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New Career Track to Boost Research at UA

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The University of Alabama is launching an employee classification designed to recruit and retain world-class researchers.

September 15, 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

UA Team to Build Opioid Prevention, Recovery Network in State

A University of Alabama-led team of researchers is ready to implement a robust opioid prevention, treatment and recovery network in the state.

September 4, 2020

UA Researcher’s Tech-Focused Dementia Care Projects Funded

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A University of Alabama social work researcher's work in advancing technology to improve dementia care receives boost from NIA, NSF.

August 31, 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

UA Part of National Project to Study Dragonfly, Damselfly Evolution

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An international team of researchers that includes The University of Alabama are collecting and analyzing data for the insect order that contains dragonflies and damselflies.

August 6, 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

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

Emoji Reveal Whiteness as Driver of Technology

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A study of broadening the skin tone of emoji to include diverse representation of race, ethnicity, gender and culture found emoji continue to center whiteness in their design and coding structures.

July 10, 2020

Weather, Defense Professional to Lead UA Water Security Initiative

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An experienced weather and intelligence professional in the military and intelligence communities will lead global water and security initiatives at The University of Alabama.

July 9, 2020

The Last Frontier

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

July 2, 2020

National Leader in Water Resources to Head Alabama Water Institute

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Scott Rayder, an expert on building opportunities and funding for scientific organizations, was selected as the executive director of the Alabama Water Institute for The University of Alabama.

July 1, 2020

UA Researchers Examine Stress of Pandemic on Decision-Making

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Researchers at The University of Alabama were awarded a grant to see if the long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic may include poor decision-making by those who experienced increased stress levels.

June 24, 2020