UA In the News — May 17

Local student named UA Outstanding Senior
Alexander City Outlook – May 17
At its annual Alumni Weekend Luncheon on April 21, the University of Alabama National Alumni Association presented 10 students with the honor of the Outstanding Senior Award. Among these 10 was local student Rosie Lamberth. “It’s a really big honor to receive this,” Lamberth said. “I felt incredibly honored not only to be named one of the Outstanding Seniors, but just to be nominated for the award.”

Column: Where do prescription drugs come from? Good luck answering that question
Chicago Tribune – May 16
Los Angeles 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.
Orlando Sentinel – May 16
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Cedar Valley Business Monthly (Waterloo, Iowa) – May 17
Wisconsin News – May 17
Park Hills Daily Journal (Missouri) – May 17
Rochester Post Bulletin (Minnesota) – May 17
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TDN (Longview, Washington) – May 17
Lacrosse Tribune (Wisconsin) – May 17
Globe Gazette (Mason City, Iowa) – May 17
Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) – May 17
 
UA professor comments on Royal Wedding
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – May 16
UA professor John Vincent, who is originally from England, says this is a chance for everyone to lay back and enjoy the pomp and circumstance of the occasion. But he also says there is a lot more that will be looked at besides the wedding ceremony.

Health Matters: ADHD
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – May 16
It’s hard not to be aware in today’s society of existence of ADHD and how it has impacted and come to our attention with children. But, many may not realize that adults can also be affected by this and it can have adverse problems but also be successfully managed and treated.

Senior Citizens Appreciation Day in Tuscaloosa Wednesday
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – May 16
The 31st annual Senior Citizens Appreciation Day celebration will be held at the Bryant Conference Center on the University of Alabama campus Wednesday, May 16 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Anyone age 60 and older may attend at no charge.
ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia) – May 16
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NBC 12 (Montgomery) – May 16
WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi) – May 16
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NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee) – May 16

Three books named Harper Lee prize finalists
Tuscaloosa News – May 16
The University of Alabama School of Law and the American Bar Association Journal have named three authors as finalists for the 2018 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. The prize is named in honor iconic Alabama author Harper Lee and is given annually to the author of a book-length work of fiction that best illuminates the role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change. It was created by the law school and the ABA Journal in 2010 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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