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STUDY TAKES ‘DEEP DIVE’ INTO RISK FACTORS FOR VETERANS AND SUICIDES – UA researchers, America’s Warrior Partnership and The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation are partnering on a four-year, $2.9 million study to explore risk factors that contribute to suicides, early mortality and self-harm among military veterans. “Operation Deep Dive,” funded by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, aims to create better understanding of the risk-factors, particularly at the organizational and community level. For more information, contact David Miller, UA Strategic Communications, at 205-348-0825 or

STRESSED-OUT BOSS IS A BAD BOSS, UA RESEARCH CONCLUDES — Dr. Peter Harms, a UA assistant professor of management, examined the body of research into the relationship between leadership and stress. The conclusions show that a stressed-out boss can be a bad boss. Note: Harms is available for phone and e-mail interviews only. For more information, contact Adam Jones, UA communications, 205-348-4328 or


MARY MARY, GLOVER HEADLINE REALIZING THE DREAM EVENTS  — Mary Mary, the Gospel recording and Grammy award-winning sister duo, will be the featured performers for the 2018 Realizing the Dream Concert Sunday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at UA’s Moody Music Concert Hall. Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover will be the Legacy Awards Banquet speaker. The banquet will take place Friday, Jan. 12, at 6 p.m. in the Bryant Conference Center’s Sellers Auditorium. Concert tickets are $15. Legacy Banquet tickets are $25 for individuals or $200 for a table of 10. Tickets for both events will go on sale through the Moody Music Building Music Services Office Jan. 3. Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday; phone 205-348-7111. For more information about Realizing the Dream activities and events, visit the website at, contact Carol Agomo at 205-348-7405, email or contact Taylor Bryant,

CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR PERFORMING ARTS ON FORMER BRYCE PROPERTY – UA has launched a campaign to raise $15 million in private donations to support the construction of a new Performing Arts Academic Center on the former Bryce Hospital property. Former UA Athletic Director Bill Battle and his wife, Mary, are co-chairing the campaign cabinet that is leading the fundraising effort, which has raised more than $6.3 million in booked and verbal gift commitments to date. For more information, contact Stephanie Kirkland, College of Arts and Sciences, 205-348-8663 or or Taylor Bryant, UA communications, 205-348-8718 or

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