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FORTIFIED Assessment

A team of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students collected data in four Florida cities including Marco Island, the location where Irma made landfall.

November 16, 2017

Thanksgiving Week Brings Risk of Traffic Fatalities

There were more fatal crashes during the week of Thanksgiving last year than in previous years, and even though fatal crashes are trending down so far in 2017, the week still brings dangers to...

November 13, 2017

An Insomnia Label More Harmful Than Poor Sleep

People who worry about poor sleep have more emotional and physical problems during the day than those who do not worry, regardless of how well either sleep, according to research conducted at The University...

November 6, 2017

Committee Named to Search for VP of Research/Economic Development

A 10-person committee will oversee UA's national search for a new vice president for Research and Economic Development, and a search firm will be hired to help identify qualified candidates.

October 30, 2017

Women CEOs More Likely to be Targeted by Activist Shareholders

Women CEOs are much more likely than their male counterparts to be targeted by activist shareholders, according to research conducted by a team that included two University of Alabama business professors.

October 30, 2017

Shelter from the Storm

Could homeowners have protection from high winds at a more affordable price than traditional storm shelters provide? Answering that question is the goal of research inside an innovative University of Alabama lab designed to...

October 25, 2017

UA, ALDOT Lay Groundwork for Future Self-Driving Vehicles

Advanced technology used to make traveling safer and easier is the focus of a new project led by The University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation.

October 23, 2017

UA Researcher on Team Exploring Potential Lunar Habitats for Humans

An engineering researcher at The University of Alabama is part of a project garnering international attention to potential sites for future habitats on the moon.

October 18, 2017

UA Report: Business Confidence Holds Steady Across State

Business confidence among Alabama’s industry leaders remains high heading into the final quarter of 2017, according to a recent report from The University of Alabama.

October 16, 2017

New Mothers, Affluent Areas Drive ‘Anti-Vaccine’ Sentiment on Twitter

The anti-vaccination crowd is thriving on Twitter, where the negative sentiment clusters geographically across the United States, according to a recent study by an autism researcher at The University of Alabama.

October 12, 2017

Comb Jellies Possibly First Lineage to Branch Off Evolutionary Tree

A researcher at The University of Alabama was part of a new study that provides further evidence in support of a controversial hypothesis that a group of marine animals commonly called comb jellies were...

October 11, 2017

UA Initiative Aimed to Accelerate State’s Auto, Aerospace Sectors

An accelerator to enhance the competitiveness of Alabama’s automotive and aerospace industries has been created at The University of Alabama.

October 9, 2017

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

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 Alumna Donates $5 Million to Support Data, Cybersecurity Program

The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration celebrated today a generous $5 million gift from Marillyn A. Hewson, chairman, president, and CEO of Lockheed Martin.

September 25, 2017