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Inspired by Community, Eager to Better Alabama

Two female graduate students pose for a photo at a literacy center

As much as Tuscaloosa has grown in recent years, it still has a “small-town feel” that continues to empower UA doctoral student Lauren Rollins as both a leader and educator.

July 1, 2019

UA CrossingPoints Accepting Applications for New Certificate Program

A female teacher explains a lesson to students.

The University of Alabama will debut an innovative, year-round academic program for individuals with intellectual disabilities, beginning in the fall 2019 semester.

June 28, 2019

‘Come Inside and Meet All of My Friends’

Theatre actors ages 10 to 17 hold their arms in the air as they rehearse a play.

Alex Zimmerman eagerly watched McKade “come out of his shell” while rehearsing for The University of Alabama-led SENSE Theatre, a novel ASD intervention.

June 19, 2019

Camp Memories and Mentors

Two female wheelchair basketball players pose for a photo.

Sarah Maynard and Mary McClendon's relationship is as much of a mentorship as it is a friendship, one that began unexpectedly when they met three years ago at The University of Alabama.

June 19, 2019

‘We’re Trying to Transform Education’

A college student signals thumbs up to elementary students during a group science experiment.

University of Alabama elementary education majors recently wrapped up a month’s worth of STEM activities with four different classes at Woodland Forrest Elementary School.

June 10, 2019

On the Hunt for the Remnants of Surviving Slave Houses

A student conducts a magnetometry survey

After conducting surveys on the Magnolia Grove plantation home in Hale County, second-year anthropology graduate student Natalie Mooney may have discovered a pattern to find other slave houses in the Alabama Black Belt region...

May 23, 2019

Young Writers Camp Aims to Broaden Youths’ Writing Abilities

The University of Alabama’s English department and Creative Writing Program are offering a Young Writers Camp June 17-21, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Bryant Conference Center.

May 17, 2019

$1.4 Million Grant Establishes Alabama Power Innovation Fund

Mark Crews, of Alabama Power, makes a presentation to UA President Stuart R. Bell and Dr. Russell Mumper.

The University of Alabama has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Alabama Power Foundation to support business innovation, entrepreneurship, small business growth and talent retention in the state.

May 15, 2019

Theater at the Beach: SummerTide Rolls In

SummerTide's 2018 production of "Pump Boys and Dinettes."

For three weeks starting June 4, youth in kindergarten through 12th grade will have the opportunity to join UA’s SummerTide Theatre Camp at South Baldwin Community Theatre and learn story theater, dance and music.

May 13, 2019

Milton: ‘I’m Better for it Now’

On Sunday, May 5, Jilisa Milton became the first student to earn a MSW-JD degree at UA, culminating four years of preparation for the growing need for trauma-informed lawyers.

May 7, 2019

Bowen: ‘No Closed Doors’ at CrossingPoints

On this day, in a small gymnasium in the Tom Barnes Education Building at UA, Jessica Bowen is teaching color guard routines to a room of beginners. The positions and turns aren’t perfect, but...

April 30, 2019

UA Engineering Racing Team Works with Local Third Graders

A University of Alabama student team is spending the semester working with a local elementary school and teaching students about the importance of STEM.

April 19, 2019

‘More Than Just a Space’

On Thursday, PRCA-UA, along with 13 other student groups, gathered for the unveiling of their new home, which will help them expand their community service work.

April 18, 2019

UA Launches New Student Community Engagement Center

Community and university engagement at The University of Alabama received a boost today with the unveiling of the UA Student Community Engagement Center.

April 18, 2019

Family, ‘Eye-Opening’ Trip to Nicaragua Set Path for UA Senior

Libby Beddingfield was plenty motivated for a future career in medicine when she arrived at The University of Alabama four years ago. That wasn’t always the case.

April 18, 2019