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Are campus crosswalks safe?

For UA student Caroline Horn, warnings about the crosswalks started during an early move-in camp for new students… UA Director of Transportation Services Chris D’Esposito said the approximately 500 crosswalks…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 29, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

The intersection of environmental justice and civil rights: How DOJ investigation could play out

“You can go to Wilcox County, and you find exactly the same situation, but really nothing happening to solve the problem,” University of Alabama professor Mark Elliott said. 


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 14, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Grants Boost UA Climate Science Research Efforts

Researchers from The University of Alabama are among those to receive funding from NOAA for climate science and community resilience projects.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 3, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Gov. Lee Appoints Clay Bright as Megasite Authority CEO

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the appointment of Clay Bright to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Megasite Authority of West Tennessee. Bright currently serves as the Commissioner…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 28, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News   

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The University of Alabama Announces Free App Week, Oct. 18-22

The University of Alabama is waiving application fees for domestic and international prospective students from Monday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 22.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News   

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25% of all critical infrastructure in the US is at risk of failure due to flooding, new report finds

As a massive investment to repair roads and adapt to climate change faces an uncertain fate in Congress, a new report finds much of the country’s infrastructure is already at…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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New materials can make Florida condos more durable. Almost no one uses them

Unlike many diseases that afflict aging humans, there are already cures for the most common, serious and expensive threat to thousands of aging buildings… “Most old concrete buildings in this…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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UA Launches $1.5 Billion Capital Campaign

The University of Alabama launched the largest fundraising campaign in state history to raise a minimum of $1.5 billion in private donations to support all areas of campus — from…


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: September 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, Giving, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, 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.