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Storm anxiety and PTSD    /  NBC (Huntsville)

“We’re 10 years out from the 2011 tornadoes and we’re still seeing a lot of anxiety amongst people.” Dr. Laura Myers is the senior research scientist director for the Center…


Source: NBC (Huntsville)    /    Published: April 28, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

Nearly a Third of Mobile Bay Marshes Gone Since 1980s, Study Finds    /  UA News

About half a football field of marshes on the edges of Mobile Bay vanished annually over the past 35 years, according to a study by researchers at The University of…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

Two UA Engineering Faculty to be Recognized by ASCE

The Environmental & Water Resources Institute, one of the nine technical institutes a part of the American Society of Civil Engineers, has recognized two trailblazing professors from The University of…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: April 8, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research    /    Features:     

University Of Alabama: Where Do You Live?    /  Alabama Patch

Alabama is no stranger to severe weather. In fact, it can happen any month of the year and any time, day or night. To help you prepare, The University of…


Source: Alabama Patch    /    Published: February 26, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

UA Developed App Helps Control Hypertension    /  WVUA

The University of Alabama has launched a new mobile app that tracks hypertension. The app was not only designed to help users manage their blood pressure, but also allows you to record…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: February 25, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Research   

University of Alabama seeking volunteers for severe weather study    /  WVTM 13

The University of Alabama is seeking volunteers for a study on severe weather events. The university’s Center for Advanced Public Safety is doing a study to see how people prepare…


Source: WVTM 13    /    Published: February 9, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Outreach, Research   

Energy Institute of Alabama names Alabama Transportation Institute’s Parrish as senior policy adviser    /  Alabama Political Reporter

The Energy Institute of Alabama is pleased to welcome Alabama Transportation Institute Executive Director Allen Parrish as the newest senior policy adviser for the organization. In this role, Parrish will…


Source: Alabama Political Reporter    /    Published: December 2, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

For scientists studying ‘disaster fatigue,’ this has been a year like no other    /  Science Magazine

The researchers say their surveys and interviews have revealed that such stress can induce what they call “disaster fatigue”—a form of emotional exhaustion that can reshape how people make choices….


Source: Science Magazine    /    Published: November 25, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Even With Less Traffic, Drivers Should Use Caution During Holidays    /  UA News

There has been less traffic and fewer traffic crashes reported in Alabama during the pandemic, but caution is urged for drivers over the holidays because although there have been less…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 20, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA-Led Study of Southeastern Groundwater Assists Water Management    /  UA News

The University of Alabama is leading a 4-year, $6 million project to conduct groundwater research that will provide new scientific insights and make useful groundwater water predictions for the Southeast.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 5, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Water Quality Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, UA News,    /    Features:   , ,   

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.