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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

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

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

Crimson Racing Brings Home Best Finish to Date

race car

Success for UA's Forumula SAE team did not come easy. The 18-member student team had to overcome a few small mechanical and electrical issues that needed to be addressed before competition.

June 14, 2019

Engineering Seniors Win Second Consecutive IEEE Robotic Competition

For the second consecutive year, a senior robotics team from The University of Alabama took home a win at an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers regional conference.

June 12, 2019

UA Robotics Team Wins NASA’s Grand Prize for Fifth Consecutive Year

For the fifth consecutive year, the student robotics team from The University of Alabama won NASA’s grand prize in its Robotics Mining Competition.

June 3, 2019

OCTSA Presents Outstanding Staff Awards

The Office, Clerical and Technical Staff Assembly recognized two of its members for going above and beyond their regular duties in supporting their department, co-workers and the University.

May 29, 2019

Data Shows Buckling Up Saves Lives in Auto Crashes

A person buckles a seat belt inside a vehicle.

Nearly half of the people killed in auto crashes in Alabama last year were not wearing a seat belt, according to an analysis of state crash records.

May 21, 2019

Ricks Receives UA Engineering’s Hackney Leadership Award

Photo of Kenny Ricks receiving award from Chuck Karr

The T. Morris Hackney Endowed Faculty Leadership Award honors a faculty member who exemplifies the constant guidance and leadership necessary to make the College of Engineering exceptional.

May 16, 2019

Higher Reach

1903077, Earthquake simulation timber shake in Large Scale Structures Lab, shot 03-29-19

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama hope to combine two methods of constructing tall-wood buildings to yield a new system that could lead to wood-framed buildings reaching eight to 12 stories and that...

May 13, 2019

Researchers Find Patterns Associated with Extreme Floods

A head shot of Dr. Moradkhani

Extreme floods across the continental United States are associated with four broad atmospheric patterns, a machine-learning based analysis of extreme floods found.

May 10, 2019

Researchers Quicken Drug Discovery Method via Zombie-Like Cells

Researchers are using zombie-like cells that behave normally on the outside, but are filled with magnetic particles inside, to screen potential drugs from natural products.

May 9, 2019

UA College of Engineering Honors 2019 Distinguished Fellows

The University of Alabama College of Engineering honored five alumni by inducting them into its 2019 class of Distinguished Engineering Fellows.

May 8, 2019

UA Professors Chosen for Fulbrights

A gallery of University faculty who have received Fulbrights.

Three members of The University of Alabama’s faculty will receive Fulbright Scholar Grants for the upcoming year.

May 2, 2019