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Data on Land Use Deficient Without Accounting of Illicit Activity

For a full picture of how humans change land, decision makers need to see the scope of illicit activities, according to a recently published paper that includes work from a scientist at The University...

January 13, 2020

Two Appointments to Help Research, Economic Development Missions

With two new hires, the senior leadership team for The University of Alabama Office for Research and Economic Development is complete.

January 13, 2020

Get to Know Several Popular Diets, Pros and Cons

As the new year gets underway and the countdown to spring break begins, many students are looking to popular diets as a part of their quest to be in top physical shape.

January 13, 2020

Professor, Student Pioneer Future of Religious Studies with AI

Dr. Nathan Loewen beside a photo of his book.

Artificial intelligence may boldly take religious studies where it hasn’t previously gone. And, at the helm, is a University of Alabama professor and a sophomore.

January 13, 2020

Experienced Executive to Direct Economic, Business Engagement for UA

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As associate vice president for economic and business engagement, Dan Blakley will be instrumental in executing economic development priorities and strategic goals.

January 10, 2020

UA Engineers Help Find Site to Drill for Antarctica’s Ancient Ice

A red, tracked vehicle pulls a large, flat antenna across the white, Antarctic ice.

A unique radar developed by engineering researchers at The University of Alabama helped find the location to recover some of the oldest ice buried in Antarctica as part of an international effort to better...

December 20, 2019

Tattoos Broadcast Enhanced Immunity, Stamina, UA Study Finds

A forearm covered with a tattoo rests on a table on top of a design that inspired the tattoo.

Tattoos boost the skin’s immune response to injury and convey the person’s vitality, according to a study in American Samoa.

December 19, 2019

Women, WWII Vets Overrepresented in Newspaper Photos

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Women veterans and veterans of World War II appear more often in newspaper photos than their make-up of the country’s veterans, according to a study by researchers at The University of Alabama.

December 10, 2019

Want to Shed a Few Pounds? Researchers Test New Technology to Help

A close-up of a UA doctoral student wearing glasses with the ingestion monitor attached.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a consortium of university researchers, led by The University of Alabama, a $2.5 million grant to further evaluate a wearable device designed to change eating behaviors.

December 10, 2019

UA Researcher Awarded Time on Supercomputer

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Dr. David A. Dixon will access some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to understand more about the properties of elements that power nuclear energy.

November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving, Christmas Have Different Causes for Car Crashes

Crashes caused by drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol are more prevalent around Christmas and New Year’s Day, while crashes the days around Thanksgiving are concentrated around typical rush hours, according to...

November 21, 2019

New UA Center Aims to Improve Behavior, Mental Health in Schools

UA has strengthened its role as the leader in the state for improving education for primary and secondary education students through encouraging alternative discipline methods and supporting students with mental health issues.

November 14, 2019

Developing ‘Third Wave AI’ to Improve Human Performance

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A management researcher at The University of Alabama is part of a federally funded project to use machine learning to examine how improvement methods affect all workers.

November 12, 2019

NASA, UA Strengthen Relationship for Work on In-Space Manufacturing

A signed agreement on paper between NASA and The University of Alabama rests on a conference table.

An agreement between The University of Alabama and NASA will enhance inventive research assisting space exploration and strengthening education of tomorrow’s aerospace workforce.

November 8, 2019

UA Faculty Receive Major Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis

Two UA faculty members and their teams recently received a combined $3.8 million to fund their work in fighting opioid use disorder.

November 6, 2019