UA In the News — Nov. 8

  • November 8th, 2018

Volunteers help with disaster relief in Florida
Crimson White – Nov. 8
Although she is a Florida resident and a part of a family that frequently has to evacuate from hurricanes, Mackenzie Thompson and her family have never had to worry about their home, as it has always been unscathed … After spending her fall break serving victims of Hurricane Michael, she now realizes the hardships a community faces after a dangerous storm, and it has given her a whole new perspective.“The most inspiring part about the trip was the resilience of the people that we worked with,” said Thompson, a senior majoring in psychology.

Classic story mirrors present-day feminism
Crimson White – Nov. 8
As of Tuesday, a record-setting number of women are going to hold offices on Capitol Hill. Among them are the first Native American and Muslim women elected to Congress, along with several state-specific firsts.

University of Alabama to Begin the State’s First Educational Neuroscience Program
Diverse Education – Nov. 7
The University of Alabama (UA) has announced undergraduates can begin applying to the state’s first educational neuroscience program by the fall 2020 semester. The program will be offered through the university’s College of Education … The new major will include courses on a wide range of topics such as electrophysiological research methods, mathematical cognitions, neuroimaging, and neural correlates of reading, according to Alabama News Center.
Alabama News Center – Nov. 7
 
With the help of UA, University Place Elementary School takes recycling to the next level
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Nov. 7
So Parish reached out to the University of Alabama’s Environmental Council and School Yard Roots to get recycle bins and to create compost for the school. And in just six weeks, University Place has already made a big impact. “If my calculations are right, we’re nearing 20,000 milk bottles that we have recycled.”
 
Why World War I Became the ‘Forgotten War’
How Stuff Works – Nov. 7
The Great War, as it was known before we started capitalizing and numbering our world wars, is remembered as anything but “Great” now. If, that is, it’s remembered at all … “It was kind of an auditioning, if you will, of the kind of rise of a very large militarized society that we see in World War II and thereafter,” says Andrew J. Huebner, a history professor at the University of Alabama and the author of “Love and Death in the Great War.”

Baldwin County tech incubator opens in Fairhope
Lagniappe – Nov. 7
The city of Fairhope, the Baldwin Community and Economic Development Foundation and The University of Alabama (UA) recently announced the opening of Hatch, a downtown business resource incubator and tech hub aimed at providing guidance and linkages to statewide resources for local entrepreneurs in the early stages of forming a startup company.

dSPACE Helps Universities Develop and Test Advanced Vehicle Technologies
OEM Off-Highway – Nov. 7
dSPACE is donating high-performance, in-vehicle, prototyping hardware to aid student engineers in developing and testing embedded software control systems as part of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge … Universities participating in the challenge include: Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO); Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, FL) … University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL).
 
University of Alabama chosen for four-year-long EcoCAR competition
Crimson White – Nov. 7
After finishing third in the EcoCAR 3 competition earlier this year, a group of UA students are preparing their project for the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge. These students were one of only 12 groups from different universities invited to take part in the competition. It is the second consecutive Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition that the University has been invited to.

College news
Maryland Independent – Nov. 7
Philip Albert Marini of Indian Head was named to the University of Alabama president’s list for the summer semester. The listing requires a 4.0 GPA.

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