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The University of Alabama National Alumni Association has announced the 2013 recipients of the University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching – the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award. Established in 1976, the award recognizes dedication to the teaching profession and the positive influence and effect outstanding teachers have on their students.
Dr. Carl A. Pinkert has been charged with growing the research enterprise at UA. Collaboration, he says, will be key.
A student who is blind enrolls in a course that requires a map quiz. The professor, though confident the student can learn the map material, doesn’t know how to provide it. Office of Disability Services staff member Heather Baker says, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
When Liza Wilson started her career, she wanted to be the best teacher with the best lesson plans and the best classroom. Almost three decades later, her passion for teaching has not dimmed, but her philosophy of what makes the best teacher has changed.
UA telecommunication and film professors Dr. Matt Payne and Adam Schwartz use the current popularity of zombies to provide students with culturally relevant instruction while teaching them the skills they need to succeed in the real world.
UA employees must be vigilant in guarding agains the email scam practice called phishing, which can lead to theft of personal identity, bank account information and even professional research data. UA’s Office of Information Technology tells you what you need to know to avoid taking the bait and getting phished.
UA faculty and students are regularly recognized for their ingenuity and creativity. Recent awards for tech development and research on improving collaboration among software developers are just two examples of how UA is making our state part of the century of innovation.
The eight clinics of the UA School of Law clinical program provide students with real-world skills while helping the people of west Alabama with crucial legal services.
With races and sports tournaments, step shows and bonfires, as well as plenty of tailgating, Homecoming Week 2013 offers the entire UA family a chance to come together and celebrate the University.