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Methos Wins 2020 Harper Lee Prize

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Victor Methos, author of “The Hallows,” will receive The University of Alabama School of Law’s 2020 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction during a virtual ceremony. “On the 10th anniversary […]

July 14, 2020

New Hotline Provides COVID-19 Information to UA Community

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Members of the campus community can call 348-CV19 to get answers to frequently asked questions related to COVID-19 and UA’s plan and protocols.

July 14, 2020

Emoji Reveal Whiteness as Driver of Technology

Different emojis in a grid.

A study of broadening the skin tone of emoji to include diverse representation of race, ethnicity, gender and culture found emoji continue to center whiteness in their design and coding structures.

July 10, 2020

Leaving Home for a Brighter Future

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Nasir Eisty has come a long way from the small Bangladeshi town where he grew up. But the constant love and care from his parents and teachers made it possible to get where he...

July 6, 2020

The Last Frontier

The sun sits on the horizon above the ice-laden sea off the coast of Antarctica.

Antarctica’s unique role helps UA research push boundaries of discovery.

July 2, 2020

Student Creates Presidential Election Forecast Model Used by CNN

Jack Kersting 2020 presidential forecast model

Jack Kersting, a 19-year-old native of Richardson, Texas, studying economics, created political forecasting models that gained recognition for their quality and accuracy, and have been used by major media outlets such as CNN.

June 30, 2020

UA to Hold Spring and Summer Commencement July 31-Aug. 2

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The University of Alabama will hold joint spring and summer commencement exercises over three days beginning Friday, July 31, at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.

June 24, 2020

UA Researchers Examine Stress of Pandemic on Decision-Making

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Researchers at The University of Alabama were awarded a grant to see if the long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic may include poor decision-making by those who experienced increased stress levels.

June 24, 2020

UA Offers New Minor in Global Health

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Beginning this fall, UA’s College of Arts and Sciences will offer a new minor in global health.

June 23, 2020

UA to Help Bring Computer Sciences to Alabama High Schools

A collaborative project between The University of Alabama and several statewide partners was awarded a nearly $4 million grant to bring computer science education to Alabama K-12 schools.

June 19, 2020

UA Theatre and Dance Releases Online Performances, Lessons

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While live performances and instruction on campus are paused, the UA Department of Theatre and Dance is releasing weekly performances and lessons through two new video series.

June 18, 2020

Pandemic Public Nights Allows for Digital Stargazing on Four Continents

The UA Department of Physics and Astronomy returned access to its powerful reflecting telescope in the observatory atop Gallalee Hall through what’s been dubbed Pandemic Public Nights, a digital viewing through the telescope.

June 17, 2020

Overcoming Challenges, Realizing Dreams Together

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Eric and Maleka Beal have never been ones to let a challenge keep them from reaching their goals.

June 16, 2020

To Keep Peace, Police Need to Seek Public Support

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Reform of law enforcement should emphasize community collaboration, legitimacy and keeping the peace through a reciprocal relationship between police and the public

June 15, 2020

After Two Decades in the Earth, Millions of Cicadas Arise

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After remaining more than six feet underground for 17 years, periodical cicadas are emerging in waves from June to August.

June 8, 2020