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Fatal Crashes in Alabama Increase in 2016, UA Study Finds    /  UA News

Deaths from the state’s traffic crashes in 2016 increased by nearly a quarter from 2015, while total crashes increased by only 2 percent, according to a recent study of data by researchers at The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: January 17, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Research, UA News   

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Roads more dangerous before Thanksgiving    /  The Tuscaloosa News

The three days leading up to Thanksgiving are the most dangerous time to be on the road, according to a recent University of Alabama study. UA’s Center for Advanced Public…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: November 28, 2016    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Research   

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UA Study: Days Leading Up to Thanksgiving Bring More Car Crashes    /  UA News

The three days just before Thanksgiving are some of the worst times of the year to be on the road, according to a recent study of traffic data by The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 17, 2016    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Research, UA News   

Alabama’s medical tent is an idea popping up all over college football    /  USA Today

When Alabama played for the College Football Playoff title last season, its pop-up medical tent on the sideline was a matter of significant curiosity. There had never really been anything…


Source: USA Today    /    Published: October 24, 2016    /    Posted in:   In The News, Integrative Center for Athletic and Sport Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Students   

Bridging the Gap    /  UA News

Pass under one bridge on the interstate, and you might as well have seen them all. Right? Not so fast. Researchers at The University of Alabama are using a one-of-a-kind lab in the quest for longer, more durable bridges.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 24, 2016    /    Posted in:   Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Center to focus on athletics, technology    /  The Tuscaloosa News

The University of Alabama is launching a new interdisciplinary center focusing on technology and athletics with the aim of improving training and performance. “First and foremost, it will be looking…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: June 20, 2016    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Integrative Center for Athletic and Sport Technology, Research    /    Features:     

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Hurricane season 2016 predictions: Will the hurricane ‘drought’ end for US?    /  AL.com

Could this be the year? The year the “hurricane drought”€ ends for the U.S.? The year the double red flags are dusted off, the plywood hammered over the windows and…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: June 2, 2016    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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Protecting Your Family    /  WBRC Fox 6

A recent study of about 3,000 people from Alabama and Mississippi took a look at how things unfolded on April 27. There was some concern about the number of fatalities…


Source: WBRC Fox 6    /    Published: April 28, 2016    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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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:     

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.