UA Student Selected to Board the Bus for Freedom Ride Commemoration

Marshall Houston, a University of Alabama senior majoring in economics and English, will be one of 40 college students from across the country participating in the 2011 Student Freedom Ride, a learning opportunity for college students in conjunction with the broadcast of the upcoming PBS “American Experience” film “Freedom Riders” and the 50th anniversary of the May 1961 Freedom Rides.

Early 1800s Painting of Huntsville’s Monte Sano Mountain Rediscovered

A 19th-century painting depicting a scene of early settlers on Huntsville’s Monte Sano Mountain was recently rediscovered and restored to its original brilliance and depth by representatitives of The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences.

The Coca-Cola Foundation Honors UA Students while Renewing Scholarship Commitment

A luncheon honoring The University of Alabama’s 2010-2011 Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, in Smith Hall on the UA campus.

Sculpture by Renowned Artist to be Unveiled at UA Child Development Center

A turtle sculpture by renowned artist Frank Fleming will be unveiled at The University of Alabama Child Development Research Center during a dedication ceremony Friday, April 1 at 3 p.m.

Deadline Approaching for Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

The deadline for authors and publishers to enter a novel to win the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction is April 8. The prize, created by the ABA Journal and the UA School of Law, will be given annually to a book-length work of fiction that best exemplifies the role of lawyers in society, and their power to effect change.

CCBP Marks Fifth Anniversary of Awards Program at UA

The University of Alabama Center for Community-Based Partnerships will present awards for the best faculty-, student- and community-initiated engaged scholarship during an awards ceremony Friday, April 22, at the Hotel Capstone.

Executive Committee of UA Board of Trustees Approves UA’s Proposed Acquisition of WHIL-FM in Mobile

The executive committee of The University of Alabama Board of Trustees has approved a plan for the University to acquire public radio station WHIL-FM from Spring Hill College in Mobile, pending approval by the Federal Communications Commission.

UA Business School No. 33 Among Publics in Bloomberg Businessweek Rankings

The Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at The University of Alabama is listed No. 33 among public universities in the Bloomberg BusinessWeek rankings released Thursday, placing the business school among the top 5-6 percent of public institutions.

Calvin Brown Named Director of Alumni Affairs at UA

Calvin J. Brown, a partner and portfolio manager with BlueCreek Investment Partners, LLC, in Huntsville, has been named director of alumni affairs at The University of Alabama, effective April 1.

UA Joins Other Public Universities for Montgomery Events Supporting Higher Ed

The University of Alabama will join public universities from throughout the state in demonstrating support for higher education at two special events planned for April 6-7 in Montgomery.