UA In the News — July 11

  • July 11th, 2017

City, UA team up on new medical aid program, aiming to cut health costs
Tuscaloosa News – July 10
An ambitious new medical program aimed at reducing costs while improving patient care is set to be launched later this year by the city of Tuscaloosa and University of Alabama. The city and UA’s College of Community Health Sciences are gearing up to launch a paramedicine program — the first of its kind in Alabama — with the intent of treating certain patients in their homes.

Alabama program aims to recruit Hispanic nurses
SF Gate (California) – July 8
The University of Alabama is launching a program to increase the number of Hispanic nurses involved in health care. The Capstone College of Nursing has received a $1.7 million grant for the Bama-Latino Project, which aims to recruit Hispanics into baccalaureate nursing programs. Alabama nursing professor Normal Cuellar says in a statement that the registered nurse workforce is currently 83 percent white, and those people care for a very diverse population. She says that can cause communication and cultural problems. The Bama-Latino Project will provide scholarships to help students get into nursing programs. The school will recruit at least 20 students annually over four years, with the first group starting in the fall.
Crimson White – July 10
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Washington) – July 8
ABC 11 (Meridian, Mississippi) – July 8
KBO4 (Albuquerque) – July 8

OTHS grad uses 3-D printer to craft prosthetics for kids — free of charge
Belleville News-Democrat (Illinois) – July 10
O’Fallon Township High School graduate Valerie Levine, a current student at the University of Alabama, started the Alabama Prosthetic Project in the summer of 2016, which uses 3-D printers to craft artificial limbs for kids in need — free of charge.

Camp for kids with diabetes in Tuscaloosa this week, Birmingham next week
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – July 10
Camp Seale Harris, a week-long day camp for kids ages 5 to 15 with diabetes, begins Monday in Tuscaloosa. The camp will move to Birmingham for the week of July 17. At Camp Seale Harris, kids participate in typical summer camp activities, all while learning to manage their diabetes, around other young people and adults with diabetes. The camp is medically-supervised, and a friend or sibling may pay to attend along with each child with diabetes … The Tuscaloosa camp will meet at the University of Alabama Student Activity Center at Presidential Village. Campers may sign up on-site the day of camp. In addition to the Birmingham camp next week, there are camps in south Alabama later in the month.
KTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia) – July 10

Profs win grant to study ‘microaggressions’ in library
Campus Reform – July 9
Two professors have been awarded a Diversity Research Grant from the American Library Association to study “racial microaggressions in libraries.” “Minority Student Experiences with Racial Microaggressions in the Academic Library” is an upcoming research project that will be jointly led by Nicole A. Cooke, an assistant professor at the School of Information Sciences at Illinois, and Miriam E. Sweeney, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama. “This study [will use] surveys and focus groups to garner further insight into the specific experiences surrounding racial microaggressions directed at racial and ethnic minority students in the context of accessing library spaces and services on campus,” according to the ALA’s announcement.

Exploring new options
Tuscaloosa News – July 11
On Monday, Matt Kochie taught a group of students about the intricacies of computers without saying a word. Kochie, who works in information technology at the Alabama Institute for the Blind and Deaf, showed the inside of a computer to a group of high school students who were either deaf or hard of hearing at Bibb Graves Hall at the UA campus … The camp will continue throughout the week at the University of Alabama.

Galaxy Zoo: Citizen science trailblazer marks tenth birthday
Dot Emirates – July 10
Galaxy Zoo began with a call for volunteers to help classify distant galaxies in space telescope images. The collaborative project made spectacular discoveries, spawning a family of similar projects – collectively known as the Zooniverse. We look back on 10 years of a citizen science phenomenon … In a new paper published in the Astrophysical Journal, scientists who led the Galaxy Zoo project at the University of Alabama and University of Oxford, have examined eight of these voorwerpen, including the one originally found by van Arkel.
US Story – July 10
 
Alabama Police Chiefs start #JustDrive social medial campaign
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – July 10
Alabama police chiefs have a message for all of us, just drive … In fact, a study by The University of Alabama released earlier this year finds crashes caused by distracted driving increased by 20% in the state since 2014.

UA announces Spring 2017 Dean’s, President’s Lists
Americus Times-Recorder (Georgia) – July 10
A total of 11,101 students enrolled during the 2017 spring 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 (all A’s). The UA Dean’s and President’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or undergraduate students who take less than a full course load. Area students named to the list include: Landon R Beamon of Marshallville, Dean’s List; and  Colton David Blankenship of Preston, Dean’s List.

Teenage entrepreneur plans to continue his business while at UA
WKRG-CBS (Mobile) – July 7
Alex Moore started the business Dapper Deliveries when he was only 16 years old. Moore grew his business while exceling academically. He plans to help run the company remotely when he starts at The University of Alabama in the fall.

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