UA In the News — Nov. 10

Texas church where 26 were killed in mass shooting to be permanently closed, says pastor
Yahoo! – Nov. 9
The Texas church where 26 people were killed in a mass shooting will not reopen its doors, its pastor has said. Pastor Frank Pomeroy of the First Baptist of Sutherland Springs told the Wall Street Journal that services would continue as usual in a community centre down the road … But other memorials to mass shootings have proved controversial. Adam Lankford, a professor of criminology at the University of Alabama, said memorials can sometimes become a pilgrimage site for other potential mass shooters.

UA Law professor comments on allegations against Roy Moore (Live Interview)
MSNBC – The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell
Joining us now, Joyce Vance, Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, and a professor of at the University of Alabama Law School and with us, Daniel Dale, Washington correspondent for the Toronto star.

Worrying about insomnia may do more harm than poor sleep
Gears of Biz – Nov. 10
Individuals who are convinced that they are insomniacs are at greater risk of fatigue, anxiety, and other health problems than people who do not view themselves so, regardless of whether they sleep well or not. So concludes a review of sleep research by Kenneth Lichstein, a professor of psychology from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, who recently reported his findings in the journal of Behaviour Research and Therapy.
KTLA-CW (Los Angeles, California) – Nov. 9

Thoughts & prayers don’t stop gunmen. Technology might.
Network World – Nov. 10
t’s heartbreaking. Gun violence kills 93 Americans every day while politicians send their thoughts and prayers. 2017 has seen two of the deadliest mass shootings in American history … Americans make up about 4.4 percent of the global population but own 42 percent of the world’s guns. And approximately one in three gunmen is American according to a study by Adam Lankford, a professor at the University of Alabama.

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