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UA News Center’s Top 10 Stories of 2020

Top 10 News Center Stories of 2020

From COVID-19 updates to innovative research, key hires, historical gifts and more — these stories got the most clicks in 2020.

December 14, 2020

Fall 2020 Graduates Announced at UA

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The University of Alabama will award some 2,398 degrees during fall commencement Dec. 12.

December 11, 2020

A Life of Adventure and a Heart For Service

Leigh Mayberry stands in front of an icy Arctic Ocean.

Leigh Mayberry has lived a life full of adventure. She'll check another item off her bucket list when she graduates from UA.

December 9, 2020

MSW Student Inspired by Courses to Run for City Council, Wins Seat

Headshot of Holly Barnett.

Holly Barnett decided to go back to school to advance her career. Little did she know where it would lead her.

December 3, 2020

UA Honors Veterans with Joint Veterans Day Ceremony

American flags fly in front of Denny Chimes.

UA’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs joined other local organizations to honor veterans at the annual Tuscaloosa Veterans Day Ceremony.

December 2, 2020

McDaniel Wins UA’s Blackmon-Moody Award

A headshot of Sara McDaniel

The Frederick Moody Blackmon and Sarah McCorkle Moody Outstanding Professor Award is presented annually to a UA faculty member for extraordinary research.

December 1, 2020

Student Receives Top Award from the Society of Women Engineers

Engineering student stands with her arms crossed in front of building.

The senior majoring in chemical engineering was honored in November by the organization, which has more than 40,000 members globally.

December 1, 2020

Biomedical Sciences Team Joins The University of Alabama

Three professors will boost UA's research and innovation in the design and engineering of advanced drug delivery systems.

November 30, 2020

Get Assignment Help and More from UA Libraries as Finals Approach

The exterior of Gorgas Library

UA Libraries is continuing to provide services to students and faculty throughout the end of the fall semester.

November 23, 2020

UA Wins Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Food Drive, 4th Year in a Row

Beat Auburn Beat Hunger student organizers reveal the results of the food drive.

The University of Alabama won the 2020 Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food drive for the fourth year in a row, raising a total of 291,047 pounds of food.

November 20, 2020

Distinguished UA Engineering Professor Honored with Burnum Award

Awarded annually to recognize and promote excellence in research, scholarship and teaching, the Burnum Award recognizes distinguished careers at UA.

November 20, 2020

Programs Flourish With Transition to Virtual Thanks to Faculty, Staff

A woman in business attire speaks in front a white background.

As a global pandemic forced changes, faculty and staff expertly pivoted programs to ensure they would continue helping students succeed, with many programs flourishing in the new environment.

November 18, 2020

Faculty Leading, Collaborating Nationally During Pandemic

Biological sciences GEP students meeting for class on Zoom

How do you dissect a specimen in a virtual class? UA faculty are helping answer this question and more at the national level.

November 18, 2020

Veteran Suicide Awareness Focus of Operation Iron Ruck

A student marches to Tuscaloosa in the first Operation Iron Ruck.

Before UA and Auburn meet on the gridiron, student veterans support groups from both universities will come together to bring awareness to veteran suicide.

November 18, 2020

UA Family Reminds Students that ‘Giving’ is a Part of Thanksgiving

The Carrasquilla family (Laura in front with blue dress, Tatiana with green dress, Juan with salmon shirt in the back, their father Carlos in the blue shirt and mom Liliana wearing sunglasses) at their U.S. citizen naturalization ceremony in 2016.

Family carries on traditions of attending The University of Alabama while running a food program to help the hungry on Thanksgiving.

November 18, 2020