The plan to ban: City of Tuscaloosa to adopt ban on tobacco

Students at The University of Alabama have become accustomed to recently enacted policies regarding smoking, but may be surprised to learn that buildings owned by the City of Tuscaloosa will soon have even more inclusive rules related to tobacco products.

UA alumni stand out at Campus MovieFest

Hollywood, the glittering epicenter of the American film industry, is home to the Campus MovieFest, an exhibition that honors the best young auteurs in the country.

Another cannonball found on campus

A crew installing wiring for lights near Rowan-Johnson Hall on Friday morning found a cannonball.

Friday's find brings the total number of Civil War-era cannonballs discovered on campus this summer to 11 after 10 were found in June.

"As when cannonballs were discovered previously, EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) technicians were called to address any safety issues and the cannonball was removed from the area," UA spokesperson Cathy Andreen said in a statement.


Professor receives grant to study bumblebees

A University of Alabama biologist has recently received a $1 million grant to do research on bumblebees.

Dr. Jeff Lozier, assistant professor of biological sciences, along with two collaborators from the University of Wyoming and Utah State, received the grant from the National Science Foundation to study two specific species of bumble bees and their adaptation to a changing environment.

“We’re trying to study the effect of environmental variation on adaptation and if bumblebees exhibit adaptations to environments in which they live,” Lozier said.

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Inaugural Malibu Cup part of July 4 events on river

On Fourth of July weekend the Pro Ski Tour will host the Inaugural Malibu Cup in Alabama with some of the best of the best in water skiing from Pro Men and Women Slalom ski show and exhibition.

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Opposing Views: SCOTUS decision sparks marital debate

Last Friday, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 opinion that same-sex couples cannot be denied marriage licenses anywhere in the United States and that each state is required to recognize the marriages of every other state, regardless of sexuality.

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