributing WriterTaylor Hardy, a sophomore majoring in accounting, recently completed an internship with Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) in his D.C. office.During her time in D.C. she...

UA to host creative writing camp, reading for high school students

UA to host creative writing camp, reading for high school students

June 3, 2015

High school students from all over Tuscaloosa County will gather on campus next week to participate in the kind of creative writing normally reserved for English students at the University.The UA Creative...

Gorgas House Museum opens post office exhibit

Gorgas House Museum opens post office exhibit

May 27, 2015

With the gift of a 19th-century post office desk from David Nelson, Gorgas House Museum Director Lydia Ellington has recreated the University’s first post office on the first floor of the Gorgas House...

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