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Creating innovative technology for law enforcement may be the claim to fame for the Center for Advanced Public Safety, but, as is the case for many in Alabama, a tornado…


Author: Judah Martin    /    Published: April 7, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Research    /    Features:   ,   

January’s Winter Storm Increased Chances of Deadly Crashes in State’s Rural Areas, According to UA CAPS    /  UA News

Not surprisingly, vehicle crashes increased during the winter storm the last week of January in Alabama, but the iced roads shifted the risk of fatal crashes to rural roads away from the clogged roadways in the state’s urban metro areas, according to an analysis of crash data by researchers at The University of Alabama.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: February 12, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Research, UA News   

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University of Alabama study: Christmastime traffic worse than other holidays    /  The Tuscaloosa News

A recent study of Alabama traffic data by the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety predicts the days near Christmas this year will likely be more dangerous on…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: November 23, 2013    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Outreach, Research    /    Features:     

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UA Study: Holiday Driving Dangerous, More So Just Before Christmas    /  UA News

The days just before Christmas, as people rush to buy presents and travel to holiday destinations, can be more dangerous on roadways than the days surrounding Thanksgiving and New Year’s, according to a recent study of traffic data by The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 19, 2013    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA to Host Workshop on Severe Weather Warning Process    /  UA News

The Center for Advanced Public Safety, or CAPS, at The University of Alabama will host a weather research workshop July 10 to present and evaluate research and applications aimed at enhancing the severe weather warning process.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 8, 2013    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Outreach, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Program Developer Named UA Student Employee of the Year    /  UA News

Luke Colburn, lead student developer at the Center for Advanced Public Safety, has won the 2013 University of Alabama Student Employee of the Year Award.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 10, 2013    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Center for Advanced Public Safety, Computer Science, Students, UA News   

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.