UA In the News — Nov. 2

  • November 2nd, 2018

WVUA 23 (Tuscaloosa) – Nov. 1
Addictions take many forms, from alcohol or drugs, gambling or gaming, shopping or sex, but now the University of Alabama’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies is offering students a chance at eventually helping people recover from those afflictions.

The Psychology of Faking Your Own Death
Gizmodo – Nov. 2
Why would anyone fake their own death? Some seek a departure from royalty, a career as a pirate, or a quiet life after taking down the Third Reich. Usually, they’re chasing an escape from bankruptcy or bad marriages. But for some, it may seem that staging their own death is the only way to feel like they’re alive … According to Dr Marc Feldman, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Alabama, however, there are certain psychological disorders that can definitely lead to such behaviour.

Five things to do this weekend
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 1
No. 1: “Alabama Types: Poets, Playwrights & Storytellers” will have an opening reception from 5-8 p.m., in conjunction with First Friday, at the University of Alabama Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, 620 Greensboro Ave.

Late Social Work Professor Named to Social Work Hall of Fame
Druid City Living – Oct. 30
The Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame will posthumously honor a former University of Alabama faculty member during a ceremony Friday, Nov. 2. Dr. Kathleen (Kathy) Bolland, who worked at UA in various capacities from 1985 until her death in 2015, is the lone 2018 inductee into the Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame.

UA senior plans job fair in Greensboro
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – Nov. 1
For job hunters, tomorrow in Greensboro there will be a job fair. Our partner, the Tuscaloosa News says a University of Alabama senior planned this job fair to help our community. It will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Greensboro Recreation Center at the old National Guard Armory building.

WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Nov. 1
With mid-term elections ahead, talk of President Donald Trump’s plans to do away with birthright citizenship have surfaced. University of Alabama Assistant Professor of Political Science Allen Linken said immigration is a key factor in this year’s mid-terms and potentially a reason for the potential policy proposal. Talk of Trump’s executive order comes as people from Honduras and Guatemala move through Mexico to the U.S. border where they hope to ask for political asylum.

Seat in stadium honors POW, MIA soldiers
Crimson White – Nov. 1
On home game days, thousands of Crimson Tide fans clamor to get their hands on a ticket for one of the 101,821 seats available in Bryant-Denny Stadium, but one seat will constantly remain empty in honor of the more than 92,000 American soldiers who haven’t returned home from war since World War I.

UA honors Dr. Cathy Randall
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Nov. 1
Recently the University of Alabama honored Dr. Randall by naming the computer-based honors program after her; it now bears the name “Catherine J. Randall Research Scholars Program.”

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