UA In the News — Dec. 1-3

  • December 3rd, 2018

Female CEOs Are More Likely to Be Fired Than Men—Even When Their Companies Are Thriving
Fortune – Dec. 1
One of our jobs here at Fortune is to act as the keepers of the Fortune 500—and for the Broadsheet team, that includes a special focus on the all-too-exclusive club of female Fortune 500 CEOs … Before the research team—Vishal Gupta of the University of Mississippi, Sandra Mortal of the University of Alabama, Sabatino Silveri of the University of Memphis, Minxing Sun of Clemson University, and Daniel Turban of the University of Missouri—could tackle that question, though, they had to solve a problem that those of us who cover this stuff are all too familiar with—very few CEOs admit to being “fired” and very few companies admit to firing them.
New Kerala – Nov. 30
Daiji World – Nov. 30
Interesting Engineering – Dec. 2
Sacramento Indian – Nov. 30
Portland Indian – Nov. 30
Austin Indian – Nov. 30
New Jersey Indian – Nov. 30
F3 News – Nov. 30

University of Alabama leads freshwater mussels study
Tuscaloosa News – Dec. 1
More than 70 percent of freshwater mussels are imperiled as human development has harmed river ecosystems, yet little is known about how biodiversity within species of mussels influences their function as filters and engineers of the water … A nearly $1.8 million project led by the University of Alabama aims to identify the processes and mechanisms that underlie patterns of biodiversity in these mussels.

New degree could bring help in opioid crisis
Cullman Times – Dec. 1
The University of Alabama’s decision to add a degree in addiction and recovery is a timely move, but also a reality check on the state’s steep opioid abuse crisis. The program, which will prepare students to combat a wide variety of addictive disorders, is the result of student demand for an undergraduate major on the subject. The department has offered a minor in this field that provided supplemental training since 2012.

Mueller probe heats up for Manafort and Cohen (Live Interview)
MSNBC (National) – Dec. 2 and 3
Joining us now, we have Joyce Vance, as well as staff writer for the Atlantic and MSNBC contributor Natasha Bertrand. Joyce is a former U.S. attorney, and professor at the University of Alabama law school and an MSNBC contributor. Joyce, I would like to start with you just to kind of get your as we head into what could be a monumental week in this investigation. What you are looking for and also what happened with Cohen that tells you about how this is going to unfold?
 
Columbus can learn from losing out on H2Q
Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) – Dec. 1
Amazon’s selection of New York City and Washington, D.C., for its second headquarters projects calls into question whether Columbus really had a chance for the project … “Translation: Put the thing where I want,” said K.C. Conway, 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, who has tracked the project closely. “They weren’t true to (the initial proposal). They put municipalities through a lot. They generated a ton of data that will benefit them.”
LimaOhio.com – Dec. 1

Puzzling Together a Communication Plan
Progressions – Dec. 3
Writing a communication plan is standard for public relations practitioners. A communication plan serves as a blueprint for how one will implement a campaign. It takes careful planning to construct and attention to detail before implementing. This is also the case when composing a puzzle. (Trenton Brasfield is a senior at The University of Alabama majoring in public relations and minoring in sociology.)

How to Choose Hospice Care
Next Avenue – Dec. 3
Making the decision to transition your loved one to hospice care (for people whose medical conditions mean they are expected to die within six months) is a time of emotional upheaval … “If you have an opportunity to go with a free-standing hospice house, jump wholeheartedly into it because the environment is created specifically to help people as they die and the family members of people as they die,” said Dr. Rebecca Allen, a geropsychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Alabama’s Research Institute on Aging.

Manufacturing “Islamic Extremism”
Counter Currents – Dec. 3
The so-called “Islamic extremism” has become synonymous with the Western definition of “terrorism” to conceal the West’s ongoing war on Islam and Muslims … A recent study by the University of Alabama in the U.S., found that “terrorist attacks” committed by people described and identified according to their faith as “Muslim extremists” receive 357% more U.S. press coverage than those committed by non-Muslims (Jews and Christians).

Sea level rise: Gulf scientists encouraged to reach out
Al.com – Dec. 2
First the good news: “Sea level rise can’t be bad in the next 10 years,” John Englander told a gathering of Gulf Coast marine scientists on Thursday … University of Alabama Assistant Professor Hamed Moftakhari’s session on “compound coastal flooding driven by tropical cyclones” featured some daunting equations and three-dimensional graphs.

UA gymnastics team holds holiday party for RISE students
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Nov. 30
Kids from the rise center got the chance to play in coleman coliseum where the University of Alabama gymnasts practice. The gymnastics team helped kids up to 5 years old play on the equipment, jump around, and even meet Santa clause.
Tuscaloosa News – Dec. 1

More jobs in Alabama
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Nov. 30
The state now has more jobs than before the great recession of more than a decade ago. That’s from a new study released by the University of AlabamaThe Center for Business and Economic Research there looked at the most recent economic indicators. The total number of non-farm jobs now exceeds the previous high of 2,026,700 jobs last seen in December 2007.

Holiday tour of historic homes scheduled for Sunday
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 30
The Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society will present a holiday homes tour from 2-5 p.m. Sunday … Father Christmas will visit and musical performers will include the University of Alabama Opera Theatre, singers from the Alberta School of Performing Arts, instrumentalists from Northridge High School and music students from the Capitol School.

COLLEGE NEWS: December 2, 2018
Tuscaloosa News – Dec. 2
University of Alabama: Four pairs of University of Alabama Honors College students will compete for $12,000 in scholarships Tuesday in the final rounds of an annual debate tournament on campus.

Tuscaloosa library’s yearly Christmas open house is Sunday
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 30
The Tuscaloosa Public Library’s annual Holiday Open House is set for Sunday afternoon. This free event will feature crafts for kids, movie shorts, treats, music and a “Holiday Postcard” photo booth from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the library’s main branch on Jack Warner Parkway … And at 3:30 p.m., a live reading of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” will be performed by actor Sam Nelson of the University of Alabama’s Department of Theatre & Dance.

Upcoming OLLI Open House at University of Alabama Gadsden Center to be held on December 6, 2018
Etowah Chamber – Nov. 30
The University of Alabama’s, (UA’s), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, (OLLI), will host an open house at the UA Gadsden Center, 101 North First Street at the Broad Street Bridge, that will be open to the public, free of charge.

Paul W. Bryant Museum hosts holiday open house
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Nov. 30
The Paul W. Bryant Museum is hosting a free holiday open house for fans today. The University of Alabama is feeling the holiday spirit and they want families to part in it at their holiday open house at the Bryant Museum from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.

Accolades
Rockford (Illinois) Star – Dec. 2
2018 summer dean’s list: University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa: Wyatt James Reid of Poplar Grove (semester GPA of at least 3.5).

Reading series offers platform for writers
Crimson White – Nov. 30
Sharing one’s work can be a trial for many, but throughout the course of the fall semester, the University of Alabama has provided a platform for aspiring writers. The department of English hosted a reading at Sella-Granata Art Gallery for students seeking to receive their master of fine arts degree. The reading marked the end of the event, which has been hosted for students in the creative writing department since September 19. At the event, five first-year graduate students read a variety of works composed by them, from prose to poetry for a small audience.

Service group turns newsstands into libraries
Crimson White – Dec. 3
On the rainy morning of Alabama’s SEC Championship game Saturday, Honors Action, a program within the UA Honors College, organized a service project behind Nott Hall. As part of the Honors College Assembly, the association is one of several groups that focuses on community service. The Literacy Council of West Alabama partnered with the Honors College to paint old newsstands donated by The Tuscaloosa News. These new “take one, leave one” book stands became part of the effort to encourage reading from a young age.

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.