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Life Research Director Selected as National Fellow

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AAAS elected Dr. Sharlene Newman from The University of Alabama to the newest class of AAAS Fellows, among the most distinct honors within the scientific community.

January 26, 2022

UA Part of First Place Self-Driving Racecar Team

The team’s vehicle set a new world record for speed by an autonomous car.

January 20, 2022

Santa’s Helpers: Students Build Script A Wheelchair Lift

Hunter Dowdy (from left to right). Mason Janes, Casey Largin, Chloe Denorme and Kate Radovich present "Rachel's Lift" to Rachel Williams.

After graduating, five students stayed in Tuscaloosa an extra week to perfect their senior design project – a mechanical wheelchair lift – before presenting it as a Christmas gift to a 10-year-old Tuscaloosa girl....

December 20, 2021

UA Among 60 Finalists for Transformative Workforce Project

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A proposal from UA to lead a regional innovation and workforce development project for an economically depressed region of the state has received initial seed money.

December 17, 2021

Satellite Made By UA Students Ready for Launch

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If everything goes as planned, in January a small satellite made by the students will be launched into space.

December 13, 2021

Road Fatalities, Rural Road Crashes Up During Holiday Season

Car lights blur white and red on a road at night.

During the December winter holidays, vehicle crash fatalities are higher than expected and there are more crashes along rural roads, according to the study.

December 13, 2021

From the Ground Up

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UA faculty and graduate students are working with the military to design better mobile airfields.

December 10, 2021

UA Research VP Elected as Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Russell J. Mumper, vice president for research and economic development at The University of Alabama, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

December 7, 2021

UA Professor Honored with Prestigious International Research Award

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Dr. Ravi Kumar was chosen for the distinguished Humboldt Research Award.

December 6, 2021

Graduate Discovers Legacy at UA, Creates a New One

Noah Evan Strong leaning on Denny Chimes

Graduate Noah Evan Strong is proud to be the first person in his family to attend UA, and is even prouder of his familial connection to the University.

December 2, 2021

Empowered by Doctorate, Graduate to Lead Road Research in Ghana

Two years ago, William Agyemang left everything he knew to pursue a doctoral degree in civil engineering at the Capstone.

November 30, 2021

UA Leading Effort to Ready Future Teachers of Computer Science

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The University of Alabama is leading a program among six state universities to prepare secondary education students to fill the need for trained computer science teachers in the state.

November 18, 2021

UA Study: Avoid Travel After Dark During Thanksgiving Week

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A study of Thanksgiving week vehicle crash data from the past five years in Alabama shows travel after dark increases risk for crashes and fatalities, leading to the conclusion that, if possible, all modes...

November 15, 2021

Strong Partnership Fuels Alabama Mobility and Power Center

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The partnership fuels a newly-formed research and workforce development center to meet the needs of the booming electric vehicle market.

November 9, 2021

Grants Boost UA Climate Science Research Efforts

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Researchers from The University of Alabama are among those to receive funding from NOAA for climate science and community resilience projects.

November 3, 2021