UA In the News — April 20

Chesapeake Bay pollution extends to early 19th century – April 20
Humans began measurably and negatively impacting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay in the first half of the 19th century, according to a study of eastern oysters by researchers at The University of Alabama. The work, published in Scientific Reports, show pollution’s effect appears a bit earlier than previously thought, but it generally confirms increasing deforestation and industrialization around the Bay led to water quality issues before the Civil War, which has been shown by other studies with different testing methods.

Honda STEAM Connections Tour Visits UA
Alabama Public Radio – April 19
The Honda STEAM Connections Tour raced to the University of Alabama today to expose local students to science and engineering. The Honda STEAM Connections Tour and the UA College of Engineering invited over three hundred middle and high school students tour engineering facilities and hear from engineering students and professionals.

Fraternity hosting benefit for Camille Place to fight human trafficking
Tuscaloosa News – April 20
A fraternity at the University of Alabama will hold a benefit to support an organization that helps victims of human trafficking. On Friday, Delta Kappa Epsilon will hold a benefit with proceeds going to Camille Place, an Alabama organization that is in the process of building a house to help underage victims of human trafficking. The benefit will be held at the fraternity house, which is across from Bryant-Denny Stadium on University Boulevard.

Students may forget relevant information in order to protect their own psyches
Health Medicine Network – April 20
UCLA-led research has found that students in a college mathematics course experienced a phenomenon similar to repression, the psychological process in which people forget emotional or traumatic events to protect themselves … The study’s co-authors are Ian McDonough of the University of Alabama, and Ling Jin, a former UCLA graduate student.

McDermott debates studying at the University of Alabama
Citizen Tribune (Morristown, Tennessee) – April 20
Isaiah McDermott takes a breather after a hard fought-for speech scholarship. In his last year at Morristown West High, he has been recognized and rewarded for his efforts. The day he decided to accept the scholarship to the University of Alabama was probably the most exciting moment of his life. “All the stress I’ve dealt (with) throughout my life started to diminish for the first time,” McDermott said. “I’m attending the University of Alabama in the fall (and) double majoring in communications and marketing to become a sales representative.”

7 overlooked women writers you should be reading now
PBS Newshour – April 19
When author Paula Fox died in March, we wondered why we hadn’t heard more about her. Fox wrote dark, brilliant novels for adults, and Newbery Medal and National Book Award-winning books for children, but her work was largely forgotten for many years — in part because it had gone out of print. Eventually, Fox’s books experienced a resurgence, thanks in part to other novelists’ praise of her work … From Heather Cass White, a professor of English at the University of Alabama who’s spent the last decade editing the poetry of Marianne Moore.
Retiring UA history professor reflects on long career
Crimson White – April 20
Last night, Lawrence Kohl reflected on his 30-year professorship at The University of Alabama before his retirement in a lecture entitled, “On Life, History, and Teaching.” Kohl focused on what he has learned about life, history, and teaching in his 30 years at the University. Kohl spoke of the value of history on a personal sense, noting that, “above all, history compels us to get outside of ourselves. It asks us to see the world from the vantage point of others, a trait that is the foundation of understanding and compassion.”

Tee Time Fashion Show displays students’ creations
Tuscaloosa News – April 20
Family and friends gathered to view students’ creations at the Tee Time Fashion Show at the University of Alabama’s Doster Hall on Wednesday. The annual spring fashion show features creations by students in the College of Human Environmental Sciences’ department of clothing, textiles and interior design. The students create looks that focus on a mix of sustainable design using alternative materials or knit jersey fabrics. About 35 sophomores, juniors and seniors participated in this year’s event.

Andrew Dobry Inducted Into Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
Gulf Breeze News – April 20
Andrew Dobry of Gulf Breeze, FL (32563), was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society during the Tapping on the Mound ceremony April 7 at The University of Alabama. The Omicron Delta Kappa Society is the national leadership honor society for college students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character. Membership in ODK is a mark of the highest distinction and honor.

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