UA In the News — July 12

  • July 12th, 2018

DC BLOX to Invest $785M in AL Data Center
Commercial Property Executive – July 11
DC BLOX has chosen a 27-acre site in Birmingham, Ala., for its newest data center campus … The project is estimated to have an initial economic impact of more than $80 million for Jefferson County and approximately $99 million for Alabama, according to an analysis carried out by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Culverhouse College of Business at University of Alabama.

Brasfield & Gorrie offers hands-on construction tech program
Construction Dive – July 11
Birmingham, Alabama-based general contractor Brasfield & Gorrie partnered with the University of Alabama’s (UA) Culverhouse College of Commerce to give students hands-on experience with 3D printing, modeling software and modular manufacturing methods in construction. Releases Ranking of Top Online Master’s in Social Work Programs
Seattle Post-Intelligencer – July 11, a leading career- and education-focused website that provides comprehensive information about social work degree programs, careers, and licensing requirements in the US, has released its ranking of the top online master’s degrees in social work. The top schools on this year’s list are: 1. Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) ; 2. Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO); 3. University of Missouri (Columbia, MO); 4. University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL); 5. Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA).
 Albany Times-Union (New York) – July 11
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Rockford Star (Illinois) – July 11

The 50 hardest law schools to get into – July 11
People love to ridicule this profession, but they should well remember that many of America’s presidents were lawyers. Usually after nearly a decade of intense training, lawyers perform an important and difficult service: tending the rule of law … No. 19 University of Alabama.
Birmingham Times – July 12
Growing up in Bessemer, Marquita Hall learned firsthand about the difficulties of gardening. “I found out from my grandmother that her dad died in a garden, and so did my grandfather on my dad’s side,” she said. “They died in the garden because it is hard work to maintain it and keep it looking pretty.” …FFICE, one of the first organizations to introduce land-management and agtech solutions in urban areas, was able to collaborate with entities like the Scott’s Miracle-Gro Foundation, the University of Alabama, and the DOE.
Eriksen, Lampkin named to University of Alabama president’s list
Middletown Transcript (Delaware) – July 11
Seth Arthur Eriksen, of Delaware City, and Daija Monae Lampkin, of Middletown, were named to the spring 2018 president’s list at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Lagrange Daily News (Georgia) – July 11
The Beaver Times (Pennsylvania) – July 11
Rome News-Tribune (Georgia) – July 11
Lancaster Bee (Buffalo, New York) – July 11
Putnam County Record (Illinois) – July 10
Greensburg (Indiana) Daily News – July 10
Concert will wrap up Alabama Blues Week
Tuscaloosa News – July 11
Alabama Blues Week will conclude with a concert Saturday night in the auditorium of the Moody Music Building. The concert, which costs $10 per person, will feature blues artists, University of Alabama faculty members and students. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 348-3000. The Moody Music Building is at 810 Second Ave. on the UA campus.
Health Matters: Back Pain
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – July 11
In today’s modern society, sooner or later just about every one of us is going to have an episode or maybe more than one of back pain. It’s really part of modern society. Let’s listen to a conversation with Dr. Tom Weida, a family physician with University Medical Center, about what to do and when you might need to be more concerned.

Musical’s laughs generated by role reversal
Tuscaloosa News – July 12
Winnifred, or Fred to her friends, is the central character in comedic musical “Once Upon a Mattress,” an off-Broadway hit in 1959 that later that year successfully transferred to Broadway. Fred surprises those around her, defying stereotypes of the dainty, shy princess who’s always doted on. Instead she comes from a marshland, swims a moat to meet Prince Dauntless, and continually refuses to fail at the challenges the queen gives her. Winnifred will rise again on the Bean-Brown stage, as Theatre Tuscaloosa opens its production of the show that launched Carol Burnett’s career, beginning Friday, with performances through July 22. “What’s interesting about this show is even though she (Winnifred) is a strong independent female, she wants to marry Dauntless,” said Autumn Fuller, a junior studying secondary education at the University of Alabama, and this production’s Princess Winnifred.

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