After learning that African-American women in Alabama had the highest death rate from heart disease -- even though they account for less than a third of the state's female population -- a University of Alabama nursing professor was compelled to ask why.
Astronomers, like scientists in many other fields, are turning in increasing numbers to "citizen scientists," members of the general public who often have zero formal training in science but who have a keen interest in a particular topic and show both a willingness and an aptitude to contribute.
Music gives us great pleasure, but it can also be a tool to help people at their most vulnerable moments.
History tells us that a community's gift can often become its curse. Such is the case with Walker County. The remoteness and unspoiled natural beauty of the region makes an autumn drive along the yet-to-be-completed Corridor X a lesson in conservation. But remoteness means inaccessibility, a damper to industry and a curse to preventative and emergency medical care.
In 2010, the U.S. Army reported the suicide rate among Army personnel was above the civilian rate for the first time since the Vietnam War. The timing, say two University of Alabama School of Social Work members, is not coincidental.
Inside the cafeteria at Tuscaloosa Magnet School, Sarah Barry is building a dance with eight students. She is among dozens of University of Alabama faculty and students working with the elementary school students in an ongoing enrichment program.
Weeds win over basketball in this lot in a low-income neighborhood surveyed by UA's John Bolland and college interns.
UA researchers are studying the impact “service learning” can have on academics, and, in a separate effort, UA engineers are incorporating engineering applications into existing middle school science and math courses. Combined, the two efforts have drawn more than $3.65 million in external funding to benefit middle and high school students.
The University of Alabama is home to a new research journal providing a mechanism for higher education professionals to disseminate scholarly works from all academic disciplines with the goal of integrating teaching, research and community engagement.
When students make mistakes in the classroom, teachers are instructed to use immediate feedback. This makes a strong impression and ensures that students won’t repeat the mistakes again and again.
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