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Educational Neuroscientist to Address UA Graduate Student Symposium

Dr. Firat Soylu, of Northwestern University, will explain how education can shape neuroscience research at the sixth annual Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methods Graduate Student Symposium Friday at The University of Alabama.

White House Honors UA Geologist

A University of Alabama geologist was among researchers honored at the White House Monday, as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Hundreds of UA Student Researchers to Display, Discuss Findings

Some 600 University of Alabama students representing a cross section of campus will present research findings April 17, during UA’s annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference at the Bryant Conference Center.

From Crowdsourcing to Marketing with Social Media, UA’s Innovation Day Offers Insight 

Business owners, managers, entrepreneurs and others looking for tips on crowdsourcing and using social media for marketing are invited to attend The University of Alabama’s Innovation Day, Wednesday, April 16, in the Bryant Conference Center on UA’s campus.

UA Professor Details How Chemical Dumping Affects Anniston

The Monsanto Co. held its cards close to the vest, refusing to publicly acknowledge the damage its PCB pollution was doing in Anniston, even though internal memos revealed the company knew about the dangers of its chemical dumping since the 1960s. Now a University of Alabama researcher has written a book that sheds new light on a pollution scandal that resulted in a $700 million legal settlement and—according to the EPA—still affects the bucolic southern city today.

Entrepreneurs Compete for UA Funding April 11

There may not be any business sharks, or other types, circling within Palmer Lake, but when some 30 University of Alabama innovators pitch their technologies, inventions and ideas to potential investors in UA’s nearby AIME building, real money will be at stake.

UA Scientist Emphasizes Metabolites’ Role in Understanding Disease

Overreliance on genetic-centered approaches in predicting, diagnosing and treating disease will lead to few future scientific breakthroughs, cautioned a University of Alabama researcher who co-authored an article in an early online issue of Genetics advocating for a greater emphasis on the body’s metabolites in understanding illnesses.

Two Teams with UA Ties Set For Finals of Start-up Business Competition

Two teams with University of Alabama ties are part of seven young businesses hoping to prove they could be commercially viable at the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition. Teams with UA ties have done well in past Launchpad competitions, with a company based off UA technology one of the winners in the most recent competition last year.

UA-affiliated Company Finalist in Clean Energy Business Contest

A start-up company, e-Electricity, based on research at The University of Alabama, is a finalist in a clean energy competition supported by the United States Department of Energy.

UA Student Wins NSF Dissertation Grant for Archaeological Investigation of Louisiana Salt Trade

Paul Eubanks, a doctoral student in The University of Alabama’s anthropology department, has received an $18,000 Dissertation Improvement Grant by the National Science Foundation for a project that explores the history and impact of the salt trade in northwestern Louisiana during the 18th century.

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