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Shrimp, 30,000 Volts Help UA Start-up Land $1.5 Million for Uranium Extraction

The U.S. Department of Energy selected a University of Alabama start-up company for an approximate $1.5 million award to refine an alternative material to potentially extract uranium from the ocean.

Hood Named Interim Vice President for Student Affairs at UA

University of Alabama President Judy Bonner has named Dr. Steven Hood as interim vice president for student affairs.

Nelson Named Dean of UA College of Communication and Information Sciences

Dr. Mark Nelson has been named dean of the College of Communication and Information Sciences at The University of Alabama. Nelson has served as vice president for student affairs and vice provost for academic affairs at UA since 2008 and has been a member of the College of Communication and Information Sciences’ faculty for more than 20 years.

Google Grant Helps UA Professor Offer Online Training to Teachers Nationwide

Dr. Jeff Gray, professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, will lead a free, online course this summer to train high-school teachers in a new computer-science course and future College Board AP exam.

Vandiver Named Dean of UA School of Social Work

Dr. Vikki Vandiver has been named dean of The University of Alabama School of Social Work, said Dr. Joe Benson, UA’s interim provost.

Brandon Named Dean of UA School of Law

A constitutional law expert with extensive experience in both academia and private and public law practice will soon return to his University of Alabama alma mater to lead the UA School of Law.

UA Engineering Professor Awarded NSF CAREER Award for Robotic Prosthesis

The National Science Foundation selected a University of Alabama mechanical engineering professor for a CAREER Award for his research into a robotic prosthesis that could help amputees walk better.

Small Changes Could Save Structures, Lives During Tornadoes, Reports UA-Involved Study

Surviving a tornado in a wood-frame residential home is enhanced by an intact roof and standing walls, but light-weight garage doors can be the weak link to allowing high winds and pressure changes into a home that can lead to the removal of the roof and collapsed walls, according to a study of damage left behind by a powerful tornado in Moore, Okla., in 2013 by researchers at The University of Alabama and other institutions.

UA Selected for National Vehicle Contest

Students from several disciplines across The University of Alabama will compete nationally over the next four years to design an advanced, energy-efficient vehicle. The contest, called EcoCAR 3, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Co.

UA to Hold Spring Commencement Exercises May 2-3

The University of Alabama will hold its spring commencement ceremonies May 2-3 at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.

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