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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: Billings: Regardless of How States Define 'Gambling,' Fantasy Sports Games More Skill Than Luck
Released: 6-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST
Billings: Regardless of How States Define 'Gambling,' Fantasy Sports Games More Skill Than Luck
University of Alabama

There are gray areas when trying to classify daily sports fantasy contests as games of skill or luck, but the unique attributes of repetitions and permutations, despite the quick payouts, make fantasy sports games of skill.

Newswise: UA Professor Authors ‘First True Survey’ of Fantasy Sport Leagues
Released: 4-Sep-2013 9:00 AM EDT
UA Professor Authors ‘First True Survey’ of Fantasy Sport Leagues
University of Alabama

Dr. Andrew Billings, with co-author Dr. Brody Ruihley (University of Cincinnati), will release "The Fantasy Sport Industry: Games Within Games" Sept. 9.

Released: 20-Jun-2013 10:00 AM EDT
Nutrition Experts Offer Tips on Healthy Summer Eating for Kids
University of Alabama

University of Alabama health and wellness experts offer tips on how to make children's snacks healthy, and fun.

Released: 19-Jun-2013 2:00 PM EDT
Child-Care Expert Offers Kindergarten Preparation Guidance
University of Alabama

University of Alabama child-care experts offer suggestions on how to prepare children, and parents, for kindergarten.

Released: 11-Jan-2012 12:00 PM EST
Experts Ready to Discuss Southern Politics, Election Issues
University of Alabama

UA experts stand prepared to field questions from the media on the upcoming South Carolina, Florida and Alabama primaries, as well as issues affecting the general election.

Released: 20-Dec-2011 11:00 AM EST
Experts Offer 15 Predictions for 2012
University of Alabama

University of Alabama experts offer 15 predictions for the coming year. So, what’s ahead for 2012? Look for President Barack Obama to face, and defeat, a surprise Republican nominee, online doomsday groups to spike, the Occupy Movement to re-emerge, fuel prices to remain unstable and much more.

Released: 2-May-2011 2:00 PM EDT
Expert Calls Bin Laden Killing 'Tremendous Blow to Al Qaeda'
University of Alabama

Dr. Adam Lankford, assistant professor of criminal justice, is a noted expert on terrorism and terrorists.

Released: 11-Mar-2011 12:00 PM EST
Internationally-Renowned Earthquake Expert at University of Alabama
University of Alabama

Dr. John van de Lindt, professor of structural engineering at The University of Alabama, has vast experience with building structures and earthquakes. He has done extensive research in Japan, Chile and the US West Coast.

Released: 11-Mar-2011 9:00 AM EST
Tsunami and Earthquake Source Available
University of Alabama

A geologist who develops mathematical models to depict precisely how the Earth moves during a quake and who was among the first to survey the origin of the 2004-tsunami-triggering earthquake, deep beneath the Indian Ocean, is available to answer questions about today’s quake and resulting tsunami.

Released: 31-Jan-2011 12:00 PM EST
Super Bowl = $uper Buck$
University of Alabama

Super Bowl ads are arguably more of a pull for viewers than the game, and the cost of an advertising spot reflects that.

Released: 21-Dec-2010 2:30 PM EST
Educated Guesses 2011: Predictions from University of Alabama Faculty Experts
University of Alabama

In the 30th edition of “Educated Guesses,” The University of Alabama’s Office of Media Relations offers predictions from faculty experts for the coming year. This year, our faculty experts predict that Iran will cut a deal to stop developing nuclear weapons, health threats to Americans could include dengue and chikungunya fever, Baby Boomers will fight for Social Security as they turn 65 and much more.

Released: 30-Jun-2010 2:25 PM EDT
Can You Teach a Pre-Teen How Not to Spend Money?
University of Alabama

Camp Cash, a two-week summer program teaches students in grades six through nine the importance of money management and budgeting.

Released: 18-Jun-2010 1:00 PM EDT
Boosting Microbes’ Appetite for Oil Part of Clean-Up Research
University of Alabama

Researchers are seeking to accelerate the chemical breakdown of the hydrocarbons contained in the oil spilled in the Gulf. Objectives include identifying sources of naturally occurring marine organic matter that will speed up the rate of this breakdown and identifying the bacteria involved.

Released: 18-Jun-2010 1:00 PM EDT
From Small Businesses to Small Animals: Experts on Oil Spill Impacts
University of Alabama

As efforts to address the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continue, University of Alabama experts are available to comment on areas ranging from the needs of small businesses devastated by the disaster to petroleum engineering, water quality and ecosystem issues.

Released: 1-Dec-2009 8:15 PM EST
Professor Remembers Watching Romanian Revolution First-Hand
University of Alabama

Twenty years ago, history beckoned to Dr. David Michelson. Michelson, then 14, was living with his family in Bucharest, Romania. When Romanians took to the streets in protest in late December, Michelson’s father took him out to see history unfold first-hand.

Newswise: Professor’s Spinning Roto-tilt Chair Helps in Study of Balance
Released: 17-Sep-2009 9:00 PM EDT
Professor’s Spinning Roto-tilt Chair Helps in Study of Balance
University of Alabama

To explore how problems in the inner ear can affect balance, especially in older patients, Dr. Craig Formby of The University of Alabama has developed the Roto-Tilt Chair, which will spin test subjects and patients head over heel.

Newswise: Professor’s Biography Returns Civil Rights Leader to Prominence
Released: 17-Sep-2009 9:00 PM EDT
Professor’s Biography Returns Civil Rights Leader to Prominence
University of Alabama

Dr. David T. Beito, professor of history at The University of Alabama, and his wife, Dr. Linda Royster Beito, have published "Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard's Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power," a civil rights leader.

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Released: 24-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Read "TWEEN" the Lines: Transitioning to Middle School
University of Alabama

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school can be both exciting and terrifying for a tween. Parental involvement is important for a successful move to middle school.

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Released: 24-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Read "TWEEN" the Lines: Tween Friendships
University of Alabama

One of tweens' biggest social concerns is: "will I have friends?" University of Alabama education professor Natalie Adams offers parents some tips for helping their tween navigate the social scene in middle school.

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Released: 24-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Read "TWEEN" the Lines: Tween Behaviors Can Challenge Parents
University of Alabama

The tween years bring on radical changes in behaviors. University of Alabama education professor Liza Wilson talks about what exactly is going on with tweens and ways parents can distinguish between behaviors.

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Released: 24-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Read "TWEEN" the Lines: Middle School"”The Critical Link in Dropout Prevention
University of Alabama

As dropout rates rise across the country, the Tween years have become more important. University of Alabama education professor Joyce Stallworth explains why these years are so important in reducing the dropout rates in high school.

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Released: 24-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Read "TWEEN" the Lines: Tweens Impact on Economy
University of Alabama

Tweens spend about $43 billion a year and influence the spending of billions of dollars. But with today's economy, University of Alabama business professor Kristy Reynolds says tweens are saying it's "cool" to be frugal.

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Released: 24-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Read "TWEEN" the Lines: Young Adult Novels Keep Tweens Reading
University of Alabama

Reading contemporary young adult novels helps tweens not only in improving reading skills, but also with issues they face on a daily basis.

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Released: 24-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Read "TWEEN" the Lines: Teaching Tweens about Money Management
University of Alabama

Teaching financial responsibility is most effective during that time in a young person's life when they are most impressionable. That time is during the tween years.

Released: 17-Dec-2008 1:40 PM EST
Educated Guesses: Experts Offer Predictions for 2009
University of Alabama

What's ahead for 2009? Anxiety and depression will threaten Americans' mental health, the U.S. will pull out of Iraq, 100 more banks will fail and healthy eating will fall by the wayside, according to the 28th edition of "Educated Guesses," a series of annual predictions offered by University of Alabama faculty.

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Released: 18-Nov-2008 4:50 PM EST
Expert Sees Stable, Possibly Lower, Gas Prices for the Holiday Season
University of Alabama

University of Alabama professor Peter Clark offers opinions on whether gas prices will continue to fall this holiday season, whether more drilling will mean cheaper prices at the pump, how a new President will affect gas prices, and whether falling gas prices will fuel holiday spending.

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Released: 18-Nov-2008 4:45 PM EST
Holiday Travel: Thanksgiving Could be Worst Travel Day of the Year
University of Alabama

University of Alabama professor Allen Parrish offers a peek at peak travel, advice on the best time to travel and how weather affects holiday travel, whether GPS systems improve driving safety, and more.

Newswise: Merry Christmas on a Shoestring
Released: 18-Nov-2008 4:30 PM EST
Merry Christmas on a Shoestring
University of Alabama

On a budget this holiday season? Jan Brakefield, assistant professor of consumer sciences at The University of Alabama, offers a tip sheet to follow during the holiday shopping season.

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Released: 18-Nov-2008 4:00 PM EST
Gift Giving That Doesn't Break the Bank
University of Alabama

American consumers have a lot of challenges this holiday shopping season, the most important challenge being how to spread holiday cheer and give gifts without overspending on an already tight budget. University of Alabama professor Caroline Fulmer offers tips on gift giving that doesn't empty your wallet.

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Released: 13-Nov-2008 1:45 PM EST
Toy Sales to Escape Downturn in Otherwise Bleak Holiday Sales Season
University of Alabama

University of Alabama retail expert Kristy Reynolds predicts the upcoming holiday season for retailers will be the worst since the recession in the early 1980s when the nation was hit by increased bankruptcies, agricultural exports plummeted, crop prices fell, interest rates increased, and the federal budget deficit jumped.

Released: 13-Nov-2008 1:30 PM EST
Holiday Survival Guide for Family Gatherings
University of Alabama

For many, the holiday season is about family and traditions. One of the traditions that carries from year to year might involve past disagreements and sensitive subjects. You can avoid the negativity this season with some helpful advice from Dr. Linda Enders, associate professor of human development and family studies at The University of Alabama.

Released: 22-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Experts Ready to Analyze Convention, Debates, Election
University of Alabama

Dr. David Lanoue, chair of the political science department in the UA College of Arts and Sciences, as well as other experts in the fields of polling, advertising and other areas of politics can help you and your audiences understand the 2008 presidential campaign.

Released: 18-Aug-2008 1:40 PM EDT
Top Ten Things Many College Freshmen Forget to Bring to Campus
University of Alabama

What college freshmen should bring to college is sometimes not what they actually bring to campus. This list includes practical suggestions as well as a few "tongue-in-cheek" ones.

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Released: 28-Jul-2008 1:40 PM EDT
Click the Belts on the School Bus
University of Alabama

The University Transportation Center for Alabama, headquartered at The University of Alabama, is conducting a pilot study to assess the impact of installation of lap/shoulder seat belts on a limited number of Alabama school buses.

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Released: 28-Jul-2008 1:35 PM EDT
Testing: Accountability vs. Achievement
University of Alabama

Tests implemented since No Child Left Behind's passage may have helped with accountability issues in education, but they have had little effect on improving learning in children.

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Released: 28-Jul-2008 12:45 PM EDT
Bullies Now Throwing Punches in Cyberspace
University of Alabama

Bullies in the schoolyard now have a new place to wield their punches "“ cyberspace. "Cyberbullying," as it's now called, is like regular bullying except it's done online through sites like Facebook and MySpace and the use of cell phones, says Dr. Vivian Wright of the University of Alabama.

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Released: 28-Jul-2008 12:40 PM EDT
Not All Social Groups Are Like 'Mean Girls'
University of Alabama

Teenage subcultures featured in the majority of American teenage movies and TV shows such as "Mean Girls", "The Hills", and "Gossip Girl" have led some to assume that all social aspects of middle and high school are negative. That's not the case, said Dr. Natalie Adams of the University of Alabama.

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Released: 28-Jul-2008 12:20 PM EDT
"No Child Left Behind" Will See Changes No Matter Who Wins the White House
University of Alabama

"No Child Left Behind," the Bush administration's education package, will continue no matter who wins the November presidential election. Its focus, however, will likely shift to early intervention programs.

Released: 14-May-2008 1:40 PM EDT
Organist to Record New Piece on Paris Organ
University of Alabama

At the beginning of June, Dr. Faythe Freese, associate professor of organ in The University of Alabama School of Music, will spend four nights recording a CD at L'Eglise de la Sainte-Trinité in Paris (Church of the Holy Trinity).


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