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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

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

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

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

Troublesome Trees: Spread of Forests Contributed to Ancient Extinction

A student collects fossil samples from a shale outcrop.

Evidence from ancient rocks in North Alabama show the Earth’s first forest spread rapidly, likely contributing to a mass extinction of shallow marine life some 370 million years ago.

June 18, 2019

First Animal Not What Scientists Have Long Thought

The last common ancestor of all animal life was more like modern stem cells and not a clump of similar cells, as has long been thought.

June 13, 2019

Honoring Our Fathers: University Founding Father Henry Tutwiler

UA founding father Henry Tutwiler won the hearts of generations of students with his combination of intellect, grace and empathy.

June 12, 2019

The Venomous Serpents of Alabama’s Summer Days and Nights

A rat snake flicks out its forked tongue.

Alabama’s 40-50 snake species are now on the loose looking for food and mates during their most active period of the year – spring to early summer.

June 4, 2019

Tuscaloosa’s Rude Mechanicals Group Takes ‘Measure’ of Shakespeare

An actress plays a character who pleads for the life of her brother near the bench the theater company always uses in "Measure for Measure."

The Rude Mechanicals, Tuscaloosa's free Shakespeare in the park company, is starting its 17th season with the problem play "Measure for Measure," directed by Dr. Steve Burch, UA professor of theatre.

May 28, 2019

UA-Led Clinical Trial Finds No Difference in Tinnitus Treatments

A long-awaited, rigorous, randomized clinical trial comparing treatments for tinnitus, a perception of ringing in the ears, found no significant difference in patient outcomes between an innovative treatment and the current standard treatment.

May 28, 2019

On the Hunt for the Remnants of Surviving Slave Houses

A student conducts a magnetometry survey

After conducting surveys on the Magnolia Grove plantation home in Hale County, second-year anthropology graduate student Natalie Mooney may have discovered a pattern to find other slave houses in the Alabama Black Belt region...

May 23, 2019

Grant Allows UA, Invisible Histories to Archive Southern LGBTQ Life

two UA researchers

The University of Alabama was awarded a $300,000 grant from one of the largest foundations in the country to archive LGBTQ history in the South. The grant, given by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,...

May 23, 2019

Students Sharpen Photo Skills, Learn History for Black Belt Artist Trip

Students practice taking photos in studio.

A UA student group will photograph and interview artists who live in the Black Belt as part of a collaborative initiative between the University, the nonprofit Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center and Canon...

May 22, 2019