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As cars have gotten sleeker and lighter over the decades, nostalgia about cars of yesteryear often romanticize their sturdiness – huge boxes of steel ready to take on any impact. It is a memory...

January 19, 2018

UA Book Helps Solve 87-Year-Old Fossil Mystery

A book on trace fossils found in an Alabama coal mine helped the American Museum of Natural History find the origins of specimens.

January 18, 2018

Partnership Brings UA, Pakistan Researchers Together

A professor at The University of Alabama is part of an international team performing geological research in northeast Pakistan aiming to understand where possible oil and gas deposits reside beneath the surface.

January 11, 2018

Solving Galactic Mysteries a Few Minutes at a Time

A project led by an astronomer at The University of Alabama that includes amateur astronomers will use gaps in the schedule of the Hubble Space Telescope to get a better look at oddities found...

December 19, 2017

UA Study to Take ‘Deep Dive’ into Risk Factors for Veterans, Suicides

University of Alabama researchers, America’s Warrior Partnership and The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation have partnered on a four-year, $2.9 million study to explore risk factors that contribute to suicides, early mortality and self-harm among military...

December 18, 2017

Stressed-out Boss is a Bad Boss, UA Research Concludes

Dr. Peter Harms, an assistant professor of management, examined the body of research into the relationship between leadership and stress. The conclusions show that a stressed-out boss can be a bad boss.

December 13, 2017

A Raw Deal

Dr. Mark Elliott is leading a project to get a grasp on how much raw wastewater, and the diseases it can spawn, flow into the water of Alabama's Black Belt.

December 11, 2017

Improved Sensors Could Reduce Energy Used for HVAC Systems

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are part of a nationwide project to find ways of reducing energy used to heat, cool and ventilate buildings.

December 7, 2017

UA Scientist Helps Show How Earth Stops Tiny Particles in Their Tracks

An international group of researchers, including several from The University of Alabama, measured the interaction between tiny particles that travel the cosmos, called neutrinos, and Earth.

November 22, 2017

UA Cyber Institute Bolsters Capabilities, Plots New Direction

Recent additions to The University of Alabama Cyber Institute along with refocusing research and academic priorities should help it respond to the challenges and opportunities for cyber to change the human condition nationally and...

November 21, 2017

UA Chemist’s Work in Understanding New Materials Gets Boost

Dr. Jared Allred, assistant professor of chemistry at The University of Alabama, was recently awarded a grant from the 2017 Early Career Research Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate properties...

November 20, 2017

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