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Early Childhood Health Focus of UA’s Rural Health Conference

Early childhood health is the topic of the 15th Annual Rural Health Conference hosted by The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences and its Institute for Rural Health Research.

UA-hosted Latino Children’s Literature Conference Features Free Event

The National Latino Children’s Literature Conference, hosted by The University of Alabama’s School of Library and Information Studies, will be March 13-14 in Tuscaloosa.

UA Matters: Successfully Navigating School Science Fairs

Science fair projects can be rewarding, challenging and, sometimes, even a bit stressful for young students and their parents. The University of Alabama’s Julie Covin offers a few tips that just might help your student bring home the blue-ribbon prize.

UA Matters: Easy Holiday Traditions to Start With the Family

Traditions are beliefs, customs or practices that you do again and again to signify a specific purpose. The University of Alabama’s Kelly Avery shares a few simple traditions families can start this holiday season.

UA Wins $2.2 Million Grant to Improve School-Readiness, Family Well-Being in Head Start

More than 500 Head Start pre-schoolers across nine West Alabama counties and their families will directly benefit from a $2.2 million grant awarded to a group of University of Alabama faculty members.

UA Leads Study on Emotional Effects of Natural Disasters on Children

Dr. John Lochman, professor and Saxon Chair of Clinical Psychology at The University of Alabama, is leading a nationwide team that will spend the next five years studying the effects of degree of exposure to the April 27, 2011 tornado in Tuscaloosa on 360 children and their families.

UA Professor Uses Technology, Science to Treat Boys at DYS Facility

Dr. Randy Salekin, professor of psychology at The University of Alabama, and his team have developed a system that combines science education, technology and positive psychology, as well as positive reinforcement, that he says has been more effective than typical methods at reaching troubled youth at an Alabama Department of Youth Services’ facility.

UA Nutrition Experts Offer Tips on Healthy Summer Eating for Kids

Summer time can often be a free-for-all when it comes to children and their eating habits, said one University of Alabama nutrition expert. There are, however, several things parents can do to help make meal times fun — and nutritious.

Center for the Book at UA Offers Statewide Writing Contest

The Alabama Center for the Book, part of The University of Alabama Libraries, invites young readers in grades four to 10 to enter the 21st Annual Letters About Literature letter-writing competition.

Cuba’s Prenatal Program Improves Low Birth Weights, According to UA Study

Comprehensive prenatal care can decrease the rate of low birth weights, according to a study led by Dr. Yasmin Neggers, a University of Alabama researcher and professor of human nutrition and hospitality management.

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