Internal and external communications and media relations on behalf of the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor and the senior administrative team of The University of Alabama System is handled through the Office of Communications and Community Relations under the direction of Vice Chancellor Kellee Reinhart.

John R. Jones III, Ph.D. appointed UAB Interim Provost

UAB--Mar. 24, 2017

Birmingham, AL - Effective April 1,UAB Vice President for Student Affairs John R. Jones III, Ph.D., will assume the role of interim provost. In Student Affairs, Dr. Jones has worked closely with the team in the Office of the Provost. He is familiar with the many opportunities ahead for our academic enterprise and is well suited to fill this role temporarily until a provost is named in the coming months.

Collaborative Learning Center to host workshop on agile learning instruction

UAH--Mar. 22, 2017

Huntsville, AL - The Collaborative Learning Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is pleased to present “All Skate: Active learning in the University Classroom,” a teaching workshop led by Derek Bruff, director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and a senior lecturer in the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics.

Got helmets? Gear up for severe weather threats

UAB--Mar. 22, 2017

Birmingham, AL - pril is the most likely month for major tornadoes in the United States, according to, and Alabama is at the head of the pack in deaths due to April twisters. The massive 2011 tornado outbreak alone claimed 248 fatalities in Alabama, and 363 across the southern and eastern U.S.

Alabama Forensics Council Wins 21st National Championship

UA--Mar. 20, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL - The Alabama Forensics Council has captured its 21st overall speech and debate national championship at the Novice National Championship Tournament earlier in March at the University of West Florida.

UAB Softball to host second “Donate Life Night”

UAB--Mar. 24, 2017

Birmingham, AL - The University of Alabama at Birmingham softball team will take on in-state rival Jacksonville State University as part of the second annual “Donate Life Night with UAB Softball,” at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, at Mary Bowers Field.

Psychologist to Discuss Debate Over Personality Disorder Diagnoses

UA--Mar. 24, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL - A psychology researcher who is advocating for changes to the American Psychology Association’s diagnostic manual will discuss the ongoing debate over how to diagnose and treat people with mental disorders during the annual Dinoff Memorial Lecture, Friday, March 31, at The University of Alabama.

UA Graduate Student Creates Veterans Support Network

UA--Mar. 20, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL - Army Lt. Col. John Kilpatrick’s ascension through the ranks of two branches of the United States military can yield a half-dozen inspiring testimonials of service, determination and achievement.

Centor receives Robert J. Glaser Award

UABHS--Mar. 22, 2017

Birmingham, AL - Robert Centor, M.D., professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, has been named the recipient of the Robert J. Glaser Award from the Society for General Internal Medicine.

VORTEX-SE tornado study brings 11 institutions to UAH

UAH--Mar. 23, 2017

Huntsville, AL - The mysteries of severe weather in the southeastern U.S. — and why tornadoes kill and injure more people here than any other part of the country — will get an in-depth probe this spring, as researchers from 11 research institutions around the country gather at UAH for the second year of a major research campaign.

UAB Graduate student wins regional Three Minute Thesis Competition

UABHS--Mar. 24, 2017

Birmingham, AL - Kathryn Henley, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the UAB School of Medicine, took home first place at the 3MT Regional Competition at the Conference for Southern Graduate Schools in Annapolis, Maryland, on March 5. Henley competed against students from 45 universities..

UAH undergrads to launch balloons for Vortex-SE tornado research

UAH--Mar. 21, 2017

Huntsville, AL - Bad weather in March, April and early May will bring a virtual cloud of weather balloons to North Alabama, as scientists from around the U.S. gather to study the challenges of predicting which storms spin up tornadoes across the Southeastern states.

Medical students celebrate successful Match Day

UABHS--Mar. 22, 2017

Birmingham, AL - The 2017 graduating class of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine celebrated another successful Match Day on Friday, March 17.

UAB study highlights risks of sepsis

UABHS--Mar. 22, 2017

Birmingham, AL - A new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham analyzing three different methods for characterizing sepsis has helped to illustrate the risk of death or severe illness attributable to the condition. The study, published online in March in Lancet Infectious Diseases, is one the most comprehensive studies of the burden of sepsis in the United States.