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Dr. Katrina Ramonell uses microarray technology to learn more about plants. She hopes to learn ways to combat crop diseases, like powdery mildew, by studying the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana.


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Dr. Michael Hardin and a team of UA students are partnering with SAS, a leading software supplier, in research to reduce money laundering.


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Drs. Mark and Laura Klinger (depicted in front of a colorized image of a brain scan) use fMRI technology and computer learning games to better understand brain activity patterns in people with autism spectrum disorder.


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Using colorful satellite imagery, Dr. Luoheng Han monitors water quality hundreds of miles away from his UA office.


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Biology student Ryan St. John observes Dr. Eric Roden, a UA biology professor as he demonstrates and experiment. Dr. Roden researches how rock-eating bacteria could hold the key to life on mars.


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UA is the second university in the country operating a Sky Arrow airplane investigating global climate change causes and impacts. Pictured are (left-right, bottom-top) Alex Maestre, Scott Kirby, Jason Lange, Stan Allen, Dr. Derek Williamson, Ed Dumas, Donald Jarman, and Steven Brooks.


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Michelle Hilgeman (far right), a first-year graduate student in psychology at UA works with Dr. Rebecca Allen (far left) on the Legacy Project that helps families with life-limiting illnesses develop keepsakes such as a scrapbook, journal or photo album.


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Sally Edwards heads UA's Child Development Resources (CDR)—offering multi-dimensional assistance to parents and child care providers in west-central Alabama on the issues of availability, affordability and quality of child care.


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Dr. John Higginbotham, Dr. Alfonza Atkinson and Dr. John Stone meet at Tuskegee University to discuss Project EXPORT research.


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Dr. Margaret "Peg" Lyons conducted a telephone survey of breast cancer patients living in rural areas.


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Dr. Michael Triche, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, researches ways to improve buildings' abilities to survive storms.


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Drs. Ion Stancu, Andreas Piepke and Jerome Busenitz, professors in the College of Arts and Sciences’ department of physics and astronomy, are involved in world-wide efforts to learn more about sub-atomic particles called neutrinos.


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Ashley Dumas, a UA graduate student, directs an archaeological dig at the site of the original Tabasco factory on Avery Island in Louisiana. She’s shown holding a photo of the 19th-century building.


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Dr. Ian Brown, a professor of anthropology, with artifacts unearthed from Avery Island, La., where Tabasco brand pepper sauce was first produced in the mid- to- late 1860s.


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Drs. Guy Caldwell and Tonya Klein each received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award—part of the NSF's program to help top performers early in their careers develop as both educators and researchers.


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Dr. Keith Jacobi, Science Foundation CAREER Award—part of the NSF's program to help top performers early in their careers develop as both educators and researchers.assistant professor of anthropology,and students Ben Shields and Stacy McGrath look at X-rays.


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Dr. Viola Acoff, Science Foundation CAREER Award—part of the NSF's program to help top performers early in their careers develop as both educators and researchers.associate professor of metallurgical andmaterials engineering, front, Nagy El-Kaddah, professor of metallurgical and materials engineering, back right, and Mario Arenas work to improve welding results for the National Science Foundation


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Dr. Stephen Secor studies the Burmese python. Science Foundation CAREER Award—part of the NSF's program to help top performers early in their careers develop as both educators and researchers.


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The University of Alabama is partnering with NASA and five other universities in the National Space Science and Technology Center, a $22 million research facility that opened recently in Huntsville.


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Dr. Rodney Bowersox, middle, and students Daina Lee, left, and Zakaria Mahmud conduct research in a new aerophysics lab.


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Museum summer expeditions attract young researchers such as 15-year-old Jacob Fields of Raleigh, N.C.


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This image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, during observation time awarded to Dr. William Keel, a professor of astronomy at UA, shows two galaxies colliding.


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Kathleen Williams (left), a nurse practitioner and instructor in UA’s Capstone College of Nursing, and Dr. Jeri Dunkin, a professor of nursing and holder of UA’s Martha Saxon Memorial Endowed Presidential Chair position, in front of the campus operated Parrish health center.


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Dr. Philip Johnson (left photo) and Dr. Andrew Graettinger (right photo, far left) have devised a waterjet drilling system making it easier to install reinforcing bars into walls to stabilize buildings.


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Dr. Dick Bradt, a professor of metallurgical and materials engineering, was chosen as the first American recipient of the Academic Achievement Award of the Ceramic Society of Japan. He is pictured here with Flavia Cunha, a graduate student in metallurgical and materials engineeering





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(Left-Right) Dr. Linda Olivet, UA professor emeritus, and to aid law enforcement.Dr. Raymond L. Guffin Jr., Stillman College professor, were recently recognized for teaching excellence by Dr. Carolyn C. Dahl, dean of the UA College of Continuing Studies.



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C&BA computer facilities provide students with access to state-of-the-art technology in Bruno Business Library classrooms.


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ALVIN (left), the U.S.'s most famous submersible, and its support ship ATLANTIS (right) have been frequent hosts to UA's Dr. Paul Aharon. Aharon has traveled as deep as 7,000 feet during research dives.


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Dr. Rebecca Allen, assistant professor of psychology, has worked with some 30 terminally ill patients and their families as part of her research at UA.


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Dr. Tony Freyer, UA research professor of history and law, recently edited and published a collection of essays written by famed civil rights federal district judge Frank M. Johnson.


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Dr. Steve Nagy, professor of health science in CHES, has been doing research on Alabama adolescent tobacco use and sexual activity for 14 years.


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Dr. Walter Enders used economic variables to predict a major terrorist activity a year before 9-11.


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NIH-sponsored research by UA psychology professors uses computer games in studying the thinking processes of children with autism. One goal of the research is to develop the first performance-based test to diagnose this neurological disability.





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Drs. Anthony Arduengo (left), Joseph Thrasher (middle), and Alan Lane work to make fuel cell energy a reliable alternative to gasoline.


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Dr. Viola Acoff (left) and Cherqueta Claiborn focus on alloys significant in the aerospace industry.




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Tarsh Freeman (left) and Drs. Ron Buta (center) and Gene Byrd believe an oddity surrounding a galaxy may be a result of it having earlier consumed a smaller galaxy.


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Among the players in the "SummerTide" production of Byrd believe an oddity surrounding a galaxy may be a result of it having earlier consumed a smaller galaxy.Pump Boys and Dinettes are back row (L to R): Michael Freeman, undergraduate theatre major; Mark Hughes Cobb, UA alumnus, frequent participant in theatre department productions; Paul Oliver, UA student; front row (L to R): Stacy Alley, theatre alumna (MFA 2003); Will Cleckler, theatre alumnus (MFA 2004), Lauren Hauser, undergraduate theatre major. (photo: Andy Fitch)


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Dr. Walter Enders (left), professor of economics and Bidgood Chair of Economics and Finance, and Dr. Gary Hoover, assistant professor of economics, wrote a research paper reporting instances of plagiarism in academic economics journals. Their paper was inspired by having been plagiarized themselves.


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Dr. Greg Dorr (center), assistant professor of history and TAHP project director, and two local history teachers Becky Brown of Brookwood High School (L), and Elliott Harris of Northridge High School, stand in front of UA's Foster Auditorium, site of one of the Civil Rights Movement's watershed moments, which will be included in the program's institute this summer.


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Dr. John Lochman and Dr. Nicole Palardy, senior research coordinator in the UA professor's lab, talk with Toni Ford, counselor at Helena Intermediate School, and Jonathan Rabon, a UA research assistant.


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Pictured with Dr. Bob Wells (right) is Rick Swatloski, a doctoral student in chemistry who will become CEO of a start-up company based on UA technology that will be incubated in the AIME facility. He is demonstrating an example of the environmentally benign technology that will be found in AIME.


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Visiting researchers are given a demonstration of physics research involving thin-film processing in the "clean room" laboratory.


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Dr. Louis Burgio helps caregivers of dementia patients. He's currently recruiting caregivers from the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham areas.


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Dr. Heather White, UA English professor, has won the Andrew J. Kappel Prize in Literary Criticism for her essay "Elizabeth Bishop's Calling.


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Dr. Jennings Bryant, holder of the Reagan Chair of Broadcasting and director of the Institute for Communication Research, is widely published in the area of children's television and on the effects of television on the American family.


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Robin Behn, acclaimed poet and English professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was selected as the 2003 recipient of the Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award.


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Cornelius Carter, associate professor of theatre and dance in the College of Arts & Sciences, was named the 2001 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


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A book authored by Dr. George C. Rable, the Charles G. Summersell Professor of Southern History in the College of Arts and Sciences, won the nation's most generous annual American history award.


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The National Academy of Sciences named Dr. Walter Enders, the Lee Bidgood Chair of Economics and Finance in UA's Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, a co-recipient of its 2003 Award for Behavioral Research Relevant to the Prevention of Nuclear War.