UA In the News — May 16

New breast cancer research launches at UA
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – May 15
The University of Alabama is launching new breast cancer research focusing on metastasized cells that are active or asleep in the brain. They’ve managed to create a mock brain, testing it in environments to see how the cells react. Researchers hope the study will help them come up with more effective therapies to treat breast cancer that spreads.
NBC 12 (Montgomery) – May 15
ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia) – May 15

Pallone honors top district students for education and arts achievements
My Central Jersey – May 16
Lily Stadler of Dayton was inducted into the University of Alabama’s Anderson society in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Student News
The Walton (Florida) Sun – May 15
Alexandra Schrobilgen of Miramar Beach was inducted into The University of Alabama’s Blue Key Honor Society during the Tapping on the Mound ceremony April 6 during Honors Week. Blue Key Honor Society is a premier honor society that recognizes college students for balanced and all-around excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.

8 It’s Used by Others in Assessing Your Personality
IDN Times – May 15
Research finds that people will focus on 8 specific habits to assess your personality. Prepare for it so you can get a good impression … Often people associate weak handshakes with a lack of confidence and a bad personality. A study from the University of Alabama showed it. Although it can not necessarily judge a person’s ability from his handshake, you can accurately identify his personality traits. Specifically, the study found that the strong handshake was associated with a lack of shyness, lack of irritability and more extroverts.

McAdory High School Honor Graduate Claire Harrison Earns Spot On 2018 University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band Crimsonette Majorette Team
 The Cutoff News – May 15
Congratulations to Claire Harrison, a senior and honor graduate at McAdory High School! Claire is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta … On April 26-27, she auditioned and earned a spot on the 2018 Crimsonette Majorette Team of the Million Dollar Band at the University of Alabama. Claire will pursue a degree in Communicative Disorders and she hopes to one day work with children.

Finalists announced for book award honoring Harper Lee
Al.com – May 15
Three books have been announced as finalists for the 2018 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, and the public can vote for the winner online. The prize is presented by the University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal, and was started eight years ago to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and to honor author Harper Lee. Lee, a former Alabama law student, authorized the prize before her death in 2016.
ABA Journal – May 15

UA begins work on parking deck near Moody Music Building
Tuscaloosa News – May 15
The University of Alabama has begun work on a $22 million parking deck on Second Avenue across from the Moody Music Building. The work, which will replace the current Moody surface lot, began following the end of the spring semester and will see sections of Second Avenue and Paul W. Bryant Drive periodically closed this summer, according to the university.
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – May 15

UA offers summer camps
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – May 15
The University of Alabama is also offering a wide variety of summer programs for children of all ages. Students will get the opportunity to work alongside scientists in the field of archaeology, learning about fossils and animals, and even learn the basics of computer programming. There will even be several camps going on for student who enjoy music.

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