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UA Expands, Strengthens Research Capabilities with New MRI    /  UA News

A new MRI scanner paves the way for researchers to expand the boundaries of knowledge of the human brain, bringing benefits to the core educational mission of campus.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 28, 2020    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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EPA Awards $122,070 Pollution Prevention Funding to Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality    /  EPA

This week is also P2 Week, a time to celebrate the diverse and creative ways businesses, academic institutes, local governments, and other organizations are working to prevent pollution. In support…


Source: EPA    /    Published: September 25, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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Which States are Most Prone to See a Drought?    /  Weather Nation

If asked where in the United States is most vulnerable to drought, you might point to those states in the West currently suffering under hot and dry conditions and raging wildfires. However,…


Source: Weather Nation    /    Published: September 24, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

UA Aerospace Engineering Professor Named ASC Fellow

A University of Alabama aerospace engineering faculty member has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Composites for the first time in its history. Through his research and…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: September 23, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff,    /    Features:     

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UA Researchers Provide U.S. Drought Vulnerability Rankings    /  UA News

According to UA research, drought vulnerability comes from a combination of how susceptible a state is to drought and whether it’s prepared for impacts. The most and least vulnerable states…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 18, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UTSA’s NASA advanced measurements center hosts inaugural conference    /  UTSA Today

Prasad Gogineni, chair of the CAMEE external advisory board and the Cudworth Professor of Engineering at the University of Alabama, was the keynote speaker. His presentation discussed the use of…


Source: UTSA Today    /    Published: September 9, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Heat wave ‘Hugo?’ New coalition seeks to name hot weather like hurricanes.    /  The Washington Post

Heat waves are a silent killer. Unlike other extreme weather phenomena, you can’t see them coming, and they don’t leave behind a trail of destruction. But they kill more people…


Source: The Washington Post    /    Published: August 7, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research    /    Features:     

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UA Employee Overcomes Obstacles, Earns Bachelor’s Degree    /  UA News

Epiphany Wells always had the goal of earning a college degree, but life’s circumstances derailed her plans for nearly a decade. She graduates this summer.


Author: Melissa Parker    /    Published: July 20, 2020    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

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Hurricane Response Reset    /  Passagemaker

Climate change is strengthening the severity and frequency of storms, and 2020 is on track for another active hurricane season — the fifth consecutive such season, if the prediction comes…


Source: Passagemaker    /    Published: July 17, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research   

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Millions more US homes are at risk of flooding than previously known, new analysis shows    /  CNN

“This is more evidence that shows our mapping system is not working efficiently and we need to fix it to better our understanding about flooding in the United States,” said…


Source: CNN    /    Published: July 3, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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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.