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Band Member to Fulfill Lifelong Dream with Bama Blitz Support

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Marley Perry attended the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade the first time as a kid. This fall, with the public's help, she’ll get to experience the magic again, this time as a performer in the...

March 12, 2020

Southern U.S. Hotspots for Severe Consequences of Flash Floods

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The worst region for flash floods in the continental United States is likely the Southwest, according to a recent analysis of flash floods by The University of Alabama.

February 26, 2020

Research About ‘Home’ Lands Professor Literary Award

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“The Baa Haas” won Dr. Sharony Green the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History, an award recognizing a literary work of nonfiction that uses oral history to illuminate an event, individual, place...

February 20, 2020

Restoring a Legend

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Dr. Jennifer Feltman is lending her expertise to the restoration of the great Notre Dame Cathedral.

February 18, 2020

Cyber Security Scholarships Available to UA Students

The University of Alabama received a five-year $3.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships to UA students interested in pursuing government careers in cyber security.

February 6, 2020

Incarceration of Family during Childhood Linked with Diabetes in Men

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A new study finds strong association for men, but not for women, for getting diabetes in later adulthood if a family member is incarcerated.

February 5, 2020

ALRI Awards Funds to Faculty to Address Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Promising faculty members Drs. Lukasz Cielsa, Yuping Bao and Stanislava Chtarbanova-Rudloff will use funds awarded to support basic science research in the area of neurodegeneration.

February 3, 2020

ALRI Names First Fellows to Address Rural, Underserved Communities

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Eight faculty members have been selected as Alabama Life Research Institute Fellows at The University of Alabama as part of ALRI’s commitment to establishing a foundation of collaboration within the University.

January 27, 2020

A Look at Spring Performances on Campus

UA’s College of Arts and Sciences is preparing for a busy spring season of performances by the School of Music and department of theatre and dance.

January 27, 2020

UA Student on a Mission to Make the World a Better Place

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Emma Mansberg has always wanted to change the world. Now a UA senior, her passion for social justice and equality is making an impact, on campus and across the state.

January 23, 2020

Torture Prevalent, Effective in Popular Movies, Study Finds

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The majority of popular films, including those for children, have at least one torture scene, and the scenes are usually depicted as achieving the torturer’s goal, according to a study involving a researcher at...

January 21, 2020

Data on Land Use Deficient Without Accounting of Illicit Activity

For a full picture of how humans change land, decision-makers need to see the scope of illicit activities, according to a recently published paper that includes work from a scientist at The University of...

January 13, 2020

Professor, Student Pioneer Future of Religious Studies with AI

Dr. Nathan Loewen beside a photo of his book.

Artificial intelligence may boldly take religious studies where it hasn’t previously gone. And, at the helm, is a University of Alabama professor and a sophomore.

January 13, 2020

Tattoos Broadcast Enhanced Immunity, Stamina, UA Study Finds

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Tattoos boost the skin’s immune response to injury and convey the person’s vitality, according to a study in American Samoa.

December 19, 2019

UA Honors Opera Director with Blackmon-Moody Award

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Dr. Paul Houghtaling, coordinator of voice and director of opera at The University of Alabama, received the 2019 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award.

December 17, 2019