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South African Professor to Speak at UA on Post-Apartheid Education System

The United States and South Africa face similar challenges in dealing with race, poverty and education, according to a South African researcher who’ll speak Thursday at The University of Alabama.

UA to Dedicate Cuba Center; Analyst to Discuss U.S.-Cuba Relations

A dedication ceremony for The University of Alabama’s new Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at Capital Hall on UA’s Bryce campus. In conjunction with the dedication, special guest Dr. Peter Kornbluh, a senior analyst for the National Security Archive, will present a lecture on “The Secret Story of How Washington and Havana Normalized Diplomatic Relations.”

UA Researchers Design Material that More Effectively Slows Light

Researchers at The University of Alabama designed and made a material that manipulates the speed of light in a new, more effective way than previous methods, according to findings recently published in Scientific Reports by the Nature Publishing Group.

UA Professor Discovers Mergers Don’t Help the Largest Banks

A University of Alabama professor’s research finds that most banks can benefit from mergers, but the largest banks don’t benefit because they have exhausted their potential gains.

Award-winning Author Kicks Off UA’s Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Minor With Lecture

Historian and award-winning author Ann Twinam will present “Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattoes and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies” on Thursday, Oct. 1 at the inaugural lecture of The University of Alabama’s new Latin American, Caribbean and Latino studies minor.

UA Student, Veteran Seeks Participants for Combat Stress Study

Mike LaRocca, a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at The University of Alabama, is seeking military veterans to participate in a survey-based study about how positive psychology may predict psychological distress among combat veterans.

UA Studying How to Make Longer, More Durable Bridge Girders

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are testing massive concrete girders in a campus laboratory to find ways for bridges to span longer distances with fewer supports underneath.

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.

UA Research Finds Similar Neural Reactions among Drinkers, Abstainers

College students who are light alcohol drinkers or abstainers react the same when they see alcohol as those who drink regularly or binge drink, according to a researcher at The University of Alabama.

NSA, DHS Bestow Distinction on UA Cyber Defense Program

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security recently designated The University of Alabama a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research.

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