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Pandemic’s Effects on Traffic Crashes Linger    /  UA News

Despite a drop in vehicle crashes this year in the state, fatal crashes have increased slightly, possibly because of lingering effects of the pandemic, according to research from The University…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Independence Day ups instances of deadly, severe traffic crashes    /  Fox 6

A recent study from The University of Alabama shows traffic crashes on Independence Day can be more severe and deadly. According to researchers the July 4th holiday averaged a total of…


Source: Fox 6    /    Published: July 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Independence Day Ups Instances of Deadly, Severe Traffic Crashes    /  UA News

Traffic crashes on Independence Day can be more severe and deadlier than most other days, according to an analysis of state traffic records by researchers at The University of Alabama.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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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:     

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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:     

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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   

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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:     

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.