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For Terrorists, It’s All About Resources

Although there was earlier much dispute over whether, when and how President Bush knew about the September 11 attacks on America, Dr. Walter Enders, professor of economics and Lee Bidgood Chair of Economics and Finance in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, had his own theories well more than a year prior to that fateful day.

UA to Aid in Identifying Alabama’s Uninsured Children

Although they live in the world’s wealthiest nation, more than 10 million children across America do not have health insurance. More than 70,000 of these children live in Alabama.

Remembering to Ask Humpty

Several years ago the trustees of The University of Alabama realized that rural health care needs and solutions were scattered throughout six colleges at UA. To bring together these like-minded people, the Institute of Rural Health Research was begun. The institute, which recently observed its first anniversary, strives to cut red tape and harness the efforts of a wide number of disciplines for one purpose: health in rural America.

Improved Geography Education Focus of Study

Dr. Madeleine Gregg, an associate professor in the College of Education, became concerned by the lack of information regarding effective teaching of geography education. So last summer at the National Council for Geographic Education conference, Gregg launched a national initiative addressing the need for more research.

UA Developing Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Within Impoverished Neighborhoods

A University of Alabama social scientist hopes to use a new $3.75 million federal grant, awarded to UA by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, to change five impoverished Mobile area neighborhoods — from within.

UA Researcher Saves State Money on Food Stamp Program

A University of Alabama researcher has found a way to turn the state’s $420-million-ayear food stamp program into money for the University and save the state money at the same time.

Camp Experience Provides Perspective for Special Ed Majors

Could just one weekend confirm a career choice? Early data indicates it can for those UA students, mostly education majors, who volunteer as counselors at Camp ASCCA the Alabama Special Camp for Children and Adults in Jacksons Gap, Ala.

UA Student, Professor Study Effectiveness of Dogs Used to Find the Dead

A University of Alabama student and an anthropology professor recently studied the reliability of dogs trained to sniff out dead bodies.

UA Research Aims to Take Pork Out of Road Work

Research now being done at The University of Alabama will go a long way toward taking the politics out of budgeting monies to roadwork projects.

Economic Professor’s Research Gauges Impact of Boeing Ground-Based Missile Defense Project

Boeing Company’s Ground-Based Missile Defense (GMD) program in North Alabama is expected to produce an average of 5,141 jobs per year between 1998 and 2007, with a corresponding increase in disposable income, according to research done by Dr. John P. Formby, James Patrick and Elizabeth Brannon Hayes Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration.