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Earliest Forest Fires Evidence of Ancient Tree Expansion

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The Earth’s first forest fires appear to have occurred earlier than previously thought, pointing out a link between widespread wildfires and ancient tree evolution.

May 12, 2021

UA Freshman Places in Top Percentage of Prestigious Math Competition

The mathematics and physics major from Trussville, Alabama, scored a 40 on the Putnam exam, going well beyond this year’s median score of eight.

May 11, 2021

In Fly Model, Genetic Responses to Virus by Old Flies Prove Deadly

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In a study at The University of Alabama, aging fruit flies died faster than younger flies from a viral infection because of different genetic responses, lowering the older flies’ tolerance to the infection.

May 3, 2021

UA Student Receives Boren Scholarship to Study in Taiwan

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UA student Ann Williams, of Montgomery, has received a Boren Scholarship for the study of languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

April 28, 2021

We Are UA Shows ‘We Are All in This Together,’ Says Ambassador

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Like many educators, UA dance professor Sarah Barry is in it to give back the knowledge and experiences she’s acquired over the years.

April 19, 2021

UA Contributes to Unprecedented Observations of Black Hole

A black hole is seen in the center of a circle of orange and yellow light.

Astrophysics researchers at The University of Alabama contributed to a global effort to give unparalleled insight into a black hole and the system it powers, and to improve tests of Einstein’s General Theory of...

April 14, 2021

Nearly a Third of Mobile Bay Marshes Gone Since 1980s, Study Finds

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About half a football field of marshes on the edges of Mobile Bay vanished annually over the past 35 years, according to a study by researchers at The University of Alabama.

April 12, 2021

Entrepreneurs, Leaders Headline Events For Creators and Innovators

The University of Alabama Create & Innovate Week A celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit

The College of Arts and Science’s New College will host Create + Innovate Week April 12-16.

April 8, 2021

Band to Appear in Iconic Holiday Tradition with Bama Blitz Support

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Bama fans will be excited to hear ‘Yea Alabama’ played in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

April 7, 2021

Groundwater Impact on Oceans Cannot Be Ignored, Major Study Finds

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The international study involves data from Mobile Bay collected by researchers at The University of Alabama.

March 30, 2021

In Detecting Particle, UA Researchers Help Prove 60-Year-Old Theory

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Two researchers from The University of Alabama are part of an international project that detected a cosmic interaction never observed before, but predicted 60 years ago.

March 10, 2021

A Historic Swarm is Coming

Cassini Periodical cicada

One of the largest broods of periodical cicadas to emerge in U.S. history, Brood X, as it’s been named, will arise from the ground after 17 years.

March 4, 2021

Earth’s Position and Orbit Spurred Ancient Marine Life Extinction

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Ancient rocks from Tennessee revealed the Earth’s rotation and orbit around the Sun controlled the timing of oceanic dead zones in a mass extinction of marine life about 370 million years ago.

March 2, 2021

Evidence of Predation by Octopuses Pushed Back By 25 Million Years

New research involving the Alabama Museum of National unveiled the earliest evidence of octopus predation in the fossil record.

February 22, 2021

Preparing for a Life-Changing Journey Abroad

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Two UA sophomores will have the opportunity of a lifetime this fall, as they travel across the world to study abroad.

February 19, 2021