UA In the News — Dec. 4

  • December 4th, 2018

Female CEOs Are More Likely To Be Fired Than Males, Study Finds
Forbes – Dec. 1
For all the achievements women have had in the business world in recent decades, some specters of the past still lurk, as illuminated by a couple of studies just this week … The second study mentioned earlier is revealing for different reasons. Researchers at the University of Alabama, the University of Memphis, Clemson University, and the University of Missouri looked at data from publicly traded companies between 2000 and 2014, including information from press releases and databases like ExecuComp and BoardEx.
Bloomberg – Dec. 4
Pacific Standard – Dec. 3
The Economic Times – Dec. 4
 
UA launches new educational neuroscience program
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Dec. 3
The University of Alabama launching a new educational neuroscience program that they are calling the first of i’s kind in the world. Currently there are plenty of neuroscience degrees you can get at the grad and PhD level but as one UA professor explains there are none not only in the state but in the world offered at the undergrad level.

University of Alabama offers children’s book sale this week
Tuscaloosa News – Dec. 3
Thousands of books for children and young adults will be on sale this week on the fifth floor of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library on the University of Alabama campus. Prices will be $5 for specialty books and boxed sets, $4 for hardcover books, $3 for  board books and $2 for paperbacks.

LIBRARY EVENT GETS FAMILIES INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Dec. 3
It may not feel like typical December weather, but that did not stop the Tuscaloosa Public Library from getting into the holiday spirit. The library hosted its annual holiday open house Sunday. The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra performed different holiday pieces and University of Alabama Theatre and Dance students performed a live reading of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory.”

Survive the College Application Waiting Game with Tried-and-True Tips
U.S. News – Dec. 3
Stressed about getting into college? … Now a graduate student at the University of Alabama, Lineberry “focused less on school during this time period and more on having fun, which definitely was a good distraction.”
 
West Alabama Christmas Parade Winners Announced
Tuscaloosa News – Dec. 3
Alabama One Credit Union earned the prize for best overall judged entry in the West Alabama Christmas Parade. Other winners from Monday’s night downtown parade included: Best float: the University of Alabama’s CrossingPoints program.

UA students react to Jalen Hurts leading Tide to SEC Championship win
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Dec. 3
All the criticism just showed the adversity Jalen Hurts has overcome. Monday, fans on the University of Alabama campus say he cemented his status as a Crimson Tide legend by staying in the football program when things got tough.

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