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Piece of History: MLK Letter from Birmingham Jail at Special Collections

On a natural grain background, two hands can be see holding up a copy of a letter written by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963.

University Special Collections houses an early copy that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in the Birmingham City Jail.

February 1, 2022

From Ceramics to Needlepoint: Art Exhibits to Enjoy this Spring

painting of a cliff against a blue sky

Brighten your winter days with art from these exhibits on and around campus.

January 31, 2022

UA Collaborates with Smithsonian to Create Digital Resource

The exterior of Manly Hall

The University of Alabama Religious Studies Department and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History have formally collaborated to create a digital resource on the religious dimensions of the events that took place at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. 

January 4, 2022

Bruno Business Library Closed for Renovations Until Fall 2022

Angelo Bruno Business Library front desk

The Angelo Bruno Business Library is closed until Fall Semester 2022 for renovations to improve its aesthetics and functionality. 

January 4, 2022

Classes in the Great Outdoors: ‘Discovering Alabama’

Dr. Dough Phillips standing near a body of water

Dr. Doug Phillips, Emmy Award-winning creator, producer and host of "Discovering Alabama," was the first to teach outdoor classes at UA.

November 12, 2021

Run ‘Round the Mounds at Moundville Archaeological Park Nov. 6

The Moundville 5K logo that includes a person running and the date

UA's Moundville Archaeological Park will host the fourth annual Moundville 5K Footrace Nov. 6 as part of its celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

October 27, 2021

Bats: Dangerous Blind Blood-Suckers or Helpful, Biological Pest Control?

Eastern pipistrelle flying in a cave

Spooky? Maybe. But a researcher at The University of Alabama says most bats aren't looking to suck your blood.

October 18, 2021

Haunting at the Museum Returns with Expanded Schedule

Haunting at the Museum now runs Oct. 25-29.

October 18, 2021

UA Art Exhibits Opening, Closing this Autumn

abstract painting

Enrich your autumn with visits to these art exhibits around campus and downtown.

October 5, 2021

Everyday Champions: Karen Chapman, UA Libraries

Karen Chapman

As an employee of 33 years at The University of Alabama, Karen Chapman, who serves as director of branch library services, has seen UA Libraries go through major changes over the past few decades.

August 3, 2021

Soft, Cute, Colorful Nightmares: Venomous Caterpillars of Alabama

Asp caterpillar

They may look fluffy, but you do not want to touch one of these venomous caterpillars of Alabama.

July 30, 2021

Alabama Fossil Excursions Kick off Just in Time for Shark Week

Ancient fossilized Alabama shark teeth

The landlocked Alabama Black Belt isn’t where someone would expect to find fossilized shark teeth, but there are plenty to be found.

July 2, 2021

Paul W. Bryant Museum Joins UA Museums

A bust of Paul Bryant in front of a digital display in the Bryant Museum

The Paul W. Bryant Museum joins a group of several museums and research departments overseen by the College of Arts and Sciences.

June 3, 2021

Bama Bug Fest to Include Virtual, In-Person Components

The Bama Bug Fest poster

Bama Bug Fest will be crawling your way April 22-24 and will include virtual experiences and in-person exhibits

April 15, 2021

Faculty Can Now Publish Research Without Fees Thanks to UA Libraries

UA faculty will no longer be charged a fee for publishing articles in any of the nearly 400 open access academic journals.

April 1, 2021