Making Waves

Rise of the Machines

The University of Alabama is on the forefront of how artificial intelligence is changing the way we live in the world. By Edwin Stanton Admit it— when you think about artificial intelligence, your first thoughts are of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Skynet and T-800 cyborgs. That’s understandable. The Terminator movies— about self-aware machines determined to wipe out […]

To the End of the Earth

By Ellie Taube ’23 UA PROFESSOR RESEARCHES IMPACTS ON COASTAL COMMUNITIES The year is 2010. More than 106 million Americans watch the New Orleans Saints upset the Indianapolis Colts in the second half of Super Bowl XLIV. Dr. Rebecca Totten’s mother, a city planner in New Orleans, prints out a picture of her daughter, telling […]

A Common Bond

A Common Bond: Family and Community in Tutwiler Hall The End of an Era: Generations of women speak about the true meaning of Tutwiler Hall BY ANNABELLE BLOMELEY THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA’S campus is full of buildings that define the Capstone experience and remain in the hearts of thousands of students even after they graduate. […]

Distinctively Capstone

By Annabelle Blomeley and Edwin Stanton Ask a group of University of Alabama alumni what is distinctive to them about The University of Alabama and you will get multiple answers. There are a variety of iconic features on and off campus that alumni carry with them long after they graduate. It might be a special […]

A Vital Resource

THE CAPSTONE HAS BECOME A NATIONAL HUB FOR WATER RESEARCH by Edwin Stanton Water is the most valuable resource on the planet. A person can’t live more than two days without it. It’s used to generate power, grow crops, build infrastructures and transport goods across the world. Without water, life on earth would perish. So it […]

Best Kept Secrets

By Edwin Stanton The University of Alabama is a big place. The campus continues to expand in size and with student enrollment. There are so many classes and activities going on it would be easy to miss out on everything The University of Alabama has to offer. Some are obvious – student organizations or events. […]

The Rising Tide

              UA embarks on the largest fundraising campaign in state history BY STEPHANIE KIRKLAND               Like single drops of water, we are each limited in what we can accomplish on our own. But as individual drops coalesce, we become a force strong enough […]

The Makers

The Makers: These five artistic alumni have a talent in creating—and give tutorials on how to make projects of your own By Kelley Freund In a world that has become increasingly virtual, five crafty University of Alabama alumni are showing us the importance of making something real—something you can squeeze, like a doll, or something […]

Something That Can’t Be Forgotten

Something that can’t be forgotten A decade after the April 27, 2011, tornado, its scars still rest with those who experienced it. By Meredith Cummings Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox was in the gym at Hillcrest High School coaching his stepson Trey’s basketball team on Dec. 16, 2000. The opposing coach was Alabama’s current secretary of […]