Research

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 about the boom town and how early Alabamians lived.

UA Researchers Develop New Method to Stabilize Older Buildings

Dr. Andrew Graettinger, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Dr. Philip Johnson, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, have developed a method of drilling long, straight, small holes in typical building materials without compromising the strength of the structure. This new method will be used for building stabilization, especially in areas that are considered earthquake zones.

Driving South

“The spark that caused the automobile manufacturing fire in this state was struck at The University of Alabama,” says Dr. Malcolm Portera, chancellor of The University of Alabama System.