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Red Light. Green Light.

An intersection in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, shows traffic lights used in transporation research at The University of Alabama.

A team at The University of Alabama is working to modernize traffic lights to become smarter and communicate with vehicles passing through. Changes are needed, they say, to improve the flow of traffic because...

June 24, 2019

Distance Students Provide Nutrition Plans for ‘Silent Injury’ Survivors

The University of Alabama recently partnered with the Alabama Head Injury Foundation to conduct the Bright Ideas TBI Camp at the Capstone for 10 traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers.

June 24, 2019

Cognitive Neuroscientist to Lead the Alabama Life Research Institute

Dr. Sharlene Newman

After a national search, Dr. Sharlene Newman will lead the Alabama Life Research Institute as executive director, charged with providing a coherent vision for collaborative life research that embraces the full range of disciplines...

June 20, 2019

‘Come Inside and Meet All of My Friends’

Theatre actors ages 10 to 17 hold their arms in the air as they rehearse a play.

Alex Zimmerman eagerly watched McKade “come out of his shell” while rehearsing for The University of Alabama-led SENSE Theatre, a novel ASD intervention.

June 19, 2019

Troublesome Trees: Spread of Forests Contributed to Ancient Extinction

A student collects fossil samples from a shale outcrop.

Evidence from ancient rocks in North Alabama show the Earth’s first forest spread rapidly, likely contributing to a mass extinction of shallow marine life some 370 million years ago.

June 18, 2019

First Animal Not What Scientists Have Long Thought

The last common ancestor of all animal life was more like modern stem cells and not a clump of similar cells, as has long been thought.

June 13, 2019

Female CFOs May Be Better Than Males at Preventing Financial Fraud

The exterior of Alston Hall

Companies with female chief financial officers are less likely to misreport key data in financial statements, according to research from The University of Alabama.

June 12, 2019

Doctoral Student Reviews Dietary Guidelines for Actor’s Foundation

When Christine Ferguson was a UA freshman, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. Now she's pursuing a doctorate at UA and is fascinated by the role nutrition plays...

June 6, 2019

Office for Research And Economic Development Launches Strategic Plan

A student works the controls of a metal, 3D printer.

The University of Alabama launched a five-year strategic plan to help facilitate growth and impact of the research enterprise.

June 5, 2019

UA Robotics Team Wins NASA’s Grand Prize for Fifth Consecutive Year

For the fifth consecutive year, the student robotics team from The University of Alabama won NASA’s grand prize in its Robotics Mining Competition.

June 3, 2019

CCN Receives Grant to Counter Opioid Abuse in Walker County

The Capstone Rural Health Center recently received the state of Alabama’s only grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to increase access to substance abuse prevention...

May 30, 2019

UA-Led Clinical Trial Finds No Difference in Tinnitus Treatments

A long-awaited, rigorous, randomized clinical trial comparing treatments for tinnitus, a perception of ringing in the ears, found no significant difference in patient outcomes between an innovative treatment and the current standard treatment.

May 28, 2019

Grant Allows UA, Invisible Histories to Archive Southern LGBTQ Life

two UA researchers

The University of Alabama was awarded a $300,000 grant from one of the largest foundations in the country to archive LGBTQ history in the South. The grant, given by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,...

May 23, 2019

Data Shows Buckling Up Saves Lives in Auto Crashes

A person buckles a seat belt inside a vehicle.

Nearly half of the people killed in auto crashes in Alabama last year were not wearing a seat belt, according to an analysis of state crash records.

May 21, 2019

Better With Them

UA researchers are part of nationwide study to identify veterans struggling with suicidal thoughts.

May 20, 2019