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What a Year! A Look Back at 2019

Where Legends Are Made banner and flowering tree

What a year! In 2019 we served our community, earned and bestowed honors, broke records, honored heroes, gave gifts and had fun.

December 20, 2019

Want to Shed a Few Pounds? Researchers Test New Technology to Help

A close-up of a UA doctoral student wearing glasses with the ingestion monitor attached.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a consortium of university researchers, led by The University of Alabama, a $2.5 million grant to further evaluate a wearable device designed to change eating behaviors.

December 10, 2019

Leader within Oregon State’s Honors College Named UA Dean

Dr. Tara Williams stands

An English professor and associate dean who oversees the honors curriculum at Oregon State University has been named dean of The University of Alabama’s Honors College.

November 20, 2019

UA’s Recycling Efforts See Significant Increases, Positive Impact

UA's mascot, Big Al, looks into recycling bins

In the fiscal year 2019, one ton of recycling materials brought in an average of $261, a 30% increase over the previous year.

November 14, 2019

Hewson Hall Campaign Highlights Successful Fundraising Year

Thanks to the generosity of a record-setting 63,277 donors, The University of Alabama raised $202.7 million during the recently concluded fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30.

October 29, 2019

UA Research Sets Another Record: External Sponsored Awards Surge

For the second consecutive year, The University of Alabama attracted record external funding for research and other sponsored activities, further cementing its role as a comprehensive research university that promotes economic and societal development...

October 21, 2019

Million Dollar Band to Perform in 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Million Dollar Band spells out the word Bama on the football field at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.

The University of Alabama Million Dollar Band has been selected to perform in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, representing the state of Alabama. This will mark the first appearance by the band in...

September 21, 2019

UA Enrollment Highlighted by Talented Class, In-state Freshmen Increase 

One of the most academically talented freshman classes in The University of Alabama’s history and a more than 10% increase of in-state freshmen highlight UA’s fall 2019 enrollment numbers.

September 11, 2019

UA’s ‘Legends’ Named Top Ad Campaign in International Competition

A banner reading "Where Legends are Made."

The University of Alabama won three honors in the 2019 Circle of Excellence awards sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, including the top honor worldwide for advertising campaigns in higher...

June 19, 2019

National Mascot Day: Cheering on Big Al

Big Al running with arms outspread

  The mascot cheers on everyone, but who cheers on the mascot?  June 17 is National Mascot Day, and this video for the best mascot ever will get you hyped […]

June 14, 2019

UA Robotics Team Wins NASA’s Grand Prize for Fifth Consecutive Year

For the fifth consecutive year, the student robotics team from The University of Alabama won NASA’s grand prize in its Robotics Mining Competition.

June 3, 2019

Autherine Lucy Foster to Receive Honorary UA Doctorate Friday

The University of Alabama will honor its first civil rights trailblazer Friday, bestowing an honorary doctoral degree upon Autherine Lucy Foster, the first African American to enroll and attend the University.

May 2, 2019

UA College of Engineering to Host Robotic Mining Challenge

The five-time NASA Robotic Mining Competition champions from The University of Alabama will take over hosting duties this year.

April 30, 2019

UA to Hold Spring Commencement Exercises May 3-5

The University of Alabama will hold its spring commencement exercises beginning Friday, May 3, at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.

April 29, 2019

UA Ranks Second among Publics for National Merit Scholar Enrollment

President's Mansion at The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama ranks second nationally among public universities and fifth among all universities nationwide in enrollment of National Merit Scholars for the 2018 entering class.

April 22, 2019