Alabama’s gross domestic product, the market value of goods and services produced and often considered an indicator of the state’s standard of living, should grow by about 1.5 to 2.0 percent in 2013, predicts a University of Alabama economist.
Once in the realm of science fiction, cars able to drive themselves will become more prevalent as the first versions are introduced to consumers during 2013, says a University of Alabama engineering professor who worked to develop the technology.
A combination of factors will result in sporting-event attendance dropping in 2013, says Dr. Andrew Billings, a University of Alabama sports communication researcher.
The bad economy may be good for your health in 2013, a University of Alabama nutrition expert predicts.
Consumers in the coming year can look for competitive retailers to look for ways to adjust their expensive storefront footage while sharpening online services, says Dr. Kristy Reynolds, the Bruno Professor of Marketing at The University of Alabama.
Don’t expect Pell Grant funding to decrease in 2013, a University of Alabama professor predicts.
The upcoming year will bring significant changes in health care, according to Dr. Marilyn Whitman, assistant professor and coordinator of the undergraduate healthcare management program at The University of Alabama.
The civil war in Syria between the government of President Bashar al-Assad and anti-Baath Party rebels likely will continue throughout 2013 with the international community looking on, a University of Alabama political scientist predicts.
In 2013 and beyond, rural hospitals in Alabama will need to combine and coordinate their services – or some will close, a University of Alabama expert in rural and family medicine says.
Following votes to decriminalize marijuana in Washington and Colorado, more states in 2013 will begin to look at legalizing the drug, a University of Alabama criminal justice expert says.
Fasten your seat belt, says Dr. Paul Drnevich, an associate professor of strategic management at The University of Alabama,“because we will likely go over the ‘fiscal cliff’ in some capacity in early 2013.”
The scandal that rocked the cycling world could well make its way into other American sports in 2013, causing advertisers to think twice about whom they support, says Dr. Lance Kinney, associate professor of advertising and public relations at The University of Alabama.
For the 32nd consecutive year, The University of Alabama’s Office of Media Relations offers predictions from faculty experts for the coming year.
For the 31st consecutive year, The University of Alabama’s Office of Media Relations offers predictions from faculty experts for the coming year. While these “educated guesses” don’t always come true, our track record over the years has been good.
President Obama is likely to win re-election in 2012, but his Republican opponent will not be one of the current candidates battling one another in the early primaries, a University of Alabama political scientist predicts.
The Alabama business community needs to practice its Spanish, and that suggestion has nothing to do with the state’s controversial immigration law.
Warnings about apocalyptic cataclysms in 2012 potentially will serve as a catalyst for Internet hysteria, a University of Alabama psychology professor predicts.
Dr. Craig E. Armstrong, assistant professor of management at The University of Alabama, says he expects someone to create, within the next year, an "app" that performs "Craigslist" functions for the exchange of goods and services.
Dr. Kristen Heflin says social media will give the public more access to political candidates than ever before – and that access will include the good, the bad and the ugly.
The Occupy Movement will be heard from again and re-emerge on the political and economic landscape more determined and forceful than ever, a University of Alabama professor predicts.
Whereas many eyes were on presidential candidates in the final days of 2011, one University of Alabama professor believes the vice presidential race is the one to watch.
2011 was a turbulent one for the people of Alabama, and a University of Alabama nursing professor thinks many will feel the effects mentally during 2012.
2011 often felt like the 'Year of the Disaster,' and we can expect municipalities around the nation to look next year for ways to mitigate losses caused by natural disasters.
The 2012 congressional elections will see Republicans hold onto the U.S. House of Representatives and Democrats hold onto the Senate, a University of Alabama political scientist predicts.
iPads aren’t just on little Bobby and Susie’s list – medical workers also have an iPad or other tablet device at the top of their holiday gift-wish list.