UA In the News — Nov. 3

University class creates fundraisers to help local children
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 3
Students in a University of Alabama class have organized a series of fundraisers this month for a group that provides meals to needy schoolchildren. The Concepting and Implementation class is designed to help UA public relations students work with businesses and sponsors to create fundraising events. Susan Daria, the instructor, says the class is focusing on raising money for Secret Meals for Hungry Children.

Activist Shareholders More Likely to Target Women CEOs Than Men
Carrier Management – Nov. 2
Women CEOs are much more likely than their male counterparts to be targeted by activist shareholders, according to research conducted by a team that included two University of Alabama business professors. The study, published this month in the Journal of Applied Psychology, found male CEOs are much less likely than female CEOs to be the target of shareholder activism, and activist investors are more likely to mob female CEOs.

Tuscaloosa paving way for self-driving cars in Alabama
Al.com – Nov. 2
The next decade could see the biggest advances in transportation since the invention of the automobile, and Tuscaloosa is getting there a little faster. By the middle of next year, 85 dedicated short-range communication radios, or DSRCs, will be installed in traffic signals in Tuscaloosa and Northport. The first 50 are going in this fall. They have been paid for by the University of Alabama.

UA receives grant from Child Abuse and Prevention Services
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Nov. 2
Today the organization awarded more than 1 million dollars to programs around west Alabama that are working to stop abuse before it starts. April Kendrick with the University of Alabama’s child development center says the money goes to help many wonderful organizations.

Educators work to expand computer science learning in Alabama’s schools
WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi) – Nov. 2
At a time when Governor Kay Ivey has put special attention on expanding computer science opportunities for Alabama’s students, a group of educators is also working to make this happen. In fact, one of them describes computer science education as a “family tree changer” for students. A group of computer science teachers recently wrapped up the 2017 Alabama Teachers Computer Science Summit at The University of Alabama. The summit provided training to the teachers on bringing a new Advanced Placement computer science course into classrooms.

Cable barriers in medians can save lives
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Nov. 2
According to Rhonda Stricklin with the University of Alabama’s center for advance public safety this move not only will help prevent cars from crossing the median, but it will also help soften the impact

Avery Johnson lays down the law
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 2
Surrounded by dozens of elementary students on Thursday, Avery Johnson was in the middle of a story — that is, until he was interrupted. Johnson, head basketball coach at the University of Alabama, was speaking to students at Matthews Elementary when a few students began talking among themselves. Immediately, Johnson assumed the manner of courtside coach, a role he has become known for. “Eyes on me, eyes on Coach Avery,” Johnson said. “I need to be able to see your eyes.”

The Bryant Museum (Live Interview)
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – Nov. 2
The Bryant Museum on the University of Alabama’s campus is a must-see, they have years of history that will help you visually explore famous sporting history, we have Ken Gaddy here to tell us more, and wow, it looks like you brought some memorabilia to show off this morning, welcome! What’s new at the Bryant museum? We have updated the Saban exhibits to include many new trophies and awards.

UA to hold annual Spectrum concert
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 2
A special rendition of Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild” will be performed Friday night during the University of Alabama School of Music’s annual fall Spectrum concert. The two-hour, one-night-only concert will start at 7:30 p.m. in the concert hall of the Moody Music Building, 810 Second Ave. Admission is free. Michael Wilk, a keyboard player for Steppenwolf and a UA instructor of music administration, will join the UA Horn Studio to perform the 1968 classic rock staple.

NASA Days connects students with industry professionals
Crimson White – Nov. 3
Students that normally have their eyes to the sky, turned their attention to Shelby Quad on Thursday, gathering for the University of Alabama’s second NASA Days. NASA Days, hosted by The College of Engineering and the Capstone Engineering Society, has the goal of exposing students to the various opportunities available to them in the field of aerospace engineering.
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Nov. 3

The ABCs of winning followers on social media
PR Daily – Nov. 3
With every witty comeback or flawless roast, a millennial consumer is won. Whether you call it “going viral” or “increasing customer engagement,” some brands just win on social media. (Grace Turner is a senior public relations student at The University of Alabama and a writer/editor for Platform Magazine.)

Lecture to explain medical school application process
Crimson White – Nov. 3
What: “How to Navigate the Medical School Application Process with Dr. Dan Avery and Dr. Hayden Swecker.” Who: The Office for Undergraduate research and the Honors College presents this kick-off lecture to the series on how to apply to The University of Alabama Medical School.

Area students enroll, graduate, earn honors
Bryan County News (Georgia) – Nov. 2
Deanna Claudine Clarke of Richmond Hill rceived a bachelor’s of science degree from The University of Alabama during ceremonies on Aug. 5. UA awarded about 1,300 degrees this summer.

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