Archives by Category: Faculty & Staff

Search By Keywords

War with Iraq Will Cause Drop in Stock Market, Increase Market Place Uncertainty

An American attack on Iraq will likely cause a drop in the stock market, a decline that will continue as long as the war goes on or if there is an increase in terrorist...

December 19, 2002

Quick and Healthy Will be Buzz Words in Nutrition in 2003

Healthy, low-calorie, conveniently packaged foods, snacks and beverages — requiring minimal or no preparation — will guide food trends for the coming year, predicts Dr. Ralph Lane, UA professor of nutrition and hospitality management.

December 19, 2002

Look for Possibility of Increased Mortgage Rates Next Year if Economy Continues Recovery

Dr. Leonard Zumpano, professor of finance and director of the Alabama Real Estate Research and Education Center, says home buyers can look for mortgage rates to increase next year ... if the economy continues...

December 19, 2002

Goodbye Department Stores as We Knew You

Changes in the department store industry will accelerate next year, says Dr. Robert Robicheaux, Bruno Professor of Retail Marketing and director of the Hess Institute for Retailing Development at The University of Alabama.

December 19, 2002

SUV Drivers May be Forced to Reduce Fuel Consumption

As sports utility vehicles grow more popular, more Americans take to the road in them. But as the possibility of another war in the Middle East looms in 2003, SUV drivers may be forced...

December 19, 2002

More Shoppers Pushed Into Internet Checkout Lanes

Online Shopping will continue to grow in usage in 2003, predicts Dr. Barrie Jo Price, a University of Alabama professor in the College of Human Environmental Sciences' Institute for Interactive Technology.

December 19, 2002

Riley to Face Crossroads in 2003, Tax Increase to Emerge as Potential Solution for Funding Crisis

The upcoming year will define Bob Riley's term as governor and may include the Republican governor calling for some sort of tax or fee increase to assist in the state's funding crisis, predicts the...

December 19, 2002

Technical Gadgets will Continue to Get Smaller, Make Life Easier

Palm size computers and special purpose devices will continue to flourish in the coming year, forecasts Dr. Allen Parrish, associate professor of computer science and director of the CARE Research and Development Laboratory at...

December 19, 2002

War Against Iraq would Cost Bush Re-Election

President George W. Bush will lose his bid for re-election if the United States goes to war in 2003 against Iraq, predicts a University of Alabama expert in military and political affairs.

December 19, 2002