UA Preview — June 5-11, 2023


UA COMMEMORATES 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF DESEGREGATION — A series of events commemorating the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of The University of Alabama is scheduled to begin June 11. An observance concluding the Black Alumni Association’s reunion weekend will be held June 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Malone-Hood Plaza, weather permitting. Later, a concert will be held at Denny Chimes at 6 p.m. on the Quad. On June 12, the film “Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment” documenting the events of June 11, 1963, will be shown at 1:30 p.m. in Foster Auditorium. Dr. John Giggie, director of the UA Summersell Center for the Study of the South, will lead a group discussion following the film. For more information, contact Deidre Stalnaker, UA Strategic Communications, at

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ALABAMA AT ALL-TIME HIGH — Small business entrepreneurship is healthy in Alabama, according to an analysis of websites registered with a popular web hosting platform. To better understand the nuances of Alabama’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, Dr. Nyesha Black, director of demographics for The University of Alabama’s Center for Business and Economic Research, partnered with GoDaddy’s Venture Forward research initiative to analyze new data from a recent study and found entrepreneurship is at an all-time high in Alabama. In Alabama, Venture Forward estimates that there are over 150,000 online ventures — businesses with GoDaddy-registered domains and active websites. Most of the ventures are microbusinesses with fewer than 10 employees. For more information, contact Adam Jones, UA Strategic Communications, at  

HISTORICAL EMISSION INFO KEY FOR CLIMATE AGREEMENT — With world leaders set to discuss paying for climate change mitigation later this year, a new study led by UA shows failure to consider historical emissions by countries lowers the chances of reaching an agreement. Knowledge of how the citizens of developed countries benefit from past greenhouse gas emissions could persuade developed countries to pay more to mitigate the effects of climate change, according to a paper recently published in Nature Communications. “Our study suggests that more and better information about historical emissions may induce the public in Western democracies to push their governments to do more about climate change,” said Dr. Alessandro Del Ponte, UA assistant professor of political science. For more information, contact Adam Jones, UA Strategic Communications, 

SUMMER 2023 COMMENCEMENT DATE ANNOUNCED — UA will hold a summer commencement ceremony Saturday, Aug. 5, at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus. All colleges and schools will participate in a single ceremony that begins at 9 a.m. Around 750 degree candidates are expected to be in attendance. More information, including live and recorded webcast details, an interactive campus map, parking information, lodging details, graduate profile stories and fast facts about the 2023 summer class can be found on UA’s commencement website. Commencement information can be heard on UA’s radio station, 92.5 FM

UA OFFERS INTERACTIVE, FUN YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS — UA is offering a variety of youth camps that will provide enriching learning opportunities throughout the summer. For a list of summer camps and registration information, visit the UA Youth Programs website

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