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It’s Phishing Season

The Office of Information Technology reminds all UA employees and students that phishing continues to take place regularly and that every employee must be vigilant to protect their personal information and their access to University resources. Avoid being phished by following these tips.

UA Focuses on Research and Economic Development

In addition to their teaching role, faculty are central to economic development through innovation and technology transfer. The creativity and expertise that faculty bring to research create knowledge with an economic impact.

Med Students to Follow Patients Throughout Care in UA Pilot Program

The Tuscaloosa Longitudinal Community Curriculum, or TLC2, is a new program being piloted this year through UA’s College of Community Health Sciences. It gives third-year medical students at UA an opportunity to follow a patient over time through the health care system.

Fly Like This

UA researchers study how evolutionary adaptations in the structure of butterfly-wing scales appear to have led to a unique micro-pattern that reduces drag and likely increases thrust and lift during flapping and gliding flight.

Exchange Program Gives Students International Experience

As part of a new partnership between UA and University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule Esslingen, about 20 UA students from the freshman engineering class will be selected each year to take a rigorous course of study that couples engineering and computer science instruction with German-language courses. The program also includes summer work experience at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in Alabama and a year of study abroad at University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule Esslingen, in Germany.

Classroom Conversation

Sarah M. Barry, associate professor in the department of theatre and dance and a winner of the 2013 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award, teaches experiential anatomy, such as how breathing affects movement.

El Teatro

Students in a University of Alabama Spanish Conversation class use interactive theater to connect with Latino children.

‘Brain Matters’ Takes Over Air Waves

By day, B.J. Guenther serves as a counselor for The University of Alabama Counseling Center. After hours, she is the creator and host of the Center’s Brain Matters radio show, which discusses mental health in a more casual setting to help fight the stigma that still exists when talking about mental health issues.

Book Rush

To understand book rush at the University Supply Store, or SUPe Store, imagine a back-to-school sale of Black Friday proportions. Thousands of students pour into the store during the first couple of class days; waiting for them is a well-prepared staff of full-time, student and temporary employees.

Cooking at Bama

Healthy eating on a budget is possible, even on a busy campus. Skills classes such as Cooking at Bama equip students with cooking, budgeting and shopping know-how.

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