UA In the News — Feb. 7

  • February 8th, 2019

High-tech facility The Edge holds grand opening
Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 7
The Edge, a high-tech facility designed to support entrepreneurial collaboration and innovation in West Alabama, held its grand opening Wednesday. Officials from the city of Tuscaloosa and state of Alabama, along with leaders from the University of Alabama and community partners attended the celebration, which included a ribbon-cutting. The 26,000 square-foot building is in an enterprise area designated for development after it was devastated by a tornado that struck Tuscaloosa in April 2011. – Feb. 7
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Feb. 6
NBC 13 (Birmingham) – Feb. 6
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CBS 42 (Birmingham) – Feb. 6
Manderson online master’s program named No. 1 in SEC
Crimson White – Feb. 7
Out of 156 schools, U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 list of Best Online Graduate Programs (non-MBA) ranked the University’s Manderson Graduate School of Business online master’s program No. 10 in the country and No. 1 in the SEC, scoring a 90 out of 100.
Zellar graduates from University of Alabama
Daily Press (Escanaba, Michigan) – Feb. 6
Brittany Zellar of Gulliver has received a bachelors of science in education from The University of Alabama. UA awarded some 2,065 degrees during its fall 2018 commencement Dec. 15.

Tri-Town education achievers
Danvers (Massachusetts) Wicked Local – Feb. 6
University of Alabama: Amanda Davekos, of Boxford, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester after earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Bryan (Ohio) Times – Feb. 6
Boulder City Review (Nevada) – Feb. 6
New Orleans Advocate – Feb. 6
Emmetsburg Reporter Democrat (Iowa) – Feb. 6
UA to host Family Night at the Museum (Live Interview)
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Feb 6
Allie Sorlie, the Education Outreach Coordinator for the Alabama Museum of Natural History, stopped by the WVUA 23 studio to talk about a family friendly event happening soon at the museum.

Birmingham ranked 13th in U.S. for pedestrian deaths
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Feb. 6
Rhonda Strickland says she would like to see more of how the data is gathered before making any conclusions, but she does agree pedestrian deaths nationwide are on the rise,

UA to study risks to women in prisons
WSFA-NBC (Montgomery) – Feb. 6
We’re getting our first insights on a new study the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA is beginning to improve how our state figures out the biggest risks to women in prisons.

UA law professor comments on Hoover police shooting case
National Public Radio – Morning Editing (All NPR stations) – Feb.. 6
Jenny Carol is a law professor at The UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA. She’s following the case and read the Attorney General ‘s report.

UA Hockey Team to wear teal jerseys to bring awareness to ovarian cancer (live interview)
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Feb. 6
Kyle Richards, the head coach of the Alabama hockey team, is here to explain why the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA hockey team and the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation are partnering for one night to honor patients and survivors and bring awareness to the community about Gyn cancers.

Peace Studio: Broadway, a new musical theater camp for teens
UpstateSCBiz – Feb. 7
Dance Director: Stacy Alley Stacy Alley is head of Musical Theatre and an associate professor of musical theatre/dance at the University of Alabama. Alley is a professional director and choreographer whose recent teaching and/or artistic credits include work in Denmark, Tanzania, Norway, Scotland and Chile. She has been performing professionally for more than 30 years, including five years as a featured dancer in Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular. She is the Musical Theatre Educators Alliance vice president and a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).

African-Americans have shaped Alabama’s and America’s cuisine
Alabama News Center – Feb. 6
Who deserves credit for, or ownership of, Southern food remains “a contentious question,” said Kate Matheny, outreach coordinator for Special Collections at the University of Alabama. (Incidentally, Tipton-Martin used a bibliography of UA’s David Walker Lupton African-American Cookbook Collection as “my shopping list” to build her own collection of African-American cookbooks that became the framework for “The Jemima Code.” The Lupton collection of more than 450 cookbooks is one of the largest collections of African-American cookbooks in the country.)

TUSK CALENDAR: February 7, 2019
Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 7
THURSDAY Conversation with Selah Saterstrom: 3:30 p.m., free, Room 301 Morgan, UA campus. Saterstrom is the author of the novels “Slab,” “The Meat and Spirit Plan” and “The Pink Institution.” Her book “Ideal Suggestions: Essays in Divinatory Poetics,” published last fall, won the Essay Press Book Prize. She teaches and lectures across the United States and abroad and is director of creative writing at the University of Denver. . . . MONDAY-FEB. 17 “Bakkhai”: 7:30 p.m., $10, Allen Bales Theatre, University of Alabama. The god Dionysus arrives in Thebes disguised as a mortal to establish his cult, and brutally punishes his cousin, King Pentheus, who denies Dionysus’ divinity as the son of Zeus. Poet Anne Carson wrote this adaptation of Euripides’s Greek tragedy. Performances 7:30 p.m. Monday-Feb. 16, ending with a 2 p.m. matinee Feb. 17.
Why wasn’t accused killer locked up before Mobile Officer Sean Tuder’s slaying? – Feb. 6
Jenny Carroll, a professor of law at the University of Alabama, wrote in an email to that the general default of courts is to release defendants unless there is a compelling reason not to. “The court inevitably must weigh questions about the safety of the community and the likelihood that the defendant will return to court for future hearings,” Carroll said. “The default is that the defendant should be released. In this case, assuming the allegation is true that the defendant shot a Mobile police officer, the judge engaged in a tragic miscalculation when he released Perez on bail.”

Sundance trip provides inside look at film industry
Crimson White – Feb. 7
“We have a lot of students who are interested in being filmmakers, and they think of five jobs: a writer, an editor, a director, a cinematographer or producer,” said Kristen Warner, associate professor of journalism and creative media. “No one really thinks about those jobs in between, so it was important to me as an educator to get students to think about careers outside of those five things. Sundance is an acute experience in that you’re enmeshed in all this work that’s happening over six days with all these people at your disposal who want to talk to you.”

Student-run festival celebrates film, creators
Crimson White – Feb. 7
Wade Scanlan, a junior majoring in telecommunication and film, is a movie festival fanatic. He has volunteered with Sidewalk Film Festival, just a few miles away in Birmingham, and Outfest, an LGBTQ-centric event in Los Angeles. Scanlan has interned with Huntington Beach Film Festival and was selected to take part in a film studies program with Santa Barbara International Film Festival. In the fall, he’ll take on an internship with one of the biggest: Cannes Film Festival.

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