Protecting Environment Goes High Tech for Geographer

  • May 21, 2004

A University of Alabama geographer is monitoring the Gulf of Mexico’s water quality from a few hundred miles inland. In fact, with some assistance from a satellite orbiting some 438 miles above the Pensacola, Fla. area, he can measure the water’s ever changing quality from his office on the UA campus.

Hydrogen Research Will Lead to New Breed of Automobile

  • January 23, 2004

The record rise of gasoline prices during 2004 underscored for consumers a need scientists have been interested in for some time — the search for alternative fuel sources. The University of Alabama is on the cutting edge of that search and is working toward innovative solutions to make hydrogen-powered cars and trucks a reality.

A Crisis of Care

  • December 1, 2003

Alabama’s Black Belt is part of a region that is home to both the richest soil and the poorest people in the United States. It is an area where economic stagnation is common and small, dying towns dot the landscape. Insufficient health care and underfunded and understaffed schools are the norm.

UA Partners with Kid One Transport to Help Children Reach Medical Care

  • October 11, 2003

Many West Alabama children will get the medical care they need thanks to a partnership between The University of Alabama and Kid One Transport System. The partnership has provided $500,000 in federal funds to support the expansion of Kid One services in West Alabama.

Math Learning Enters the Computer Age

  • October 2, 2003

In January 2003, Greensboro East High School became the first of three high schools in Alabama to begin teaching mathematics with computers and one-on-one tutoring when it opened its Math Technology Learning Center (MTLC), a facility modeled after UA’s own Math Technology Learning Center in Tutwiler Hall.

When the School Bell Rings

  • September 29, 2003

Every day, at least eight million children and youth are left alone and unsupervised once the afternoon school bell rings. As more and more children grow up in homes with two working parents or a single working parent, today’s families can benefit from the safe, structured learning opportunities that after-school programs provide.

A Compassionate Voice

  • September 3, 2003

When Dr. Margaret “Peg” Lyons talks with cancer patients about the emotional toll the disease takes on their lives, she brings a lot to the discussion. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a hospital nurse, worked for a hospice agency, concentrated in psychiatric mental health nursing while earning her master’s degree and she holds a doctorate in social work.

Improving Computer Chips, Unraveling Epilepsy Mysteries

  • August 20, 2003

The National Science Foundation has awarded two University of Alabama faculty with CAREER Awards, NSF’s most prestigious awards for top-performing scientists and engineers who are early in their careers.