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Performance Enhancer Train Keeps Chugging Along in 2006

Although 2005 saw major league sports step up efforts to crack down on performance enhancers like Anabolic Steroids, the cat is out of the bag, says Dr. Mike Perko, chair of The University of...

December 15, 2005

Technology, Entertainment to Steer Media

News media will focus more on entertainment through technologically advanced means of transmission in the near future, a University of Alabama communication expert predicts.

December 15, 2005

Innovations in Textiles Will Continue in 2006

If you pick up a t-shirt, typically the label no longer reads "100% cotton." It has become increasingly common to include fibers such as spandex to add stretch to the product. While we might...

December 15, 2005

Store Brands Will Become More Popular, But Baby Boomers Will Fuel a Surge in the Service Sector

Look for increased use of store brands by retailers and more acceptance of same by consumers in 2006.

December 15, 2005

Supreme Court Will Be “Kennedy Court” in 2006

The U.S. Supreme Court could be dubbed the "Kennedy court" in 2006 as Justice Anthony Kennedy is likely to provide the deciding vote on most major cases, a University of Alabama constitutional law expert...

December 15, 2005

Number of Troops to Decrease in Iraq, Boosting Republicans in Elections

The U.S. military will decrease the number of troops in Iraq by roughly a third in 2006, a University of Alabama foreign policy expert predicts.

December 15, 2005

Gas Prices to Hover at $2 a Gallon

The price of gasoline will fluctuate around the $2 a gallon mark through the early part of 2006, says a University of Alabama engineering professor.

December 15, 2005

2006 to Be Heavy on Hurricanes, Light on Snow

Next year's hurricane season is unlikely to bring much reprieve for coastal residents hammered by the storms in record fashion in 2005, predicts a University of Alabama geography professor.

December 15, 2005

Look for State’s Economy to Grow a Bit Next Year, With an Inflation Rate Near 2.6 Percent

The coming year looks to be a good one for the state's economy, according to analysts at the Center for Business and Economic Research at The University of Alabama.

December 15, 2005

Riley to Be Re-Elected as Alabama Governor

The Alabama governor's race will be between current Gov. Bob Riley and current Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley, and Riley will win, projects Dr. David Lanoue, chair of The University of Alabama political science department....

December 15, 2005

“Surviving the Holidays”

Expert Commentary From University of Alabama Faculty About "Surviving the Holidays".

December 9, 2005

Lindsey Blumenthal Named Director of UA Business School’s Commerce Executive Society

Lindsey M. Blumenthal, a former student intern in the Culverhouse College of Commerce Office of Alumni and Corporate Relations, has returned to The University of Alabama as director of the business school's Commerce Executive...

December 7, 2005

Clouse Named Executive Director of UA Museums

Dr. Robert Clouse has been named executive director of The University of Alabama Museums.

December 7, 2005

UA Geography Professor Receives ‘Distinguished Teaching Achievement Award’

Dr. Roberta "Bobbi" Webster, an instructor and director of undergraduate studies in the geography department at The University of Alabama, recently received the Distinguished Teaching Achievement Award from the National Council for Geographic Education....

December 2, 2005

UA Engineering Names New Jordan Chairholder

The University of Alabama College of Engineering recently named Dr. Samit Roy as the William D. Jordan Endowed Chairholder in Engineering.

November 30, 2005