UA In the News — April 11

  • April 11th, 2018

Trump hails championship Alabama football team
Associated Press – April 11
President Donald Trump hailed the University of Alabama football team’s “win for the ages” in their latest championship season. Trump hosted Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban and his players at the White House on Tuesday to honor their fifth national title in nine years. The president attended the championship game in Atlanta, in which Alabama staged a second-half comeback to defeat Georgia 26-23 in overtime. Trump said backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s winning touchdown pass in overtime to fellow freshman DeVonta Smith after a sack “will go down as one of the most exciting finishes in college football history — of any sport.”
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Capstone College of Nursing professor receives Burnum Award
Crimson White – April 11
This year, Marietta Stanton has won the UA Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award for her excellence in teaching, research and scholarship throughout her career. The Burnum Award Committee, composed of previous award winners, selects nominees for the award based on their scholastic achievements and dedication to teaching. The top two nominees are then sent to UA President Stuart Bell who selects the overall winner. In a statement presented at the award ceremony, Stanton expressed her gratitude to Celeste Burnum, who established the award. “I found that Dr. Burnum’s devotion to medicine and medical education was an inspiration to the medical community. I think I follow these expectations and roles that were set by Dr. Burnum, and I am proud to fit into the role of teacher and scholar,” Stanton said.
Center For Contemporary Arts Announces Experimental Southern Sonic Festival
Off-Beat Magazine – April 10
Southern Sonic is a new festival from the Center for Contemporary Arts (CAC) for audiences seeking new aural experiences. The event will run from Thursday, May 10 to Sunday, May 13 at various locations across the city, presenting local and regional artists working at the outer boundaries of experimental music, sound art and sound-based visual art.  . . . Panel Discussion:  Sonifying the Unlikely; Using Technology to Make Objects and Architecture to Make Music Moderator:  Dan Sharp (Tulane School of Music) Panelists:  New Orleans Airlift (Taylor Lee Shepard, Rick Snow), Collide (Steve Parker), University of Alabama School of Music (Andrew Raffo Dewar, Tim Feeney, Holland Hopson) . . . 7:30 p.m.: Performance:  Andrew Raffo Dewar’s Anabolism

The 22 Most Stunning Sorority Houses in America
Cosmopolitan—April 10
Zeta Tau Alpha, Nu Chapter – The University of Alabama This stunning house was built in January 2017 and sleeps 67 women. The three-story home has everything from a grand floating staircase foyer to a large patio with exterior TVs. ZTA symbols, including a light fixture found in the library that resembles their badge, are scattered throughout.

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ turns 50: Why HAL endures
Christian Science Monitor – April 3
In the 50 years since the US premiere of Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” virtually everyone who has used a computer has experienced countless HAL moments: “an unexpected error has occurred,” goes the standard digital non-apology. The machine whose sole purpose is to execute instructions has chosen, for reasons that are as obscure as they are unalterable, to do the opposite. . . . “One of the things that makes HAL a really enduring character is he faces us with that kind of archetypal technological problem, which is that it’s a mirror of our own biases and predilections and things that we are maybe not conscious of,” says Alan Lazer, who teaches courses including “The Films of Stanley Kubrick” at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

College graduates begin job search
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – April 10
The UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA’s Career Center has useful advice for crafting the perfect resume on their website. The website for UA’s career center is

WalletHub: R.I. has 7th-highest tax burden in U.S.
Providence Business News – April 10
Rhode Islanders scrambling to put together their taxes ahead of April 17 may already be feeling the burden of Rhode Island’s tax laws – the Ocean State is home to the 7th highest tax burden in the country, according to a study by WalletHub Monday. . . . “Contrary to erroneous assumptions, low state tax burdens do not promote long-term, stable economic growth,” said University of Alabama law professor Susan Pace Hamill in a prepared statement. However, she also noted that, “Excessively high state tax burdens, especially if imposed unfairly, will retard economic growth.”

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