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Closer Than You Think

How are Portugal, Escambia County, Ala., and researchers in The University of Alabama's Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies related? Well, each plays a role in this nation's efforts to improve the recovery of domestic...

December 18, 2001

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Scientists Today

Each summer, some of America's best and brightest students spend 10 weeks at The University of Alabama, taking part in intensive undergraduate research programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

December 17, 2001

New Breed of Detectives

Health in human beings is strongly affected by culture and societal influences. From the social value of food to the impact of economic hardship on families, and from the existence of ancient battle wounds...

December 1, 2001

Under-Appreciated River is Home to One of Continent’s Most Endangered Animals

Unlike its well-publicized and environmentally troubled neighbor, the Cahaba, Alabama's Sipsey River doesn't get much attention. But a pair of University of Alabama researchers, who recently studied portions of the Sipsey's biodiversity, say waiting...

November 19, 2001

UA Biologist Uses Microscopic Worm in Search of Answers to Enormous Questions

It's a tiny worm, so small you need a microscope to see it. But in the laboratory of Dr. Guy Caldwell, the worm may be poised to reveal some big secrets, giving scientists better...

November 12, 2001

Intelligent Solutions

A team of researchers at The University of Alabama thinks answers to traffic problems in Birmingham and other U.S. cities lie in today's advanced technology, answers that will produce safer highways, less congestion, more...

November 3, 2001

Insights into the Mind

Computer games developed by a pair of University of Alabama psychology professors are giving researchers a clearer understanding of the learning problems children with autism face and could lead to development of the first...

October 7, 2001

Shelter from the Storm

You never know when they might come, but when severe weather events do occur, these devastating storms can rob families of their homes, their possessions, and sometimes their lives.

October 6, 2001

Physics Professors Seeking Clues to Tiniest of Elements

Neutrinos are among the most elusive particles known to man, yet these tiny elements have been giving scientists big headaches for many years. In fact the word neutrino, which even sounds small, is an...

September 20, 2001


It was hard to know which was hotter, the pepper sauce, the sweltering Louisiana temperatures or the secrets being unearthed.

September 18, 2001

Study Suggests Firm Handshakes and Good Impressions Really Do Go Hand-in-Hand

What do handshakes tell you about people? Quite a bit, according to a study led by a University of Alabama associate professor of psychology.

August 25, 2001

Final Clues

Each day when Dr. Keith Jacobi goes to his office and into his nearby laboratories, human skeletal remains surround him. And while The University of Alabama assistant professor of anthropology said he understands why...

August 23, 2001

Welding Research Yields Success

Dr. Viola Acoff, associate professor of metallurgical and materials engineering, and Dr. Nagy El-Kaddah, professor of metallurgical and materials engineering, have had recent success in developing a model that accurately predicts how the microstructures...

August 4, 2001

UA Museum Dig Unearths Rare, Native American Council House

A University of Alabama Museum of Natural History archaeological team recently discovered the remains of a type of 15th-century Native American council house never before found in Alabama.

July 10, 2001

UA Partnering with NASA in National Space Center

The University of Alabama is partnering with NASA and five other universities in the National Space Science and Technology Center, a $22 million research facility that opened recently in Huntsville.

June 22, 2001