University of Alabama researchers contribute to startup of dark matter detector: Tuscaloosa Patch – July 17
Under the Black Hills of South Dakota a uniquely sensitive dark matter detector has passed a check-out phase of startup operations and delivered its first results, the culmination of the work of an international team that includes three researchers from The University of Alabama.
How often does an armed citizen stop a mass shooting?: NPR – July 18
Criminology professor Adam Lankford studies mass shooting at The University of Alabama. Adam, thank you for being with us. Thanks for having me.
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Automated gates added to Moundville Archaeological Park: WBRC-TV – July 18
The University of Alabama owns the park and added a new automated gate to the park’s main entrance earlier this month.
Hydrological Research Traineeship
University of Alabama to train needed workforce for water operations and forecasting: Tuscaloosa Patch – July 18
The University of Alabama has been awarded $3 million from the National Science Foundation to establish a unique hydrologic science research and training program for graduate students.
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Tusk Calendar: Who’s playing and what’s happening: Tuscaloosa News – July 20
JULY 30-31: “The Tempest,” performed by The Rude Mechanicals. Postponed from June, due to an illness in the cast. Performances at 8 p.m. July 30, and 2 p.m. July 31, in the Allen Bales Theatre, Rowand-Johnson Hall on The University of Alabama campus.
Miss University of Alabama becomes Miss Alabama: WVUA – July 21
Miss Alabama Lindsay Fincher returned home today for a congratulatory celebration. Fincher was formerly Miss University of Alabama until she went on to win the state title earlier this month. Her social impact initiative includes a plan to help all children have access to arts education. She will now represent both the state and the University in her competition for Miss USA.
Battle of Mabila
Alabama experts getting closer to locating the long-lost site of the Battle of Mabila: Yellowhammer News – July 23
… Now, because of the pioneering work of Dumas, retired University of Alabama anthropologist Jim Knight and partners from the University of Florida and the University of South Carolina, the search has shifted to higher ground between the two river basins. A year ago, Dumas, Knight and the rest of the team began a careful dig just a few days before farmers planned to put in their spring crop. When the tractor arrived, the team had to put its archaeological work on pause – until this spring.