UA In the News — May 31

  • May 31st, 2018

UA professor Dr. Andrew Lemmon receives $500K for US Navy research
Alabama Today – May 30
A University of Alabama professor has received half a million dollars from a U.S. Navy award in hopes of advancing the future of Naval ships. Dr. Andrew Lemmon, UA assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is one of 31 recipients of the prestigious 2018 Young Investigator Program (YIP) from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Awards were given to those whose research holds strong promise across a wide range of naval-relevant science and technology areas. – May 30

State crash data shows seat belt use critical in saving lives
Alabama Today – May 30
Those involved in auto crashes while not wearing seat belts are 40 times more likely to die than those who buckle up, according to an analysis of state crash records from the past five years. For the study, University of Alabama researchers at the Center for Advanced Public Safety examined crash records from 2013 through 2017 provided by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, or ALEA.
Emergency officials studying ways to improve disaster response following mudslide
NBC 6 (San Luis Obispo, California) – May 30
Months after the Thomas Fire and Jan. 9 mudslide in the Montecito area, emergency officials in Santa Barbara County are looking for ways to improve their disaster response …The county has teamed up with the University of Alabama to conduct a study into the public’s reaction to the emergency notifications sent out during the mudslide. Anyone who lived through the disaster is urged to take a survey about the warning process. Click here to participate.

Free seminar gives tips on getting your business online
Gulf Coast News Today (Florida) – May 30
It was a packed house on Thursday, May 17 at the Baldwin County Association of Realtors when professionals throughout Baldwin County learned how to “Get Your Business Online” with Google … The seminar, sponsored by America’s Small Business Development Center through the University of Alabama, and all five Baldwin County Chambers of Commerce.

UA PR Student Earns Grant From Black Warrior Riverkeeper Internship
Southeast Green – May 30
Anna Claire Toxey, a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., has received a grant from the Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation to work with Black Warrior Riverkeeper, a nonprofit clean water advocacy organization. A senior at The University of Alabama, Toxey will work as a public relations intern throughout the group’s service area, the 17-county Black Warrior River watershed.
No fireworks in Democrats’ final debate for governor
Tuscaloosa News – May 30
Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls spent their final debate Wednesday focused on policy, instead of taking jabs at each other, as their party seeks a revival in the GOP-dominated state … Former Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, former state legislator James Fields, Doug Smith, and Chris Countryman appeared in the debate at Morgan Hall at the University of Alabama and hosted by the Alabama Boys State, a civics and leadership program for teens.
Photo Gallery (Tuscaloosa News) – May 30
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Tuscaloosa News – May 30
LOCAL MUSIC … TODAY-JUNE 29: “Pump Boys and Dinettes”: performed by SummerTide, professional program through the University of Alabama’s Department of Theatre and Dance, 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, George C. Meyer Performing Arts Center, 2022 West Second St., Gulf Shores.

Health Matters: Memory Loss
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – May 30
Memory loss and all the associated medical conditions that accompany it are certainly a major concern in our society today. There is good reason to be aware of this and to begin to make interventions early on to help to avoid the speed of memory loss for some individuals.

Alabamians encouraged to get outside for 100 Miles Challenge
Shelby County Reporter – May 31
Individuals throughout Alabama have been challenged to get outside and enjoy the outdoors as part of the 100 Alabama Miles Challenge. The challenge is a free public program, designed to encourage all Alabamians to walk, run, hike, bike, swim, paddle, ride or roll 100 miles each year, and to enjoy visiting Alabama’s state parks, nature preserves and rivers, according to Brian Rushing, the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development’s project facilitator. “We encourage all Alabamians to participate, regardless of age or ability, and to go at your own pace,” Rushing said. “The safety and wellness information provided on the website gives some great guidelines for those who may be new to regular physical activity and for those who are not experienced with trail-based recreation.”

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