Blount Undergraduate Initiative

Bill Nye Lecture Sold Out

Bill Nye the “Science Guy” Lecture Sold Out TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – All tickets have been distributed for the appearance of science educator Bill Nye, known as Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” at The University of Alabama. Nye is scheduled to present a lecture in the 1,000-seat concert hall of the Moody Music Building on the UA […]

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Local Food Lectures

Dr. Eric Holt-Giménez, executive director of the Institute for Food and Development Policy in Oakland, CA, will present two lectures on food insecurity and local food movements on March 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Lloyd Hall, room 123, on The University of Alabama campus. Holt-Giménez, who has served as executive director since 2006, […]

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Blount Undergraduate Initiative Celebrates 15 Years

It’s a weighty question. What was the most important thing you did while you were in college? For a small group of students in UA’s College of Arts and Sciences, the answer is often instantaneous and simple: The Blount Undergraduate Initiative. Although the four-year liberal arts program comprises a mere 20 percent of each participating […]

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‘The Help’ Author Returns to UA

University of Alabama alumna and New York Times best-selling novelist Kathryn Stockett will let readers behind the curtain Friday, Feb. 28, when she shares the story behind her novel, “The Help.” Stockett, whose 2009 novel became the basis for a hit movie starring Emma Stone, based the book—at least in part—on some of her own […]

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Murrays Establish Scholarship for Blount Undergraduate Initiative Participants

Dr. and Mrs. Rhett B. Murray, of Huntsville, Ala., have given more than $20,000 to the College to establish the Dr. Rhett B. Murray Endowed Scholarship, which will be used to support students in the Blount Undergraduate Initiative. Dr. Murray, a third-generation graduate of The University of Alabama, where he received a bachelor’s degree in […]

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