UA In the News — Feb. 8

  • February 8th, 2019

Natural history museum to host family night
Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 7
The ninth annual Family Night at the Museum will be held Friday at the Alabama Museum of Natural History on the University of Alabama campus. The theme of this year’s Family Night is “Dinosaurs.” The event will include several interactive activities guided by UA graduate students from more than 20 departments.
Great Day Tuscaloosa (live interview) – Feb. 7
University of Alabama Releases Report on State Transportation Infrastructure Challenges
Transportation Investment – Feb. 6
The University of Alabama’s Research and Economic Development department released a Feb. 1 report evaluating Alabama’s road network in comparison with neighboring states, assessing potential challenges facing the highway system, and outlining policy options to meet these challenges.
Higher rates of foreclosure follow black homeowners into white areas – Feb. 7
Even in predominantly white areas, black homeowners are more likely to face a foreclosure than their white neighbors, according to research at The University of Alabama.
Top Headlines: Alabama’s aerospace investment surge, The Edge opens in Tuscaloosa
Business Alabama – Feb. 7
The biggest, most valuable new technology on farms these days is a new family of soybean seeds … Tuscaloosa saw the grand opening Wednesday of a new workspace for businesses and entrepreneurs. A ceremony welcomed The Edge, an $11.7 million high-tech facility designed to support entrepreneurial collaboration and innovation.

Cultured Mag – Feb. 7
In “Excavations,” Julie Mehretu dissects the history of mark making through experiments with the printing press. Curated by Siri Engberg, the exhibition is organized by Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis and presented in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at the University of Alabama by Mehretu along with Cole Rogers, master printer and artistic director of Highpoint.

Mercer University’s Spencer B. King Jr. Center for Southern Studies to Award 2019 Sidney Lanier Prize to Fred Chappell
Middle Georgia CEO – Feb. 7
Mercer University’s Spencer B. King Jr. Center for Southern Studies will award the 2019 Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature to poet and novelist Fred Chappell … Trudier Harris, Distinguished Research Professor of English at the University of Alabama.
The Mueller investigation has sprouted. Therein lies the jeopardy for Trump.
Stamford Advocate (Connecticut) – Feb. 7
Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York served a sweeping subpoena on President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee on Monday. (Joyce White Vance, a former U.S. attorney in Alabama, is a professor at the University of Alabama School of Law. Matthew Miller was director of the Justice Department’s public affairs office from 2009 to 2011.)
Connecticut Post – Feb. 7
The Norwalk Hour (Connecticut) – Feb. 7
Danbury News Times (Connecticut) – Feb. 7
Anniston report: Blacks represent 45 percent of arrests
Anniston Star – Feb. 7
A report produced last month by the Anniston Police Department shows that African Americans represent a greater share of the department’s arrests, traffic stops and tickets than they do of the population the department polices … Erin Kearns, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, said that if all else is equal, the demographic breakdown of arrests should reflect the population breakdown. “When that’s not the case, it raises questions,” she said.

Birmingham Police training to recognize victims of human trafficking
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – Feb. 7
Julia Myers said the need is great. A study by the University of Alabama estimates 5,000 victims are trafficked in the state each month.
The Alt-Right and US Capitalism in Decay
 Counter Punch – Feb. 8
In late 1934, the second edition of R. Palme Dutt’s book titled Fascism and the Social Revolution was published … Hawley, who teaches Political Science at the University of Alabama, has composed a comprehensive discussion of the alt-right movement as it stood in mid-2018.

The Cullman Tribune – Feb. 7
The University of Alabama awarded some 2,065 degrees during its fall commencement Dec. 15, 2018. Among them were 15 Cullman-area students.
Lockport Legend – Feb. 7
Decatur Daily – Feb. 7
Sunbury News (Ohio) – Feb. 7
Hudson Valley 360 (New York) – Feb. 7
Southside Sentinel (Urbanna, Virginia) – Feb. 7

Old Cahawba Archaeological Park cemetery gets new life
NBC 12 (Montgomery) – Feb. 7
Righting a wrong from decades ago. “Yes, I think we are bringing a sense of healing,” said Linda Derry, Cahawba Park Site director for the Alabama Historical Commission … Gage and his men work for the University of Alabama’s Archeological Research Center.

Hudson-Poole Jewelers, Egan’s Bar seek public art ideas
Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 7
Sculptors hoping to become part of the public-art wave in Tuscaloosa now have until May 1 to submit proposals for a work to stand adjacent to Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers … More information on what the RFPs require can be found at, by contacting Wolfe via email or at 758-4994, ext. 3; or Craig Wedderspoon, professor of sculpture at the University of Alabama, via or by calling 348-1898. Names Top Master’s in Organizational Leadership Programs for 2019
ABC 25 (Central Texas) – Feb. 8, a trusted source for unbiased college rankings and higher education planning, announced the release of their Best Online Master’s in Organizational Leadership Programs for 2019 … 2019 Best Master’s in Organizational Leadership Degree Programs (in alphabetical order): Baker University; Belhaven University …University of Alabama. – Feb. 8
The 10 Best Colleges for Advertising
College Magazine – Feb. 7
Advertising marries the creative and strategic. It inspires bright leaders to successfully deliver their message in ways you wouldn’t expect … 8. UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA: he advertising faculty at UA continually produces recognized award-winning work. UA’s Division of Strategic Communications in 2018 created the campaign “Where Legends Are Made” and won six awards at the American Advertising Federation Competition, including Overall Best of Show.

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