UA In the News — July 8-10

Alabama Program Aims to Recruit Hispanic Nurses
US News – 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.
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia) – July 9
Diverse – July 9
WAFF-NBC (Huntsville) – July 8
NBC 13 (Birmingham) – July 8
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – July 8
WAAY-ABC (Huntsville) – July 8
CBS 42 (Birmingham) – July 8
University of Alabama hosts wheelchair basketball camp
Tuscaloosa News – July 8
Adam Lancia sees the University of Alabama’s wheelchair basketball camp as an opportunity to show kids the depth of UA’s commitment to adapted athletics. “Nobody in the U.S. college system has a stand-alone adapted athletics recreational training facility,” said Lancia of the $10 million addition to the Student Recreation Center that will provide an NCAA-regulation game venue for wheelchair basketball, locker rooms, rooms for strength conditioning and study halls. Construction on the facility is expected to finish up in the fall.
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – July 7
Wheelchair basketball camp starts Thursday in Tuscaloosa
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – July 7
They can’t use their legs. But they still love the game of basketball. This week, more than 30 kids are learning how to better play the game from a wheelchair. Camp started Thursday. Kids between the ages 9 and 18 years old are learning more than basic basketball techniques and life skills. They’re getting training from the coaches and staff of the national championship programs UA’s Adapted Athletics program.
NBC 12 (Montgomery) – July 7

LEND A HAND: UA student awarded for essay about disabilities
Tuscaloosa News – July 9
A senior at the University of Alabama has earned a $5,000 scholarship awarded by a real estate investment company. Mary Hale was one of four people nationwide to win scholarships, awarded by Castle Lanterra Properties. This is the second year Castle Lanterra Properties has awarded the scholarships to residents living in the company’s properties throughout the U.S.

Officials searching for answers as accident-prone stretch of U.S. 431 claims another life
Anniston Star – July 8
Janet Tyson Prosser said Friday morning that the black tire marks outside her Anniston shop on U.S. 431 are all the evidence she needs that more should be done to make the highway safer. “I’m the one who calls 911,” Prosser said. “I’ve called them several times after accidents here.” … David Brown, a professor at the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama, in a phone interview Friday, said the average daily traffic count of a roadway is the most critical factor in predicting the frequency of crashes. “Double the number of cars out there and you double the chances of any one of them running into another or their running off the road and hitting something,” Brown said.

Tuscaloosa News – July 9
Seventeen college students from a variety of academic programs participated in the summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program in chemistry at The University of Alabama in 2017. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation. The NSF has supported the REU program in the UA department of chemistry for 31 years, providing 371 students, mainly from primarily undergraduate institutions in the Southeast, a 10-week summer research experience.

Harding Symposium focuses on 100th anniversary of ‘The Great War’
The Marion Star (Ohio) – July 7
The Ohio State University at Marion will welcome presidential enthusiasts and historians from across the country to the 2017 Warren G. Harding Symposium, “The Great War: How America Came of Age,” July 14 to 16 … Dr. Michael Kazin of Georgetown University, Dr. David Steigerwald of The Ohio State University, Harding researcher and author Sherry Hall and Dr. Andrew Huebner of the University of Alabama will each bring insights into events leading up to our entry into the conflict, the domestic impact, and the “return to normalcy” following the “war to end all wars.”

UA student finishes Capitol Hill Internship
WHNT-CBS (Huntsville) – July 7
Clay Martinson is one of three university students who finished the Capitol Hill internship program. He goes to The University of Alabama.

Beloit Daily News (Wisconsin) – July 7
The University of Alabama (UA) has named the following Stateline Area students 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). From Rockton: Kailie N. Powder, President’s List. From Roscoe: Annika Ramsey Day, Dean’s List; Jackson R. Engel, President’s List; Kyle R. Huddleston, Dean’s List. From South Beloit: Tatiana Monae’ McDaniel, Dean’s List.
The Miami Laker (Florida) – July 7
Bismark Tribune – July 9

UA hosts Alabama Blues Weekend
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – July 7
The Alabama Blues Project and The University of Alabama School of Music teamed up for the first time to bring middle and high school students from all around West Alabama to learn more about the history and playing the blues.


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