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New Microscopes to Position UA as Leader in Materials Characterization

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A suite of new instruments focused on understanding materials will give The University of Alabama an elite platform while expanding opportunities for students.

December 4, 2022

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby Addresses Inaugural CIROH Meeting at UA

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The Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology recently held its inaugural science meeting at The University of Alabama, bringing together water researchers and professionals to establish its future vision and path.

October 13, 2022

UA Researchers Hope to Spur Adoption of Greener Jet Fuel

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Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are spearheading a project to demonstrate an innovative method to create jet fuel from plants, helping the airline industry meet goals for using a renewable fuel source...

October 11, 2022

5 Early Career Researchers Making Waves with National Awards

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National grants allow each researcher to train and motivate a new generation of scientists and engineers not only at UA through instruction and lab work, but also through outreach efforts.

September 27, 2022

Small Wetlands the Focus of UA Effort to Boost Resource Management

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Researchers at The University of Alabama are investigating how the role of the patchwork of small drainage spots across the Southeast is changing as flooding becomes more frequent.

September 19, 2022

UA Researcher Investigates Drivers of Antarctic Ice Retreat

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The study will improve contemporary climate models and projections of rising sea level.

August 2, 2022

AWI Names Second Class of Faculty Fellowship Recipients

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The program recognizes UA faculty for outstanding research, extension and education programs that significantly advance UA’s interdisciplinary water-related communities of science.

July 27, 2022

UA To Train Needed Workforce for Water Operations and Forecasting

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The University of Alabama has been awarded $3 million from the National Science Foundation to establish a unique hydrologic science research and training program for graduate students.

July 18, 2022

UA Researchers Develop Way to Test Water for Metal Pollutants

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Research involving The University of Alabama created an easier way to detect harmful levels of heavy metals in water, which could help improve human health by boosting detection efforts by regulatory agencies, water utilities...

July 5, 2022

UA Awarded $360 Million to Lead National Water Effort

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The University of Alabama is poised to become a standard bearer in translating water research into operations that improve the nation’s ability to predict water-related hazards and effectively manage water resources. 

April 6, 2022

UA to Manage Remediation of Health Hazards in Black Belt Homes

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UA SafeState and the Alabama Life Research Institute are managing a project remove environmental and safety hazards from some of Alabama’s vulnerable and underserved communities.

March 23, 2022

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

UA in Study of Frogs’ Ability to Rebound from Infectious Disease

A national team of researchers that includes The University of Alabama will examine whether frogs’ ability to survive certain infections helps enhance understanding of human responses.

September 23, 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