UA In the News — Dec. 6

  • December 6th, 2017

UA holds annual Children and Young Adult Book Sale
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Dec. 5
Just in time for holiday giving, the School of Library and Information Studies is hosting its annual children and young adult book sale. The book sale is located on the 5th floor of the Amelia Gorgas Library on the UA campus. Thousands of brand new and inexpensive books will be on sale from December 5 through December 8 at noon. Proceeds from the sale will support their outreach activities.

UA researchers receive NOAA grant to improve tornado warnings for Deaf
CBS 42 (Birmingham) – Dec. 5
Receiving weather warnings can be the difference between life and death. This is especially true for those who are Deaf or Blind. A $250,000 grant was just awarded to Dr. Darrin Griffen and Dr. Jason Senkbeil at The University of Alabama to study how tornado warnings could be improved to reach more members of the Deaf, Blind and Deaf-Blind communities.
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Dec. 5
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University of Alabama student wears Christmas tree costume around campus after her tweet goes viral
Boston Globe – Dec. 6
Tempted to assume you’ll never have a tweet go viral? Post a picture of yourself dressed as a Christmas tree just weeks before Christmas, and it might. Kelsey Hall, a student at the University of Alabama, learned the hard way not to underestimate the power of the Internet when she tweeted a photo of herself on Saturday with the caption, “1,000 retweets and I’ll wear this to all my classes for the rest of the semester.” Perhaps rather expectedly, the tweet took off. – Dec. 6
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Don’t Let Congress Freeze Your Credit This Holiday Season
Weekly Standard – Dec. 6
University of Alabama statistics professor James Cochran went even further, saying that less credit means less demand that means lower prices and potentially more unemployment. “In the worst-case scenario, this cycle repeats and leads to an economic downturn,” he said.
No Strings Attached sings a hello to the holidays
Crimson White – Dec. 6
You wouldn’t expect for musical instruments to be optional components of a concert. However, students with the University’s No Strings Attached a cappella choir plan to wow the audience at their upcoming show with nothing but their voices. No Strings Attached will hold their annual fall concert this Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Moody Music Building Recital Hall. The show will consist of around 10 songs and will last approximately 50 minutes to an hour. Admission is free; however, donations to help pay for next year’s music are appreciated. The venue tends to fill up quickly, so it is recommended to arrive early. Doors will open at 6:30 pm.

‘Discovering Alabama’ host to visit Dothan library on Dec. 9
Dothan Eagle – Dec. 6
People often ask Doug Phillips what place in Alabama he likes best. Phillips, the host of the public television series “Discovering Alabama,” responds that his favorite spot is wherever he is on any given day. “They get a little frustrated with that because they want me to draw a map and show them – well that’s tantamount to killing a place,” Phillips said. “My classic response is you go find your own favorite place … Plus there’s the joy of the adventure of the hunt, the search and all the exploration you get do while you try to find your special place.” . . . “Discovering Alabama” is produced by the Alabama Museum of Natural History and the University of Alabama in partnership with the UA Center for Public Television and Alabama Public Television.

FROM THE STATES: Ariz., N.M. and N.C. evangelism/missions news; ‘I want to be on mission all the time …’
Baptist Press – Dec. 5
The culture of metropolitan Phoenix shifts block by block, neighbor by neighbor. A need or narrative that is true and relevant on one street may not be so on the next street over. Ministry tools and strategies that flourish in one congregation’s context might fail completely in another. This truth can be found not only across Phoenix, but across the globe. Healthy local churches will always vary in styles, but remain fixed on the one overarching goal — Christ. . . . This article appeared in Portraits (, newsmagazine of the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention. Danielle Waddell is a senior studying journalism and religious studies at the University of Alabama. She spent her summer in Arizona as a North American Mission Board GenSend student missionary.

UA Law professor comments on Russia investigation (Live Interview)
MSNBC – National – Dec. 5
Joining me now…and Joyce Vance, former U.S. attorney and professor at The University of Alabama Law School. So, Joyce, back in 1999, Jeff Sessions argued that President Clinton obstructed justice during the investigation into his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Is there a difference between facing obstruction of justice by Congress and a criminal charge?

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