Research

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An App for Fat

  • February 19, 2020

A University of Alabama research duo, in partnership with a Birmingham company, developed an app allowing users to take a single photo and generate accurate body composition measures.

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Research About ‘Home’ Lands Professor Literary Award

  • February 20, 2020

“The Baa Haas” won Dr. Sharony Green the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History, an award recognizing a literary work of nonfiction that uses oral history to illuminate an event, individual, place or movement.

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UA Students to Perform Field Research at Iowa Caucus

  • January 30, 2020

Five students from The University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences will soon travel to Iowa to participate in a unique field research experience ahead of the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses.

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UA Continues Success in National Business Start-Up Program

  • January 24, 2020

Two inventive projects are participating in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps, or I-Corps, Teams program. It provides university researchers entrepreneurial education, mentoring and funding to accelerate innovation to attract third-party funding and bring technology to the market.

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Torture Prevalent, Effective in Popular Movies, Study Finds

  • January 21, 2020

The majority of popular films, including those for children, have at least one torture scene, and the scenes are usually depicted as achieving the torturer’s goal, according to a study involving a researcher at The University of Alabama.