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The Last Frontier

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

July 2, 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

Four UA Professors Selected for Early Career Awards

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Four professors at The University of Alabama this academic year received national recognition early in their careers for leading-edge research that will advance knowledge and enhance the educational experience.

May 14, 2020

Four Projects Receive Funding from UA CyberSeed Program

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Four promising research projects received funding from The University of Alabama CyberSeed program, the UA Office for Research and Economic Development announced.

May 5, 2020

Range Boost

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A solution developed from research at The University of Alabama would give drivers of electric vehicles the confidence and freedom of a gas-powered vehicle without requiring breakthroughs in batteries or a costly overhaul of...

March 11, 2020

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Supports UA Study

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Transportation researchers at The University of Alabama are leading an effort to understand safety for those who respond to traffic incidents.

March 6, 2020

Alabama Transportation Institute Names New Director

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Dr. Allen Parrish is returning to The University of Alabama as executive director of the Alabama Transportation Institute.

February 3, 2020

UA Continues Success in National Business Start-Up Program

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Two inventive projects are participating in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps, or I-Corps, Teams program. It provides university researchers entrepreneurial education, mentoring and funding to accelerate innovation to attract third-party funding and bring...

January 24, 2020

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

Researchers Develop Tool to Diagnose Dying Forests

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Predicting if droughts and heat waves will kill a forest is difficult, but new work involving an engineering researcher at The University of Alabama could help spot problems early to mitigate risks and possibly...

October 7, 2019

UA Researchers Continue Groundbreaking Work in Greenland

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For the second consecutive year, a team of researchers from The University of Alabama traveled to the Arctic Circle to help unveil ancient climate history and provide perspectives on improving climate models.

August 28, 2019