Research finds drinkers and abstainers react similarly when viewing images of alcohol

A University of Alabama researcher recently completed a study showing that light drinkers and abstainers react the same as binge drinkers when seeing images of alcohol. Dr. Philip Gable, associate professor of social psychology at UA, found similar patterns of brain activity within light drinkers/abstainers as those who drink regularly or binge drink when shown alcohol cues such as advertisements. “We found that similar brain activity patterns were associated with those that had a lot of drinking experience or not had experience,” Gable said.

Bell will promote research, balance

Normally, taking anything from LSU other than a win leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. However, with the hiring of Dr. Stuart Bell this month, I believe that we as students at Alabama have something worth celebrating on more than just a week-to-week basis.

Students present research

Six students from The University of Alabama were invited to take part in this year’s National Conference for Undergraduate Research at Eastern Washington University. According the conference website, the mission of the NCUR is “to promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education.”

Students display research

The University of Alabama hosted its annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference on Tuesday. Over 700 faculty members and students presented their research findings to judges and guests.

UA colleges to present President's Faculty Award

The University of Alabama will present the President’s Faculty Research Award as a part of its first ever Faculty Research Day. Thirteen faculty members from different colleges across campus will be 
presented with the award Wednesday, April 8. Carl A. Pinkert, vice president for Research and Economic Development at the University, said recognition faculty members receive for their research 
is crucial.

Walk to benefit Alabamians with muscular diseases

The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s mission is to save and improve the lives of people fighting muscular diseases. The organization does this through raising money and awareness with events such as their annual Muscle Walk. The MDA Muscle Walk will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at John Carroll High School in Birmingham.

Local walk to fundraise for MS cure

On the surface, Rachel Cannon seems like a normal college girl. However, she goes to sleep every night knowing she could wake up partially or completely paralyzed. Cannon is living with a disease called Multiple Sclerosis. Cannon, a human development and family studies major at UA, was diagnosed with relapsing MS in June 2013.