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UA Developing Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Within Impoverished Neighborhoods

A University of Alabama social scientist hopes to use a new $3.75 million federal grant, awarded to UA by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, to change five impoverished Mobile area neighborhoods — from...

August 18, 2002

Four-Legged Fun Part of Speech Pathologist’s Therapy

Dr. Beth Macauley, UA assistant professor of communicative disorders, has a black, six-year old Newfoundland retriever mix as a research assistant.

June 22, 2002

May the Technology Force Be With You

Most people know George Lucas for his creation of the "Star Wars" film saga. However, it was Lucas' work with education - not his more famous work in film — that caught the attention...

May 1, 2002

Research, Teaching Efforts to Soon Call Shelby Hall Home

Shelby Hall, The University of Alabama's $50 million interdisciplinary teaching and research complex, is on schedule to meet a November 2003 completion date.

March 15, 2002

Astronomers Use Hubble Space Telescope to Review Spiral Galaxy with ‘Backward’ Arms

Astronomers from The University of Alabama and Bevill State Community College recently presented remarkable Hubble Space Telescope images of the disk of a distant spiral galaxy.

January 23, 2002

Closer Than You Think

How are Portugal, Escambia County, Ala., and researchers in The University of Alabama's Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies related? Well, each plays a role in this nation's efforts to improve the recovery of domestic...

December 18, 2001

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Scientists Today

Each summer, some of America's best and brightest students spend 10 weeks at The University of Alabama, taking part in intensive undergraduate research programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

December 17, 2001

New Breed of Detectives

Health in human beings is strongly affected by culture and societal influences. From the social value of food to the impact of economic hardship on families, and from the existence of ancient battle wounds...

December 1, 2001

Under-Appreciated River is Home to One of Continent’s Most Endangered Animals

Unlike its well-publicized and environmentally troubled neighbor, the Cahaba, Alabama's Sipsey River doesn't get much attention. But a pair of University of Alabama researchers, who recently studied portions of the Sipsey's biodiversity, say waiting...

November 19, 2001

UA Biologist Uses Microscopic Worm in Search of Answers to Enormous Questions

It's a tiny worm, so small you need a microscope to see it. But in the laboratory of Dr. Guy Caldwell, the worm may be poised to reveal some big secrets, giving scientists better...

November 12, 2001

Intelligent Solutions

A team of researchers at The University of Alabama thinks answers to traffic problems in Birmingham and other U.S. cities lie in today's advanced technology, answers that will produce safer highways, less congestion, more...

November 3, 2001

Insights into the Mind

Computer games developed by a pair of University of Alabama psychology professors are giving researchers a clearer understanding of the learning problems children with autism face and could lead to development of the first...

October 7, 2001

Shelter from the Storm

You never know when they might come, but when severe weather events do occur, these devastating storms can rob families of their homes, their possessions, and sometimes their lives.

October 6, 2001

Physics Professors Seeking Clues to Tiniest of Elements

Neutrinos are among the most elusive particles known to man, yet these tiny elements have been giving scientists big headaches for many years. In fact the word neutrino, which even sounds small, is an...

September 20, 2001


It was hard to know which was hotter, the pepper sauce, the sweltering Louisiana temperatures or the secrets being unearthed.

September 18, 2001