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Two University of Alabama students were awarded scholarships by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, and two more students were recognized for an honorable mention.
The University of Alabama School of Law is ranked 21st in the nation, and the UA School of Library and Information Studies is ranked 18th, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 edition of its annual “Best Graduate Schools” publication. UA’s Master of Business Administration program comes in at 58th among all MBA programs.
The University of Alabama has announced plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stand in the Schoolhouse Door throughout 2013 with a series of activities and events designed to honor the desegregation of the University.
Adventurous percussion trio Meridian will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Moody Music Building recital hall on The University of Alabama campus. UA’s Sonic Frontiers concert series is sponsoring the concert.
he University of Alabama’s department of history invites the public to hear Dr. Jorge Ortiz-Sotelo, chairman of the Peruvian Institute of Politics and Economics, deliver a lecture titled “Defeating the Shining Path: A Lesson in Combating Terrorism in Peru” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 in 205 Gorgas Library. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The University of Alabama department of political science will host guest lecturer Dr. Tammy Horn, senior researcher in apiculture at Eastern Kentucky University, to speak on the critical importance of honey bee pollination to agriculture and food security from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in 1092 Shelby Hall.
The University of Alabama ranks first among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars for 2012-2013 with 241 scholars in the fall 2012 freshman class.
UA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs Honors Fallen Soldiers, Wounded Warriors in Washington D.C.
The University of Alabama’s Office of Veteran Military Affairs will send representatives to the Washington, D.C., area this month to honor soldiers wounded and killed in the line of duty. David Blair, VMA director, and Dr. Lowell Davis, assistant dean of students, will join US. Rep. Terri Sewell and UA alumni for a wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14.
Dr. Jahan Ramazani, Edgar F. Shannon professor of English at the University of Virginia, will give a public lecture titled “Poetry’s Dialogue with Its Others” at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in room 208 of Gordon Palmer Hall on The University of Alabama campus. The UA English department is sponsoring the event, which is free and open to students, faculty and staff. A reception will follow the lecture.
The University of Alabama Crossroads Community Center invites the campus and community to participate in events throughout February during African-American History Month. This year’s campus celebration promotes recognition of the contributions of African-American culture to our communities and the nation. It will highlight moments in African-American history and the ongoing impact of the African-American experience.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s Graduate School is accepting nominations for the seventh annual Last Lecture series. The Last Lecture, to be on Monday, April 22, will feature a UA faculty member nominated and selected by students to answer one question in the form of a highly engaging lecture: “If this were your last [...]
Alabama’s gross domestic product, the market value of goods and services produced and often considered an indicator of the state’s standard of living, should grow by about 1.5 to 2.0 percent in 2013, predicts a University of Alabama economist.
Once in the realm of science fiction, cars able to drive themselves will become more prevalent as the first versions are introduced to consumers during 2013, says a University of Alabama engineering professor who worked to develop the technology.
A combination of factors will result in sporting-event attendance dropping in 2013, says Dr. Andrew Billings, a University of Alabama sports communication researcher.
The bad economy may be good for your health in 2013, a University of Alabama nutrition expert predicts.
Consumers in the coming year can look for competitive retailers to look for ways to adjust their expensive storefront footage while sharpening online services, says Dr. Kristy Reynolds, the Bruno Professor of Marketing at The University of Alabama.
Don’t expect Pell Grant funding to decrease in 2013, a University of Alabama professor predicts.
The upcoming year will bring significant changes in health care, according to Dr. Marilyn Whitman, assistant professor and coordinator of the undergraduate healthcare management program at The University of Alabama.
The civil war in Syria between the government of President Bashar al-Assad and anti-Baath Party rebels likely will continue throughout 2013 with the international community looking on, a University of Alabama political scientist predicts.
In 2013 and beyond, rural hospitals in Alabama will need to combine and coordinate their services – or some will close, a University of Alabama expert in rural and family medicine says.
Following votes to decriminalize marijuana in Washington and Colorado, more states in 2013 will begin to look at legalizing the drug, a University of Alabama criminal justice expert says.
Fasten your seat belt, says Dr. Paul Drnevich, an associate professor of strategic management at The University of Alabama,“because we will likely go over the ‘fiscal cliff’ in some capacity in early 2013.”
The scandal that rocked the cycling world could well make its way into other American sports in 2013, causing advertisers to think twice about whom they support, says Dr. Lance Kinney, associate professor of advertising and public relations at The University of Alabama.
For the 32nd consecutive year, The University of Alabama’s Office of Media Relations offers predictions from faculty experts for the coming year.
The University of Alabama will welcome students, parents, alumni and visitors to campus during Homecoming Week 2012, to be held from Sunday, Oct. 21, to Saturday, Oct. 27. This year’s theme is “Timeless Traditions.”