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UA’s Top 10 Stories of 2022

See the top 10 stories of 2022 from the UA News Center.

December 19, 2022

Records Broken: UA Sees Highest Enrollment, National Merit Scholars

A large number of new students forming the Script A on the field of Bryant-Denny Stadium

Enrollment at The University of Alabama reached a record this fall, and it includes some of the most academically talented students with a record number of National Merit Scholars.

September 12, 2022

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

Moore Named 2021 Homecoming Queen

Homecoming bonfire

McLean Moore, a senior from Tuscaloosa, was named the 2021 Homecoming Queen at the annual bonfire Friday night on campus.

October 22, 2021

UA’s Champion Spirit Isn’t Limited to Athletics

landscape photograph of denny chimes on the quad

UA has championship-caliber programs and people in athletics and beyond.

March 26, 2021

UA Named a Student Fulbright Top Producer, Sets University Record

UA was recognized as a Top Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Student Awards while setting a new record for Fulbright Award offers.

February 23, 2021

UA Again Recognized as Top Producer for Student Fulbright Awards

A circular logo designation as a Fulbright Program Top Producer

For the fourth time in five years, The University of Alabama was recognized as a Top Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Student Awards.

February 10, 2020

Birmingham Couple Makes Transformational Gift to UA

C.T. and Kelley Fitzpatrick stand side by side.

A $20 million comprehensive gift from C.T. and Kelley Fitzpatrick will significantly enhance the Culverhouse College of Business and intercollegiate athletics at The University of Alabama.

February 4, 2020

What a Year! A Look Back at 2019

Where Legends Are Made banner and flowering tree

What a year! In 2019 we served our community, earned and bestowed honors, broke records, honored heroes, gave gifts and had fun.

December 20, 2019

Want to Shed a Few Pounds? Researchers Test New Technology to Help

A close-up of a UA doctoral student wearing glasses with the ingestion monitor attached.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a consortium of university researchers, led by The University of Alabama, a $2.5 million grant to further evaluate a wearable device designed to change eating behaviors.

December 10, 2019

Leader within Oregon State’s Honors College Named UA Dean

Dr. Tara Williams stands

An English professor and associate dean who oversees the honors curriculum at Oregon State University has been named dean of The University of Alabama’s Honors College.

November 20, 2019

UA’s Recycling Efforts See Significant Increases, Positive Impact

UA's mascot, Big Al, looks into recycling bins

In the fiscal year 2019, one ton of recycling materials brought in an average of $261, a 30% increase over the previous year.

November 14, 2019

Hewson Hall Campaign Highlights Successful Fundraising Year

Thanks to the generosity of a record-setting 63,277 donors, The University of Alabama raised $202.7 million during the recently concluded fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30.

October 29, 2019

UA Research Sets Another Record: External Sponsored Awards Surge

For the second consecutive year, The University of Alabama attracted record external funding for research and other sponsored activities, further cementing its role as a comprehensive research university that promotes economic and societal development...

October 21, 2019

Million Dollar Band to Perform in 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Million Dollar Band spells out the word Bama on the football field at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.

The University of Alabama Million Dollar Band has been selected to perform in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, representing the state of Alabama. This will mark the first appearance by the band in...

September 21, 2019