UA In the News — May 24

  • May 24th, 2019

Study shows people still don’t buckle up
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – May 23
Nearly three people a day are killed in traffic crashes in Alabama, according to a study performed by the University of Alabama. The study also shows you are 500 times more likely to be thrown from your vehicle during a crash if you’re not wearing your seatbelt.
WAFF 48 (Huntsville) – May 23
NBC 13 (Birmingham) – May 23
Sweatpants Mike, Scratchy and the Weasel – May 23
A huge part of my fishing education took place off the water, in the aisles of a tackle shop called Triangle Sports in Antioch, Ill … but this is something I take exceptionally seriously. I’ve been working with several anglers who have gone on to do big things at the collegiate level – guys like Ryan Kirkpatrick, who was the president of Murray State University’s team, and Tyler Lubbat, who is a freshman on the University of Alabama fishing team.

New 4-story parking deck to open in August
Tuscaloosa News – May 24
A new four-story parking deck is on schedule to open in August on the University of Alabama campus across from the Moody Music Building. The Capstone parking deck will have about 1,010 spaces. It replaces a surface lot that was previously on the site at the corner of Second Avenue and Paul W. Bryant Drive adjacent to the Bryant Conference Center and the music building. Construction began last spring. Bailey Harris Construction Co. is the contractor.

College Campuses Must Be Redesigned With Foster Youth, Those With Disabilities in Mind
Youth Today – May 24
Owing to increased attention during recent decades, few professionals who are interested in the well-being of youth remain unaware of the challenges faced by the more than 25,000 young people exiting the foster care system each year … I have the privilege of working with one such program, Alabama REACH, at the University of Alabama. I also interact with many students who experience challenges relating to disability accommodations. (Leah Cheatham is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama, where she teaches research and policy while focusing her own research on issues of disability, youth well-being and transitions into adulthood.)

WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – May 23
State officials updated community leaders on the transportation projects scheduled for Tuscaloosa in the coming years at the annual transportation summit Wednesday evening …The University of Alabama attracts hundreds of thousands of people to Tuscaloosa seven weekends a year, according to Justice Smyth, who serves as outreach director for the University.

Virginia Tech and University of Alabama teams finish second and third
Technology Today – May 23
The Ohio State University has been named The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year One champion, taking the lead in the premier four-year collegiate engineering competition. Rounding out the top three are Virginia Tech in second place and the University of Alabama in third place.

Dozens of wild bee species on the decline 24a
Post-Register (Idaho) – May 23
More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study …Jeff Lozier, a bee expert from the University of Alabama who did not take part in the research, called the study “interesting” and said the findings are a critical step in expanding research into lesser known species of bees.

Air University SAASS student wins MGMWERX Pitch Night, captures $1.5M commitment
Maxwell Air Force Base – May 23
A student at the Air University School of Advanced Air and Space Studies earned first place in academic research for 2019 during the Top Flight Pitch Night hosted by MGMWERX, May 21, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. … The judges’ panel of four military and industry experts concurred on the winner and were encouraged by the broader commercial application for this idea. Judging along with Cotton and Shahady were Paavo Hanninen, Alabama Small Business Development Center Network at the University of Alabama, and Likia Hawkins, president and chief executive officer for Steel Point Solutions, LLC.

School News
Lebanon Democrat (Tennessee) – May 23
Bailey Bowling, of Mt. Juliet, was inducted into the Mortar Board honor society April 5 at the University of Alabama’s Tapping on the Mound ceremony.

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