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Vaccine Access, Hesitancy Remain Barriers Among Black Alabamians

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Research from The University of Alabama found that addressing both hesitancy and access at the community level is important to increasing vaccination rates, particularly in African American communities.

September 17, 2021

Partnership to Develop Kit to Discover Drugs From Natural Sources

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Researchers at The University of Alabama are leading a project with an industrial partner to develop a kit that speeds discovery of potential drug therapies from plants.

August 31, 2021

UA Researchers Tackle Plastic Waste as Part of National Effort

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Researchers will experiment with more effective ways of breaking down hard-to-recycle plastics.

August 26, 2021

Classes in the Great Outdoors: Birds and Birding

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This course goes outdoors to challenge students to put down their phones and pick up binoculars.

August 24, 2021

Barrier Island Marine Ecosystem Altered by Storm Events

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UA researchers found storms affect the marine ecosystem around barrier islands longer than originally thought.

August 20, 2021

School of Music Premieres New Official Hymn at Annual Convocation

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The UA School of Music will premiere its official hymn at its annual Opening Convocation at the Frank Moody Music Building Friday, Aug. 20.

August 19, 2021

UA Leading Effort to Increase Vaccinations in Rural Alabama

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In a partnership with community organizations, The University of Alabama is spearheading a project to get 70% of eligible people in the state’s Black Belt vaccinated against COVID-19 over the next year.

August 12, 2021

Rainforest Drought Intensified Disease, Death in a Brazilian Frog

Human-caused changes to the environment that exasperate droughts in a Brazilian rainforest intensify seasonal infections of a deadly fungus afflicting frogs and toads, causing localized mass deaths, according to research involving The University of...

August 9, 2021

Spiders, Snakes and Dirt: Phobia Class Turns Fear into Fascination

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Many Americans have phobias — an extreme, irrational, or aversive fear of something. Most often phobias are something in the natural world, but are they unfounded?

August 6, 2021

UA Professor Wins Fulbright Awards

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Dr. Andrew Raffo Dewar was recently selected for two grants from the prestigious Fulbright program to teach and research abroad.

August 5, 2021

Same Pandemic, Different Attitudes

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In a series of studies over the course of the global pandemic, research involving The University of Alabama examined the formation of risk perception and the drivers of participating in mitigation behaviors, and found...

July 28, 2021

Hardships Pushed Back His Graduation 25 Years; His Time Has Come

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When Angel Narvaez-Lugo walks across the commencement stage on July 31 to receive his bachelor’s degree in religious studies, it will serve as a testament to how he’s overcome his challenging past, and as...

July 27, 2021

National Awards for Early Career Research go to Four UA Professors

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During the past academic year, four professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition early in their careers for leading-edge research that will advance knowledge and enhance the educational experience.

June 17, 2021

Art Alumni, Faculty and Students Combine Forces in Hotel Mural Project

The dramatic, large-scale mural is a prominent feature in Tuscaloosa's new Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel.

June 9, 2021

UA Research to Enhance Flood Resilience of Coastal Communities

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Researchers at The University of Alabama Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research are working to develop advanced computational earth science and coastal models that help coastal communities prepare for flooding from tropical storms and hurricanes.

June 7, 2021