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UA Research Reveals U.S. Has Disproportionate Amount of World’s Mass Shootings

A country’s civilian gun ownership rate is the strongest predictor of its rate of public mass shootings, a correlation that is reflected in the United States’ disproportionate percentage of public mass shootings relative to its population, according to new research at The University of Alabama.

UA Research Finds Similar Neural Reactions among Drinkers, Abstainers

College students who are light alcohol drinkers or abstainers react the same when they see alcohol as those who drink regularly or binge drink, according to a researcher at The University of Alabama.

NSA, DHS Bestow Distinction on UA Cyber Defense Program

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security recently designated The University of Alabama a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research.

UA Civil Engineering Student Awarded Eisenhower Fellowship

The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded an Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship to Nathan Klenke, a University of Alabama graduate student in civil engineering, as part of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program.

UA’s Child Development Resources Hosts Conference

The University of Alabama’s Child Development Resources is hosting its first Early Learning Child Development Conference “Building a Good Foundation” Aug. 28.

Flooding’s Impact on Wetlands Measurable via Low-Cost Approach, UA-Led Research Shows

Scientists designed a new, on-site method for studying potential impacts rising sea levels can have on vital wetlands, said a University of Alabama researcher who led a study publishing today describing the modifiable apparatuses.

UA’s Computer-Based Honors Program Announces Freshmen

The University of Alabama’s Computer-Based Honors Program announces its selections for the 2015 freshman class.

UA’s Mobile Hearing Center Unveiled

“Can you hear me now?” OK, that may not be exactly what The University of Alabama’s Dr. Marcia Hay-McCutcheon asks patients at the new Hear Here Alabama project, but it’s pretty close. Hay-McCutcheon, UA associate professor of communicative disorders, will lead the project as she drives a mobile hearing center—a large, motorcoach-like vehicle—into areas of West Alabama to test, at no cost, patients’ hearing.

UA Researchers to Explore Imaginative Play, Links to Cognitive Development

A psychology professor at The University of Alabama hopes to determine the most reliable and valid measurements of imagination in young children and test whether imaginative play can improve cognitive function.

UA Researchers Reanalyzing Tennessee Valley Artifacts in New Project

In a collaborative effort with the Tennessee Valley Authority, The University of Alabama’s Office of Archaeological Research has begun a rehabilitation project on collections that were gathered 80 years ago with artifacts that span a 13,000-year time period.

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