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UA Biology Student Receives Award, Cash Prize for Birth Defect Research

Kristin R. Di Bona, a doctoral candidate and graduate research assistant in The University of Alabama’s department of biological sciences, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Teratology Society’s Marie W. Taubeneck award.

Sleepy Students Emphasize Studies, Social Activity to Detriment of Health, According to UA Study

College students are typically more sleep deprived than the rest of us and often ignore the health benefits of adequate slumber, said a University of Alabama researcher who studies the topic.

UA Administrator Elected Chair of Federal Demonstration Partnership

Members of a national initiative designed to reduce administrative burdens associated with federal research grants and contracts elected a University of Alabama administrator as its chair in results announced last week.

UA Start-Up Brings Health Device Concept to Friday’s Launchpad Competition

A University of Alabama start-up company developing a low-cost device for checking both muscle health and nerve cells will compete Friday in a business competition.

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.

UA Graduate Student to Attend National Research Symposium

Ashley Jolly, a University of Alabama doctoral student studying organic chemistry, is one of approximately 75 graduate students who will present their research at a national research symposium this month.

UA Archaeologists Discover Piece of Plantation Life

The University of Alabama’s Office of Archaeological Research and the UA Alabama Museum of Natural History’s Expedition 36 campers recovered multiple artifacts from early plantation life during a recent dig in Perry County.

UA, Muscogee (Creek) Nation Partnership Hopes to Shed Light on Past

The University of Alabama and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Cultural Preservation Office are teaming up in an effort to find evidence that links prehistoric Muscogee people within different geographic regions.

UA Journalism Professor Wins National Top Dissertation Award

Dr. Scott Parrott’s dissertation on disparagement humor, completed at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, was named the best mass communication dissertation in the United States for 2014.

UA’s Computer-Based Honors Program Names Participants for 2014-2015

he University of Alabama’s Computer-Based Honors Program has begun announcing its selections for the 2014 freshman class. The program, which has been named among the six most intriguing honors programs in the United States by the National Institute of Education, pairs academically elite students directly with leading research professors and cutting-edge computing technology to complete scholarly research projects in any field of study.

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