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UA Library School Awards Free Books to Black Belt Schools

The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies is awarding $15,400 in new, free books to schools in Alabama’s Black Belt region.

UA’s Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity Hosts Bone-Marrow Registration

The University of Alabama’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity is sponsoring a Be the Match on Campus bone-marrow registration drive from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the fraternity house, 202 University Blvd. on campus. The event is the fraternity’s second Hadley Drive, which began as a search for a bone-marrow donor match for Hadley Mercer, the infant daughter of UA alumnus and fraternity member Brad Mercer. A match was found for Hadley, but the drive will continue in her honor to help register more potential donors in the hopes of saving more lives.

Friel Ready to Lead UA’s Natural History Museum

Dr. John Friel from Cornell University is the new director of the Alabama Museum of Natural History at The University of Alabama.

UA’s Culverhouse College of Commerce Offers New Marketing Analytics Online Degree

A leader in business analytics education, The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce offers a new, online degree — Master of Science in Marketing with a specialization in marketing analytics.

UA Feminist Caucus, National Council of Negro Women to Host Celebration of Women and Diversity

The University of Alabama Feminist Caucus and the UA chapter of the National Council of Negro Women will host “Silhouette: From the Shadows to the Spotlight, “which will feature the stories and experiences of women of color and those who historically have been silenced, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in 38 Lloyd Hall on campus. The event is free and open to the public.

UA’s Hands on Tuscaloosa Event will Promote Leadership Development through Community Service

The University of Alabama Center for Sustainable Service and Volunteerism and the Office of Student Leadership are partnering to host Hands on Tuscaloosa, a day-long student community service and leadership development event Saturday, Feb. 28. Hands on Tuscaloosa will begin with the UA LEADS: Leadership, Education, Action and Diversity Summit at 8 a.m. in the Ferguson Center Ballroom on campus. The summit will bring together UA students, faculty and staff to participate in educational sessions and hear keynote speakers.

Holle Screenwriting Award Seeks UA Student Screenwriters

The University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences will award one aspiring screenwriter $10,000 during the spring 2015 semester through the Holle Screenwriting Award.

UA’s Moundville Park Trains New Volunteers for Multiple Opportunities

The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park is hosting a volunteer training session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21.

UA Establishes Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship

The University of Alabama Board of Trustees approved today the establishment of the Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship at UA.

Fish Expert, UA Professor Emeritus Herbert Boschung Dies

Dr. Herbert T. Boschung, professor emeritus of biology at The University of Alabama, died Thursday, Feb. 5 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He was 89.

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