UA In the News — Nov. 6

  • November 6th, 2018

UA offers new degree program in addiction and recovery
WSFA-NBC (Montgomery) – Nov. 5
The University of Alabama is offering a bachelor of science degree in addiction and recovery, and administrators say there’s a lot of interest. The college of human environmental sciences will prepare students earning the degree to combat a wide variety of addictive disorders. Department heads believe if more people are trained and qualified to help, more lives will be saved.
WDBD-Fox (Jackson, Mississippi) – Nov. 5
WTVM-ABC (Columbus, Georgia) – Nov. 5
WAFF-NBC (Huntsville) – Nov. 5
UA Grad Student and University Club Chef to Compete in Food Championships (Live Interview)
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Nov. 5
We are in the kitchen with two special guests who are going to be competing in the World Food Championship, November 7-11 in Orange Beach. Jon Turner who is a University of Alabama graduate student, and University Club executive chef Cherri Koester. Good to see you this morning. What they are going to teach us to make this morning is not what they will make at the competition. They are going to teach us to make a gourmet burger.

New Programs: Computer Science, Finance, Risk Management, Entrepreneurship, Entertainment Design, Virtual Reality, Neuroscience
Inside Higher Ed – Nov. 6
Bethel College, in Indiana, is starting an undergraduate major in computer science … University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa is starting an undergraduate major in neuroscience.

UA men’s basketball starts season with Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food drive
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 5
Fans on Tuesday are encouraged to bring a canned food item to Coleman Coliseum as the University of Alabama men’s basketball team tips off its 2018-19 season. UA’s basketball team will face Southern University at 7 p.m.

Some Alabama immigrants call Trump’s threat on birthright citizenship ‘difficult and ugly’ – Nov. 5
Although experts have discredited President Donald Trump’s power to end a constitutional guarantee of citizenship to children born in the United States to noncitizens, the suggestion felt like a real threat to Rocio and her family … Ronald Krotoszynski, Jr., a University of Alabama professor who specializes in constitutional law, said the president doesn’t have the authority to undo an amendment. In order to undo birthright citizenship the Constitution would have to be amended again through Congress or through the states.

Reports: Amazon HQ2 decision not likely to include Columbus
Columbus Dispatch – Nov. 5
Decision expected soon on Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters; Columbus increasingly considered a long shot. Indications are growing that Columbus’ bid for Amazon’s massive second headquarters project will come up short … If Amazon picks Crystal City, count K.C. Conway as disappointed. Conway is the chief economist for the commercial real-estate group CCIM Institute and the director of research at the Alabama Center for Real Estate at the University of Alabama. He has tracked the project closely.

The U.S. Department Of Energy, GM And MathWorks Launch EcoCAR Mobility Challenge
Aftermarket News – Nov. 5
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors and MathWorks have announced the launch of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, the latest DOE-sponsored Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC), revealing the 12 competing universities and the Chevrolet Blazer  as the vehicle platform selected for the competition … The participating universities include: Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado); Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, Florida) … University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Alabama).

Free ZIP Code Business Counts Data for Maptitude 2018 Mapping Software
Directions Mag – Nov. 5
Caliper is excited to announce the release of ZIP Code Business Count data for Maptitude 2018 users. This new map layer includes the total number of businesses by type (by 6-digit North American Industry Classification System or “NAICS” codes, formerly known as SIC codes). (Arthur Allaway, marketing professor, University of Alabama).

WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Nov. 5
In preparation for Tuesday’s election, one journalism instructor is going beyond the classroom and ensuring voters are treated fairly and can exercise their right to vote with ease … Meredith Cummings, an instructor in the department of journalism and creative media at the University of Alabama, plans to take students from her classes to the Digital Media Center in Bryant-Denny Stadium to research and report on issues related to voting that arise throughout the day.

UA Crossroads honors Native American heritage
Crimson White – Nov. 5
In Tuscaloosa, Native American culture has shaped the area for nearly one thousand years. From being named after a chief who challenged de Soto’s 1540 expedition to the iconic hills of Moundville, Tuscaloosa is a hub of Native American history and its modern culture.
Greensboro holds job fair for community
Crimson White – Nov. 5
Felecia Travis, a student at The University of Alabama, explored Michaels on Nov. 1 for the perfect set of supplies to make signs for her first job fair … “I wanted to do something for my community,” Travis said. “I just started thinking, ‘What can I do?’”

Festivities in community celebrate Veterans Week
Crimson White – Nov. 6
Veterans Week will be full of events and festivities for Veterans Day at The University of Alabama starting Nov. 5. Veterans Day is dedicated to the brave men and women who serve or who have served in the military. This is a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice their lives for their country.

Students to learn about medical school applications
Crimson White – Nov. 6
The All You Need to Know About Med School Applications lecture will provide application tips and useful information for applying to medical school. It is sponsored by the Honors College Assembly and the Office for Undergraduate Research.

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.