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Shuttle Discovery Launch Weblog by Dr. Michael Freeman

Nancy, Jessica and I are on a NASA bus that was on the way to the viewing area set aside for crew family and guests. The launch has been scrubbed due to a problem...

July 13, 2005

Shuttle Discovery Launch Weblog by Dr. Michael Freeman

Today, my wife, Nancy, my daughter, Jessica, and I flew down to Orlando in advance of tomorrow's planned launch of the Space Shuttle, STS-114, with UA aerospace engineering alumnus Jim "Vegas" Kelly serving as...

July 12, 2005

UA to Host High School Students Attending Multicultural Journalism Workshop July 10-21

The University of Alabama journalism department has selected 15 top high school students to attend its 22nd annual Multicultural Journalism Workshop July 10-21 on campus.

July 7, 2005

UA’s First Astronaut Will Pilot July Space Shuttle Mission

James Kelly, who earned his master of science in aerospace engineering from The University of Alabama in 1996, will pilot the Space Shuttle Discovery on NASA’s Return to Flight Mission. The liftoff is scheduled...

July 5, 2005

Local High School Students Become Nanoscience Interns at UA For Summer Program

Nine local high school students are taking the leap into the field of "nanoscience" as they work with leading faculty at The University of Alabama as part of summer research program funded by the...

June 21, 2005

UA/Shelton State Host “GEAR UP” Summer Program For Davis-Emerson Middle School Students

The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College are hosting a two-week Summer Enrichment Academy for Davis-Emerson Middle School students. The program began June 6 and runs through June 17.

June 14, 2005

UA Study Abroad Brings More Than Education

"Travel is fatal to prejudice," a quote attributed to Mark Twain, is prominently posted atop the door of the offices of Capstone International Center, a division of Academic Affairs at The University of Alabama....

June 2, 2005

UA, Graduate Student Matching Black Belt Seamstresses with Employment

The University of Alabama Office of Community Affairs recently announced funding assistance for "Planting Stitches," a startup non-profit organization that provides economic development opportunities for women living in the Black Belt region.

May 30, 2005

UA Nursing Academy Attracts Participants from Three States

Twenty high school students interested in learning more about nursing – the profession with the nation’s largest projected job growth – will attend a May 29-June 4 academy hosted by The University of Alabama...

May 23, 2005

ASPA to Host Weekend Journalism Camp at UA in July

The Alabama Scholastic Press Association will host a three-day journalism camp for high school students and teachers at The University of Alabama July 14-16.

May 12, 2005

Safe State at UA Partners With Hyundai to Protect Alabama Auto Manufacturing Workers

The Safe State Alabama Consultation Program in The University of Alabama's College of Continuing Studies has partnered with Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the...

May 11, 2005

UA Partnering with Law Enforcement, Judicial Agenices to Develop Technology Training Center

Law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, who increasingly rely upon technology in providing public safety, will have more opportunities for technology training through a new center under development by multiple agencies in partnership with...

May 4, 2005

Middle School Students Visit UA Campus on April 25

Middle school girls involved with The University of Alabama Women's Resource Center Young Women Leaders Program will be visiting the UA campus on Monday, April 25, to learn what college life is all about.

April 21, 2005

International Television Programming Available in UA’s Gorgas Library

Two televisions with international programming, including soccer matches, have been installed in a study area on the second floor of the Gorgas Library for the benefit of The University of Alabama community.

April 15, 2005

UA Prepares Civil Engineers with OSHA Safe Job Site Training

The University of Alabama's recently formed Associated Builders and Contractors student chapter is providing civil engineering students certified OSHA training.

April 14, 2005