Faculty & Staff

UA In the News — Feb. 16

  • February 16, 2017

African American history event features Columbia professor — Food trucks on campus — Engineering the future of manufacturing — and more.

“Older people tend to lose their immunity as time goes by, so things they may be immunized for 20 years ago, maybe they’re not still immune.”

Dr. Jane Weida, family practitioner and UA associate professor, discussing why elderly people need shots (Fox 6 (Birmingham))

UA In the News — Feb. 15

  • February 15, 2017

Highway death study continues to influence journalists — Construction begins on Adaptive Athletics facility — Discussion of teen violence and social media — and more.

UA’s SLIS to Award $7,000 in Free Books

  • February 15, 2017

The University of Alabama’s School of Library and Information Studies will award over $7,000 in new children’s and young adult books to five school libraries in the Black Belt region of the state and one school library in an economically deprived area of Alabama outside of the Black Belt Region through its SLIS Book Bonanza for the Black Belt (and Beyond) program.

UA In the News — Feb. 14

  • February 14, 2017

Dance Marathon raises funds — “Philadelphia Story” opens — Consider eating the peel, too — and more.

“They (certain birds) don’t participate in this behavior during the breeding season because their energy is geared towards producing and raising young birds. It probably happens in the winter because there is power in numbers in terms of avoiding predators. The crazy swirling effort by thousands at dusk is likely a way to confuse any nearby predators such as hawks and owls.”

Dr. Michael K. Steinberg, associate professor in New College, discussing flocks of swirling birds at dusk (AL.com)

UA Invites Community to Short Talks on Science, Nursing

  • February 13, 2017

The University of Alabama’s Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering is hosting its fourth annual “Take a Journey in Science” program, which features short talks from University experts about high-interest topics in the fields of science and nursing.