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UA Part of National Project to Study Dragonfly, Damselfly Evolution

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An international team of researchers that includes The University of Alabama are collecting and analyzing data for the insect order that contains dragonflies and damselflies.

August 6, 2020

Good Vibrations

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Researchers at The University of Alabama are working with Army scientists to develop and use chemical frequencies to quickly detect dangerous airborne chemicals.

July 28, 2020

UA Researcher Studying Link Between Pollutants and Hermaphroditic Fish

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Pollution and chemical imbalances in water could have an adverse effect in fish that live among the mangrove trees along the Florida coast. Dr. Ryan Earley and his students are charting multiple courses to...

July 22, 2020

Modeling the Past for Predicting Future COVID-19

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Researchers from The University of Alabama, along with international partners, applied a mathematical tool used to model geochemical processes to infections of COVID-19, finding the model can assist in understanding the coronavirus pandemic and...

July 21, 2020

Emoji Reveal Whiteness as Driver of Technology

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A study of broadening the skin tone of emoji to include diverse representation of race, ethnicity, gender and culture found emoji continue to center whiteness in their design and coding structures.

July 10, 2020

Weather, Defense Professional to Lead UA Water Security Initiative

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An experienced weather and intelligence professional in the military and intelligence communities will lead global water and security initiatives at The University of Alabama.

July 9, 2020

The Last Frontier

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Antarctica’s unique role helps UA research push boundaries of discovery.

July 2, 2020

National Leader in Water Resources to Head Alabama Water Institute

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Scott Rayder, an expert on building opportunities and funding for scientific organizations, was selected as the executive director of the Alabama Water Institute for The University of Alabama.

July 1, 2020

UA Researchers Examine Stress of Pandemic on Decision-Making

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Researchers at The University of Alabama were awarded a grant to see if the long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic may include poor decision-making by those who experienced increased stress levels.

June 24, 2020

UA Offers New Minor in Global Health

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Beginning this fall, UA’s College of Arts and Sciences will offer a new minor in global health.

June 23, 2020

To Keep Peace, Police Need to Seek Public Support

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Reform of law enforcement should emphasize community collaboration, legitimacy and keeping the peace through a reciprocal relationship between police and the public

June 15, 2020

UA Assists in Detection of Crab Nebula Using Innovative Telescope

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Researchers at The University of Alabama are part of an international team of scientists that used a new prototype telescope to detect energetic gamma rays from the Crab Nebula, opening doors for future discoveries.

June 1, 2020

Predicting Plant Water Needs in a Warmer, Drier World

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UA-involved study shows dry air drives overlooked changes in how plants drink and breathe.

June 1, 2020

UA Kick-Starts Six Projects Related to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

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Six projects designed to deepen understanding of the coronavirus pandemic and future pandemics and positively influence society will receive seed funding from The University of Alabama.

May 28, 2020

Natural Records

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UA Researchers use nature to discover how waterways behaved before recorded history

May 22, 2020