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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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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