In The News: Students bike across nation, construct homes

Ashton Greer will leave Virginia Beach, Va., in early June and travel across the country. She will see the rugged Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains and flat expansive Heartland. She will stop in Denver and climb the Tall Trail Ridge Pass in the Rockies. Her trip will conclude 10 weeks later… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: University remembers Nagy El-Kaddah

Longtime University of Alabama professor Nagy El-Kaddah passed away Jan. 20, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Attiat, and his two children, Ahmed and Dahlia. “Dr. El-Kaddah will be truly missed by the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the department of metallurgical and materials engineering,”… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, The Tuscaloosa News, AL.com

In The News: A lesson in 3-D: Printing technology demonstrated at Science Sunday

Fossilized fish bones sat beside plastic shark teeth, printed by modern 3-D printers Sunday in Smith Hall on the University of Alabama campus. The UA Museum of Natural History hosted the first Science Sunday of the year to demonstrate 3-D printing technology for the public. The free event also featured… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, The Crimson White

In The News: Two startups with University of Alabama ties advance in Alabama Launchpad competition

Two companies with University of Alabama affiliations are among seven startups selected to advance to the next phase of the latest round of the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition. The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation announced Friday Bidsters LLC and Child Safety Pass, both Tuscaloosa based, were among the companies… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

UA News: UA Cooperative Education Director Honored with National Award

Roy Gregg, director of the University of Alabama Cooperative Education and Professional Practice Program, will receive national recognition for his contributions to the field. Read more

In The News: Artificial Affections

Spike Jonze’s most recent work, “Her,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, is a “boy-meets-operating-system” romance story, with equal parts sci-fi and drama. The film takes place in the not-so-distant future, a place the New York Times says is not reinvented, but is a “modestly embellished” version of the present. Read more

Sources: The Crimson White