UA In the News — Feb. 16

Higher Education Meets Manufacturing
Southern Automotive Alliance – Feb. 15
From Bharat Balasubramanian’s perspective, the Southeast must be more than a place for efficient, low-cost manufacturers of high-quality vehicles. To ensure long-term success, the region needs world-class engineers doing research and development work at the plant level. Developing such engineers is a major goal for Balasubramanian, an engineering professor at the University of Alabama and executive director of UA’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Technology.

Annual Ethel H. Hall African American Heritage Month Celebration held Thursday
NBC 13 (Birminhgam) – Feb. 15
A community discussion about teen violence and social media kicks off the annual Ethel H. Hall African American Heritage Month Celebration Thursday at the University of Alabama. Dr. Desmond Patton, assistant professor of social work at Columbia University, will deliver the keynote address. Patton studies the links between social media and offline community violence, particularly in young people of color who live in urban areas. Patton’s work has been featured in national news outlets such as NPR and USA Today.
College of Nursing sets up mock hospital
WVUA 23 (Tuscaloosa) – Feb. 15
Today was the day that nursing students had the opportunity to work in a hospital, or , at least close to the real thing. The University of Alabama’s College of Nursing set up a mock hospital for their students to practice working in the hospital environment. Students had the chance to work in a regular unit as well as in ICU. Senior students had to delegate and make the best decisions for their patients, who were played by lower level students.
Bama dining rolls in Tuscaloosa’s food trucks
Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 15
Long lines, hot food and appetizing smells are the new normal around campus since food trucks have arrived. The University of Alabama welcomed JoJo’s, Local Roots and Archibald & Woodrow’s BBQ on Feb. 8. The SGA worked with Bama Dining to create a partnership with the various vendors in order to give students a wider selection of food options on different areas of campus. “The SGA communicated they would love to see food trucks on campus, so we have definitely partnered with them to bring them to campus and give students a better variety,” said Heather Young, marketing manager for Bama Dining. “We also know certain areas of campus are a little underserved and we wanted to make sure that with these food trucks we could improve that.”
Calling all computer science majors: jobs are waiting for you
USA Today – Feb. 15
When he was 14 years old, Lawrence Birnbaum taught himself how to program, but he had trouble even finding a computer to work on. Still, he knew computers were going to be the future. That was in the late 1960s. When Birnbaum — today a computer science professor at Northwestern — was in college, there were relatively few computer science majors, and his professors had graduated from schools of math or electrical engineering. The field was still new. (Matthew Wilson is a University of Alabama student and a USA TODAY College correspondent.)
Special master hands Ga. a victory in Southeast water war
E and E News – Feb. 15
Georgia yesterday notched a big win in the ongoing Southeast water wars when a special master advised the Supreme Court to reject Florida’s claims about the Peach State’s excessive water use … The special master’s findings about Georgia’s use of water from the Flint River for irrigation, though, are “interesting as a matter of policy,” said William Andreen, a professor at the University of Alabama School of Law.

UA SGA holds mental health forum
WVUA 23 (Tuscaloosa) – Feb. 15
Tonight the SGA held a mental health forum to kick start the conversation on the connection between mental health and sexual assault. The panel answered questions and discussed issues that included victim-blaming and bystander intervention.
College news
South Strand News (South Carolina) – Feb. 15
Making the President’s List are … University of Alabama: The University of Alabama has listed four students from Georgetown County to make the fall 2016 Dean’s and President’s lists … A total of 11,758 students enrolled during the 2016 fall semester at the University of Alabama were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 (or above) or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0.
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$5,000 grant lands Mayfield High School its own coffee bar
Willoughby News-Herald (Ohio) – Feb. 15
Something’s brewing at Mayfield High School. Literally. And because of this fact, Mayfield High School students (and staff) don’t even have to leave the grounds to satiate their coffee cravings, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the American Dairy Association, Mayfield Food Service Department and the school’s Student Council … Starick, who is studying food and nutrition at the University of Alabama to become a registered dietitian, said with multiple beverage choices, milk isn’t as popular as it used to be. “Milk has all of the nutrients kids and teens need to grow. Offering them breakfast at school with milk and dairy is good for them and their academic focus.”

UA Women’s Tennis Team excels in the classroom
WVUA 23 (Tuscaloosa) – Feb. 15
In 2016, The University of Alabama became the first school in the College Sports Information Director’s of America Awards history to have three student athletes earn Academic All-American of the Year honors in the same academic year. However, this semester, the Women’s Tennis Team is helping add on to the Capstone’s tradition of academic success. “We’re very proud. To have a 3.9 GPA speaks to their dedication and the hard work they put into it.”

C&IS raises money for American Heart Association
Crimson White – Feb. 15
As The University of Alabama works to fundraise for the American Heart Association and its Heart Walk on March 25, the College of Communications and Information Sciences is getting involved by forming its own Heart Walk team and setting a goal of fundraising $1,000.
PREVIEW: University Language Conference
Crimson White – Feb. 15
The seventh annual University of Alabama Language Conference will kick off this weekend with several keynote speakers from all over the country, as well as some from the
campus itself. The UA Language Conference is an annual conference organized by the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, the Department of English, the Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program and the College of Education. The conference is open to presenters, non-presenters and University faculty members. All attendees, including presenters, must
 register beforehand.



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