UA In the News — May 1

  • May 1st, 2018

John Stuart Mill: Doodles offer insight into philosopher’s thought
BBC – May 1
A team from Somerville College, Oxford, has scoured Mill’s private library of nearly 1,700 volumes. Cataloguing the comments and symbols he made on the edges of books and pamphlets helps build a picture of the way his thinking developed, they say. Mill, also an MP and economist, is best known for his essay, On Liberty … Having access to Mill’s unvarnished reactions to his reading is as close as we will ever get to witnessing one of history’s foremost minds in the process of thinking,” said Dr Albert Pionke, a Victorian specialist from the University of Alabama, who is leading the research.
Poets and Writers – May 1
Republish – April 30
Fire News Feed – April 30

Higher gas prices could cause more drivers to switch to electric cars
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – April 30
Electric cars could be one option for drivers to consider as gas prices keep rising as the summer driving season nears. But what they save on gas could end up costing them more in other areas.  “They also have the feel-good feeling that they’re driving without depleting any fossil fuel reserves,” according to Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian. He’s a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama who previously spent 38 years working for Daimler Chrysler and Mercedes Benz.
NBC 12 (Montgomery) – April 30
ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia) – April 30
UA, Shelton State and Stillman graduations are this week
Tuscaloosa News – April 30
The University of Alabama, Stillman College and Shelton State Community College will celebrate spring graduation with ceremonies this week. The University of Alabama will award more than 5,700 degrees during its spring commencement exercises Friday through Sunday at Coleman Coliseum. Stillman will have its graduation ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday on Sheppard Lawn. Shelton State’s ceremonies will be Thursday and Friday.
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – April 30
Rick Bragg to discuss new book on mom’s cooking
Tuscaloosa News – May 1
Because Margaret Bragg won’t abide hospital gowns, her son Rick’s been sent home to fetch proper garb. His octogenarian mom, tenacious heroine of best-seller “All Over But the Shoutin’,” has survived chemotherapy and surgery, but is still vertical, he stresses … “The most frustrating thing about it was to sit down and try to get this old hard-headed woman — ’cause that’s what she is when I’m mad at her — to get her to break it down,” said Bragg, who lives in Fairhope, and commutes to Tuscaloosa to teach at the University of Alabama once a week, when not on tour.
New Orleans Advocate – April 30
New EDGE Center being built
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – April 30
It’s set to be complete by the fall. It’s a partnership among the University of Alabamaand it will be staffed by the city of Tuscaloosa and chamber of commerce of west Alabama. Tuscaloosa mayor Walt Maddox is excited, about what this could mean for people wanting to get into business, and also for this area of Tuscaloosa.

Langstaff is unWrapt at UA
Florence Courier Journal – April 30
University of Alabama student, Samuel Langstaff, of Florence is participarting in “(un)Wrapt: New Arts Research by Creative Campus Fellows.” The installation will open at the UA Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa Friday, May 4, from 5-8pm and will remain at the gallery through May 15.

Anonymous Owner, LLC: Why it has become so easy to hide in the housing market
Philadelphia Business Journal – April 30
When Sean Hannity, the popular Fox News host, was revealed this month to be a property owner and landlord of considerable scale, it highlighted how opaque the housing market has become … Because the stakes are so high and the spillovers significant, there has always been a public element to private property, said Susan Pace Hamill, a law professor at the University of Alabama who has written about LLCs since the late 1980s. “Should tenants have a right to know who they’re renting from?” she said. “Should cities have a right to know who owns the property? The answer is a resounding yes.”
New York Times – April 30 – April 30
What can past glacier behavior tell us about future sea level rise?
Energi News – April 30
Researchers from the University of Houston will join colleagues from the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the United States to study the Thwaites Glacier, an Antarctic glacier long considered to be the “weak underbelly” of the ice sheet and capable of significant contributions to global sea-level rise, according to a University of Houston press release … Other participating U.S. universities in the THOR project are Rice University, the University of Alabama and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. Geophysicist Robert Larter with the British Antarctic Survey will lead the British side of the THOR project.
Guidry News (Houston, Texas) – April 30

New Study Shows Multiple Tattoos and Immune System Correlation
NBC 13 (Casper, Wyoming) – April 30
If you’re tired of the sniffling, sneezing, and coughing that comes with nasty common colds maybe you should get a tattoo! A study from the University of Alabama suggests tattoos might help boost your immune system. News 13’s Justin Roth takes a look at how.

PSAid Contest Engages College Students to Educate on Best Ways to Help Surrounding International Disaster
Morning Star – May 1
The USAID Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) is pleased to announce the winners of the 13th annual Public Service Announcements for International Disasters contest (PSAid) … Infographic 1. “Your Two Cents” by Abby Cronin, University of Florida; 2. “Clothes Are Not One Size Fits All…” by Katie Moston, Anna Loncar, and Taylor Silva, University of Alabama.
Enhanced Online News – May 1
Dental Economics – May 1
Buffalo News – May 1
Value Investing News – May 1
Decatur Daily Democrat (Indiana) – May 1

Area college and university students gain kudos
New Jersey Hills – May 1
Area students have been honored by their colleges and universities … Students named to the dean’s list at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, include: Michael Ferranti of Flanders and Amanda Hull of Flanders.
Houston Chronicle – May 1

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