UA In the News — Nov. 1

  • November 1st, 2018

Top wheelchair tennis players in Tuscaloosa for Alabama Open
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 1
This weekend some of the best wheelchair tennis players in the world will gather in Tuscaloosa to compete for prizes at the 2018 Alabama Open. The three-day professional tournament, which is officially sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation as a leg of its pro tour, is being hosted by the University of Alabama wheelchair tennis team. It will be held at UA’s varsity tennis courts.

Alabama student plans job fair in Greensboro
Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 31
Plans for a job fair in Greensboro on Friday began with a University of Alabama senior reflecting on how she could help her community. The fair will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Greensboro Recreation Center, 515 Green St., in Greensboro. The center is at the old National Guard Armory building. For UA student Felecia Travis it began with a question during an interview for a research internship at the University of Alabama Human Resources Institute. Travis was asked what would she do if she could do anything. She said she replied she would give back to her hometown in Alabama’s Black Belt.
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Oct. 31
 
U.S. DOE, General Motors and MathWorks Launch EcoCAR Mobility Challenge
Renewable Energy Magazine – Oct. 31
The headline sponsors are the U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors, and MathWorks, and the challenge is managed by Argonne National Laboratory, making EcoCAR the ultimate training ground for future leaders in the automotive industry … The participating universities include: Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado); Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, Florida) … University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Alabama).
NBC 13 (Birmingham) – Oct. 31
 
UA political science professor discusses alt-right (Live interview)
KIRO-FM (Seattle, Washington) – Oct. 31
George Hawley is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Alabama.

NSF announces new awards for research to better understand Earth’s biodiversity
EurekAlert – Oct. 31
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing over $18 million in 10 new projects to research processes in nature and their complex interactions with climate, land use and invasive species at local, regional and continental scales … This year’s funded projects include: Processes that generate and maintain phylogenetic, genetic, and functional diversity of the freshwater mussel holobiont across multiple scales, Carla Atkinson, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa; and Colin Jackson, University of Mississippi.

UA graduate student and UA Club chef to compete in World Food Championship
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Oct. 31
University of Alabama grad student Jon Turner and University Club executive chef Cherri Koester will be representing team Alabama in orange beach November 7th through the 11th in the World Food Championship. For all you foodies out there that consider food a sport, the World Food Championship is the largest of its kind.
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Oct. 31
 
Amazon Breaks Ground on New Fulfillment Center
Construction Equipment Guide – Oct. 31
Bessemer, Ala., inched closer to the world of e-commerce Oct. 2 as officials gathered to break ground on a new, 855,000-sq.-ft. Amazon fulfillment center … A study prepared by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse School of Business projects the fulfillment center will contribute $203 million annually to the economic output of Jefferson county while adding $123 million to the county’s GDP.

MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES OF KENTUCK ARTS CENTER
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Oct. 31
Kentuck is “a heaven kind of place,” as their slogan states, but behind the scenes, it takes a lot of might-be angels to make that heaven happen … Kentuck intern Ashley Williams, a senior advertising student at the University of Alabama, is one of those who works to make sure the public can enjoy the center’s many offerings.

The Heart in Hilarity
Jackson Free Press – Oct. 31
The members of the Mississippi Opera are clearly fans of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, and as the legendary duo’s music has been performed across the globe for more than a century, they should be in good company … For the “Cabaret at Duling Hall” show, Houghtaling decided to reach out to his colleagues at the University of Alabama, where he is the associate professor of voice and director of opera theatre.

Sexton Lawn expanding in Baldwin County
Lagniappe Mobile – Oct. 31
Baldwin County-based Sexton Lawn and Landscape Inc. recently announced plans for construction of a new headquarters … The Alabama Retail Association recently honored Pollman’s Bake Shops as an Alabama Centennial Retailer. Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPA Advisers, Slappey Communications and The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business are the award sponsors.

Marian Gallaway Theatre could be haunted
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Oct. 31
It‘s Halloween night, so I’m looking for the scariest place in Tuscaloosa. Now Tuscaloosa is rumored to have many hauntings throughout it, especially here at the University of AlabamaStudents and faculty members have told me that right behind me Rowand-Johnson Hall is an area where they’ve seen many spirits.

UA offering free flu shots
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Oct. 31
Flu shots are free to students, faculty, staff and even their spouses at the University of Alabama today from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Gorgas Library room 205.

Bryant inducted into the University of Alabama hall of fame
McDowell.com  (North Carolina) – Oct. 31
A McDowell County resident is now a member of the University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences Hall of Fame. Jennings Bryant, who lives in the Glenwood community, was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Oct. 4 during a ceremonial dinner at the university in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was joined by his family and colleagues for the event.

Cullman woman named Miss River City
Decatur Daily – Oct. 31
A Cullman native claimed the title of Miss River City on Sunday at Hartselle High School as a Miss Alabama preliminary returned to Morgan County for the first time since a lack of funding shuttered the local competition three years ago. Judges named 20-year-old Jessica Patterson, a junior at the University of Alabama and a Crimsonette, as Miss River City. First runner-up went to Moulton’s Maggie Appleton, a 2013 graduate of Lawrence County High. Other participants included Lauren Blue of Madison, Kayla Moon of Arab, Allie Maples of Hartselle and Morgan Harrison of Cullman.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.