University of Alabama

public university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

The University of Alabama (Alabama or UA) is a public research university in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Established in 1820, the University of Alabama is the oldest and largest of the public universities in Alabama as well as the flagship of the University of Alabama System. The university offers programs of study in 13 academic divisions leading to bachelor's, master's, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. The only publicly supported law school in the state is at UA. Other academic programs unavailable elsewhere in Alabama include doctoral programs in anthropology, communication and information sciences, metallurgical engineering, music, Romance languages, and social work. As one of the first public universities established in the early 19th century southwestern frontier of the United States, the University of Alabama has left a cultural imprint on the state, region and nation over the past two centuries. The school was a center of activity during the American Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. The University of Alabama varsity football program (nicknamed the Crimson Tide), which was inaugurated in 1892, ranks as one of the ten most winningest programs in US history. In a 1913 speech then-president George H. Denny extolled the university as the "capstone of the public school system in the state [of Alabama]", lending the university its current nickname, The Capstone. In addition, The University of Alabama has produced a total of 56 Goldwater Scholars, 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 33 Hollings Scholars and 11 Boren Scholars.
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Edward O. Wilson

U.S. biologist and author

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The Ants

1990 book by Bert Hölldobler and E. O. Wilson

author: Bert Hölldobler, Edward O. Wilson

1990

Consilience

book by Edward Osborne Wilson

author: Edward O. Wilson

1998

On Human Nature

1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by E. O. Wilson

author: Edward O. Wilson

Half Earth

book by E.O. Wilson

author: Edward O. Wilson

2016

Anthill: A Novel

book by Edward Osborne Wilson

author: Edward O. Wilson

2010

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Harper Lee

American author

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Barbara Park

American juvenile author

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Thomas Sigismund Stribling

American author and lawyer

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Richard Shelby

United States Senator from Alabama

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