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Gaining an Edge

When she enrolled at UA as a freshman in 2002, Caitlin Prickett never considered she would soon begin modifying the "building blocks" that make up the genetic code of human life — pretty heady...

July 18, 2004

UA Research on Rare Disorder Brings Insight into Epilepsy

Researchers at The University of Alabama, who have found a way to mimic epileptic seizures in the tiny roundworm C. elegans, have published their findings in the current issue of a top ranked scientific...

June 12, 2004

Protecting Environment Goes High Tech for Geographer

A University of Alabama geographer is monitoring the Gulf of Mexico's water quality from a few hundred miles inland. In fact, with some assistance from a satellite orbiting some 438 miles above the Pensacola,...

May 21, 2004

UA Professor to Explore WWII Shipwrecks that May Hold Key to Biological Mysteries of the Deep

A team of scientists, including a University of Alabama marine biologist, will venture into the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico on an 18-day research mission to investigate the long-term effect of manmade...

April 15, 2004

A Crisis of Care

Alabama's Black Belt is part of a region that is home to both the richest soil and the poorest people in the United States. It is an area where economic stagnation is common and...

December 1, 2003

UA Partners with Kid One Transport to Help Children Reach Medical Care

Many West Alabama children will get the medical care they need thanks to a partnership between The University of Alabama and Kid One Transport System. The partnership has provided $500,000 in federal funds to...

October 11, 2003

Math Learning Enters the Computer Age

In January 2003, Greensboro East High School became the first of three high schools in Alabama to begin teaching mathematics with computers and one-on-one tutoring when it opened its Math Technology Learning Center (MTLC),...

October 2, 2003

When the School Bell Rings

Every day, at least eight million children and youth are left alone and unsupervised once the afternoon school bell rings. As more and more children grow up in homes with two working parents or...

September 29, 2003

UA Partners with State Transportation Department Through Training Institute, Information Management

Experts at The University of Alabama have joined with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to provide needed services across the state and in the Black Belt region.

September 23, 2003

A Compassionate Voice

When Dr. Margaret "Peg" Lyons talks with cancer patients about the emotional toll the disease takes on their lives, she brings a lot to the discussion. She has more than 20 years' experience as...

September 3, 2003

Improving Computer Chips, Unraveling Epilepsy Mysteries

The National Science Foundation has awarded two University of Alabama faculty with CAREER Awards, NSF's most prestigious awards for top-performing scientists and engineers who are early in their careers.

August 20, 2003

Founding Fathers Were Among First Auditors

Auditing is much in the news these days, with Enron, WorldCom and other corporate scandals dominating the business pages. But auditing almost literally came with the founding of the country, according to research done...

August 10, 2003

One Person’s ‘Ick’ is Another’s Fascination

When Dr. Stephen Secor is in social settings and responds to the routinely posed question "So, what do you do for a living?" the answer elicits a mixture of reactions.

July 24, 2003

Truck with Prototype Fuel Cell Visits UA

A heavy-duty highway tractor truck equipped with a first-of-its-kind fuel-cell auxiliary power unit (APU), which is designed to reduce diesel fuel consumption and emissions, recently made a stop at the UA College of Engineering.

May 26, 2003

Museum Excavates Alabama’s Frontier Boom Town

For the second consecutive summer, experts with UA's Alabama Museum of Natural History led an archaeological expedition of the state's first territorial capitol, Old St. Stephens in Washington County. They dug up new details...

April 14, 2003