UA In the News — Oct. 24

UA School of Social Work gets DOJ grant to help fight human trafficking
CBS 42 (Birmingham) – Oct. 23
The University of Alabama School of Social Work is getting involved in the fight to end human trafficking. Dr. Javonda Williams says as perpetrators of human trafficking evolve, so must police, prosecutors and social workers. The school will soon begin a statewide program to align resources to help improve training and to strengthen treatment and services for child victims.
Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 24

Alabama lays groundwork for future automated vehicles
Roads and Bridges – Oct. 23
Advanced technology to make traveling safer and more efficient is the focus of a new project led by the University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation. Tuscaloosa is the first city in Alabama to install the technology that will collect data for research used to decrease travel time, reduce vehicle crashes and lay the groundwork for future self-driving vehicles.
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Oct. 23
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Trick-or-Treat on University of Alabama sorority row set for Tuesday
Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 23
The Alabama Panhellenic Association will host its annual Trick-or-Treat on Sorority Row for the Tuscaloosa community at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the University of Alabama campus. The event continues until candy runs out or 8 p.m.

Rotarian in fight to eradicate polio
Florence Times Daily – Oct. 24
Bill Petty has firsthand experience battling polio. The Tuscaloosa Rotary Club member has traveled to India twice this year, helping local officials vaccinate children against the crippling, potentially deadly disease … Petty, a retired University of Alabama professor, spoke in the run-up to today being World Polio Day.

Vice provost, CIO speaks to students about changing technological landscape
Crimson White – Oct. 24
Approximately 30 students and Honors College Assembly (HCA) members gathered in Lloyd Hall Monday night to listen to a lecture given by John McGowan, the University of Alabama’s vice provost and chief information officer. McGowan’s speech, which was hosted by the HCA, revolved around the changing landscape of technology as it evolves and revolutionizes over time.

Health expo provides students with information for local healthcare
Crimson White – Oct. 23
In light of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the University of Alabama chapter of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) hosted the 2017 West Alabama Women’s Healthcare Expo. Aimed at promoting self-care and resources for women, booths lined the Ferguson Center to inform attendees about the services they offered. From beauty and skin care, to health and safety clinics, the representatives from each group made it a point to emphasize the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

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