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UA Professor to Play Role in Upgrade of Particle Detector in Antarctica

A science station, IceCube, sits in the white of Antarctica below a view of the night sky, with the Milky Way visible.

Dr. Dawn Williams, UA professor of physics and astronomy, is part of the team that will upgrade the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, the Antarctic detector that identified the first likely source of high-energy neutrinos and...

July 16, 2019

Friend Named Dean of UA’s College of Community Health Sciences

Dr. Richard Friend

A physician with extensive administrative experience in family medicine at two universities and who also spent 10 years in private practice has been named dean of The University of Alabama College of Community Health...

July 10, 2019

Expanded CFO Roles a Plus for Corporate Governance

A person conducts business on a laptop with notepad.

Managers from a financial background can fulfill operational roles admirably, according to a new study of corporate governance led by a University of Alabama business professor.

July 10, 2019

Through the Glass Ceiling

Business professors stand atop spiral staircase.

There is a wealth of research into the factors influencing the climb up the corporate ladder, but not much study of what happens after women become chief executive officers.

July 3, 2019

Interior Design Instructor Restores 1840s Mansion

Bringing your work home with you takes on a whole new meaning with Ian Crawford, an interior design instructor in UA’s department of clothing, textiles and interior design.

July 2, 2019

UA Faculty, Staff Help College-Prep Campers Explore Possibilities

A female college professor works on a computer activity with prospective students

For the UA Early College staff members tasked with planning and operating the annual Leaders Exploring Academic Possibilities camp, their first signal of success was a successful pilot 2016 and immediate addition of a...

July 2, 2019

Independence Day Brings More Traffic Fatalities

During the past five years, the five days around the Fourth of July averaged three fatal crashes a day, 29% higher than the average of fatal crashes per day the rest of the year,...

July 1, 2019

Inspired by Community, Eager to Better Alabama

Two female graduate students pose for a photo at a literacy center

As much as Tuscaloosa has grown in recent years, it still has a “small-town feel” that continues to empower UA doctoral student Lauren Rollins as both a leader and educator.

July 1, 2019

Food Safety Tips for Your July 4 Party

Denise DeSalvo, a registered dietitian and instructor in UA’s department of human nutrition and hospitality management, teaches a course on food safety and sanitation, and has several tips to keep in mind when preparing...

July 1, 2019

Heat’s On! Tuscaloosa Has Historically Been a Hot City

The sun blazing down above trees and a fence in black and white

Is T-Town’s high heat a trait that’s only been a part of the Tuscaloosa experience in recent memory, or has it always been this way? Dr. David Keellings, an assistant professor of geography, said...

June 27, 2019

Red Light. Green Light.

An intersection in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, shows traffic lights used in transporation research at The University of Alabama.

A team at The University of Alabama is working to modernize traffic lights to become smarter and communicate with vehicles passing through. Changes are needed, they say, to improve the flow of traffic because...

June 24, 2019

Distance Students Provide Nutrition Plans for ‘Silent Injury’ Survivors

The University of Alabama recently partnered with the Alabama Head Injury Foundation to conduct the Bright Ideas TBI Camp at the Capstone for 10 traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers.

June 24, 2019

Cognitive Neuroscientist to Lead the Alabama Life Research Institute

Dr. Sharlene Newman

After a national search, Dr. Sharlene Newman will lead the Alabama Life Research Institute as executive director, charged with providing a coherent vision for collaborative life research that embraces the full range of disciplines...

June 20, 2019

‘Come Inside and Meet All of My Friends’

Theatre actors ages 10 to 17 hold their arms in the air as they rehearse a play.

Alex Zimmerman eagerly watched McKade “come out of his shell” while rehearsing for The University of Alabama-led SENSE Theatre, a novel ASD intervention.

June 19, 2019

UA Artists Contribute to Alabama Bicentennial Celebration

University of Alabama art and art history students, faculty, staff and alumni have been intensely involved in the state of Alabama’s 200th anniversary celebrations over the past two years.

June 18, 2019