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Newswise: Even if Doing a Good Job, Women CEOs More Likely to be Fired
Released: 29-Nov-2018 11:35 AM EST
Even if Doing a Good Job, Women CEOs More Likely to be Fired
University of Alabama

Women CEOs are much more likely than male CEOs to be dismissed, even when the women are performing well, according to research from The University of Alabama.

Released: 19-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST
Racial Disparity in State Prisons Declined Moderately Since 1995
University of Alabama

The racial disparity in incarceration in state prisons between black and white American men declined between 1995 and 2014, but black Americans are still imprisoned at a high rate, according to recent research from The University of Alabama.

Newswise: UA Leads Effort to Understand Imperiled Mussel Biodiversity
Released: 25-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
UA Leads Effort to Understand Imperiled Mussel Biodiversity
University of Alabama

A project led by The University of Alabama hopes to identify the processes and mechanisms that underlie patterns of biodiversity in freshwater mussels to better arm managers of environmental resources.

Released: 15-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT
Men in Leadership Gain from Psychopathic Behavior, Women Punished
University of Alabama

Concern over psychopathic tendencies in bosses may be overblown, but that gender can function to obscure the real effects.

Newswise: Best Practices, Not Individual Preferences, Bring Job Satisfaction
Released: 8-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Best Practices, Not Individual Preferences, Bring Job Satisfaction
University of Alabama

Though employees may like their work to cater to their individual preferences, they are predictably more satisfied when the organizational culture matches a set of widely preferred characteristics that provide a fair, supportive and stable work environment.

Newswise: UA Research to Study Impact ‘War on Drugs’ Has on Smuggling Routes
Released: 30-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
UA Research to Study Impact ‘War on Drugs’ Has on Smuggling Routes
University of Alabama

Researchers at The University of Alabama are bringing together their expertise in geography, modeling and criminal activity to better understand how enforcement activity influences drug trafficking in Central America.

Newswise: Hewson Stock Gift to University of Alabama is Largest in UA History
Released: 30-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Hewson Stock Gift to University of Alabama is Largest in UA History
University of Alabama

Marillyn A. Hewson, chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp., and her husband, James, have made a gift of $15 million to The University of Alabama to benefit the Culverhouse College of Business.

Newswise: Autocrats and Authoritarianism: New Research Explores Why People Elect Leaders Who Restrict Freedom
Released: 16-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Autocrats and Authoritarianism: New Research Explores Why People Elect Leaders Who Restrict Freedom
University of Alabama

Research conducted in part by a University of Alabama professor seeks to answer the question, “Why do free people willingly choose autocratic leaders who will restrict their liberty?” The research also looks to provide a clearer definition of the abilities, values and personality traits that describe those leaders.

Newswise: Disease Afflicting Frogs Becoming Deadlier
Released: 25-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Disease Afflicting Frogs Becoming Deadlier
University of Alabama

A disease-inducing fungus in amphibians worldwide could become deadlier as different genetic variations emerge, according to research led by The University of Alabama.

Newswise: English Professor Finds John Stuart Mill in the Margins
Released: 30-Apr-2018 4:30 PM EDT
English Professor Finds John Stuart Mill in the Margins
University of Alabama

More than a century after John Stuart Mill’s personal library was donated to an Oxford college, a University of Alabama English professor and a team of international collaborators are allowing a broader audience access to the history literally hand-written by Mill into the margins of his books.

Newswise: Researcher Awarded USDA Grant to Improve Flavor Quality in Foods
Released: 26-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Researcher Awarded USDA Grant to Improve Flavor Quality in Foods
University of Alabama

Dr. Lingyan Kong, of The University of Alabama, was recently awarded a $425,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to research and improve flavor use efficiency and stability in foods using supramolecular starch-flavor structures.

Released: 13-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Gender Parity, Not Gap, in CEO Pay
University of Alabama

Male and female CEOs are paid equally in corporate America, according to research by a team at The University of Alabama of 18 years of CEO compensation in large, public firms.

Newswise: Studying Arms Race between Bacteria, Viruses Brings CAREER Award
Released: 15-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
Studying Arms Race between Bacteria, Viruses Brings CAREER Award
University of Alabama

Researchers at The University of Alabama hope to better understand how bacteria and viruses battle each other and, in the process, devise new strategies to combat antibiotic-resistant infections.

Newswise: Partnership Brings Alabama, Pakistan Researchers Together
Released: 11-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST
Partnership Brings Alabama, Pakistan Researchers Together
University of Alabama

professor at The University of Alabama is part of an international team performing geological research in northeast Pakistan aiming to understand where possible oil and gas deposits reside beneath the surface.

Newswise: Solving Galactic Mysteries a Few Minutes at a Time
Released: 20-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST
Solving Galactic Mysteries a Few Minutes at a Time
University of Alabama

A project led by an astronomer at The University of Alabama that includes amateur astronomers will use gaps in the schedule of the Hubble Space Telescope to get a better look at oddities found in the sky.

Newswise: UA Study to Take ‘Deep Dive’ into Risk Factors for Veterans, Suicides
Released: 18-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST
UA Study to Take ‘Deep Dive’ into Risk Factors for Veterans, Suicides
University of Alabama

University of Alabama researchers, America’s Warrior Partnership and The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation have partnered on a four-year, $2.9 million study to explore risk factors that contribute to suicides, early mortality and self-harm among military veterans.

Released: 5-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST
Faculty Awarded NOAA Grant to Improve Tornado Warnings for Deaf
University of Alabama

Researchers at The University of Alabama will study how tornado warnings could be improved in their accessibility and comprehension by members of the Deaf, Blind and Deaf-Blind communities.

Released: 6-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST
An Insomnia Label More Harmful Than Poor Sleep
University of Alabama

People who worry about poor sleep have more emotional and physical problems during the day than those who do not worry, regardless of how well either sleep, according to research conducted at The University of Alabama.

Released: 31-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT
Women CEOs More Likely to be Targeted by Activist Shareholders
University of Alabama

Women CEOs are much more likely than their male counterparts to be targeted by activist shareholders, according to research conducted by a team that included two University of Alabama business professors.

Released: 25-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Partnership Lays Groundwork for Self-Driving Vehicles
University of Alabama

Advanced technology used to make traveling safer and more efficient is the focus of a new project led by The University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation.

Newswise: UA Researcher: Changes Needed to News Coverage of Mass Shooters
Released: 5-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT
UA Researcher: Changes Needed to News Coverage of Mass Shooters
University of Alabama

Criminology researchers suggest news media refrain from publishing names and images of mass shooters to possibly deter future offenders who seek the fame and notoriety many rampage shooters admit to seeking.

Newswise: In Iceland Stream, Possible Glimpse Of Warming Future
Released: 4-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT
In Iceland Stream, Possible Glimpse Of Warming Future
University of Alabama

When a normally cold stream in Iceland was warmed, the make-up of life inside changed as larger organisms thrived while smaller ones struggled. The findings carry implications for life in a warming climate.

Newswise: Study Examines Fate of Firms with Initial Public Offerings in 1996
Released: 27-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Study Examines Fate of Firms with Initial Public Offerings in 1996
University of Alabama

Twenty years after the largest number of initial public offerings in one year took place, a new study from The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce explores what happened to the IPO companies.

Newswise: Fruit Flies May Help Understand How Some Species Eat Poison
Released: 15-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Fruit Flies May Help Understand How Some Species Eat Poison
University of Alabama

Out of hundreds of species of fruit flies, a handful can eat toxic mushrooms, and understanding why and how they pull this off could answer broader questions about evolution and adaptation.

Newswise: To Aid Utilities, Researchers Seek Ancient Floods Near Tennessee River
Released: 23-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT
To Aid Utilities, Researchers Seek Ancient Floods Near Tennessee River
University of Alabama

With funding from energy utilities, researchers from The University of Alabama are leading a study to understand the frequency and possible size of ancient floods along the Tennessee River.

Newswise: Low Birth Weights in Blacks Tied to Racial Identity, Mom’s Age
Released: 20-Jul-2017 9:40 AM EDT
Low Birth Weights in Blacks Tied to Racial Identity, Mom’s Age
University of Alabama

A UA researcher examines the role of racial identity and acculturation on the birth weight of black infants.

Newswise: Devotion to National, Religious Symbol Alleviates Stress of Immigration
Released: 18-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Devotion to National, Religious Symbol Alleviates Stress of Immigration
University of Alabama

Mexican immigrants living in a rural Mississippi county and who are highly devoted to the Virgin of Guadalupe coped better with immigration-related stress than those less devoted to the religious, Mexican symbol.

Newswise: ‘Gone Again’ Wins 2017 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
Released: 12-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT
‘Gone Again’ Wins 2017 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
University of Alabama

James Grippando, author of “Gone Again,” will receive the 2017 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.

Released: 7-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT
$1.7 Million Grant to Increase Latino Nurses with Bachelor’s Degrees
University of Alabama

The Capstone College of Nursing received a $1.7 million Nursing Workforce Diversity Program grant to increase the number of baccalaureate-prepared Latino nurses via an online RN-BSN mobility program.

Released: 19-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT
Researchers Determine Historical Buildings Not Connected to Fort Armstrong
University of Alabama

A recent published paper puts to rest assumptions that three wooden structures were associated with the historic Fort Armstrong in Alabama.

Newswise: TICKS 101: How to Avoid, Identify and Respond to Ticks this Summer
Released: 23-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT
TICKS 101: How to Avoid, Identify and Respond to Ticks this Summer
University of Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Spring is here and summer is near, and with the increase in warm weather comes bloodsuckers. No, not vampires, but to some they cause just as much dread. It’s time for ticks, the long lost cousins of spiders and scorpions and the brothers of mites, to have their season, and Dr. John Abbott, director of museum research & collections at The University of Alabama Museums, has the low-down on what types are prevalent in the South, what they do, the dangers they pose, how to avoid them and what to do if bitten by one.

Released: 19-Apr-2017 3:55 PM EDT
Chesapeake Bay Pollution Extends to Early 19th Century
University of Alabama

Humans began measurably and negatively impacting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay in the first half of the 19th century, according to a study of eastern oysters by researchers at The University of Alabama.

Newswise: Technology Meets Fashion in Unusual Collaboration
Released: 31-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Technology Meets Fashion in Unusual Collaboration
University of Alabama

An unlikely pairing of two University of Alabama departments has resulted in an innovative way of displaying student work.

Newswise: University of Alabama Researchers: Political Identity More Complex Than Traditional Labels
Released: 1-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EST
University of Alabama Researchers: Political Identity More Complex Than Traditional Labels
University of Alabama

Researchers at surveyed nearly 1,300 people nationwide to determine how political identity is rooted. What they found was counter-intuitive: political identities correspond to different policy positions – and different voting behaviors – depending on the “redness” or “blueness” or one’s location.

Newswise: University of Alabama Offers Engineering Course Taught in German
Released: 7-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST
University of Alabama Offers Engineering Course Taught in German
University of Alabama

This spring engineering students at The University of Alabama are learning automotive engineering through a class taught entirely in German in what is most likely the first German-taught engineering course for American students in the Southeast.

Newswise: Researchers Study Watermelon's Effect on Blood Vessels
Released: 6-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST
Researchers Study Watermelon's Effect on Blood Vessels
University of Alabama

University of Alabama researchers are recruiting for a 10-week study to see how watermelon impacts blood vessel function.

Newswise: Halloween Activities Help Babies Develop Senses, Kids Develop Empathy
Released: 28-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Halloween Activities Help Babies Develop Senses, Kids Develop Empathy
University of Alabama

Babies crunching leaves in their hands, children creating costumes with their parents, and families picking pumpkins at the local pumpkin patch -- it doesn't have to be cheap or include witches and werewolves for parents to spend time with their children and help aid in their psychological and social development

Newswise: The Not-So-Spooky, Yet Still Sort-of-Spooky, History of Halloween
Released: 26-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT
The Not-So-Spooky, Yet Still Sort-of-Spooky, History of Halloween
University of Alabama

Witches, Transformers, princesses, and goblins stalking neighborhoods at night for candy wasn’t always what Halloween was about. Hundreds of years ago, Halloween was about celebrating European harvest festival traditions. And as Catholicism began spreading globally, Halloween became All-Hallows-Eve – the night before the celebration of All Saints Day, which celebrated Catholic saints. Dr. Michael J. Altman, an assistant professor in the department of religious studies who specializes in American religious cultures, has researched the history and evolution of Halloween throughout the centuries

Newswise: UA Study Finds Unexplainable Activity in Distant Stars
Released: 19-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT
UA Study Finds Unexplainable Activity in Distant Stars
University of Alabama

Researcher pored through more than 10 years of existing Chandra X-ray Observatory data and found stars that repeatedly survive quick, massive surges in space energy. There are no such instances in our galaxy, as stars are destroyed by similar conditions.

Newswise: Wheel Lets Researchers Measure Fruit-Fly Exercise
Released: 17-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT
Wheel Lets Researchers Measure Fruit-Fly Exercise
University of Alabama

A new study led by corresponding author Dr. Laura Reed suggests that a device called the TreadWheel can be used to study the benefits of exercise on Drosophila — fruit flies.


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