UA In the News — Dec. 13

  • December 13th, 2018

Amazon’s plans for a New York office are under new scrutiny
The Verge – Dec. 13
A month ago, when Amazon announced that it would build regional offices in New York and Virginia at great expense to the taxpayers there, I wrote that it had misunderstood the moment … “Probably the best thing about a Twitter thread is speed,” Joshua Rothman, of the University of Alabama, wrote in an email.

Grant to Fund UA Study of Dementia Caregiver Support App
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Dec. 12
The University of Alabama and Florida international University are teaming up to help the people who take care of dementia patients. UA associate professor Nicole Ruggiano helped create “Care Heroes.” It’s an app designed to help physicians and caregivers communicate.

University of Alabama to offer state’s first MFA in dance program
Alabama News Center – Dec. 9
The University of Alabama’s department of theatre and dance will offer the state’s first Master of Fine Arts in dance program starting in fall 2020. The program, which will use the 2019-20 academic year to recruit and audition prospective students, will provide training in advanced studies in dance, prepare graduates for employment in the dance profession and provide credentials needed for employment and teaching positions that require a graduate-level degree.

More than one hundred university students from 16 provinces will travel scholarships to the United States
Argentina.gob – Dec. 12
More than a hundred scholars from 35 universities and colleges across the country participated today in an orientation session held at Sarmiento Palace, with the aim of receiving useful information prior to their departure to the United States, between January and March … he destination universities are: Indiana University Purdue (Indianapolis), Mount Holyoke College (Massachusetts), St John’s University (New York), University of Alabama (Alabama), University of Central Arkansas (Conway).

Can Ex-Presidents Run For Office In Ghana? A Constitutional Analysis 
Modern Ghana – Dec. 12
Increasingly Ghanaians are being confused by events in the country regarding the issue of ex-Presidents running for office. To preserve democracy and peace in the country, this issue must be addressed timely … (Author: Professor Seth Appiah-Opoku, University of Alabama)
Ghana Nation – Dec. 13
 
Dancers prepare to perform a Christmas classic
Tuscaloosa News – Dec. 13
This marks the 47th year the Tuscaloosa Community Dancers have produced “The Nutcracker.” The Tuscaloosa Community Dancers began in 1971, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing together members of the area’s many companies, including The Dance Centre, Academy of Ballet and Jazz, MJ’s Academy of Dance, the University of Alabama’s Department of Theatre and Dance, and more. The group incorporates professional guest artists to raise the level of expectation and inspire younger dancers.

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