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  • July 2nd, 2018



STUDENT TEAM SELECTED FOR ANTENNA CONTEST – A team of UA engineering students is one of six selected as finalists in an international contest to design an antenna system to locate radio signals. Students are available to talk about their compact device after 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. For more information, contact Adam Jones, UA communications, at 205-348-4328 or

EXHIBIT INSPIRED BY BLACK PANTHER OPENS THIS WEEK — 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, or UA communications, 205-348-5320.

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

‘WOMEN OF THE TIDE’ EXHIBIT UA Museums is showcasing 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’s open at the Gorgas House Museum on the UA campus. The exhibit features several themes, including women in the military, sports, social activities and celebrities, among others, with each theme having a multitude of artifacts. For more information, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at or 205-348-8325.


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