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UA Center Reports Alabama Economy Expected to Grow Slowly in 2016

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.

UA Professor to Join Scientists Exploring the Deep Ocean

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.

UA Secures $8 Million Contract to Implement Integrated Health Care in Alabama

The University of Alabama School of Social Work and the Alabama Department of Mental Health have partnered on an $8 million project to expand an innovative substance abuse and mental health program to underserved areas of West Alabama.

UA Gallery Hosts UA/UAB Joint Faculty Art Exhibit

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.

UA Professor Helped Create Willie Mays Statue, Unveiling Scheduled for July 20

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.

UA Professor Emeritus Receives Legendary Geoscientist Medal

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.

UA Political Science Professors Offer Expertise on Vice President Picks

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.

UA to Conduct STEM Entrepreneurship Camp for Students in High School

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.

UA American Studies Professor Wins Award For Best Book On Popular Music

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.”

UA Study Shows Stark Differences in How Conservatives, Liberals See Data

Conservatives are less interested than liberals in viewing novel scientific data, according to a psychology researcher at The University of Alabama.

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