UA In the News — May 15

Where do prescription drugs come from? Good luck answering that question
Los Angeles Times – May 15
Westwood resident Steve Simich was taking a generic anti-cholesterol pill. One day he got curious about where it came from. It didn’t say on the label. Simich, 57, asked the pharmacist at his local Rite-Aid. She looked it up and said the country of origin was India … Peter Magnusson, an associate professor of international business at the University of Alabama, said research clearly shows that consumers are influenced by labels that disclose a product’s origins.
Fire News Feed – May 15
 
President Trump attacks White House leakers, the leaks continue (Live Interview)
MSNBC – The Last Word
Trump calls leakers inside his White House “traitors and cowards” as 22 of them leaked to the Washington Post about a day in the life of a president under investigation. In a series of new tweets, Michael Avenatti has linked Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to a former Qatari official. Lawrence discusses with Michael Avenatti, John Heilemann, and Joyce Vance.

Joyce Vance comments on Giuliani’s statements about Cohen (Live interview)
MSNBC – May 14
Ken Vogel, political reporter for The New York Times joins me along with former U.S. attorney and professor of law at the University of Alabama and MSNBC contributor. Joyce Vance. So, the contradictions just keep piling up, Joyce, including no clarity whether Michael Cohen worked for the president.

Supreme Court rules that regulations on sports gambling should be up to the states
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – May 14
Friendly wages on football and other sports can go mainstream thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court. University of Alabama professor Dr. Andrew Billings said it’s a matter of time until 50 states cash in on multi-billion dollar industry.

Magic City Newsmakers: Regions Bank, Newcastle Homes, Dreamland, Two Maids & A Mop and more
Birmingham Business Journal – May 14
For the third year in a row, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized University of Alabama as a “Tree Campus USA.”

Major construction projects underway at the University of Alabama
CBS 42 (Birmingham) – May 14
Classes are finished, graduations are over and students are gone for the summer at the University of Alabama, but construction season is just getting started. There are a number of big construction projects going on.  The gateway into campus along University Boulevard is getting a facelift. Workers are also building a new parking deck behind the Tutwiler residence hall. The project is 70 percent completed.
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – May 14
Fox 6 – May 14

Thompson named president of Junior League of Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa News – May 15
A Tuscaloosa woman hopes her new role as the president of the Junior League of Tuscaloosa will serve as an inspiration to others … TES is a nonprofit group that helps families in emergency situations. In addition to her work with TES, Thompson is also an adjunct faculty member at the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from UA.
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – May 14
List of Memorial Day events in Tuscaloosa and across the state

Tuscaloosa News – May 14

A retired Marine Corps veteran who now works as a strength coach in the University of Alabama’s athletics department will serve as guest speaker at Tuscaloosa’s Memorial Day program. Evan Van Nostrand, a Long Island, New York, native, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2005 and served for seven years. Van Nostrand was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan before he retired in 2012 because of injuries sustained in combat. He earned two Purple Hearts and three Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medals.

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