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Year in Review 2017-2018

In a year of records and firsts, the latest Year in Review highlights some of the many successes the UA community has achieved in academics, research, athletics, service and more during 2017-2018.

November 19, 2018

UA Breaks Records Reaching Almost $100 Million in Sponsored Funding

The University of Alabama had a record year in sponsored funding for fiscal year 2018, reaching almost $100 million in sponsored funding through external grants and contracts for research, instruction, service and fellowship.

November 7, 2018

UA Celebrates Historic Fundraising Year

The University of Alabama set another fundraising record for gifts and pledges received, raising $224.3 million during the fiscal year that concluded Sept. 30 from more than 62,300 donors during 2017-18.

October 17, 2018

UA Law School Named for Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. in Recognition of $26.5 Million Donation

The University of Alabama School of Law announced today a $26.5 million donation from prominent business executive and attorney Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr.

September 20, 2018

UA Alumna Jody Singer Named Director of Marshall Space Flight Center

University of Alabama alumna Jody Singer has been named director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, becoming the first woman to assume the role in the center’s history.

September 13, 2018

High-Achieving Freshman Class, Graduate School Growth Highlight UA Enrollment

A talented freshman class that includes more than 180 incoming National Merit Scholars headlines The University of Alabama’s enrollment numbers for fall 2018.

September 13, 2018

Hewson Stock Gift to University of Alabama is Largest in UA History

Marillyn A. Hewson, chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp., and her husband, James, have made a gift of $15 million to The University of Alabama to benefit the Culverhouse College of Business.

July 30, 2018

UA Launches Campaign for Performing Arts on Former Bryce Property

The University of Alabama has launched a campaign to raise $15 million in private donations to support the construction of a new Performing Arts Academic Center on the former Bryce Hospital property.

December 14, 2017

UA Law Receives $1.5 Million Gift for Endowed Chair

The University of Alabama School of Law announced today a $1.5 million gift from Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., a trial attorney, investor and land owner in Sarasota, Florida.

November 6, 2017

UA Celebrates Record-Breaking Fundraising Year

Thanks to the generosity of more than 58,000 donors, The University of Alabama set a new record for gifts and pledges received during a single fiscal year, raising more than $120 million in the...

October 26, 2017

UA Researcher: Changes Needed to News Coverage of Mass Shooters

Reducing news coverage of rampage shooters’ personal information, like their names and photos, could be a deterrent to future mass shooters, according to a researcher at The University of Alabama.

October 5, 2017

UA Takes Bold Steps to Expand, Improve, Modernize Graduate Education

New and expanded graduate education programs at The University of Alabama are transforming the campus and fueling UA’s mission to take on a more innovative and influential role in American higher education.

October 2, 2017

UA Alumna Donates $5 Million to Support Data, Cybersecurity Program

The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration celebrated today a generous $5 million gift from Marillyn A. Hewson, chairman, president, and CEO of Lockheed Martin.

September 25, 2017

UA Continues Record-Breaking Trend in Enrollment for Fall 2017

Talented students continue to select The University of Alabama as their school of choice as this fall brings another record year for enrollment along with increasingly impressive credentials.

September 13, 2017

A Prominent UA Alumni Couple Contributes the Largest Arts and Sciences Endowment in More Than Two Decades

Two prominent University of Alabama alumni, Dr. E. Gaylon and Mrs. Susan N. McCollough, have gifted the College of Arts and Sciences with its largest academic endowment in more than two decades – for...

April 21, 2017