The challenge of dealing with changing economic conditions has never been more a fact of life than today. As markets rise and fall, shift and settle, the effects of change ripple through our lives — in ripples that sometimes look more like tidal waves. Here in Alabama, one of the most significant changes facing our citizens is the shift in the foundations of our economy. Some of our traditional industries, including textile manufacturing, are dwindling, while whole new sectors are burgeoning. The growth in automotive manufacturing that began in 1993 with Mercedes-Benz’s decision to locate its first U.S. manufacturing operation 20 miles from The University of Alabama is accelerating exponentially.
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Posted on December 20th, 2002 by Matthew Muro
Posted on December 18th, 2002 by Matthew Muro
“The spark that caused the automobile manufacturing fire in this state was struck at The University of Alabama,” says Dr. Malcolm Portera, chancellor of The University of Alabama System.
Posted on December 3rd, 2002 by Matthew Muro
In America, the population age 65 and older is expected to double by 2030. At that rate, this group is projected to comprise 20 percent of the population while utilizing 50 percent of the nation’s health care resources.
Posted on November 5th, 2002 by Matthew Muro
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.
Posted on September 21st, 2002 by Matthew Muro
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.
Posted on September 10th, 2002 by Matthew Muro
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.
Posted on August 30th, 2002 by Matthew Muro
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.
Posted on August 18th, 2002 by Matthew Muro
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.
Posted on July 29th, 2002 by Matthew Muro
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.
Posted on July 13th, 2002 by Matthew Muro
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.