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NASA, UA Strengthen Relationship for Work on In-Space Manufacturing    /  UA News

An agreement between The University of Alabama and NASA will enhance inventive research assisting space exploration and strengthening education of tomorrow’s aerospace workforce.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 8, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Outreach, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Alumnus named new commander of U.S. Strategic Command    /  CBS (Huntsville)

He will lead U.S. Strategic Command and act as the overseer of the nation’s nuclear arsenal. (Charles) Richard graduated from The University of Alabama  in 1982 and will be promoted…


Source: CBS (Huntsville)    /    Published: November 6, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, In The News   

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Senate Confirms UA Graduate to Lead US Strategic Command    /  UA News

The U.S. Senate has confirmed a University of Alabama graduate to head the U.S. Strategic Command.


Author: Chris Bryant    /    Published: November 5, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, UA News   

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Mission Accepted

Former acting administrator of NASA and University of Alabama alumnus Robert Lightfoot has been on a path of reconnection for the past year. After retiring from NASA in April 2018,…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: October 14, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Mechanical Engineering,   

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Occidental Petroleum CEO, a University of Alabama grad, on cusp of outmuscling a rival 5 times as big    /   Alabama Newscenter

The Bessemer native became the first female CEO of a major U.S. oil company when she took the reins in 2016. Hollub graduated from the University of Alabama in 1981…


Source: Alabama Newscenter    /    Published: May 18, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News   

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UA Engineering Recognizes 2019 Outstanding Alumni Volunteer

The University of Alabama College of Engineering recently recognized Robert P. Barnett as its 2019 Outstanding Alumni Volunteer. He has demonstrated loyalty to the College by previously serving on the…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 15, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Events   

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UA College of Engineering Honors 2019 Distinguished Fellows    /  UA News

The University of Alabama College of Engineering honored five alumni by inducting them into its 2019 class of Distinguished Engineering Fellows.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 8, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News   

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State Engineering Hall of Fame Inducts 2019 Class    /  UA News

The state of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted eight individuals and honored an engineering project during a recent ceremony at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: April 17, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, UA News   

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From Athlete to Accredited

From University of Alabama track star to assistant professor of an accredited civil, construction and environmental engineering program, Dr. Leigh Gilmore Terry has been part of the Alabama family since…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: April 5, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff,    /    Features:     

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Legendary Legacy

“Giving back to the University is my way of saying thank you to those who went before me and to pay it forward to the next generation of Alabama engineering…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: April 3, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering,   

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In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.