UA In the News — Feb. 2

Tea Strainers & Nail Polish: The 5-Star Reviews Scientists Are Writing for Everyday Products
Live Science – Feb. 1
You may never look at tea strainers or dental floss in the same way again. While scientists certainly rely on fancy and expensive equipment like mass spectrometers and microscopes in their efforts to study the world, sometimes they have to get a little creative, casting around for everyday objects to fit their needs. Those could be plastic bags to hold ice cores or salad spinners as makeshift centrifuges to prepare samples …Rabaiotti started the latter and turned into a book with University of Alabama ecologist Nicholas Caruso.

University of Alabama Holds Law School Fair
JD Journal – Feb. 1
The University of Alabama is holding its annual Law School Fair on Thursday, February 1. The fair is an opportunity for undergraduate students to meet with law school recruiters from across the country. This year’s fair will be its largest.

Festival has new name, broader mission
Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 1
For its sixth year, Saturday’s slate of movies has been re-named the Tuscaloosa Africana Film Festival — formerly African Film Festival — to reflect its inclusion of works from the African diaspora, in addition to those works created on the continent … Thursday at 7 p.m., filmmaker Tyrik Washington will lead a workshop titled “Arts in Activism,” Room 159 in Russell Hall on the University of Alabama campus. The Emmy-award-winner will discuss film’s role in social change, and present the film “Under the Heavens,” which he wrote, directed, composed the score for, and co-starred in.
Crimson White – Feb. 1
 
Alabama Natural History Museum invites preschoolers to Grow Up Wild
Crimson White – Feb. 1
What: The Growing Up Wild Preschool Friday. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to explore the Alabama Natural History Museum where they can learn about nature through activities, crafts and stories.

Ranger Challenges wrap up for the year — next stop Sandhurst
Army.mil – Feb. 1
After months of competitions across the country, all eight of Cadet Command’s brigades have named their Ranger Challenge winners … 6th Brigade — First Place – University of Alabama, Second place – Florida State University, Third place -Auburn University of Montgomery.

Hudson Named to UA President’s List
Oswego County Today (New York) – Feb. 1
Joshua Eric Hudson of Fulton was named to the University of Alabama’s President’s List for fall 2017. A total of 12,594 students enrolled during the 2017 fall semester at UA were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s). The UA Dean’s and President’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students.

Exchange Club honors top law enforcement officers
Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 1
The law enforcement officers honored at Thursday’s annual Exchange Club banquet were recognized for everything from risking their lives to old-fashioned, shoe-leather police work. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall was the guest speaker at the club’s Outstanding Officer of the Year for 2017 lunch held at Indian Hills Country Club … Officers from Tuscaloosa, Northport and University of Alabama police departments were honored, along with a Tuscaloosa County sheriff’s deputy and Alabama state trooper.

UA offers Bama by Distance (Live interview)
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – Feb. 1
No matter where you’re located, the University of Alabama can offer you a degree program. It’s called “Bama By Distance”, housed in the College of Continuing Studies and it is getting bigger and better every year. We have Sonya and Megan here to tell us all about it. The question we are asked the most will my degree be the same as one that is earned by attending classes on campus at UA?

Five things to do in Tuscaloosa this weekend
Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 1
No. 1: The University of Alabama’s School of Music will present its Spectrum concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Moody Music Building, 810 Second Ave. Spectrum is a fast-paced sampler performance showcasing the groups that make up UA’s School of Music.

Policies, segregation linked, researcher says
Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 1
Government policies help foster racially segregated communities in the United States, a researcher and author said during a speech at the University of Alabama. “I didn’t discover this material … this material has been written about for years,” author and researcher Richard Rothstein said Tuesday. “This is not hidden history. This all history that we all have not been taught.” … Rothstein was introduced by UA history professor David Beito, who invited him to campus to discuss the book. “This is an important book, a memorable book,” Beito said. “He is reshaping the way we view a lot of important issues.”

Health Matters: Sinusitis
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Jan. 31
Sooner or later everyone of us is going to have a problem with our sinuses. When that happens, it sure is tempting to say, “Hey Doc, what about some antibiotics? I’ve got to get over this and get back to work.” Most of the time, it’s not necessary or the right treatment. To find out more, let’s visit with our expert from University Medical Center, Dr. Ricky Friend.

‘Mobile will be fine’: Losing a sports team may be an ego blow, but little impact economically
Al.com – Feb. 1
As sports owners angle for new stadiums and move to new markets, the ego blow to the cities left behind can be lasting. After all, Brooklynites still wax poetically of days long ago when Ebbets Field hosted the Dodgers, fuming at the owner took the team across the country to Los Angeles … Said Amanda Ross, assistant professor of economics at the Culverhouse College of Commerce at the University of Alabama: “Having the minor league team leave for Huntsville may help out for Mobile.”

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