University of Alabama News

Study Suggests Topography Can Strengthen Tornadoes

The Georgia town of Trenton seems to fit the model. Two people died there about a block from each other. Ringgold, Ga., does, too. Death toll there: 8. In both cases, National Weather Service maps that tracked the April 27, …

Alabama Creates Research Center to Study Home Insurance

Gov. Robert Bentley is creating a research center at the University of Alabama to try to improve the availability and affordability of homeowners insurance following hurricanes and tornadoes that demolished homes from the coast to the Tennessee line. Bentley went …

Alabama Sports Trademark Infringement Claim Set for Court

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in the trademark infringement case between sports artist Daniel Moore and the University of Alabama, whose football program is portrayed in a number of his works. They present their cases to …

Alabama Study: Small Changes Could Prevent Twister Damage

A new study of tornado destruction in Tuscaloosa found that relatively minor changes in construction — including better shingles, more anchors and thicker vinyl siding — could have prevented much of the damage to houses on the fringes of the …

Alabama Scientists to Study Tornado Outbreak, Warnings

Scientists at The University of Alabama in Huntsville are organizing a research program to better understand the deadly outbreak of tornadoes that killed more than 240 people in Alabama and other Southeastern states on April 27. Supported by a one-year, …