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UA’s Industrial Assessment Center Selected to Continue Mission

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The University of Alabama will continue its role as home to the state’s only Industrial Assessment Center that assists manufacturers in reducing carbon emissions and energy costs, while training the next generation of energy-efficiency...

September 16, 2021

Pandemic’s Effects on Traffic Crashes Linger

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Despite a drop in vehicle crashes this year in the state, fatal crashes have increased slightly, possibly because of lingering effects of the pandemic, according to research from The University of Alabama.

September 2, 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

UA Engineering Faculty Receives Fulbright Award

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Dr. Leigh Terry received a Fulbright Specialist Award to exchange knowledge and establish partnerships through educational and training activities within environmental science.

August 19, 2021

W. Edward Back Named Interim Dean of the College of Engineering

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Dr. W. Edward Back has been appointed as the interim dean of The University of Alabama College of Engineering effective Aug. 16.

August 10, 2021

UA Astrobotics Takes First Place Once Again in NASA Competition

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The team, made up of 50 active student members, overcame many challenges to clinch the title for UA for the seventh time.

July 15, 2021

Independence Day Ups Instances of Deadly, Severe Traffic Crashes

Traffic crashes on Independence Day can be more severe and deadlier than most other days, according to an analysis of state traffic records by researchers at The University of Alabama.

June 29, 2021

UA Researchers to Shed Light on Drug Resistance in Metastatic Cancer

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Using a Jell-O like model to study cancer, UA researchers hope to discover ways brain metastatic breast cancer evades drug therapies.

June 22, 2021

UA team named Year Three Champion in EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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UA's team has taken the lead in the third year of this automotive engineering competition.

June 18, 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

Drone Resolution

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UA researchers have shrunk complex radar technology to fit drones, allowing them to capture more, better data to help with water management.

June 14, 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

NIH Grant Supports UA Study of Acute Kidney Injury Treatment

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Researchers at The University of Alabama will study a novel nanomedicine treatment for acute kidney injury, a common disease with no federally-approved medication.

June 1, 2021

Alabama Water Institute Names First Faculty Fellowship Recipients

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The Alabama Water Institute selected three UA faculty members as the inaugural fellows in the AWI Faculty Fellowship Program.

May 25, 2021

UA CyberSeed Program Funds More Campus Research

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Four promising research projects received funding from Year 2 of The University of Alabama Cyber Initiative’s CyberSeed program, part of the UA Office for Research and Economic Development.

May 21, 2021