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.

UAB opens state-of-the-art facility for use in clinical trials of exercise medicine

UAB--Feb. 17, 2017

Birmingham, AL -The Center for Exercise Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will formally open its state-of-the-art exercise facility Feb. 21. The Exercise Clinical Trial Facility provides equipment and staff for research projects looking at the role of exercise as medicine.

UA Leaps Into 2017 With Ala. Repertory Dance Theatre

UA--Feb. 16, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL -The University of Alabama’s theatre and dance department invites the UA and Tuscaloosa communities to its spring performance of the Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre.

SpaceX internship complements classroom learning to prepare UAH student for graduation

UAH--Feb. 15, 2017

Huntsville, AL -Nick Peterson was already registered for classes and looking forward to the start of the fall semester when he learned he’d been selected for an internship with pioneering private space exploration company SpaceX. "They called and asked if I could start right away," says the senior mechanical engineering major at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). "I said, of course! Two weeks later I was on a flight to California."

Johnson Space Center Selects Southern Research For SEAM Contract

UAB--Feb. 15, 2017

Birmingham, AL -Southern Research has been selected by NASA's Johnson Space Center for work under a specialized engineering, aeronautic, and manufacturing (SEAM) contract to support the Houston center's Flight Operations Directorate, which performs critical functions for the space agency.

New cavity treatment offers no drilling, no filling

UAB--Feb. 13, 2017

Birmingham, AL -A new clinical trial at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is offering patients with cavities in between teeth a new, less painful treatment option. The new treatment, called resin infiltration, is a way to treat small cavities in between teeth. Normally, the only way to access these cavities is by numbing a patient with a shot and drilling away tooth structure to access the cavity. Resin infiltration allows the dentist to slide a plastic perforated sheet between the teeth with the cavities.

UAB to bring proton therapy for advanced cancer treatment to Birmingham

UAB--Feb. 16, 2017

Birmingham, AL -The University of Alabama at Birmingham will partner with Proton International to bring proton therapy, one of the most technically advanced forms of cancer-killing radiation, to Alabama. Proton therapy delivers a more precise dose of radiation to a tumor and can avoid damage to healthy surrounding tissue better than conventional X-ray radiation.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation receives funding for two longstanding centers

UABHS--Feb. 16, 2017

Birmingham, AL -The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has received $5.6 million to continue two of its longstanding grants.

New Women’s Heart Health Clinic provides specialized care

UABHS--Feb. 16, 2017

Birmingham, AL -Heart disease takes the life of one out of every three women and affects about 43 million women in the United States, and doctors at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease recently established the UAB Women’s Heart Health Clinic to help provide specialized care for these women.

Neuroscientist to Discuss Brain Development at UA ALLELE Lecture

UA--Feb. 17, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL -Neuroscientist and professor Dr. Michael Anderson will speak about the evolution of the brain, cognition and how our bodies relate to the way we think at the next Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution, or ALLELE, series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the North Lawn Hall auditorium on The University of Alabama campus.

UAH named Tree Campus USA for fourth year in a row

UAH--Feb. 13, 2017

Huntsville, AL -The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has once again been recognized as a Tree Campus USA® by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The university first received the designation in 2013 and has continued to receive it each year thereafter.

Specialized cancer centers play a role in survival of adolescents and young adults with acut

UABHS--Feb. 16, 2017

Birmingham, AL -Adolescents and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia treated at specialized cancer centers have significantly higher survival rates than their peers who are not treated at specialized cancer centers, according to a recent study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

UA’s SLIS to Award $7,000 in Free Books

UA--Feb. 13, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL -The University of Alabama’s School of Library and Information Studies will award over $7,000 in new children’s and young adult books to five school libraries in the Black Belt region of the state and one school library in an economically deprived area of Alabama outside of the Black Belt Region through its SLIS Book Bonanza for the Black Belt (and Beyond) program.

Northrop Grumman drone challenge spawns cross-campus collaboration

UAH--Feb. 13, 2017

Huntsville, AL -Other than shooting it down, how can you stop an enemy drone from entering a protected zone? The question was put to a University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) senior design class by Northrop Grumman Corp. Answering it has spawned campus collaboration between the class, the College of Engineering, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Systems Management and Production (SMAP) Center.

Lightning sensor launch Saturday brings decades of work to fruition

UAH--Feb. 15, 2017

Huntsville, AL -In the mid 1990s, when NASA built two identical Lightning Imaging Sensors (just in case), Dr. Hugh Christian planned all along to send the flight spare into space. He just didn't expect it to take almost 20 years for that to happen.

UA--Feb. 13, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL -he University of Alabama ranks fourth in the latest list of 22 military-friendly colleges released by www.bestcolleges.com.