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Retailers to Keep Storefronts, Sharpen Online Services

Consumers in the coming year can look for competitive retailers to look for ways to adjust their expensive storefront footage while sharpening online services, says Dr. Kristy Reynolds, the Bruno Professor of Marketing at The University of Alabama.

No Decreases for Pell Grant Funding

Don’t expect Pell Grant funding to decrease in 2013, a University of Alabama professor predicts.

Healthcare Reform to Bring ‘Five Stages of Grief’

The upcoming year will bring significant changes in health care, according to Dr. Marilyn Whitman, assistant professor and coordinator of the undergraduate healthcare management program at The University of Alabama.

International Intervention in Syria Unlikely; Iran to Simmer

The civil war in Syria between the government of President Bashar al-Assad and anti-Baath Party rebels likely will continue throughout 2013 with the international community looking on, a University of Alabama political scientist predicts.

Some Rural Hospitals to Choose between Merging Services, Closure

In 2013 and beyond, rural hospitals in Alabama will need to combine and coordinate their services – or some will close, a University of Alabama expert in rural and family medicine says.

Revenue to Prompt More States to Legalize Marijuana

Following votes to decriminalize marijuana in Washington and Colorado, more states in 2013 will begin to look at legalizing the drug, a University of Alabama criminal justice expert says.

Fiscal Cliff Won’t be All Bad

Fasten your seat belt, says Dr. Paul Drnevich, an associate professor of strategic management at The University of Alabama,“because we will likely go over the ‘fiscal cliff’ in some capacity in early 2013.”

Cycling Scandal to Reverberate throughout Sports

The scandal that rocked the cycling world could well make its way into other American sports in 2013, causing advertisers to think twice about whom they support, says Dr. Lance Kinney, associate professor of advertising and public relations at The University of Alabama.

Educated Guesses 2013

For the 32nd consecutive year, The University of Alabama’s Office of Media Relations offers predictions from faculty experts for the coming year.

‘Timeless Traditions’ to be Featured Theme for UA Homecoming Week

The University of Alabama will welcome students, parents, alumni and visitors to campus during Homecoming Week 2012, to be held from Sunday, Oct. 21, to Saturday, Oct. 27. This year’s theme is “Timeless Traditions.”