UA In the News — Jan 29-30

  • January 30th, 2019

Here’s why you should have faith in Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation
USA Today – Jan. 29
Should we have faith in special counsel Robert Mueller? Half of Americans doubt that his eventual report will be “fair and even-handed,” according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll that was completed the day before Mueller indicted Roger Stonefor false testimony and obstruction of justice. (Joyce White Vance is a former U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Alabama and a law professor at the University of Alabama School of Law.)
Yahoo – Jan. 29
The Mercury (Exton, Pennsylvania) – Jan. 29
Delco Times (Swathmore, Pennsylvania) – Jan. 29
Visalia Times Delta (California) – Jan. 29
Naples Daily News (Florida) – Jan. 29
Detroit Free Press – Jan. 29
Argus Leader (South Dakota) – Jan. 29
App.com – Jan. 29
Delaware County News Network (Pennsylvania) – Jan. 29
Wisconsin State Farmer – Jan. 29
 
Rural colleges are ignoring one of their largest industries: agriculture
The Guardian – Jan. 29
Farris Beasley stands in a barn on his 600-acre farm, pointing out equipment both ancient and modern and longing for the days when all of it was as easy to repair as his 1939 John Deere tractor … There’s another reason, too: many rural colleges just don’t have the money to run pricey programs in tractor repair or veterinary science, said Stephen Katsinas, a University of Alabama political science professor who directs the school’s educational policy center.
Equities – Jan. 30
 
Major expedition targets Thwaites Glacier
Archy Worldys – Jan. 29
The US icebreaker Nathaniel B Palmer leaves Punta Arenas in Chile on Tuesday to begin an expedition to Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier … US collaborator Dr Rebecca Totten Minzoni, from the University of Alabama, said: “By discovering the history of Thwaite’s Glacier under past climate and ocean conditions, we can assess the stability of the glacier today.
Planet Genius – Jan. 30
 
SIUE celebrates life and message of MLK
The Alestle (Edwardsville, Illinois) – Jan. 29
SIUE welcomed Christine Taylor, vice president and associate provost for diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Alabama, as the keynote speaker at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon on Jan. 23.

CAMPUS CORNER: Colleges and universities honor area students on dean’s lists
New Jersey Hills – Jan. 28
Area students have been honored by their colleges and universities. Alexandra Ellen Zigenfus of Chester graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Signs of Your Depression from Everyday Activities
MSN.com – Jan. 29
Do something more than usual? It could be that this is your way to forget the big things you don’t want to think about. You might even like to eat or shop until it’s crazy or forget yourself. And some of your signs of depression can be seen as reported by Rd ​​below … A 2010 study from the University of Alabama found that young adults who reported experiencing depression tended to gain weight around their waist so they were at risk of heart disease.

Temple students can now access buildings, pay for lunch with their phones
Technically Philly – Jan. 29
First announced with a splash at last year’s Apple keynote conference, Temple University students can now tap their phones and Apple Watches to access buildings or pay for lunch … Last year, the mobile access setup came into effect at Duke University, University of Alabama and University of Oklahoma.
Centre Daily Times – Jan. 29
Daily Heralds – Jan. 29
The Temple News – Jan. 28

Shimer to participate in UA’s Cooperative Education Program
Hendersonville Standard (Gallatin, Tennessee) – Jan. 28
University of Alabama student Neil Shimer of Hendersonville, will participate in UA’s Cooperative Education Program for spring 2019. Shimer will be working at Gaylord Chemical.
Gallatin News (Tennessee) – Jan. 28

Mississippi State competes for Camp Kesem chapter
Tupelo Daily Journal (Mississippi) – Jan. 29
A dedicated band of Mississippi State Bulldogs is hoping to ring up support to create a camp for children who have been impacted by a parent’s cancer … Right now, the closest chapter is at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

OLLI to hold events in celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial
CBS 42 (Birmingham) – Jan. 28
Happening this week, you have a chance to take some free courses in celebration of the Alabama Bicentennial this year. Glenn Morgan joining we now to tell us a little about this. I’m a member of an organization called OLLI.

Tuscaloosa City Council action for January 29, 2019
Tuscaloosa News – Jan. 29
The Tuscaloosa City Council took the following action at its Tuesday meeting … Authorized execution of a letter of support to the University of Alabama for a research grant with the American Water Works Association.

CSL hosts third annual Multicultural Leadership Summit
Crimson White – Jan. 29
The Center for Service and Leadership will host its third annual Multicultural Leadership Summit, a seven-hour conference, on Feb. 2 for students to engage in dialogue. Gretchen Moore, assistant director at the Center for Service and Leadership, said during the conference there would be two keynote speakers: Charles Nash, senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the University, and Andre Denham, associate professor of instructional technology in the department of educational leadership, policy and technology studies at the University.

Annual drive collects books for Alabama Black Belt counties
Crimson White – Jan. 29
The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development began collecting books for its 14th annual Books for the Alabama Black Belt drive on Jan. 21, and it will end Feb. 18. Thirteen counties, including Bullock, Choctaw, Butler, Greene, Dallas, Hale, Macon, Lowndes, Pickens, Marengo, Perry, Wilcox and Sumter, make up the Black Belt community. The school systems in these counties have a lack of funding, so people on campus and in the community are encouraged to donate new or gently used books found on school reading lists for children in K-12 in the Black Belt.

UA research team studies human-computer interaction
Crimson White – Jan. 28
Students working in the UA Human Technology Interaction Lab are reimagining the definition of computer science and the uses of computers when working in connection with the human brain.

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