Archive for ‘January 21st, 2002’
Crimson Spirit Award – Joy Sherman Joy Sherman, administrative specialist in the Office of Advancement, is first a team player, going beyond her normal duties whenever it is needed. She performs her duties “with her brilliant mind, her active physical body and her loving heart,” wrote her nominator, Sandee Kirby, director of the President’s Cabinet [...]
Along with other significant recognition this year, including ranking in the Top 50 Public Universities by U.S. News and World Report, UA’s recognition by the Alabama Productivity Center as a finalist in the Alabama Quality Award competition is another important indicator of quality improvement across campus. UA is the first national research university to achieve finalist status in a state level quality award review.
Dr. Robert D. Putnam, Harvard professor and author of "Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community," will give a presentation titled "Community in America, Before and After 9/11," Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Morgan Auditorium.
"Just say no" doesn’t work too well for people who look around their neighborhoods and see few incentives to say no, except as a response to others who ask if they have a drug abuse problem, says Dr. John Bolland, director of the Institute for Social Science Research at UA.
The University Supply Store officially transferred more than $800,000 to various University scholarship programs and departments in a ceremony held earlier this month.
UA and Bevill State Community College astronomers recently presented remarkable Hubble Space Telescope images of the disk of a distant spiral galaxy during the American Astronomical Society meeting in Washington, D.C. Drs. Gene Byrd and Ron Buta, professors of astronomy at UA, and Tarsh Freeman, professor at Bevill State, presented the images.
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