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UA Research Reveals U.S. Has Disproportionate Amount of World’s Mass Shootings

A country’s civilian gun ownership rate is the strongest predictor of its rate of public mass shootings, a correlation that is reflected in the United States’ disproportionate percentage of public mass shootings relative to its population, according to new research at The University of Alabama.

Pierce Named Vice President for Advancement at UA

University of Alabama President Stuart R. Bell has named Robert D. Pierce II as vice president for advancement.

UA’s RISE Graduation Celebrates Perseverance, Strength

The University of Alabama’s RISE program holds its annual commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the Stallings Center on UA’s campus.

UA Researchers Reanalyzing Tennessee Valley Artifacts in New Project

In a collaborative effort with the Tennessee Valley Authority, The University of Alabama’s Office of Archaeological Research has begun a rehabilitation project on collections that were gathered 80 years ago with artifacts that span a 13,000-year time period.

Bell Named UA President

The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama System has named Dr. Stuart R. Bell president of The University of Alabama.

UA Physicists among those Seeking Big Answers from Tiny Particles 

A team of international scientists, including a pair from The University of Alabama, resumed efforts this week near Geneva, Switzerland to use tiny particles in efforts to answer big questions – really big – like how the universe works.

UA Engineering Students Win National Contest

A team of students from The University of Alabama won NASA’s Robotic Mining Contest against teams from across the country.

Hubble Finds Phantom Objects Near Dead Quasars in UA Astronomer Initiated Project

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has photographed a set of wispy, goblin-green objects that are the ephemeral ghosts of quasars that flickered to life and then faded. A University of Alabama astronomer initiated the Hubble survey.

Grady Named Vice President for Student Affairs at UA

Dr. David L. Grady has been named vice president for student affairs at The University of Alabama, UA President Judy Bonner announced today.

‘Sankofa African-American Museum on Wheels’ to Visit UA

Angela Jennings will hold a colloquium, “Sankofa African-American Museum on Wheels,” at The University of Alabama March 23.

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