UA In the News — Feb. 7

  • February 7th, 2018

Cyber security expert provides tips for your protection online
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Feb. 6
A video screen on the second floor of Bidgood Hall at the University of Alabama shows worldwide cyber attacks happening in the millions every day. “There are some inherent security principals that we really need to be following on a daily basis,” Dr. Matthew Hudnall told WBRC Tuesday.
ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia) – Feb. 6
NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee) – Feb. 6
WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia) – Feb. 6
NBC 12 (Montgomery) – Feb. 6
NBC 10 (Albany, Georgia) – Feb. 6
WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi) – Feb. 6
 
Graduate artists present work in campus exhibit
Crimson White – Feb. 6
At seven years old, a young Amy Smoot pieced together scraps of fabric and spare buttons, proudly presenting her grandmother with a makeshift sock monkey. Now, as a second-year graduate student, she prepares to present her work at the master of arts exhibition, though ceramics will replace her childhood creations. The department of Art and Art History will showcase graduate students Amy Smoot and John Klosterman Feb. 8-22, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery. The public is welcome to attend a formal reception Thursday, Feb. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m.
 
School briefs
Gloucester-Matthews Gazette-Journal (Virginia) – Feb. 7
Christopher D. Feigh of Hayes was named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Alabama. The recognition requires a 3.5 or higher grade point average.
Greenville Sun (Tennessee) – Feb. 7
Hamlet Hub (Danbury, Connecticut) – Feb. 7
Florence News-Journal (South Carolina) – Feb. 7
Decatur Daily – Feb. 7
Gonzales Weekly Citizen (Louisiana) – Feb. 7
Gettysburg Times (Pennsylvania) – Feb. 6
Bothell-Kenmore Reporter (Washington) – Feb. 6
Times-Sentinel (Zionsville, Indiana) – Feb. 6
Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio) – Feb. 6
Henrico Citizen (Virginia) – Feb. 7
Wicked Local Boxborough (Mass). – Feb. 6
Kent County News (Maryland) – Feb. 6
 
Market swings not much cause for worry, experts say
Anniston Star – Feb. 7
When in doubt, do nothing. That’s the advice Alabama economists and local investment advisers gave Tuesday, after a two-day stock market slide that had all eyes on Wall Street … “Corrections like this happen all the time,” said Ahmad Ijaz, an economist for the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama.

Culverhouse LIFT program inspires participants, students
Crimson White – Feb. 5
David Hose, a former UA student, and Lisa McKinney, an accounting professor at the University, created LIFT four years ago. Though it started as a business school initiative, students from all majors volunteer. “I have seen individuals gain confidence from this program,” McKinney said. “It makes them feel sure and polished.” The Culverhouse Learning Initiative and Financial Training program (LIFT) is comprised of 475 students committed to helping the Tuscaloosa, Holt and west Alabama communities.
 
Real Estate Huddle in Birmingham
Business Alabama – Feb. 7
Navigating in the New Age of Real Estate is the theme of the 18th Annual Alabama Commercial Real Estate Conference, nicknamed ACREcom, slated for February 9 at The Club in Birmingham. ACREcom is hosted annually by the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE), part of the Culverhouse College of Commerce at the University of Alabama.

Workshop to help students readjust academically
Crimson White – Feb. 7
For some students, the fall semester was an overwhelming experience. The Center for Academic Success will be hosting a workshop for students who want to get back on track with their academics for the spring semester.

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