~University of Alabama~
The University of Alabama
- Public university
- PresidentDr. Judy L. Bonner
- Academic staff1,175
- LocationTuscaloosa, Alabama,United States
- CampusUrban (small city);
- 1,970 acres (800 ha)
- ColorsCrimson and White
- AthleticsNCAA Division I
- Southeastern Conference
- 19 varsity sports
- NicknameCrimson Tide
- MascotBig Al
Foster Auditorium and Malone-Hood Plaza today. Lucy Clock Tower is in the foreground.
View of the Quad in 1859. The Rotunda can be seen at center, with the halls visible in the background. All buildings depicted were destroyed on April 4, 1865.
A view of either Tuomey Hall or Oliver-Barnard Hall, one the first buildings constructed after the university reopened after the Civil War, in 1907
Academic Divisions of the University of Alabama
Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration1929
College of Continuing Studies1983
College of Education1928
College of Human Environmental Sciences1987
School of Law1892
Capstone College of Nursing1975
School of Social Work1975
UA is home to several museums, cultural facilities and historical landmarks.
The Alabama Museum of Natural History at Smith Hall exhibits Alabama's rich natural history. The oddest artifact there could be the Sylacauga meteorite, the largest known extraterrestrial object to strike a human being who survived. The Paul W. Bryant Museum houses memorabilia and exhibits on the history of UA athletic programs, most notably the tenure of football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. Athletic trophies and awards are displayed at the Mal Moore Athletic Building near the Bryant Museum. The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at Garland Hall hosts revolving exhibitions of contemporary art, including from the university's own permanent collection. The Ferguson Art Gallery at the Ferguson Center also hosts revolving art exhibitions. The Jones Archaeological Museum at Moundville exhibits the history of Mississippian culture in Alabama.
Numerous historical landmarks dot the campus, including the President's Mansion, Denny Chimes, Foster Auditorium (a National Historical Landmark), the Gorgas–Manly Historic District, and Maxwell Observatory.
A cemetery next to the Biology building includes the graves of two slaves who were owned by faculty members before the Civil War. Both men died in the 1840s, and their graves went unmarked until 2004.
Campus culture facilities include the Bert Man Jrs. Theater, the Marion Gallaway Theater, Morgan Auditorium, and the Frank M. Moody Music Building, which houses the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and the UA Opera Theatre, as well as three resident choirs.
Foster Auditorium,University of Alabama
National Park Service Discovery
Discover History and Historic Preservation in the National Park Service
- Stories of America’s diverse places and people are everywhere. Our stories are found across the landscapes of our nation, in more than 400 national parks, in National Heritage Areas, along historic trails and waterways, and in every neighborhood.
- The National Park Service invites you to discover American history in all its diversity, from ancient archeological places to thehomes of poets and Presidents to the sobering stories of Civil War soldiers and civilians to the legacy of a courageous womanwho refused to give up her seat on a bus. Our history is part of who we were, who we are, and whowe will be.
- Our national Heritage Initiatives are helping us to tell the stories of all Americans and recognizing the special places associated with our diverse past. Learn more about American history by exploring American Latino heritage and Asian American Pacific Islander heritage.
- We invite you to explore historic preservation and the tools we use to help preserve and protect the places where history happened. Explore our cultural resource programs to find preservation assistance resources, grant information, internship and volunteer opportunities, and much more.
From football, to gymnastics, to basketball, rowing, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball, The University of Alabama can boast 22 team NCAA Championships and countless more conference championships and individual achievements.
Intramural sports, club sports, sports for students with disabilities, and a student recreation center ranked among the best in the nation give every student an opportunity to participate in the pride and tradition that define Alabama athletics.