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Archive for February 4th, 2008

UA Establishes High School Business Plan Competition

Enterprising high school students in Alabama are invited to participate in the first Alabama High School Business Plan Competition, sponsored by DSI Security Services and The Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute at UA, part of the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration.

SaveFirst Tax Preparation and Financial Literacy Initiative Kicks Off

UA, the City of Tuscaloosa and Regions Bank recently launched the SaveFirst initiative – an unprecedented effort to serve Tuscaloosa’s working families.

UA Honors New Group of Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars

A select group of students at UA, who are all “number one” in their families, were recognized as this year’s UA Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars at a luncheon held recently in their honor.

Accolades for February 4, 2008

Service Center Gets May Award, Gibler Wins Prestigious Guggenheim Grant, Genes Linked to Parkinson’s Protection Identified by UA Researchers, UA Professor Helps Honor National Museum of Women in the Arts

Hoole Library Receives Unique Collection of Books Inscribed by Helen Keller

“These are so cool!” said Jessica Lacher-Feldman, W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library outreach services coordinator, while thumbing through a mound of books written and signed by legendary activist Helen Keller and donated by a UA alumna.