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Nationwide shortage of yellow fever vaccine hits UMC

The nationwide shortage of the yellow fever vaccine has also affected Tuscaloosa. Those who are traveling abroad and require the vaccine have to travel to Birmingham's Jefferson County Department of Health. 

University named top producer of Fulbright students

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education the University produced 15 Fulbright winners as a research institution and is listed just three spots below Johns Hopkins University. The number of grants awarded to students for international research and education this year sets a record for the University.  ...

UA student technology advances outside of research

Jacob Zarobsky is one of the four student entrepreneurs who worked on a baseball practice app called Pitch Analyzer Software or PA Software. The team consists of Matthew Bowen who did research under Jeff Gray, a computer science professor at the University, Matthew’s brother Will Bowen, an aerospace ...

Petition seeks to right injustices, promote diversity

Cheyenne Ford, a recent UA graduate, is a signatory on a petition created in early February called Whose Campus Is This? that aims to make on-campus tours’ scripts representative of the school’s history as well as its marginalized groups.

Alabama uses facial recognition to stop tax fraud

“We’re just at the tip of the iceberg,” said Mark DiFraia, vice president of IDEMIA’s Digital Identity. “We see eID playing a big role in electronic government and digital transformation at the state level across the nation.”  Alabama is the first state in the country to offer this ...

Workshop to help students readjust academically

For some students, the fall semester was an overwhelming experience. The Center for Academic Success will be hosting a workshop for students who want to get back on track with their academics for the spring semester. 

Dining halls, SGA still run during winter closures

“The most common reason for the University to suspend operations is a weather-related event…The recent snow and ice event, for example, made travel potentially hazardous. So, we suspended normal operations,” Dr. Kevin Whitaker, executive vice president and provost said.