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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.
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.
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.
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.
Students in a University of Alabama Spanish Conversation class use interactive theater to connect with Latino children.
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.
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.
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.
APR students craft a campaign that encourages middle school students to view themselves as able to stand against bullying.