UA In the News — Aug. 1

UA to hold commencement ceremony on Saturday
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – July 31
Saturday is graduation day for more than 750 undergraduate and graduate students at The University of Alabama. Summer commencement begins at 9 a.m. at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus. The ceremony will be broadcast live at ua.edu/commencement. It will be archived for 30 days.
 
Solar eclipse lures well-known astronomer home to Nashville
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee) – Aug. 1
Bill Keel was 11 years old when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. That was 48 years ago last week. “Not that I mark it on my calendar or anything,” Keel says with a laugh, since obviously, he does. As an internationally known astronomer, Keel keeps track of both moon landings and entire galaxies worth of planets and stars … “It is something that is — in the exact meaning of the word — awesome,” says Keel, who now teaches in the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Alabama.
The Tennessean – Aug. 1
Knoxville News-Sentinel – Aug. 1
 
Beyond Bilingual: Making Storytime Inviting to All English Language Learners
School Library Journal – July 31
It is critical that children whose first language is not English have engaging learning opportunities in their first language to improve their literacy success and support development of a second language,” says Jamie Campbell Naidoo, professor at the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama and coauthor of Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytimes in English and Spanish (ALA Editions, 2016).
 
Could a government employee refuse an order that may be unconstitutional?
WWL FM (New Orleans, Louisiana) – July 31
Tommy talks to Ron Krotosynski, Professor of Law at the University of Alabama, about whether someone in the military or the government could refuse to carry out an order or command that may be unconstitutional.
 
The Tax Adviser 2016 Best Article Award
The Tax Adviser – Aug. 1
The winners of The Tax Adviser’s 2016 Best Article Award are Edward Schnee, CPA, Ph.D., and W. Eugene Seago, J.D., Ph.D., for their article, “Taxation of Worthless and Abandoned Partnership Interests,” in the February 2016 issue. Schnee is the Hugh Culverhouse Professor of Accounting at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Seago is the Curling Professor of Accounting at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va.

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