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NSF Awards Alabama EPSCoR Grant to Develop Katrina Recovery Plan for Education

The National Science Foundation has awarded the Alabama Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, headquartered at The University of Alabama, a grant to coordinate development of a Hurricane Katrina recovery plan for educational research...

October 28, 2005

‘Every River Has Its Own Story,’ Guide Edited by UA Biologist Describes More Than 200 Rivers

Ask someone about the biggest threats to the Earth’s rivers – a primary source of drinking water for its inhabitants – and pollution is likely to come to mind, possibly followed by dams. However,...

October 24, 2005

Computing the Future

There are no crystal balls visible upon entering Dr. William “Bill” Butler’s University of Alabama office. Yet, theoretical predictions this physicist made in a scientific paper published in 2001 have been verified experimentally...

October 16, 2005

Dispensing of Heart Drug Not ‘Black and White’

Think we've advanced too far in Civil Rights issues and medical care to resort to making health judgments based on skin color? Don't be so sure, says Dr. Gregory Dorr, an assistant professor of...

October 10, 2005

National Science Foundation Official Talks Research in Alabama

Alabama researchers are preparing for a national audience wanting to learn more about scientific programs and educational endeavors in the state.

October 10, 2005

‘Rubber People’: The Americas’ First Civilization

Considering Dr. Richard A. “Dick” Diehl was born in Bethlehem, perhaps it’s no wonder much of his life’s work has focused on the birth of an ancient civilization.

October 9, 2005

Mixed Signals Coming From the Housing Sector, According to UA’s Real Estate Center

The sale of existing homes in Alabama remained steady in August with 5,641 units sold, compared with 5,664 units in July, according to the Real Estate Research and Education Center at The University of...

October 5, 2005

UA McNair Program to Hold Research Conference Oct. 13

The University of Alabama McNair Scholars Program will hold its sixth annual research conference Thursday, Oct 13, at 6 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Heritage Room.

October 4, 2005

UA Sponsors Facilitator Training for Nurturing Parenting Program Oct. 5-6

Dr. Stephen Bavolek, noted investigator of abusive and neglectful parenting and principal author of the Nurturing Parenting Program, will conduct a training workshop on his program Oct. 5-6 at the Child Development Research Center...

September 30, 2005

UA Engineering Key in Multi-Institute Exploratory Research Project Investigating Hurricane Katrina Damage

Tragically, Hurricane Katrina caused loss of life and widespread damage in several states. Engineers throughout the country are beginning to analyze building structures and codes in order to design safer and stronger buildings for...

September 22, 2005

Alabama Home Sales Decline Slightly in July; Still Near Record Levels, According to UA Real Estate Center

The sale of existing single-family homes fell 4.08 percent in July to 5,664 units, down from 5,905 units in June, the highest sales pace ever recorded in Alabama, according to the Alabama Real Estate...

September 7, 2005

Building a Better Plastic

An effort led by a University of Alabama chemist has demonstrated a new way to dissolve and use cellulose – found in the cell walls of trees and other plants – in producing...

September 3, 2005

UA Psychologists Begin $2.7 Million Sleep Research Project

Counting sheep as a way to doze off may be a cliché, but statistics show that millions of Americans suffer from insomnia and struggle to get a good night's sleep.

August 24, 2005

Aiming High… and Deep

A University of Alabama engineering professor and his student team are researching ways to improve projectiles’ ability to penetrate sand, soil and other targets in an effort to assist American troops.

August 15, 2005

Rising Home Prices Drop Affordability in Second Quarter of 2005, According to UA’s Real Estate Research and Education Center

The Alabama Housing Affordability Index for the second quarter was 165.7, down 7.7 percentage points from the first quarter of the year when the HAI was 179.5. The sharp rise in home prices over...

August 11, 2005