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Alabama LSAMP Bridge students get a college head start

A program at The University of Alabama is helping new college students get a head start with the goal of seeing them succeed throughout their academic careers and beyond. The Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Bridge program supports underrepresented minority students during the summer before their freshman… Read more

In The News: UA offers new degree in Musical Audio Engineering

Some of those students have a new degree option. The University of Alabama is now offering a musical audio engineering degree. Officials say it will give students an understanding about studio operations, equipment, as well as foundational engineering. We’re told only 60 students can take part in the program for now… Read more

Sources: WVTM 13

In The News: Grant money allocated for targeted traffic enforcement

Just in time for the Labor Day weekend, the governor’s office announced 18 counties will get $1.2 million to help improve traffic safety in East-Central Alabama. Funds will be allocated to police and sheriff’s departments based on data provided by the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety which… Read more

Sources: The Gadsden Times, ABC 33/40, NBC (Montgomery)

UA Researchers Continue Groundbreaking Work in Greenland

For the second consecutive year, a team of researchers from The University of Alabama traveled to the Arctic Circle to help unveil ancient climate history and provide perspectives on improving climate models. Read more

In The News: USA professor sets ambitious goal to improve wastewater infrastructure in rural Alabama

For years – 13, to be exact – Dr. Kevin White has been on a mission to improve wastewater management infrastructure in portions of rural Alabama. The $755,761 grant came about largely because of a summary paper White and co-author Dr. Mark Elliott, assistant professor in the University of Alabama… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer