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Spectrum of Support

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UA researchers come together to improve the lives of those with autism.

September 16, 2020

UA Supports Projects Collaborating Between the Arts and Sciences

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Three projects that integrate the arts with bio-psychosocial research were awarded support through a new Joint Pilot for Arts Research.

September 15, 2020

UA, Auburn, Others Join for Antarctic Biological Research

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Twenty scientists soon embark on a 14-week voyage to study unexplored Antarctic waters to improve understanding of biodiversity undergoing rapid changes because of a changing climate.

September 9, 2020

Research Finds Link Between COVID-19 Deaths, Morbid Obesity

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UA researchers found a statistically significant relationship between the prevalence of morbid obesity in a population and cases of — and deaths from — COVID-19.

August 20, 2020

Good Vibrations

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Researchers at The University of Alabama are working with Army scientists to develop and use chemical frequencies to quickly detect dangerous airborne chemicals.

July 28, 2020

Art Professors Win UA’s First Kress Grant for Digital Art History

Chen Shu (1660–1736), Beautiful Auspicious Scene of Chinese New Year, 1735, hanging scroll: ink and color on silk, National Palace Museum, Taipei (source: Digital Taiwan Archives).

University of Alabama art history faculty members Dr. Tanja Jones and Dr. Doris Sung were awarded the Capstone’s first Digital Art History Grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

July 27, 2020

UA Researcher Studying Link Between Pollutants and Hermaphroditic Fish

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Pollution and chemical imbalances in water could have an adverse effect in fish that live among the mangrove trees along the Florida coast. Dr. Ryan Earley and his students are charting multiple courses to...

July 22, 2020

Modeling the Past for Predicting Future COVID-19

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Researchers from The University of Alabama, along with international partners, applied a mathematical tool used to model geochemical processes to infections of COVID-19, finding the model can assist in understanding the coronavirus pandemic and...

July 21, 2020

The Last Frontier

The sun sits on the horizon above the ice-laden sea off the coast of Antarctica.

Antarctica’s unique role helps UA research push boundaries of discovery.

July 2, 2020

UA Offers New Minor in Global Health

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Beginning this fall, UA’s College of Arts and Sciences will offer a new minor in global health.

June 23, 2020

UA Theatre and Dance Releases Online Performances, Lessons

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While live performances and instruction on campus are paused, the UA Department of Theatre and Dance is releasing weekly performances and lessons through two new video series.

June 18, 2020

Pandemic Public Nights Allows for Digital Stargazing on Four Continents

The UA Department of Physics and Astronomy returned access to its powerful reflecting telescope in the observatory atop Gallalee Hall through what’s been dubbed Pandemic Public Nights, a digital viewing through the telescope.

June 17, 2020

To Keep Peace, Police Need to Seek Public Support

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Reform of law enforcement should emphasize community collaboration, legitimacy and keeping the peace through a reciprocal relationship between police and the public

June 15, 2020

After Two Decades in the Earth, Millions of Cicadas Arise

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After remaining more than six feet underground for 17 years, periodical cicadas are emerging in waves from June to August.

June 8, 2020

UA Assists in Detection of Crab Nebula Using Innovative Telescope

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Researchers at The University of Alabama are part of an international team of scientists that used a new prototype telescope to detect energetic gamma rays from the Crab Nebula, opening doors for future discoveries.

June 1, 2020