UA In the News — March 8

HAVING MEMORY LAG? These 10 Tips will help give it a Boost..!
Steem IT – March 7
There is no need to be shy and trust me, no need to be ashamed. Memory lag happens to the best of us and all we need to do when it occurs is STOP to think what it was we were thinking or working on … According to Forest Scogin, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama, “the trick to getting your memory to function at top level is by getting something into the system efficiently so it is easy to retrieve.”

Literacy Deficiencies Restrict Access to Cognitive-Behavioral Pain Therapy
Health News Digest – March 7
Although impressive scientific evidence shows that pain self-management programs based on cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT) are effective, they would have greater utility and impact if simplified appropriately for persons with below average literacy skills and impaired cognitive function, according to a leading pain psychologist speaking at the American Pain Society Scientific Summit here … In her research, Beverly Thorn, Ph.D., professor emerita of psychology, University of Alabama, investigates the psychosocial aspects of coping with chronic pain.

Spring Hill College, The University of Alabama chemistry professors awarded major grant – March 7
A key to combating the rise of bacteria with resistance to antibiotics is getting a grasp on how bacteria ward off the drugs. With a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at Spring Hill College (SHC) and The University of Alabama (UA) hope their study of a common defense mechanism in bacteria will further development of therapies that could give a class of antibiotics a leg up in the microbial battle.

Poisoned by their own parents… the shocking cases of the children who were killed by table salt
Scottish Sun – March 7
It seems an unthinkable crime. But after a Cornish woman was found guilty of poisoning her baby girl with a lethal dose of salt, we investigate the chilling rise of the mothers who, instead of nurturing their children, slowly murder them … Doctor Mark Feldman, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Alabama, has warned of a rise in “Munchausen’s by internet”, with shares on social media fanning the flames of fantasists who lie about their family’s health online.

UA Criminal Justice professor comments on Florida Senate School Safety Bill (Live Interview)
MSNBC (National) – March 7
Criminal justice professor at the University of AlabamaAdam, thanks for being back with us again. You’ve heard some of the main proposals laid out in this bill.

UA researchers working to find out why some bacteria are resistant to antibiotics
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – March 7
University of Alabama researchers working to find out why some bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics. The crimson tide is partnering with Spring Hill College for this study. It’s looking at how a common defense mechanism in bacteria works.

Moundville to hold Knap-In (Live Interview)
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – March 7
Our special live gust tonight is Kayla Scott from the UA Museum’s Moundville Archaeological Park to tell us about a big event that’s Friday and Saturday. Moundville is always a lot of fun. This is the knap-in, and that doesn’t mean you get to take a nap, does it, Kayla? No, it doesn’t, and there seems to be some confusion about that. Somebody emailed us this week about a sleep-in.
Mentor inspires bold change in STEM studies at historically black colleges and universities
National Science Foundation – March 7
Metallurgical and materials engineer Viola Acoff has more than 20 years of experience broadening participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Her efforts to spark interest in materials science and engineering among students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are transforming how these minority-serving institutions approach her field.

UAPD officer named Officer of the Year for actions during shooting
Crimson White – March 7
UAPD officer Brad Thomas has been recognized as the Exchange Club of Tuscaloosa’s Officer of the Year for UAPD for his service and actions during a shooting in front of Rounders on the Strip.

University of Alabama adding gluten-free station in dining hall
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – March 7
The University of Alabama will start renovations Friday on one its busiest dining halls to include the school’s first ever gluten-free food stations.
WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia) – March 7
NBC 12 (Montgomery) – March 7

Global medical brigade travels world, serves communities
Crimson White – March 7
The University of Alabama chapter of Global Medical Brigade takes students across the world to work with licensed medical professionals and community workers to provide health services in rural communities with limited access to healthcare.

Analysis: For many mass shooters, armed guards aren’t a deterrent, they’re part of the fantasy
The Herald News (Fall River, Massachusetts) – March 7
Speaking at a bipartisan meeting on school safety two weeks ago, President Donald Trump reiterated his belief that arming teachers would prevent school shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida.

UA announces graduation list for Winter 2017
Southeast Sun – March 7
The University of Alabama awarded some 2,077 degrees during winter commencement Dec. 16. Among the bachelor’s degree recipients were: Alexis Tamara Flowers, Benjamin G. Griffin, Katie Gail Myers, Daniel Jacob Parks, Hailey Marie Spencer and Ciara Marie Vickers of Enterprise.
Tribune Star (Terre Haute, Indiana) – March 7

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