UA Preview

  • November 23rd, 2020

BEST BETS

EVEN WITH LESS TRAFFIC, DRIVERS SHOULD USE CAUTION  — There has been less traffic and fewer traffic crashes reported in Alabama during the pandemic, but caution is urged for drivers over the holidays because although there have been less crashes reported, there have been more fatal crashes than traffic patterns would suggest. For more information, contact Adam Jones, UA Strategic Communications, at adam.jones@ua.edu.

UA CONTRIBUTING SOLUTIONS TO WASTEWATER TREATMENT IN RURAL ALABAMA  — Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are part of a prestigious project to demonstrate effective solutions to raw sewage draining into the waterways of the state’s Black Belt region.The first pilot site is planned for Newbern in Hale County. For more information, contact Adam Jones, UA Strategic Communications, at adam.jones@ua.edu.

VETERAN SUICIDE AWARENESS FOCUS OF OPERATION IRON RUCK Members of UA’s Campus Veterans Association will march along side Auburn’s Student Veterans Association in the third annual Operation Iron Ruck that will begin in Auburn Nov. 25 and end in Tuscaloosa ahead of the Iron Bowl Nov. 28. During the three-day trip, each student veteran will hike approximately 50 miles and walk for 2 ½ hours. Student veterans from UA and Auburn will carry materials to be donated to 3 Hots and a Cot, a Birmingham-based nonprofit organization that assists homeless military veterans transition from life on the streets into a self-sustained lifestyle. For more information, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at bryant.welbourne@ua.edu

UA PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE PRESENTS PLAN TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY, INCLUSION The UA President’s Advisory Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion released its comprehensive report, which includes strategies for ongoing coordination and expansion of UA’s DEI efforts. The ‘Path Forward’ report was developed with an eye to the future as it relates to diversity, equity, inclusion and higher education, according to G. Christine Taylor, vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, associate provost and chair of the advisory committee. For more information, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at bryant.welbourne@ua.edu. 

NEED A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT ON TOPICS MAKING NEWS? – See our frequently updated experts directory here.

VISIT THE UA NEWS CENTER FOR STORY IDEAS.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.