Research

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 small, dying towns dot the landscape. Insufficient health care and underfunded and understaffed schools are the norm.

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), a facility modeled after UA’s own Math Technology Learning Center in Tutwiler Hall.

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 a single working parent, today’s families can benefit from the safe, structured learning opportunities that after-school programs provide.

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 a hospital nurse, worked for a hospice agency, concentrated in psychiatric mental health nursing while earning her master’s degree and she holds a doctorate in social work.

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 by Dr. William Samson, Roddy-Garner Professor of Accounting in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration and former president of the The Academy of Accounting Historians.