Hard Choices

Court authorities often struggle to balance protecting society with appropriate treatment for youth who commit crimes. A University of Alabama professor recently authored a psychological test that measures key juvenile concepts and assists professionals in achieving that balance.

Mind Games

People with autism can be highly intelligent, but the way their brains work when they learn may be distinctly different from those without the disorder.

Up, Up and Away!

University of Alabama engineering researchers can now be seen high in the sky. After many years of analyzing air-quality on the ground, UA is the second university in the country operating a Sky Arrow airplane investigating global climate change causes and impacts.

Innovative Classes and Research Give UA Chemistry Professor Two Achievement Awards

A University of Alabama chemistry class will explore different bacteria, including ones that eat sulfur and rock, through funding supplied by a National Science Foundation Award. Dr. Kevin Redding, associate professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently was awarded the NSF CAREER Award and the Robin Hill Award for his groundbreaking photosynthesis research.

Fish Tails Galore

It’s no wonder you can hear so many good fish tales in Alabama when you consider how many different types of fish tails can be found in the state’s waters.

Martian Minerals

Looking at rocks in Idaho might not be the first place that comes to mind in searching for clues to whether life exists on Mars, but that’s where The University of Alabama’s Dr. Eric Roden expects to begin his quest in November.

Gaining an Edge

When she enrolled at UA as a freshman in 2002, Caitlin Prickett never considered she would soon begin modifying the “building blocks” that make up the genetic code of human life — pretty heady stuff for an undergraduate. But, as a participant in the University’s Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Intern program, Prickett chemically alters these compounds, known as nucleosides, in the laboratory in attempts to better understand how cancerous tumors develop and to potentially help develop new leads in the fight against the dreaded disease.