Nominations are being accepted by The University of Alabama School of Social Work for the 2016 Buford Peace Award. The Peace Award is granted annually to a UA faculty member, whose teaching, research, practice and professional life have demonstrated exceptional levels of involvement in mediating human disputes, helping overcome prejudice, promoting justice and establishing peace.
A team of University of Alabama engineering students is to take part in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend, a national contest on the leading edge of transportation research.
Nine schools will make up 14 teams participating in the 2016 Culverhouse Leadership Diversity Competition Jan. 28-30 at The University of Alabama.
Larry Wedekind, founder and CEO of IntegraNet Health Systems, will be the keynote speaker for the 14th annual Susan and Gaylon McCollough Medical Scholars Forum at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, in the Shelby Hall rotunda on The University of Alabama campus. The lecture and discussion will be followed by dinner with UA students at 5:45 p.m. in the Shelby Hall rotunda.
The University of Alabama’s Bama Dining program is launching a series of cooking classes called Crimson Kitchen.
Paintings by contemporary realist and University of Alabama alumna Dale Kennington will be on display from Monday, Feb. 1, to Friday, March 11, at the UA Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa. The exhibit, titled “Real Lives: Observations and Reflections by Dale Kennington,” showcases scenes from ordinary life, including getting haircut and waiting for a train.
The University of Alabama School of Social Work will host the Allan V. Kaufman Phi Alpha Symposium, a community panel to discuss aspects of aging adults, Jan. 20 at Little Hall.
The University of Alabama football team will be honored for its College Football Playoff National Championship with a parade beginning at Denny Chimes and a program held on the north steps of Bryant-Denny Stadium at the Walk of Champions Saturday, Jan. 23.