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UA Announces Outstanding Graduate Student Awards for 2016

The University of Alabama Graduate School has announced the recipients of the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student awards.

Graduate Students to Showcase Research at Education Symposium

More than 100 graduate students will present research papers and posters at the eighth annual Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling Graduate Research Symposium, Thursday, March 31 at The University of Alabama.

UA Offers Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference

Some 500 undergraduate students at The University of Alabama will have an opportunity to highlight their research and creative projects during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference on campus. The ninth annual conference, hosted by UA’s Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Ferguson Student Center. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

UA Anthropology Student Wins NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

With the help of a $9,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Alabama doctoral student Erik Porth and his dissertation adviser, Dr. John Blitz, are hoping to uncover some of the secrets of Moundville’s long ago decline.

Researchers at UA Museums Seek Citizen Scientists to Aid in Observations

Staff members of The University of Alabama’s Museums hope to use the observances of everyday people to learn more about its parks and surrounding areas with online biodiversity surveys through iNaturalist.

Want to Avoid a Cold? Try a Tattoo or Twenty, says UA Researcher

There’s no known cure for the common cold, but receiving multiple tattoos can strengthen your immunological responses, potentially making you heartier in fighting off common infections, according to research by a trio of University of Alabama scholars.

UA Professor to Aid Park Service in Mapping of Florida Bay

The National Parks Service commissioned a University of Alabama faculty member to create a map of Florida Bay in Everglades National Park. UA researchers are developing an accurate map of the channels and flats to help ensure the conservation of the bay.

Psychologist to Discuss Predictors of Suicidal Behavior in Teens in UA Talk

Social stressors can change DNA and brain chemistry, particularly in adolescent girls, and lead to increased risk for self-harm, according to a psychologist who will discuss his research Friday, March 4, at The University of Alabama.

UA Pediatric Cancer Study Looking for Parents to Participate

A University of Alabama professor’s new pediatric cancer study looks at ways to help parents cope with their child’s diagnosis and treatment.

UA’s Sonic Frontiers Series Presents Five Days of Collaborative Art Performances

Each day from Monday, Feb. 29, to Friday, March 4, a different artist who specializes in a particular medium will create a new piece while musician and composer Dr. Andrew Raffo Dewar simultaneously creates new saxophone and electronic music. The work of each of the six Alabama-based artists will inspire the sound that Dewar creates, and in turn their work will be inspired by his music.