UA Preview — Nov. 20-26, 2023


UA CONCLUDES 30TH BEAT AUBURN BEAT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE — University of Alabama students raised 326,644 pounds of food, enough to provide more than 272,000 meals to West Alabamians struggling with food insecurity, during the 30th annual Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food drive. Together the two schools raised more than 1 million pounds of food for the second consecutive year. According to Feeding America, more than 710,000 Alabamians struggle with food insecurity. For more information, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at

UA STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN NATIONAL EV BATTERY CHALLENGE — A team of students from UA will compete in a premier national competition to design, build, test and integrate an advanced battery pack into a commercial electric vehicle. UA is one of 12 North American universities selected for the Battery Workforce Challenge collegiate competition. It is managed by Argonne National Laboratory for the United States Department of Energy in partnership with Stellantis and other government and industry sponsors. For more information, contact Adam Jones, UA Strategic Communications, at

NEW COLLEGE OF EDUCATION DEAN ANNOUNCED — Dr. Joyce Alexander has been named the next dean of the UA College of Education and will begin her tenure Jan. 3, 2024. Alexander comes to UA from the American Educational Research Association in Washington, D.C., where she served in a dean-in-residence education research policy fellowship. She previously served as dean of the Texas A&M University College of Education and Human Development. For more information, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at  

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