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Drs. Gabriela Gurau, left, and Julia Shamshina work in  a UA lab with an electrospinning apparatus.

Shrimp, 30,000 Volts Help UA Start-up Land $1.5 Million for Uranium Extraction

The U.S. Department of Energy selected a University of Alabama start-up company for an approximate $1.5 million award to refine an alternative material to potentially extract uranium from the ocean.

UA’s RISE Program Promotes 21 Students
Jul 21, 2014

The University of Alabama’s RISE program will graduate 21 young students during its annual commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Stallings Center on UA’s campus.

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Jul 21, 2014

This week at The University of Alabama: RISE graduation ceremony, rehearsal Thursday — Nutrition camp for children — Engineering camp for high-schoolers — UA experts offer tips for preparing your preschooler to transition to kindergarten, how to stay safe in the water

UA Matters: Helping Your Preschooler Transition to Kindergarten
Jul 21, 2014

Sending your child to ‘big school’ can be one of the most exciting yet stressful times for you and your child. The University of Alabama’s Dr. Laura Bloom offers some simple things that can help ease the transition. Visit the school and meet the teacher(s). There may be an “Open House” or “Meet and Greet,” or […]

UA Hosting Workshop on Sustainable Fuels
Jul 18, 2014

Ten nationally-recognized experts in energy will speak as part of a workshop on sustainable fuels at The University of Alabama.

UA Students Participate in Co-op Program in Summer 2014
Jul 18, 2014

More than 180 University of Alabama students during the summer 2014 semester are receiving a hands-on educational experience at more than 60 companies and organizations through UA’s Cooperative Education Program. In the Cooperative Education Program, students alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time employment. This program offers work related to the academic major or career interests of each student. The experience enhances the students’ employment prospects after graduation.

UA Start-Up Brings Health Device Concept to Friday’s Launchpad Competition
Jul 17, 2014

A University of Alabama start-up company developing a low-cost device for checking both muscle health and nerve cells will compete Friday in a business competition.

UA Cooperative Education Program Names Director
Jul 16, 2014

Naomi Powell was named director of The University of Alabama Cooperative Education and Professional Practice Program.

UA to Host Summits to Aid Transitions of Military Veterans
Jul 15, 2014

The University of Alabama recently received a $25,000 grant from the National Institute of Child and Human Development to coordinate national summit meetings during “Service Member to Civilian: A National Summit on Improving Transitions,” a UA-hosted event to be held Dec. 1-3, in Tuscaloosa, and again in December 2015.

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Jul 14, 2014

This week at The University of Alabama: SITE summer camps gives high-school students inside look at engineering student life – UA to host military transition summits – Free child nutrition camp – UA expert offers swimming safety tips … and more.

UA Matters: Staying Safe in the Water
Jul 14, 2014

As the summer heats up, many like to cool down by taking a swim. Before jumping into those cool waters, check out these water safety tips from The University of Alabama’s Dr. Brian Gannon.

UA Discussion Focuses on Business Side of Patient-Centered Medical Home
Jul 10, 2014

The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences will host a panel discussion concerning the business side of a patient-centered medical home on July 25.

UA Health Sciences to Host Patient-Centered Medical Home Conference
Jul 9, 2014

The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences will host a conference this month that focuses on the Patient-Centered Medical Home and ways that physicians and other health-care providers can incorporate this model of care into their medical practices.

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UA to host Child Nutrition Camp

UA’S Institute for Communication and Information Research, located in Reese Phifer Hall, will host a free nutrition camp for children who have finished kindergarten through fifth grade. Children are invited to attend one of eight sessions on July 14-17, from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. each day. Topics covered during the camp will include how to read nutrition labels, how to make good choices for snacks, how to understand food advertising and exercise.
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Capstone of Higher Education - AIME Program
July 2nd, 2014The Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of Entrepreneurs (AIME) center assists University of Alabama faculty, staff and students in making their ideas, inventions and innovations commercially successful. AIME is just another reason why UA is the Capstone of Higher Education. For more information on AIME, please visit

Health Corner: Body Mass Index
May 26th, 2014Sheena Gregg Quizon explains body mass index and why it is important.

UA Health Corner: Pap Smears
May 22nd, 2014Dr. Kristie Graettinger discusses why women should have a Pap smear and how often they should have the screening done.

UA Health Corner: Medication Side Effects
May 14th, 2014Dr. Karen Burgess discusses side effects from medications that are commonly prescribed to children, and what parents should do if they feel their children are experiencing side effects of medications.

The Capstone of Higher Education: 2014 Commencement
May 12th, 2014Members of the Class of 2014 talk about their experiences at The University of Alabama and their plans for the future.

UA Health Corner: Erectile Dysfunction
May 7th, 2014Dr. Jared Ellis discusses why erectile dysfunction happens and what can be done about it.

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A Lighter Landing

Advances in military aircraft technology since World War II are astounding, but updates to the temporary, portable materials on which those craft sometimes land have not kept pace. Researchers at The University of Alabama and the Army Corps of Engineers seek to modernize those runways.

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Reaching for Rocks

When you hold a polished zircon, you’re likely seeing December's birthstone. When Delores Robinson holds an unpolished version, she’s likely considering the history of the Himalayas.

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Sunny Days

Using sunlight to create energy may seem a simple concept, but simple ideas often take creative solutions to become reality.

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Excelling in Both Time and Space

From winning Advertising Student of the Year to earning NASA scholarships, UA students are excelling.

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With Patented Technology, UA Professor Hopes to Improve Electronic Devices

Electronic devices could be made cheaper, smaller and more efficient by reducing the complexity of their internal method of converting and regulating energy, according to a patent by engineering professor Dr. Jaber Abu Qahouq.

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Google Grant Helps Gray Reach More Teachers with MOOC

With assistance from Google and the National Science Foundation, Dr. Jeff Gray takes computer science training global.

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