University of Alabama News

Alabama City to Reopen Bars After Virus-Related Shut Down

The city of Tuscaloosa eased pandemic restrictions and began allowing bars to reopen with limits Tuesday, days after the University of Alabama reported nearly 850 new cases of the coronavirus, which has affected more than 2,000 students at the school. …

University of Alabama COVID Cases Top 1K in First 2 Weeks of School

The University of Alabama reported Friday that an additional 481 students have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to more than 1,000 infections since students returned to campus for the fall. The University of Alabama System released new numbers …

University of Alabama Reports More than 500 COVID Cases, City Closes Bars

The University of Alabama has recorded 531 cases of COVID-19 on campus since the fall semester began last week, according to numbers the university system released Tuesday as officials try to clamp down on student parties, bars and other gatherings …

2 Construction Workers Injured at University of Alabama Stadium

Two construction workers, participating in the renovation of Bryant-Denny Stadium at the University of Alabama, were injured Saturday when beams fell on a piece of equipment they were operating. Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue spokeswoman Holly Whigham told news outlets that the …

5 Alabama Construction Workers Injured in Work Site Floor Collapse

Firefighters rescued five construction workers who fell during a floor collapse at a work site near the University of Alabama campus Thursday. The workers were on the ground floor level at a site near Tutwiler Hall when the collapse occurred …

Affordable ‘Smart’ Jewelry Detects Assaults and Falls Then Calls for Help

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are utilizing technology to create a pragmatic solution for physical or sexual assault prevention. “A major challenge to assault prevention is that, during an assault, victims often do not have an easily …

University of Alabama Hospital Employee Admits to Stealing $1.1M Over 9 Years

A woman whose job it was to make change for cashiers at UAB Hospital dining areas has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after she was accused of stealing $1.1 million. Al.com reports that Kyejuana Avery was also ordered …

Alabama Releases Insurance Guide for Coastal Residents

The Alabama Center for Insurance Information & Research (ACIIR) in partnership with Smart Home America and the Coastal Alabama Partnership has released its new Alabama Coastal Insurance Shopper’s Guide to help homeowners on the Gulf Coast prepare for weather-related disasters. …

University of Alabama Partners With Industry on Tornado Preparedness Guide

The Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research at The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce has partnered with the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, the Alabama Department of Insurance and Smart Home America to produce the 2016 …

Bear Bryant’s Son’s Reinsurance Fortune Helps Power Alabama Football

The University of Alabama opened a new football-training center last February. Any professional team would be happy to have it. The amenities include a $9 million weight room, a hydrotherapy pool with a Club Med–style cascade of hot water and …