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  • June 25th, 2018

MONDAY, JUNE 25 – SUNDAY, JULY 1     

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‘WOMEN OF THE TIDE’ EXHIBIT UA Museums will showcase the contributions and achievements women have made at the Capstone through “Women of the Tide: 125 Years of Women at The University of Alabama,” an exhibit that opens June 29 at the Gorgas House Museum on the UA campus. The exhibit will feature several themes, including women in the military, sports, social activities and celebrities, among others, with each theme having a multitude of artifacts. A media viewing of the exhibit will be held Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gorgas House Museum. For more information, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at bryant.welbourne@ua.edu or 205-348-8325.

DRUID CITY GIRLS MEDIA CAMP – The Druid City Girls Media Camp focuses on media production, media literacy and digital storytelling for girls in the Tuscaloosa area. Starting June 25, the weeklong camp teaches girls the skills they need to create their own short films. Throughout the week, participants are taught how to write short films, shoot and edit these films, along with other production techniques. The camp is open to the media. To better determine a precise date and location for interviews, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at bryant.welbourne@ua.edu.

UA LAUNCHES GIFTED EDUCATION OFFICE – UA’s College of Education will help strengthen the state of Alabama’s gifted education programs through the recent launch of the Gifted Education and Talent Development Office. The office consolidates all of the College’s gifted education research, teaching, service and programming and offers more professional development for educators and outreach to parents. The office will offer materials to parents and researchers and is seeking research partners in schools across the state. For more information, contact David Miller, UA Strategic Communications, at 205-348-0825 or david.c.miller@ua.edu.

SUMMER ENRICHMENT WORKSHOP TO WRAP UP THIS WEEK – More than 100 students enrolled in gifted and talented classes in area schools are participating in the UA College of Education’s Summer Enrichment Workshop. SEW is in its 39th year of providing three weeks of arts, math and science activities to students in grades kindergarten through eight. Reporters are invited to attend the arts and computer coding classes each day this week from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Matthews Elementary in Northport. For more information, contact David Miller, UA Strategic Communications, at 205-348-0825 or david.c.miller@ua.edu or Dr. Jane Newman, director of SEW, at 205-566-9898.

SWIM TO THE TOP — Swim to the Top is a swimming, physical education and academic enrichment summer camp sponsored by UA’s Division of Community Affairs. This camp works to improve campers’ swim skills and water safety and also emphasizes science, nutrition and literacy in a fun environment. Program instruction is available June 4-28 on Monday-Thursday mornings. Swim to the Top is open to the media. To better determine a precise date and location for interviews, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at bryant.welbourne@ua.edu.

COMPUTER SCIENCE CAMPS – UA’s computer science department is hosting a series of summer computer science camps for middle and high school students. Students are taught multiple topics of computer science while learning to program a computer in several contexts. The camps are taught by UA faculty in a manner that encourages self-exploration across multiple projects. The ongoing camps are open to the media. To better determine a precise date and location for interviews, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at bryant.welbourne@ua.edu.

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BLACK PANTHER — The Paul R. Jones Museum will feature a new exhibition, “BAM! Black Panther and the Black Arts Movement in the Paul R. Jones Collection,” beginning Friday, July 6. The exhibition, curated by Emily Bibb and Dr. Wendy Castenell, both of UA, was inspired by the recent blockbuster “Black Panther.” The exhibition will display 30 works, including sculptures in wood and stone as well as photographs. The exhibition is open through Aug. 31.  An opening will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 6, at the museum. Both are free and open to the public. The Paul R. Jones Museum is at 2308 Sixth St. in downtown Tuscaloosa. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and the first Friday of every month from noon to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Courtney Corbridge, cacorbridge@ua.edu or UA communications, 205-348-5320.  

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