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UA Researcher: Changes Needed to News Coverage of Mass Shooters

Reducing news coverage of rampage shooters’ personal information, like their names and photos, could be a deterrent to future mass shooters, according to a researcher at The University of Alabama.

October 5, 2017

‘Million Dollar’ Birthdays: Grandmother, Grandson Play in UA Band

Faye Black, an alumna of the 1955 Million Dollar Band, stepped onto the field of Bryant-Denny Stadium at The University of Alabama as part of its Alumni Band, which performs once a year.

October 4, 2017

In Iceland Stream, Possible Glimpse Of Warming Future

When a normally cold stream in Iceland was warmed, the make-up of life inside changed as larger organisms thrived while smaller ones struggled. The findings carry implications for life in a warming climate as...

October 4, 2017

UA Doctoral Student Named One of Best Horn Players in the World

Titles like best in the world still don’t sit well with University of Alabama doctorate of musical arts candidate Joshua Williams. But, the 25-year-old Tuscaloosa native will have to get used to them, because...

September 27, 2017

That “ONE” in a Million

Performing in front of millions of fans each year, the Million Dollar Band has been a Crimson Tide tradition for 105 years. But what does it take to become that "ONE" in a million?

September 27, 2017

UA Doctoral Student Named One of the Best Horn Players in the World

Joshua Williams, a 25-year-old Tuscaloosa native, will have to get used to being called the "best of the best" after winning first place in the professional division of the International Horn Competition of America....

September 25, 2017

Up From The Ground

Initial research by a team of University of Alabama marine scientists hints groundwater contributes contaminants into Mobile Bay, a situation that could worsen as rising sea levels awaken contaminants dormant in the sediment. Scientists...

September 25, 2017

Free to a Good Home: Maps from the Map Library 

Do you love maps? The Map Library is giving away thousands during the next few days.

September 22, 2017

UA Creates Accelerated Master’s Program for Math Education

The University of Alabama has created a new pathway to get the best and brightest minds into secondary mathematics teacher education.

September 21, 2017

UA Researchers Help Find New Path to Promising Parkinson’s Treatment

Three researchers at The University of Alabama are part of work leading to a new direction for drug discovery in the quest to treat Parkinson’s disease.

September 18, 2017

Fruit Flies May Help Understand How Some Species Eat Poison

Out of hundreds of species of fruit flies, a handful can eat toxic mushrooms, and understanding why and how they pull this off could answer broader questions about evolution and adaptation.

September 14, 2017

UA’s Paul R. Jones Gallery Presents Art Exhibit on Surrealism, Fantasy

surrealist sculpture

The University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Gallery is exhibiting “Lucid Dreaming: Surrealism and Fantasy in the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art.” Free to the public, the exhibit is open now through...

September 14, 2017

NSF Grant Funds Engineering Preparatory Class, Scholarships

The University of Alabama College of Engineering is using a National Science Foundation grant to start three preparatory classes and a scholarship fund in an effort to address student retention.

September 11, 2017

Anthropologist to Discuss Skin Evolution in ALLELE Lecture Series at UA

The University of Alabama’s ALLELE Lecture series will host Dr. Nina G. Jablonski on Friday, Sept. 15 for her lecture “Human Skin Color is an Evolutionary Adaptation, not a Racial Characteristic.”

September 11, 2017