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First Animal Not What Scientists Have Long Thought

The last common ancestor of all animal life was more like modern stem cells and not a clump of similar cells, as has long been thought.

June 13, 2019

Honoring Our Fathers: University Founding Father Henry Tutwiler

UA founding father Henry Tutwiler won the hearts of generations of students with his combination of intellect, grace and empathy.

June 12, 2019

The Venomous Serpents of Alabama’s Summer Days and Nights

A rat snake flicks out its forked tongue.

Alabama’s 40-50 snake species are now on the loose looking for food and mates during their most active period of the year – spring to early summer.

June 4, 2019

Tuscaloosa’s Rude Mechanicals Group Takes ‘Measure’ of Shakespeare

An actress plays a character who pleads for the life of her brother near the bench the theater company always uses in "Measure for Measure."

The Rude Mechanicals, Tuscaloosa's free Shakespeare in the park company, is starting its 17th season with the problem play "Measure for Measure," directed by Dr. Steve Burch, UA professor of theatre.

May 28, 2019

UA-Led Clinical Trial Finds No Difference in Tinnitus Treatments

A long-awaited, rigorous, randomized clinical trial comparing treatments for tinnitus, a perception of ringing in the ears, found no significant difference in patient outcomes between an innovative treatment and the current standard treatment.

May 28, 2019

On the Hunt for the Remnants of Surviving Slave Houses

A student conducts a magnetometry survey

After conducting surveys on the Magnolia Grove plantation home in Hale County, second-year anthropology graduate student Natalie Mooney may have discovered a pattern to find other slave houses in the Alabama Black Belt region...

May 23, 2019

Grant Allows UA, Invisible Histories to Archive Southern LGBTQ Life

two UA researchers

The University of Alabama was awarded a $300,000 grant from one of the largest foundations in the country to archive LGBTQ history in the South. The grant, given by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,...

May 23, 2019

Students Sharpen Photo Skills, Learn History for Black Belt Artist Trip

Students practice taking photos in studio.

A UA student group will photograph and interview artists who live in the Black Belt as part of a collaborative initiative between the University, the nonprofit Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center and Canon...

May 22, 2019

Messina Named Dean of UA’s College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Messina will lead UA's College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Joseph P. Messina has been named the next dean of The University of Alabama's College of Arts and Sciences.

May 22, 2019

Young Writers Camp Aims to Broaden Youths’ Writing Abilities

The University of Alabama’s English department and Creative Writing Program are offering a Young Writers Camp June 17-21, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Bryant Conference Center.

May 17, 2019

Worm-like Mollusks Lost Traits Over Time, UA-led Research Confirms

The mollusk pruvotinidae, an aplacophoran Solenogastres taken near Iceland.

A perplexing group of worm-like mollusks are not primitive ancestors of the group, rather they lost many traditional mollusk traits over time, according to new evidence.

May 16, 2019

Theater at the Beach: SummerTide Rolls In

SummerTide's 2018 production of "Pump Boys and Dinettes."

For three weeks starting June 4, youth in kindergarten through 12th grade will have the opportunity to join UA’s SummerTide Theatre Camp at South Baldwin Community Theatre and learn story theater, dance and music.

May 13, 2019

Not the Usual Lecture Hall: Spain is the Art Students’ Classroom

This month, 20 students are traveling from Madrid to Barcelona touring the famous art collections, sculptures, museums, architecture and buildings of Spain as they’re taught its art style and history by department of art...

May 10, 2019

Researchers Quicken Drug Discovery Method via Zombie-Like Cells

Researchers are using zombie-like cells that behave normally on the outside, but are filled with magnetic particles inside, to screen potential drugs from natural products.

May 9, 2019

10 UA Students, Graduates Chosen for Fulbright Awards

Ten University of Alabama students were chosen as Fulbright Student Award Winners for 2019–2020.

May 3, 2019