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  • December 4th, 2017



SCIENTIST HELPS SHOW HOW EARTH STOPS TINY PARTICLES — An international group of researchers, including several from UA, measured the interaction between tiny particles, called neutrinos, and Earth. The findings, which carry implications for the understanding of physics and Earth’s core, published recently in the journal Nature.  For more information, contact Adam Jones, UA communications, 205-348-4328 or

LIVE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH — Computer-Based Honors Live is a live, interactive broadcast of research projects ( conducted by students in UA’s Computer-Based Honors Program. Students will discuss the goals, outcomes and societal impact of the research they conducted during the fall 2017 semester. Presentations will be made between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. The Computer-Based Honors Program, soon to be renamed the Randall Research Scholars Program, is a nationally recognized undergraduate research program that pairs academically elite students directly with leading edge research professors and cutting edge computing technology to complete scholarly research in diverse disciplines. For more details, contact Richard LeComte, media relations,, 205-348-3782.


UA LAW RECEIVES GRANT TO HELP INCREASE DIVERSITY IN LEGAL PROFESSIONThe Law School Admission Council awarded UA’s School of Law a grant to help prepare students from historically underrepresented groups for the admission process, success in law school and careers in the legal profession. UA Law will use the $300,000 grant to create the Alabama Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program. It will invite about 30 undergraduate students to the Law School in the summers of 2018, 2019 and 2020 to expose them to the joys and rigors of legal education for four weeks. For more details, contact Monique Fields, manager of communications, UA School of Law, 205-348-5195,

TOYS FOR TOTS — The University Libraries Support Staff Association has begun its annual Toys for Tots drive for children in the community. This is the 15th year the group has supported the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve program to collect new, unwrapped gifts for local children ages 0-13. This year, the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity is partnering with the association to serve as an additional collection site. Collection boxes can be found at all University Libraries locations as well as the Phi Kappa Psi house, 312 University Blvd. Monetary donations are also accepted on the Toys for Tots website. Select Alabama – Tuscaloosa as the local campaign, and funds will be designated for the local area. The drive ends Wednesday, Dec. 6. For more details, contact Richard LeComte, UA communications,, 205-348-3782.

HILARITAS — The UA School of Music’s jovial, annual “Hilaritas” holiday performance will include holiday music arranged for jazz, chorus and other genres. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. Tickets are $5 and $7 for students, $10 and $15 for general admission. For more information, go to or phone 205-348-7111. For more details, contact Richard LeComte, communications,, 205-348-3782. 

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