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UA receives grant to protect construction workers

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has awarded the UA College of Continuing Studies division of environmental and industrial programs a $191,000 grant to help improve workplace safety in construction-oriented companies in the South.             According to OSHA, falls ...

Board approves building projects, grants funds for scholarships

The UA System Board of Trustees met Friday and approved a number of building projects for the University and allocated more than $6 million for scholarships, which includes a $3.5 million bequest from Betsy Ann Plank Rosenfield and a new $50,000 Nick Saban and Mark Ingram Endowed Athletic Scholarship ...

Trustees to review building projects

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees will meet Friday to review plans for several building projects affecting the UA campus and to vote on the approval of more than $6 million in scholarships. The board will vote to approve a preliminary search for contractors for the new $66 million ...

UA to host Latino literacy conference

The School of Library and Information Studies will host the third annual Celebration of Latino Children's Literature conference today and tomorrow in Gorgas Library and Alston Hall. The conference will include appearances by several esteemed Latino authors and illustrators, such as Monica Brown, Rafael ...

Professors receive research awards

Two UA professors, Seongsin Margaret Kim and Tim Mewes, were selected by the National Science Foundation to receive CAREER Awards totaling more than $890,000 last week. CAREER Awards are the foundation’s awards given to young scientists who show promise in beginning their careers.

Professor dies after illness

After more than 35 years at the University, Douglas E. Jones, professor emeritus of geological sciences and curator of invertebrate paleontology at the Alabama Museum of Natural History, died Friday at 79, after a brief illness. Jones served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1969 to ...

Vinson looks back on year in financial affairs

The SGA will say goodbye to the 2009-2010 staff next week, causing Chris Vinson, vice president for financial affairs, to look back on his experiences with the SGA. Vinson first served in the SGA as treasurer and as a proxy member on the Student Football Ticket Commission under former SGA President ...

Lecture to be held today regarding mental health

The Center for Mental Health and Aging will hold another lecture as part of its Scientific Seminar Series today at noon in the Alabama Institute for Manufacturing Excellence. The speaker will be Dr. Peter Lichtenberg, director of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University. Lichtenberg’s ...