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Independence Day Brings More Traffic Fatalities    /  UA News

During the past five years, the five days around the Fourth of July averaged three fatal crashes a day, 29% higher than the average of fatal crashes per day the rest of the year, according to a study by UA’s Center for Advanced Public Safety.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: July 1, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Red Light. Green Light.    /  UA News

A team at The University of Alabama is working to modernize traffic lights to become smarter and communicate with vehicles passing through. Changes are needed, they say, to improve the flow of traffic because congested areas have no other option.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 24, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , ,   

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Cognitive Neuroscientist to Lead the Alabama Life Research Institute    /  UA News

After a national search, Dr. Sharlene Newman will lead the Alabama Life Research Institute as executive director, charged with providing a coherent vision for collaborative life research that embraces the full range of disciplines represented on campus while strengthening UA’s research portfolio and profile


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 20, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Data Shows Buckling Up Saves Lives in Auto Crashes    /  UA News

Nearly half of the people killed in auto crashes in Alabama last year were not wearing a seat belt, according to an analysis of state crash records.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 21, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Higher Reach    /  UA News

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama hope to combine two methods of constructing tall-wood buildings to yield a new system that could lead to wood-framed buildings reaching eight to 12 stories and that withstand earthquakes better than traditional light-frame wood structures.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 13, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Researchers Find Patterns Associated with Extreme Floods    /  UA News

Extreme floods across the continental United States are associated with four broad atmospheric patterns, a machine-learning based analysis of extreme floods found.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 10, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Researchers Quicken Drug Discovery Method via Zombie-Like Cells    /  UA News

Researchers are using zombie-like cells that behave normally on the outside, but are filled with magnetic particles inside, to screen potential drugs from natural products.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 9, 2019    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Three Students, Six Degrees, One Company    /  UA News

A trio of students formed Ortho Screws, a start-up company based on a sensor designed to alert patients and health providers if orthopedic screws are loosening.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 24, 2019    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Research, Students, UA News   

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EPA Grant Assists in Understanding Wastewater Issues in Rural Alabama    /  UA News

With a grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, researchers from environmental engineering and geology will build a model to quantify the extent of untreated raw sewage discharges from homes throughout five counties in the Black Belt, an economically depressed region in the state.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 9, 2019    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Leading Transportation Project to Improve West Alabama Traffic    /  UA News

In a partnership with federal, state and local agencies, The University of Alabama is leading a more than $16 million project to transform traffic operations in West Alabama and provide leading-edge research to address societal transportation needs.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 29, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , , , ,   

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Adam Jones

Communication Specialist Senior, Research, University of Alabama Strategic Communications.


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In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.