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Getting Connected in a Pandemic

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Things may look a little different this semester, but there are still countless ways for students to get connected.

August 27, 2020

Expert Tips on Staying Cool While Wearing Masks

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Taking the masks off is not an option, but there are ways to stay cool while wearing one.

August 25, 2020

Research Finds Link Between COVID-19 Deaths, Morbid Obesity

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UA researchers found a statistically significant relationship between the prevalence of morbid obesity in a population and cases of — and deaths from — COVID-19.

August 20, 2020

Masks Can Make a Fashion Statement

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Besides offering protection from the spread of coronavirus, masks can express the wearer's individual style.

August 19, 2020

UMC Resumes Evening Hours for Urgent Appointments, Walk-Ins

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UMC in Tuscaloosa has resumed evening hours for in-person scheduled appointments and walk-in care. 

August 11, 2020

UA Holds Spring and Summer Commencement

UA held joint spring and summer commencement exercises last weekend at Coleman Coliseum, where more than 2,500 graduates received degrees throughout nine socially distanced ceremonies.

August 6, 2020

COVID Conversations with Dr. Richard Friend

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Dr. Richard Friend joins COVID Conversations to discuss health and safety guidelines for students, faculty and staff as the fall semester approaches. 

August 6, 2020

Public Relations Program Named No. 1 in Country by PRWeek

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The UA Department of Advertising and Public Relations was named the Most Outstanding Education Program by PRWeek during the 2020 PRWeek Awards in late July.

August 4, 2020

Good Vibrations

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Researchers at The University of Alabama are working with Army scientists to develop and use chemical frequencies to quickly detect dangerous airborne chemicals.

July 28, 2020

Art Professors Win UA’s First Kress Grant for Digital Art History

Chen Shu (1660–1736), Beautiful Auspicious Scene of Chinese New Year, 1735, hanging scroll: ink and color on silk, National Palace Museum, Taipei (source: Digital Taiwan Archives).

University of Alabama art history faculty members Dr. Tanja Jones and Dr. Doris Sung were awarded the Capstone’s first Digital Art History Grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

July 27, 2020

Seven Named to Alabama Business Hall of Fame for 2020

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Seven individuals will be part of the class of 2020 of the Alabama Business Hall of Fame, established in 1973 to honor those who brought lasting fame to the state through their business contributions.

July 23, 2020

UA Researcher Studying Link Between Pollutants and Hermaphroditic Fish

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Pollution and chemical imbalances in water could have an adverse effect in fish that live among the mangrove trees along the Florida coast. Dr. Ryan Earley and his students are charting multiple courses to...

July 22, 2020

UA Develops New Graduate Admissions System

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The UA Graduate School developed a new system for managing admissions to graduate programs for all prospective students applying for Fall 2021 or later.

July 22, 2020

Modeling the Past for Predicting Future COVID-19

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Researchers from The University of Alabama, along with international partners, applied a mathematical tool used to model geochemical processes to infections of COVID-19, finding the model can assist in understanding the coronavirus pandemic and...

July 21, 2020

UA Employee Overcomes Obstacles, Earns Bachelor’s Degree

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Epiphany Wells always had the goal of earning a college degree, but life’s circumstances derailed her plans for nearly a decade. She graduates this summer.

July 20, 2020