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UA Professor Helps Discover Theory in How Glaciers Influenced Land Formations

A University of Alabama geographer’s forecasting model has helped determine heavily glaciated areas in North America more than 25,000 years ago significantly affected temperatures and land formations in unglaciated areas more than 200 miles away.

UA ‘Innovation Day’ to Feature New Technologies, Guidance for Entrepreneurs

University of Alabama students will showcase a concussion detection system and cellular signal strengthening technology, and entrepreneurs will detail the ins and outs of starting and running a successful business during the third Office for Research and Economic Development Innovation Day to be held on campus Dec. 2.

UA-Affiliated Technology Aims to Improve Drinking Water

A method of cleaning drinking water with light is being tested and developed at The University of Alabama with the hope of creating a product available for homes and businesses.

UA Astronomers’ Work Begins where Alice in Wonderland Meets Einstein

Research results from the “Cheshire Cat” group of galaxies show how manifestations of Einstein’s 100-year-old theory can lead to new discoveries today. The research was co-authored by University of Alabama astronomers.

UA Physicists Share in Breakthrough Prize for Neutrino Research

A team of University of Alabama physicists has received recognition for making key contributions to a landmark study of neutrinos that won the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics recently in California.

UA Offers Three Minute Thesis Competition

The University of Alabama Graduate School will host the third annual Three Minute Thesis competition, which challenges graduate students to demonstrate their research and presentation skills concisely for cash prizes and travel grants.

UA Honors College Students to Perform Service Projects in Marion

About 35 students and 10 student leaders from The University of Alabama’s Honors College will perform hands-on service projects in downtown Marion from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Nov. 14. Projects include painting and gardening as well as general maintenance. Once the students finish their work, the student leaders will lead discussion about the day’s events in small groups.

UA Professors to Begin Veterans Needs Study in South Alabama

The University of Alabama School of Social Work has partnered with The Community Foundation of South Alabama (CFSA) to assess the needs of military veterans in the southern region of the state.

Building Taller, Sturdier Wood Buildings the Goal of UA Research

University of Alabama researchers are leading an effort that could lead to the construction of taller and studier wood-framed buildings in earthquake-prone areas.

UA Study: Fall, Holidays Dangerous Time for Young Drivers

The last three months of the year can be treacherous for all drivers, but young drivers are involved in considerably more crashes during that time than the rest of the year, according to a recent study of traffic data by The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety.

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