Alabama’s economy is expected to grow 1.9 percent in 2016 while the state’s businesses remain relatively cautious about hiring, according to a midyear report released by The University of Alabama’s Center for Economic and Business Research. The expected growth for 2016 is slightly lower than the 2.4 percent grow seen in 2015.
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On Thursday, The University of Alabama’s Dr. Kevin Kocot will join 21 other marine scientists for training in the use of research submersibles. The scientists will collect animal, coral and sediment samples from the Atlantic Ocean’s bottom.
In an unprecedented event, the work of art and art history faculty from The University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham will be displayed from Friday, Aug. 5 to Friday, Sept. 30 at the UA Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa.
The recently completed life-sized bronze statue of National Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays will be officially unveiled at the home of the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team at Regions Field Wednesday at 4 p.m. on the 14th Street side of the stadium.
Dr. Ernest A. Mancini, professor emeritus in geological sciences at The University of Alabama, has received the 2016 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal from the American Geosciences Institute.
With the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ready to announce a running mate by the end of the week, and both the Republican and Democratic national conventions taking place within the month, political science faculty members at The University of Alabama are ready to help analyze the results.
About 40 students from eight area high schools will have the opportunity to improve their knowledge and application of science, technology, engineering, and math while developing their entrepreneurship skills at The University of Alabama.
Dr. Eric Weisbard, an associate professor of American studies at The University of Alabama, has been awarded the 2015 Woody Guthrie Award for outstanding book on popular music for his book “Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music.”
Conservatives are less interested than liberals in viewing novel scientific data, according to a psychology researcher at The University of Alabama.