UA “In the News” — July 7

  • July 7th, 2016

Supe Store, Starbucks to open at the University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa News – July 7
A new retail center at the University of Alabama that includes a Supe Store and a Starbucks Coffee is being readied to open in time for the return of students next month. Construction crews and painters are completing the building located on Bryant Drive at the former site of the Corner Store and UA dance studio, just east of Tutwiler residence hall.
Tuscaloosa News (gallery) – July 7

ABT Summer Intensive at UA
Tuscaloosa News – July 7 (Gallery)
Dancers attend a class instructed by Roger Van Fleteren during the American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive held in Clark Hall at the University of Alabama Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The program concludes with final showcases on July 23.

University of Alabama Bass Team Wins 2016 Cabela’s School of Year Title!
Fishing World – July 6
The University of Alabama has won the 2016 Cabela’s School of the Year title!  Widely regarded as the hardest and most sought after college fishing title in the nation, this is the first time that the University of Alabama has earned this prestigious award.

Researcher finds link between parenting styles, workplace behaviors
Medical Xpress – July 6
If you’re having problems at work, there’s a chance that your parents might share some of the blame, claimed Dr. Peter Harms, a University of Alabama researcher.  “It seems cliché, but, once again, we end up blaming mom for everything in life,” said Harms while laughing. “It really is about both parents, but because mothers are typically the primary caregivers of the children, they usually have more influence on their children.” Harms, an assistant professor in management at UA’s Culverhouse College of Commerce, studied manager-employee relationships in the workplace and found a link between parenting styles and workplace behaviors. His new research is published in the journal Human Relations.
Erasing the Pop-Culture Scholar, One Click at a Time
Chronicle of Education – July 6
Academics in the humanities — but particularly those who specialize in film, television, and comics — have come to view the pop-culture thinkpiece with dread. Invariably some new essay on, say, taste and television is published to great fanfare, at least from other writers of pop-culture thinkpieces. They proceed to treat as “new” or “innovative” some idea or trend that we in academe been writing about for years. Decades of scholarship are erased by a single, viral essay that is presumed to be the first observation of some “new” phenomenon. (Amanda Ann Klein is an associate professor of film studies at East Carolina State University and Kristen Warner is an associate professor of media studies at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.)
Munchausen expert says Gypsy Blanchard case is unprecedented
Springfield News Leader (Mo.) – July 6
A national Munchausen by proxy expert told the News-Leader this week he’s never seen anything like the Blanchard murder case — and he’s curious what would have happened at trial. Marc Feldman — clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Alabama and author of the book “Playing Sick?” — said he’s been studying Munchausen by proxy for 25 years and this is the first case he’s seen where the abuse victim murdered her parent.
Hudson returns from rural health scholars program
Greenville Advocate – July 6
Luverne High School senior Megan Hudson has completed the Rural Health Scholars Program with six college credit hours. The Rural Health Scholars Program is conducted by the University of Alabama’s College of Community Health.
2016 30 Under 30: Recognizing the Future Leaders of Manufacturing
Advanced Manufacturing – July 1
For the fourth consecutive year, Manufacturing Engineering recognizes 30 individuals under the age of 30 who are making a difference in manufacturing and STEM fields. These young people deserve recognition for their accomplishments in a field that gets unfairly branded as dark, dirty and dangerous—or even worse, as a career of the past … Daniel Tunis; Anselmo Gallegos; Ashley Buchner; Kaylie Crosby (University of Alabama).
Tulsa CW (Okla.) – July 7
Forward Geek – July 7

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