UA In the News — Sept. 13

Students Choose Their Favorite Professors — And The Best Places To Study
Forbes – Sept. 12
Students have chosen their favorite college professors in a nationwide poll which also highlights their top places to study … The top-rated professor was Douglas Klutz at the University of Alabama, a criminal justice professor. One student commented: ‘Best class I have taken at UA. Must take if you are wanting to go to a law school to learn about legal stuff,’ while another said: ‘Amazing class and Mr Klutz is such a nice teacher.’

Georgia-Pacific to Build State-of-the-Art Lumber Production Facility in Talladega, Alabama
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Sept. 13
Georgia-Pacific announced today a new lumber production facility in Talladega, Alabama … The project will provide jobs for approximately 120 workers a day at the peak of the 12-month construction period. And according to the University of Alabama’s economic modeling, the project will have an estimated economic impact of more than $26 million on the city and county during construction.
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Coping with hurricane anxiety
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Sept. 12
Experts at The University of Alabama not only tracked Irma’s path. They also tracked how you, the public, used the information about the storm leading up to its landfall. Dr. Laura Myers, director and senior research scientist for the Center for Advanced Public Safety says Hurricane Harvey’s wrath frightened many people in to taking warnings about Hurricane Irma more seriously. That makes it more important to give specific information about storms so the public can plan accordingly.

UA professor discusses flooding
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Sept. 12
We spoke today with Dr. Sagy Cohen in the department of Geography at The University of Alabama. Cohen says we should be better prepared for more storms like these in the future.
The Insecure Recap Edition
Slate – Sept. 13
On this episode of Represent, Aisha is joined by Veralyn Williams, a Slate producer, and Robin M. Boylorn, an associate professor at the University of Alabama and member of the Crunk Feminist Collective, for a spoiler-filled discussion about the Insecure Season 2 finale.

Woodwind quintet to perform free concert
Tuscaloosa News – Sept. 13
The University of Alabama Capstone Woodwind Quintet will perform a free concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Christ Episcopal Church, 605 Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd. The Capstone Woodwind Quintet consists of UA faculty members Diane Boyd Schultz on flute, Mary Lindsay Bailey on oboe, Jenny Mann on bassoon, Osiris J. Molina on clarinet and Skip Snead on horn. For Sunday’s performance, the quintet will be joined by pianist Kevin T. Chance.

Visiting Writers Series welcomes Douglas Kearney
Crimson White – Sept. 13
The Visiting Writers Series will welcome Douglas Kearney to the UA campus on Thursday, September 14. Students are invited to come meet Kearney and discuss his works in the literary world. The event will take place from 7-8 p.m. at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, where students can attend for free.

ASFA celebrating 50th anniversary
Hoover Sun – Sept. 12
The Alabama School of Fine Arts is turning 50, and the school has prepared a special open house to introduce prospective students to their unique curriculum … Boyd has worked as ASFA’s stage manager for theater productions and was selected for the Capstone Leadership Academy at University of Alabama.

Storm cancels trip by U.S. Supreme Court Justice to UA Law School
NBC 13 (Birmingham) – Sept. 12
Irma blamed for cancelling a trip to The University of Alabama by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Officials for the law school say her visit for a lecture and other events has been called off because of flight issues. Justice Sotomayor’s staff says she is disappointed and plans to make up the visit in the future.

These Public Schools Offer an Honors College
US News and World Report – Sept. 12
For students looking for small classes and an academic challenge within the setting of a large public school, an honors college might be the right fit. Publicly supported state schools often offer honors colleges as a way to attract talented students who might normally be lured away to a private school, college advising experts say. . . . State honors colleges, such as Barrett, typically have separate admissions requirements – such as a set GPA and ACT or SAT scores – after students are accepted at the main university. The University of Alabama, for example, requires its honors college students to have at least a 3.5 GPA and a 30 on the ACT or 1390 on the SAT, according to Shane Sharpe, dean and director of the honors college at Alabama. Sharpe says the university started its honors college more than 10 years ago with the intent to build a community among its high-achieving students. Similar to other honors colleges, UA offers special dormitories to its students during freshman year.

Roby Congratulates University Of Alabama Students Upon Completion Of Summer Internship Program
Public – Sept. 12
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today congratulated Caroline Franklin, Ben Silverman, and Greg Silverman, all students at the University of Alabama, for completing internships this summer in her Washington, D.C. office.

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