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Univ. of Alabama says virtual reality therapy could help with storm anxiety    /  WBRC Fox 6

Five years after one of the deadliest tornadoes ripped through Tuscaloosa and other parts of Alabama, people are still dealing with the emotional and physical effects. “A large number of…


Source: WBRC Fox 6    /    Published: April 27, 2016    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Tornado survivors stand together 5 years later    /  The Tuscaloosa News

In April five years ago, walls came down. Fences fell, splintered and sprawled. Canopied urban forests blew away in jagged moments; even trees sunk deep in ravines snapped. Growth-marks carved…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: April 25, 2016    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Research    /    Features:     

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2011 Tornadoes: New Research, Old Problems    /  Alabama Public Radio

During severe weather, most people get their forecasts and weather information from TV meteorologists like ABC 33/40’s James Spann. But those forecasts start far earlier. It’s a beautiful spring day…


Source: Alabama Public Radio    /    Published: April 22, 2016    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Alabama will be hub of scientific study of Southern tornadoes    /  The Tuscaloosa News

About 40 scientists from around the nation are expected to participate in “VORTEX Southeast,” an upcoming study of the unique characteristics of tornadoes that develop in the South, weather researchers…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: March 1, 2016    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Have Alabamians forgotten about tornadoes?    /  WSFA-NBC 12

The University of Alabama is known for many things: education, football, and on April 27, 2011 tornadoes. Students who lived through that terrible day will never forget it. But there’s…


Source: WSFA-NBC 12    /    Published: February 21, 2016    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

UA Study: Fall, Holidays Dangerous Time for Young Drivers    /  UA News

The last three months of the year can be treacherous for all drivers, but young drivers are involved in considerably more crashes during that time than the rest of the year, according to a recent study of traffic data by The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 9, 2015    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Research, UA News   

Researchers develop virtual reality system to treat severe weather anxiety, phobias    /  WHNT 19

Just over four years ago on April 27, 2011, Alabama experienced one of its worst tornado outbreaks on record.  In all, 62 tornadoes and 252 deaths were recorded across the…


Source: WHNT 19    /    Published: May 7, 2015    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Huge tornado research project coming to Alabama, Southeast next year    /  AL.com

Alabama and the Southeast will be ground zero next spring for the continuation of one of the largest tornado research projects in history. The working title for now is Vortex-Southeast,…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: April 17, 2015    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

Not-so-fun snow: How 2014’s winter storm changed the way Alabamians think of snow days    /  AL.com

Alabamians typically have always gone a little crazy when the word “snow” is in the forecast. Ice, too. Some will even get a little antsy around sleet. Social scientist Dr….


Source: AL.com    /    Published: January 28, 2015    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Outreach, Research    /    Features:     

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Severe weather warnings    /  AL.com

When it comes to weather in Alabama, no matter what time of year, there’s just one thing to do: “Prepare for it to be bad.” “The warning process has improved so…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: December 23, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    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.