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Graduate tear-gassed in Ferguson, Missouri

Graduate tear-gassed in Ferguson, Missouri

August 26, 2014

When Alan Blinder, a 2011 UA graduate now working at the Atlanta bureau of The New York Times, first met Jennifer Greer, then chair of the journalism department, he was a pre-med student.“I’m supposed...

Sharks, butterflies used to further aviation research

Sharks, butterflies used to further aviation research

August 24, 2014

Biologists have long watched and studied sharks and butterflies, but the secrets locked within their scales and wings have begun to attract researchers like Amy Lang, associate professor of aerospace engineering...

Tuscaloosa named among top college towns

Tuscaloosa named among top college towns

August 17, 2014

Livability, student-to-resident ratio, cultural offerings, school presence and large employers can help define a college town’s success. Best College Reviews, which compiled a list of “The 50 Best...

Startup extracts uranium with shells

Startup extracts uranium with shells

July 22, 2014

Uranium, a key player in the growing world of nuclear energy, is projected to be in short supply and high demand in 2017 and beyond. But if 525 Solutions, a UA-based startup, has anything to do with it,...

Mock trial brings fairy tales to the law world

July 22, 2014

A Fairy Tale Mock Trial on June 14 resulted in a hung jury for the Big Bad Wolf. Hosted by Children of the Village Network, Inc., the Sumter County Children's Policy Council and Girl Scouts of North-Central...

CAF advanced in equipment, training

CAF advanced in equipment, training

July 22, 2014

There aren’t many places where researchers can find an IMAGO Local Electrode Atom Probe. At the University, however, researchers from across the country come to the Southeast just to use it. The LEAP,...

Blood drive will feature electron microscopes

Blood drive will feature electron microscopes

July 15, 2014

Donors at the Tuscaloosa Morning Rotary Club’s Red Cross blood drive will have an opportunity to see more blood – and needles – up close. “I’ve been telling people they’re going to want to...

Hot Hundred will return to campus

Hot Hundred will return to campus

July 15, 2014

The Hot Hundred bike ride, with its Tuscaloosa roots and university connections, will return to campus Saturday with discounted tickets available to students.“Really anyone can come out to experience...

News Briefs: July 16, 2014

July 15, 2014

Rogers recognized as highly citedRobin Rogers, Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry, was one of over 3,000 researchers named in the Highly Cited Researchers 2014 list released by Thomson Reuters. The list...

Workshop on small business grants to be held Tuesday

July 14, 2014

A full-day workshop on submitting proposals for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grants will begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15. The workshop, held by the...

Bond denied for alumnus charged in child death case

Bond denied for alumnus charged in child death case

July 8, 2014

Justin Ross Harris, a Tuscaloosa native, UA alumnus and former UA employee, is facing murder and child cruelty charges after the death of Cooper Harris, his 22-month-old son. The infant was left in Harris’...

Evolution of the Library

Evolution of the Library

July 8, 2014

Vincent Scalfani, the Science and Engineering librarian, is used to answering questions. But before his interview, he has one of his own.“Do you want me to fix your Wi-Fi?”A few minutes later, he has...

Griffith stresses higher education, job creation, healthcare

Griffith stresses higher education, job creation, healthcare

July 8, 2014

Parker Griffith, Democratic candidate for governor of Alabama, has a plea for voting-age students: Don’t take America for granted. “Your age group, your students are growing up in one of the most polarized,...

Students receive CMF awards

Students receive CMF awards

July 8, 2014

Matt Leddo, a senior majoring in telecommunication and film and an actor in Campus MovieFest Best Picture winner “Wieder ‘Zam’,” has a message from Campus MovieFest. “When we were out in Hollywood...

Clutch Prep targets UA in tutoring expansion

Clutch Prep targets UA in tutoring expansion

July 8, 2014

When a group of Florida International University students decided to take their successful tutoring business to the next level, they had to figure out how to preserve their key to success: relevance. “We...

Lofts life joins campus housing options

Lofts life joins campus housing options

June 24, 2014

Last summer, students driving along McFarland Boulevard encountered the sights and sounds of construction as The Lofts at City Center prepared to welcome incoming residents. Brittney Hollis, vice president...

Minimum wage to increase at local company

June 24, 2014

Students seeking employment in the state of Alabama can count on getting paid at least $7.25 an hour. An executive order signed by the president and implemented in mid-June seeks to raise the federal minimum...

News On Campus

June 17, 2014

News On Campus: Briefs for Wednesday, June 18, 2014 College Bound Pre-Collegiate Program hosts graduation lunch Twenty-seven high school students in the College Bound Pre-Collegiate Program will...

Teachers go back to school

Teachers go back to school

June 17, 2014

Teachers ask students to say a lot of things, but the ASM Materials Camp teaches teachers how to get their students to express wonder. “The philosophy of the camps is to give students a ‘Wow!’...

Nelson named dean of communications

Nelson named dean of communications

June 17, 2014

The appointment of a new dean often involves bringing in someone new to the college, someone that Jennifer Greer, interim dean of the College of Communication and Information Sciences, says can ?“shake...

CMAP initiative to attract diversity to Culverhouse

June 17, 2014

Lisa McKinney, head of the Culverhouse Majors Awareness Program, worked with admissions counselors and visited 30 high schools earlier this year to seek out talented minority students. Those students...

Back in Business

Back in Business

June 17, 2014

By Samuel Yang | News EditorThree years later, businesses are still returning to Tuscaloosa.April 26, 2011, was the last Tuesday that you could drive down the heart of Tuscaloosa and see Alabama Physical...

UA student to travel to Germany to attend Nobel meeting

UA student to travel to Germany to attend Nobel meeting

June 17, 2014

Brandon Hill has always been interested in diseases. The Mississippi native headed to Jackson State University to study the effect of certain leaf extracts on cancer cells and, after completing a bachelor's...

Student solves real world problems

Student solves real world problems

June 17, 2014

There are two kinds of people in two different worlds facing two different problems. On the one hand are students looking to make a social impact but can’t find the right kind of work. On the other hand...

Bomar looks ahead as new UA Museums director

Bomar looks ahead as new UA Museums director

June 17, 2014

William Bomar spent 16 years as the director of Moundville Archaeological Park, which he calls one of the nation’s most significant ?archaeological sites. But Bomar, recently named as The University...

Growing strong: Homegrown Alabama enters 10th season

Growing strong: Homegrown Alabama enters 10th season

June 11, 2014

Finals season lasts two weeks, football season three months – and farmer’s market season for Homegrown Alabama lasts six months. And like studying for finals or tailgating, it often comes with competitions,...

UA ranked high in social media engagement report

June 11, 2014

The University of Alabama is known for throwing its weight around on the football field, in the business world and in legal circles. But according to “A Study of Social Media in Higher Education,”...

Construction continues

Construction continues

June 4, 2014

Su Gupta, associate professor of metallurgical and materials engineering, directs a campus-wide user facility called the UA Micro-Fabrication Facility. If you look for it today, you can find it in the...

Suspect arrested in student death case

June 4, 2014

A story of heroin trafficking that has seen the death of two Tuscaloosa men, including a University of Alabama student and a law enforcement sweep of North Alabama, is reaching its final chapter with the...

Cooper exhibit opens in Black Belt

May 28, 2014

Chip Cooper, artist-in-residence at the Honors College, has published a photography book about Cuba. But the same things that drew him to the guarded island nation – the mystery, for one – have also...

City sees continued reconstruction, recovery 3 years after deadly storm

April 23, 2014

There are still places you can go to see the destruction of the tornado that tore through the heart of Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011. But as the three-year anniversary of the tornado approaches, it has...

Graduates adjust to financial independence

April 22, 2014

Whether it’s Dining Dollars or student loans, money and college are never far apart, but graduation can often open a new financial door for students. When students graduate, they are often faced with...

Campuses honor Shelby’s impact on UA system

April 21, 2014

Senator Richard Shelby and his wife Annette Shelby’s names have been on Shelby Hall since 2004. This year, they lent their faces to a commemorative pillar guarding the sidewalk en route to their namesake...

Paintball event to host athletes

Paintball event to host athletes

April 17, 2014

Alabama football stars have converged on the Annual Chris Rogers’ Paintball Tournament for two years, but this year’s events will also include A-Day Giveback, an event on Friday featuring Carolina...

Lack of funding threatens to close Amtrak train station

Lack of funding threatens to close Amtrak train station

April 15, 2014

When Diane Salls, president of the Ceres Garden Club of Northport, moved to Tuscaloosa more than 50 years ago, she would pass the Greensboro Avenue train depot and think to herself that a town of Tuscaloosa’s...

Outdoor Rec partners with HERO bamboo bike sellers

April 15, 2014

When a resident of Greensboro, Ala., told Pam Dorr, executive director of Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization, that there was too much bamboo in her area, it was a complaint. And it would...

BSFL brings back annual ‘Cemetery’ protest on Quad

April 10, 2014

A portion of the Quad will turn blue and pink Friday when more than 3500 flags blanket the area around Denny Chimes. The flags are part of Bama Students for Life’s annual Cemetery of the Innocents. ...

Student studies shrinking salamanders

Student studies shrinking salamanders

April 8, 2014

When Nicholas Caruso, a graduate student in the biological science department, dissects a salamander, he cannot find its lungs. That is disconcerting, but it’s actually not terribly surprising – they...

The Way of our Water

The Way of our Water

April 7, 2014

A drop of water hoping to end up in the city of Tuscaloosa’s drinking water is first born – or reborn – in a cloud. There, it condenses and precipitates, falling as a droplet to the earth. If it...

Groups to address human trafficking

April 7, 2014

Human trafficking and sexual slavery have long been pressing issues in the international community, and a Birmingham shelter ministry will be joining with campus groups Monday to raise student awareness....

UA law review to host symposium on civil rights

April 2, 2014

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review, a publication based out of the School of Law, will host...

University Programs app due Friday

March 20, 2014

It might be surprising to some that the Ferguson Center Movie Series, International Expressions, Hot Topics discussion series, Discovery Series classes and On the Town with the Ferg come from the same...

Website project to map, document food insecurity

March 19, 2014

On a college campus dotted with dining halls and bookended by commercial corridors crammed with restaurants, it can be easy to forget that food insecurity and food deserts, areas where people cannot easily...

Campus balances construction with city structure

March 19, 2014

The University of Alabama campus is no stranger to ongoing construction and development. But for the University, development is about more than just expanding the edges of campus. As elements of campus...

Time management essential for college success

March 18, 2014

Between classes, tests, social events and personal hobbies, students’ calendars quickly fill up as the school year draws on. And as calenders become overloaded, so do students’ abilities to remember...

Family medicine program selects chief residents

March 13, 2014

The College of Community Health Sciences’ three-year family medicine residency program has selected three 2014-15 chief residents. Leslie Zganjar, director of communications for CCHS, said the program...

Program offers selective child care to UA parents

Program offers selective child care to UA parents

March 11, 2014

UA faculty, staff members and students who are the parents of a child between the ages of 2 months and 5 years have various options for child care services in Tuscaloosa. While some might use the child...

Weather rearranges midterms

March 4, 2014

When snow started falling in the middle of February, traffic and classes ground to a halt. Cars and courses started again, but with midterms around the corner, professors are finding their own ways to...

Growth compromises historic area

Growth compromises historic area

February 27, 2014

The landscape of downtown Tuscaloosa is changing. Over the next few years, students and citizens can expect the arrival of a new apartment complex, an Embassy Suites Hotel and a Hilton Home 2 Suites extended-stay...

SGA sponsors trip for UA students to Montgomery

February 25, 2014

As the state capital, Montgomery is Alabama’s hub of politicians and lobbyists, but on Thursday, it will experience a rush of public university students as part of Higher Education Day. Sean Ross, SGA...

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