“I suspect it is because political leaders often attempt policy change that is too extreme when they have unified control of legislature and executive branch. They don’t expect to have to compromise. But it often turns out that there are intra-party disagreements.”
Deaths from the state’s traffic crashes in 2016 increased by nearly a quarter from 2015, while total crashes increased by only 2 percent, according to a recent study of data by researchers at The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety.
The Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution, or ALLELE, seminar series kicks off the new year with a lecture by Dr. Ann Reid, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the North Lawn Auditorium of North Lawn Hall on The University of Alabama campus.
Economists from The University of Alabama will detail their expectations for the state’s economy and work force during the 29th annual Alabama Economic Outlook Conference, Thursday, Jan. 12, in Montgomery.
“It’s considered tacky to name organisms after yourself, but I have named a few new species after colleagues …. I’ve got a few new species I’m working on from New Zealand and Australia. I’ll name them after some other people I work with.”
“Who among us knew that the most abundant vertebrates in this region are the inconspicuous, shy salamanders that contribute mightily to water quality and carbon management in wetlands? The Mobile-Tensaw Delta is full of surprises, as much for the scientist as for the casual visitor enjoying fishing, bird watching, or simply canoeing this watery maze.”
In an education lab in the Tom Barnes Education Building on the Bryce Campus at The University of Alabama, Dr. Firat Soylu prepares an electroencephalography cap to be worn by a test participant.