UA In the News — Jan. 15

  • January 15th, 2019

Grant expands professor’s human-computer interaction research
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Jan. 14
Brain scanning technology will be put to the test in the Black Belt soon thanks to the University of AlabamaHuman-computer interaction, also known as neurofeedback programs will be tried out by students and teachers in K-12 schools in the Black Belt. Devices like this that measure brain activity will be tried out at the schools.

In the lab: University of Alabama students help inspire next wave of scientists
Alabama News Center – Jan. 14
Akshay Narkhede routinely prepares polymeric biomaterials during lab work in the Science and Engineering Complex at the University of Alabama. Narkhede, a doctoral student in chemical and biological engineering, uses these hydrogels to mimic the mechanical aspects of human tissue to study how cancer cells behave in human or clinical settings.
 
Organ music is a calling for Jackson Borges
Cape Gazette (Delaware) – Jan. 14
Jackson Borges said he knew by the age of 12 that he wanted to play music professionally. By the age of 15, more specifically, he said he knew he wanted to play the organ … In addition to his full-time job locally, Borges is pursuing his doctorate in organ performance from the University of Alabama School of Music, under a program devised by world-renowned organist Dr. Faythe Freese.

GOP Strategist: Donald Trump WH Has Not Been Tougher On Russia Than Obama
MSNBC – Jan. 14
New questions about the president’s ties to Russia are fueled by two reports, one from the Washington Post and one from the New York Times. Watch Stephanie Ruhle discuss these bombshells and how lawmakers are responding. Weighing in: University of Alabama law professor Joyce Vance, former FBI Special Agent Clint Watts, Republican Strategist Rick Tyler, and Co-Founder and CEO of “All In Together,” Lauren Leader.
EBL News – Jan. 14
 
10 years later, goal of getting more Americans through college is way behind schedule
Hechinger Report – Jan. 15
When then-President Barack Obama stood before a friendly and enthusiastic crowd at Macomb Community College, near Detroit, 10 years ago this year, the goals he set out were — as the president himself said — historic … Three out of four community college leaders said in a survey by the Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama that plans do not exist in their states to pay for increasing the number of adults with certificates and associate degrees.

Miss Alabama USA winner overcame high school bullying
Tuscaloosa News – Jan. 14
To this day, Hannah McMurphy still doesn’t know how it happened. By her own account, McMurphy, a 21-year-old Tuscaloosa native who was named Miss Alabama USA 2019 back in November, had a good high school experience, good friends and a healthy image of herself … fter graduating from Hillcrest, Hannah McMurphy enrolled at the University of Alabama, where she is currently a junior majoring in apparel and textiles with a double minor in business and art history. Ultimately, Hannah McMurphy would like to work in marketing for either cosmetics or fashion.

Historic Inauguration Parade
Alabama News Network – Jan. 14 (Not available to link)
Hundreds of people lined both sides of Dexter Avenue to witness the inauguration parade. Kay Ivey became the first elected female republican governor in the states history … There were people from all four corners of Alabama to witness the historic moment. Bands from Auburn University, University of Alabama, and Alabama State performed for the crowd.
NBC 12 (Montgomery) – Jan. 14
WTVM-ABC (Columbus, Georgia) – Jan. 14
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Jan. 14

Mural art exhibit commemorates Alabama history as part of state’s bicentennial
Yellowhammer News – Jan. 14
Artist historian Dean Mosher has created nine murals to celebrate Alabama’s bicentennial. The Eastern Shore Art Center opened an exhibit of the murals Jan. 4, including the unveiling of two of them to the public. The exhibit can be viewed at the Fairhope center through Feb. 23. The “Battle of Fort Mims” and “Tribute to the Merchant Marine” are the new additions that join Mosher’s previous murals that pay tribute to the founding of Fairhope, the University of Alabama, Alabama’s veterans and other historic moments.

Blood drive to be held at UA
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Jan. 14
Several drives are planned for Tuscaloosa. Saturday, January 19, you can give from 1 to 6 at New Life Baptist Church on Jug Factory Road. Next Wednesday, January 23, there’s a drive on the University of Alabama campus, at Burke Hall from noon to 5.
 
Auburn, UAB and Alabama among top-ranked online education programs
AL.com – Jan. 14
Auburn University, UAB and the University of Alabama all had programs in the top 25 nationally in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released Tuesday. . . . The University of Alabama’s Manderson Graduate School of Business took the No. 10 spot in the best online graduate business degree, non-MBA category. Alabama’s online graduate nursing program was ranked No. 12.

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