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State Business Leaders Optimistic on Early 2021 Economy

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Even with the continued stress from the pandemic, business leaders in the state remained mostly optimistic that their businesses will have a positive start to 2021, according a quarterly survey done by economists at...

February 18, 2021

Pandemic’s Effects Will Linger on State’s Growing Economy

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The state’s economy could grow by 2.6% in 2021, a good clip that will not pull the state out of the hole created in 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report published...

February 3, 2021

UA, Tuscaloosa File Joint Patent to Detect Community Blight

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The University of Alabama and the City of Tuscaloosa collaborated to create a system that can automatically detect blighted areas in a community, helping prevent issues before they escalate into costly repairs for property...

January 27, 2021

Alabama Business Confidence Ticks Upward for Fourth Quarter

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The Center for Business Economics and Research's most recent quarterly survey shows business confidence is increasing thanks to new innovations and safety measures introduced to lessen the spread of coronavirus.

November 4, 2020

Researchers Explore How Critical Events Affect Leadership

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In most cases, leadership — and the decisions that leaders make in the face of an event like this pandemic — can be the determining factor between business success or failure.

October 19, 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

UA Kick-Starts Six Projects Related to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

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Six projects designed to deepen understanding of the coronavirus pandemic and future pandemics and positively influence society will receive seed funding from The University of Alabama.

May 28, 2020

Birmingham Couple Makes Transformational Gift to UA

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A $20 million comprehensive gift from C.T. and Kelley Fitzpatrick will significantly enhance the Culverhouse College of Business and intercollegiate athletics at The University of Alabama.

February 4, 2020

Developing ‘Third Wave AI’ to Improve Human Performance

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A management researcher at The University of Alabama is part of a federally funded project to use machine learning to examine how improvement methods affect all workers.

November 12, 2019

NASA, UA Strengthen Relationship for Work on In-Space Manufacturing

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An agreement between The University of Alabama and NASA will enhance inventive research assisting space exploration and strengthening education of tomorrow’s aerospace workforce.

November 8, 2019

Business Analytics Symposium Offers a Day for Data

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Data scientists and business analytics-oriented executives will converge at the Culverhouse Business Analytics Symposium for a day of discussion about how their respective companies and institutions incorporate big data research and analysis practices

August 16, 2019

UA Aligns Inventor Resources, Collaboration with Business Incubator

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The robust push by The University of Alabama to promote entrepreneurship both on campus and throughout the region is increasing with an alignment of resources to better support innovators.

August 1, 2019

Expanded CFO Roles a Plus for Corporate Governance

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Managers from a financial background can fulfill operational roles admirably, according to a new study of corporate governance led by a University of Alabama business professor.

July 10, 2019

Through the Glass Ceiling

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There is a wealth of research into the factors influencing the climb up the corporate ladder, but not much study of what happens after women become chief executive officers.

July 3, 2019

Female CFOs May Be Better Than Males at Preventing Financial Fraud

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Companies with female chief financial officers are less likely to misreport key data in financial statements, according to research from The University of Alabama.

June 12, 2019