UA In the News — July 12

  • July 12th, 2017

Around the nation: How the University of Alabama aims to diversify the RN workforce
Sacramento Bee – 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.
Advisory Board – July 11
 
Camp Focuses on Careers for Deaf, Hearing Impaired
US 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 … Kochie’s lesson was part of a special day called “STEM Wars,” when students with hearing issues learned about different fields in science, technology, engineering or math. “STEM Wars” was part of a weeklong camp at the University of Alabama to teach students with hearing issues the different careers that are available to them.
The Island Packet – July 11
WJHL 11 (Johnson City, Tennessee) – July 11
Alva Review-Courier (Oklahoma) – July 12

Tuscaloosa City Council to address short-term rentals, paramedicine program and grocery store proposal Tuesday
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – July 11
The City of Tuscaloosa and The University of Alabama are teaming up to launch a new paramedicine program. It will provide emergency healthcare right in people’s homes. A Tuscaloosa Fire Chief says it is a pilot program. Now, when someone needs medical assistance and calls 911, a nurse practitioner and a physician’s assistant will travel with the first responders on the call. This will cut down on transports to the ER.
CBS 42 (Birmingham) – July 11
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – July 11
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – July 11
ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia) – July 11
 
Stakes high as Alabama and the rest of the nation await health care bill
Anniston Star – July 11
As Republicans in the Senate rework their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, hospitals and patients face uncertainty, Alabama health care advocates said Tuesday … University of Alabama political science professor Joseph Smith sees advantages for Republicans in leaving the Affordable Care Act mostly untouched. “If the Republicans were to give up on repealing or drastically cutting back on Obamacare, insurance companies would get more certainty that the system would stay the same going forward,” Smith wrote in an email to The Star. “That would entice insurance companies to participate in the insurance marketplaces set up under Obamacare.”
Insurance News – July 11
 

College Students Open Up About Choosing Their Dream Schools
Teen Vogue – July 11
Choosing which college to pursue and attend is a nerve-wracking decision. Some people know where they want to go to college by the time they are talking, some decide during their high school career and some may even wait to see where they were accepted before setting their eyes on a certain college … 7. Bria — University of Alabama: “The main reason why I chose to go to UA is because it’s a family thing. A lot of my family on my dad’s side went to this school. So it’s like a ‘legacy’ thing almost. Also, I grew up with as a UA fan since birth (lol). Although it wasn’t necessarily my dream school, I love it just the same and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else!”

Area Students Recognized At University Of Alabama
Raleigh Daily Record (North Carolina) – July 11
A total of 11,101 students enrolled during the 2017 spring semester at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa 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: President’s List — Katherine Warren of Angier and Anna Grace Parente of Benson. Dean’s List — Cassidy Rae Keith of Fuquay-Varina and Sarah Anne Howard of Fuquay-Varina.

NY-based Castle Lanterra Properties Awards Four Academic Scholarships to Tenants
City Biz List – July 11
Castle Lanterra Properties (CLP) has announced four winners of the firm’s second annual academic scholarship program for residents and dependents living in the company’s properties throughout the East, South, Midwestern, and Western U.S. … Mary Hale, a senior at the University of Alabama, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship to pursue her studies. She is a dual major – in Early Childhood Education and Special Education – and a resident of CLP’s Heights at Skyland community in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Why Some Pot Businesses Hide Their Cash — And Others Truck It Straight To A Federal Vault
Los Angeles Times – July 7
lip a fresh $20 bill under the bulletproof teller window of Donnie Anderson’s Medex marijuana dispensary on Century Boulevard — perhaps for a gram of cannabis or some THC-infused toffees — and the legal tender is transformed into something else: drug money … “The FDIC could step in and shut down a bank, and it can do that with very little notice,” said Julie Hill, a law professor at the University of Alabama and former finance industry attorney who has studied cannabis banking. “Nobody’s ever gotten their bank brought back to life after it’s been closed by regulators.”
Sudden Link – July 11

Bama Bound brings excitement to new students
Crimson White – July 12
Every summer, the incoming first-year students participate in what is known as Bama Bound. Almost everyone at this University went through this process before their first semester began, and the number of people attending Bama Bound grows every year.

School News, 7-12-17
El Dorado News-Times – July 12
University of Alabama student Julia Dorothy Daniels of El Dorado, was named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2017. 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.
Moorefield Examiner (West Virginia) – July 11
Concord Monitor (North Carolina) – July 11
 
Theatre Tuscaloosa to present ‘Ragtime’ starting this week
Crimson White – July 12
Dylan Davis found out he would have to hang upside down over the stage while singing just a few weeks after he landed the role of Harry Houdini in Theatre Tuscaloosa’s production of “Ragtime.” “For a while it was just like watching a child play on the monkey bars for the first time,” Davis, a junior musical theatre major at UA said. “I was trying to get up there and get comfortable with the whole mechanism that they have me going up with but it just took practice. Now I just get up there and just drop down like nobody’s business.”

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