Faculty & Staff

Fruit-Fly Diet Impacts Descendants, UA Researcher Finds

  • September 1, 2016

For a fruit fly, what its grandparents ate may affect how much it weighs. But the passing down of a body type based on diet is not a simple cause and effect, a University of Alabama researcher has found.

“People didn’t have time to collect their gatherings, and they lost everything. Maybe in the near future we will be able to do a better job warning people about that.”

Dr. Sagy Cohen, UA assistant professor of geography, on the flooding in Louisiana (WIAT TV)

“This is a long-term, living plan. The goal is that five years or 10 years from now, we will arrive at a place that would not have been possible had we not envisioned it and dared to dream big.”

UA In the News — Aug. 31

  • August 31, 2016

New rules for tailgating — Adaptive Athletics tournament — Roll Tide in Jerusalem — and more.

UA In the News — Aug. 30

  • August 30, 2016

Fighting poverty through shoe distribution — Fulbright scholar offers advice to students — Aid to flood victims — and more.

UA In the News — Aug. 27-29

  • August 29, 2016

UA art installation on African-American migration; Get on Board Day; UA students in film festival; and more.