UA In the News — Jan. 31

  • January 31st, 2019

UA and AARP helping aging veterans
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Jan. 30
Older military veterans could benefit from a new study by the University of Alabama and the state’s AARP. UA and Alabama AARP have teamed up to study the needs of older veterans. Most veterans statewide and throughout the nation are older than 50.
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Jan. 30
Veterans News Report – Jan. 30
Rural colleges aren’t supplying the workers rural businesses and agriculture need
Hechinger Report – Jan. 30
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 … Many states have financially neglected rural community colleges, which don’t usually have the local tax base or private money available to urban and suburban schools, said Stephen Katsinas, a University of Alabama political science professor who directs that school’s Educational Policy Center.

Democrats, Republicans and intel officials rip Trump for dissing latest report
New York Post – Jan. 30
Top Democratic lawmakers, national security experts and other analysts ripped President Trump on Wednesday after he mocked his own top intelligence officials for contradicting his foreign policy opinions — telling them they “should go back to school.” … University of Alabama law professor and former federal prosecutor Joyce White Vance wrote on Twitter that even the president’s most hard-core fans might doubt his version of reality following the Senate testimony from Director of National Security Dan Coats, who appeared along with CIA chief Gina Haspel, FBI Director Christopher Wray and other top officials.
MSNBC National (no video available) – Jan. 30

Prof. Beito Discusses Fraternal Organizations Standing In For The Role Of The State
Libertarian News – Jan. 30
Fascinating lecture, I guarantee you’ll learn something new from this one.  David T. Beito, Professor of History at the University of Alabama, speaks at Libertopia 2010 on “The Voluntary City & Mutual Aid Societies.”

Female CEOs face grater risk of sacking
Executive Grapevine – Jan. 31
Female CEOs are far more likely to be fired from their roles than their male counterparts, even when the firm they are leading is doing well – Pacific Standard reports. This is according to a study from the University of Alabama, in which researchers searched through media reports to compile a database of CEOs who were dismissed between 2000 and 2014.
HR Grapevine – Jan. 31

Alabaster native wins accolades at 2019 Trumpet Festival
Alabaster Reporter – Jan. 30
The University of Alabama School of Music’s Alabama Trumpet Studio traveled to Atlanta in January to participate in the 2019 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast, an annual regional musical conference dedicated to teaching and performance of the trumpet.

WEIS Radio’s Own Jerry Baker Receives Award for Increasing ADHD Awareness
WEIS – Jan. 30
Jerry Baker received the Outstanding Service Award for promoting ADHD education at the 11th Annual Southeastern Regional ADHD Conference at the University of Alabama.

Benjamin Rubin of Harrison Named to UA Dean’s List
Harrison’s Hamlet Hub (Connecticut) – Jan. 30
Benjamin Taras Rubin of Harrison was named to The University of Alabama Dean’s List for fall 2018. A total of 12,332 students enrolled during the 2018 fall term at UA were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s).
Cos Cob’s Hamlet Hub (Connecticut) – Jan. 30
The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Indiana) – Jan. 30
The Gilmer Mirror (Texas) – Jan. 30
Greensboro News and Record (North Carolina) – Jan. 30
Simsbury Patch (Connecticut) – Jan. 30
Tulsa World (Oklahoma) – Jan. 30
Brookfield’s Hamlet Hub – Jan. 31
Ridgefield’s Hamlet Hub (Connecticut) – Jan. 31
Bryant-Denny Stadium is top state sports destination
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Jan. 30
No surprise here. State tourism officials announced today that more than 785,000 people attended University of Alabama football games at Bryant-Denny stadium in Tuscaloosa last year, ranking it first among state sports destinations.

Forza Financial invests within community
Crimson White – Jan. 31
In 2010, UA students visited the Alabama Black Belt region and decided to start a company that would begin to curb the massive financial inequality in developing areas.Forza Financial, a student-run nonprofit company registered as a 501(c)3 in Alabama, specializes in microinvesting – specifically loans from $500-$5,000 with low interest rates. The company currently has around 20 employees with experience in many areas of business, and while Forza originally provided only investing services, it has recently changed its business model.

Dogs provide assistance for stressful college life
Crimson White – Jan. 31
People often leave behind their family pets when they come to college. With more responsibilities, it can be too hard for some to take care of a dog. But the absence still lingers. Enter the UA dog sightings GroupMe, more than 1500 members strong. These students send pictures of dogs they encounter, discuss dog-related topics and meet up frequently.

US National Coed And All Girl Teams Announced For 2019
Spoke – Jan. 30
USA Cheer has announced its US National team members for 2019. The Coed and All Girl teams will represent the United States at the 11th Annual International Cheer Union (ICU) World Cheerleading Championships at the Walt Disney World® ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida on April 24 – 26, 2019 … Chelsea Aderhold, University of Alabama.

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