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2009-08-30 11:43:40

Alabama football coach Nick Saban has agreed to a contract extension through the 2017 season, Athletic Director Mal Moore announced. The former coach of the Miami Dolphins signed an eight-year deal in 2007 when he took the Crimson Tide job. The extension must be approved by the board of trustees. Coach Saban has impressively led the Alabama football program back to national prominence in a short period of time, Moore said on the school's Web site Saturday.

2009-08-27 07:38:00

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, the world's largest car sharing service, and The University of Alabama department of transportation services will announce the launch of Zipcar's car-sharing program on the UA campus today.

2009-08-21 12:20:00

A new study suggests that a lack of sunshine may cloud memory and other thinking or "cognitive" functions in some people with depression, Reuters reported.

2009-08-11 16:28:01

Most older drivers are unaware of the potential impact on driving performance associated with taking medications, according to new research from the Center for Injury Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

2009-07-18 07:59:57

A protein in influenza virus that helps it multiply also damages lung epithelial cells, causing fluid buildup in the lungs, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Southern Research Institute.

2009-07-06 13:10:00

Patients with atrial fibrillation, common in those with advanced chronic heart failure, have an increased risk of hospitalization due to heart failure, according to new research from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

2009-06-17 20:22:30

Officials at the University of Alabama announced Wednesday the school would appeal sanctions imposed last week by the NCAA. Alabama's athletic program was put on probation for three years and the football program was ordered to forfeit a number of wins from 2005-07 because of widespread violations involving the distribution of textbooks. We appreciate that the committee recognized the isolated nature of this violation as well as UA's immediate and aggressive actions to correct the situation...

2009-06-11 16:41:10

The NCAA Thursday levied a three-year probation on the athletic program at the University of Alabama for numerous rules violations. The collegiate governing body said in a news release that the penalty, which runs through June 10, 2012, includes 201 student-athletes and 16 of the school's 17 sports.

2009-05-07 09:47:05

Contact lenses are great for sight, but do they have an impact on general eye health? Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Optometry are working to answer that question by analyzing tears.

2009-04-17 11:35:00

Top Coaching Award Also Earns Alabama Alumni Association a $20,000 Scholarship Grant from Liberty Mutual TUSCALOOSA, Ala., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- When Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa in 2007, not only did he bring a long resume of professional and college football coaching excellence, but he also brought a legacy of civic and charitable giving.

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