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UA Preview — May 13-19, 2024

UA Preview — May 13-19, 2024

UA student among 55 in nation to receive Udall Scholarship, expert available to discuss emerging cicadas and much more. Continue reading UA Preview — May 13-19, 2024


Staff members in the Department of Communications are ready to help members of the media who are looking for subject matter experts or covering a story on the UA campus. Direct questions to Alex House.

Abbott’s research is focused around many aspects of entomology, including the current cicada emergence.

Maddox studies how social media contributes to viral pop culture moments, and how brands make Sparks Fly by using social media to capitalize on them.

LeFebvre explores tech’s role in relationships, from Tinder beginnings to ghosted endings.

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UA Junior Among 55 to Receive Udall Scholarship

Benjamin Trost is the first UA students to receive the Udall Scholarship in 23 years.

Senator and Dr. Shelby, President Bell and group of people cuts a ribbon outside Tuomey Hall, the new home of the Shelby Institute

Shelby Institute Opens Doors and Completes Leadership Team

UA cut the ribbon on the Shelby Institute for Policy and Leadership.

dappled light on a forest trail at the University of Alabama Arboretum

5 Ways to Trek 100 Alabama Miles This Year 

The annual statewide challenge managed by the Center for Economic Development kicks off in April.

The exterior of B B Comer Hall

3 UA Students Earn Boren Scholarships for Foreign Study

Three UA students will study languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

Big Al laying in bed with a sleep cap and a UA catalogue.

Seventh Annual Bama Blitz Raises $5 Million

More than 1,742 gifts were made during the crowdfunded, social media-driven campaign.

Jim Wilson's family pulling down drape covering the plaque installed on the side of the Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Late UA System Trustee Jim Wilson Honored with Plaque

UA unveiled a new plaque in recognition of late trustee James “Jim” Winfrey Wilson III.

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