Research

When the School Bell Rings

  • September 29, 2003

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

  • September 3, 2003

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.

Improving Computer Chips, Unraveling Epilepsy Mysteries

  • August 20, 2003

The National Science Foundation has awarded two University of Alabama faculty with CAREER Awards, NSF’s most prestigious awards for top-performing scientists and engineers who are early in their careers.

Founding Fathers Were Among First Auditors

  • August 10, 2003

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.

Truck with Prototype Fuel Cell Visits UA

  • May 26, 2003

A heavy-duty highway tractor truck equipped with a first-of-its-kind fuel-cell auxiliary power unit (APU), which is designed to reduce diesel fuel consumption and emissions, recently made a stop at the UA College of Engineering.

Museum Excavates Alabama’s Frontier Boom Town

  • April 14, 2003

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.

Cartographic Research Lab Produces Maps with Answers

  • April 13, 2003

Three new atlases recently published by UA’s geography department offer an abundance of information about Alabama’s metropolitan areas as well as demographic and economic data on a county-by-county basis.

Students Publish New Scientific Journal

  • March 10, 2003

Students at The University of Alabama have published their first edition of a scientific journal designed to highlight undergraduate student research at UA.