UA In the News — Nov. 15

What is the legality of Trump Jr.’s Contact with WikiLeaks? (Live Interview)
MSNBC – Nov. 14
Joining me now, Joyce Vance, a former U.S. Attorney for Alabama, and a visiting professor at the University of Alabama School of Law.

How psychologists can bring their expertise to end-of-life care
American Psychological Association – Nov. 15
Several times a year, “CE Corner” presents a hypothetical ethical situation and asks ethics experts to offer insights on how to address it. Here is this month’s vignette:End-of-life care can be a touchy subject, and one that’s often misunderstood. “In the U.S., people can talk so much more easily about sex than death. There’s a need for palliative care literacy,” says Rebecca S. Allen, PhD, a clinical geropsychologist at the University of Alabama who studies psychological interventions for people with chronic and terminal illnesses.

Red Cross holds Alabama versus Auburn Blood Drive
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – Nov. 14
The American Red Cross is holding and Auburn university versus University of Alabama blood drive. The drive runs until 4:00 this afternoon in the student center at Auburn, and in the Ferguson Center at The University of Alabama until Thursday.

Abuse victims in West Alabama get state assistance
ABC 11 (Meridian, Mississippi) – Nov. 14
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has awarded four grants totaling $852,912 to serve victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in west Alabama. The grants will help cover an array of services such as emergency shelter, counseling, forensic exams, court advocacy, community outreach and more …Ivey awarded grants to the following organizations: $222,400 to the University of Alabama’s Women & Gender Resource Center for their Project HOPE that serves students, faculty, staff, their families and anyone experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault on campus. Services are also available to Shelton State Community College students.

City council could approve partnership with UA’s traffic center
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Nov. 14
Tuesday night, the Tuscaloosa City Council could approve a partnership with the University of Alabama at a traffic management center already running on campus. That’s the first step before city employees and equipment could eventually be moved into that management center to make traffic flow around the area smoother. The partnership would include the city and the University and the Alabama Department of Transportation. This would allow for constant communication between city, state and University officials as it relates to traffic flow around town according to Tera Tubbs with the city of Tuscaloosa.

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Ridgefield student news: Syracuse, St. Lawrence University, and Bucknell University
The Ridgefield Press (Connecticut) – Nov. 14
Abigail von Recklinghausen of Ridgefield has been selected for membership into the St. Lawrence University chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national biological honorary society. Von Recklinghausen is a member of the Class of 2019 and is majoring in biology … Matthew Keegans of Ridgefield is participating in the University of Alabama’s UA Cooperative Education Program during the fall of 2017. Keegans will be working at KIA.

Margaret Atwood addresses packed Bama Theater
Crimson White – Nov. 14
Author Margaret Atwood, known best for her dystopian fiction novels, brought a night of laughter and insight to a sold-out crowd in the Bama Theater. The event, “An Evening with Margaret Atwood,” focused on the multiple books she has written, such as The Handmaid’s Tale, and the stories behind them.

Sorority flag football championship
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Nov. 14
Two teams took the field tonight to battle it out for the sorority intramural flag football championship at The University of Alabama. Delta Gamma and Alpha Chi Omega earned their spots in the championship game after several rounds of playoffs. Delta Gamma came out on top tonight winning the championship for a second year in a row, 44 to 0.

Leading Ladies: Introducing the Stars of Rightful
Gonzales Weekly Citizen (Louisiana) – Nov. 14
If you’ re not a Belieber, you still may have seen Storm in her work as a dancer in numerous box office hits. She’s graced the screen on “High School Musical,” “Step Brothers,” and “Glee” as a dancer in some of the break out songs … Jamie’s twin, Chloe, shares many of those traits, as the two appear to be identical in almost every way. A University of Alabama student, Morgan is putting her acting lessons to good use taking on the role of Jamie’s equally-ditzy sister. Morgan has worked in music videos for artists like Brett Young, as well as commercials for Snapchat and other major corporations.

Where have all the Christians gone?
The Lutheran Church News and Information – Nov. 14
America is becoming less Christian, more secular, and more unbelieving — and the rate of this change is rapid … Each of these sources of a church’s membership is under attack by secularization in America today. Dr. George Hawley of the University of Alabama reports that there is a strong connection between faith and family, and that the “causal arrow” works in both directions.

BestColleges.com Names America’s Most Military-Friendly Colleges
Albany Times-Union (New York) – Nov. 14
BestColleges.com, a leading provider of independent college rankings and higher education research and trend reports, announced today the best military-friendly colleges for 2018. The ranking highlights not for profit colleges and universities that offer online degree programs for today’s military and veteran students … Texas A & M University-College Station; Texas Tech University; The University of Alabama; University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Geocaching challenge to increase geography awareness
Crimson White – Nov. 13
As a part of geography awareness week, students can visit the geography table set up in the Ferguson Center to see and play in a virtual reality sandbox, learn more about how climate is studied using tree rings, and learn how to explore the world.

Museum to host Elephant Appreciation Day
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 14
The Children’s Hands-On Museum will host Elephant Appreciation Day with University of Alabama mascot Big Al at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

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