UA In the News — Feb. 1

  • February 1st, 2019

State needs to invest at least $600 million annually in infrastructure, study finds
Alabama Political Reporter – Feb. 1
A report from the University of Alabama’s Alabama Transportation Institute and Alabama Transportation Policy Research Center found that the state needs to invest between $600 million and $800 million annually for the next 20 years to meet infrastructure needs.

UA, AARP partner to study needs of Alabama’s older military vets
Alabama Political Reporter – Feb. 1
The University of Alabama Office for Military Families and Veterans and AARP Alabama are partnering to conduct a survey to assess the needs of older veterans in the state.
WAFF-NBC (Huntsville) – Feb. 1
WSFA-NBC (Montgomery) – Feb. 1

Alabama saw nation’s biggest home price increases, losses in 2018 – Jan. 31
One Alabama city saw the biggest home price gains in the nation in 2018, while another had home sellers taking the biggest loss, according to one national snapshot of real estate … That statistic surprised Stuart Norton, a research coordinator at the University of Alabama’s Center for Real Estate.

Are female CEOs more likely to be fired than men?
Human Resources Director – Feb. 2
No matter how successful female CEOs are in their role, they are still more likely to be fired by their employers compared to their male counterparts, according to a new report. While women constituted only about three per cent of CEO departures from 2000 to 2014, they had a higher likelihood (5%) of being fired from their job compared to men (3%) in the same position, researchers from the University of Alabama found.

Laud & Honor: Feb. 1, 2019
Journal Review (Crawfordsville, Indiana) – Feb. 1
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Taryn A DePugh of Veedersburg 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).
Rome News-Tribune (Georgia) – Jan. 31
The Dallas Post (Pennsylvania) – Jan. 31
Madison County Courier (Wampsville, New York) – Jan. 31
Bethel Patch (Connecticut) – Jan. 31
Danbury Patch (Connecticut) – Jan. 31
Ridgefield Patch (Connecticut) – Jan. 31
Weston Patch (Connecticut) – Jan. 31
Middletown Transcript (Delaware) – Jan. 31
Advance Leader (Indiana) – Jan. 31
Effingham Daily News (Illinois) – Jan. 31
Glasgow Daily Times  (Kentucky) – Jan 31
The Inter Mountain (Elkins, West Virginia) – Jan 31
February will be filled with entertainment in Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa News – Jan. 31
One tragic national championship loss, two faux-snow-blows, a Realizing the Dream concert and DATE Week later, Druid City arts and entertainment revs to full steam in February … FEB. 7: Kentuck Art Night, the free and family-friendly first-Thursday event, will host openings for works by Tom and Charlotte Wegrzynowski, art instructors at the University of Alabama.

Would Our Early Ancestors Have Watched the Super Bowl?
Sapiens – Jan. 31
It’s not your fault you watch football all day—man has always been captivated by watching stuff,” states a Coke Zero commercial that aired during the U.S. football season in 2013. The ad shows a person gazing hypnotically at a television, then cuts to an ancestral human staring at a fire. (Christopher D. Lynn is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Alabama.)
Hubble Spies Doomed Spiral Galaxy Plunging Into the Coma Cluster (and Losing Gas, Too)
Remo News – Jan. 31
An incandescent stream of hydrogen gas emanates from the D100 spiral galaxy as it dives into the center of the gigantic cluster of Coma galaxies. You can see glowing blue groups of young stars near the center of the tail, where there is still enough hydrogen gas to fuel star formation … Credit: Hubble image: NASA, ESA, M. Sun (University of Alabama) and W. Cramer and J. Kenney (Yale University); Image of Subaru: M. Yagi (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan).
F3 News – Jan. 31
UA announces Homecoming date for 2019
WAAY-ABC (Huntsville) – Jan. 31
We now know the date for this year’s homecoming game and festivities at the University of Alabama. Thousands will flock to Tuscaloosa on Saturday, October 26th for homecoming weekend. The Crimson Tide will take on the Arkansas Razorbacks in a conference showdown.

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