UA In the News — June 18

  • June 18th, 2019

Improving guest wellbeing with fire
Hotel Designs – June 17
Fire has always played an important part in our lives … Additionally, in a study for the University of Alabama, Dr. Lynn discovered that watching a fire, complete with sound effects, consistently lowered high blood pressure.

Cannabis Access Laws Accounting for Fewer Opioid Prescriptions
City Watch – June 17
Investigators at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee and at the University of Alabama assessed the relationship between cannabis access laws and the amount of individual prescriptions filled by patients at outpatient pharmacies between the years 2011 and 2017.

Brentwood native earns prestigious University of Alabama scholarship
Williamson Herald (Franklin, Tennessee) – June 17
The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation recently awarded Hudson Nuckolls, a rising senior studying public relations at The University of Alabama and Brentwood High School alumnus, a scholarship grant to intern at Black Warrior Riverkeeper in Birmingham, Alabama, for the summer.

The punishment gap: how workplace mistakes hurt women and minorities most
World Economic Forum – June 18
We all make mistakes. But do we all pay the same price for them? Or are some of us hurt more than others? … And this punishment gap goes all the way to the top. Vishal Gupta, at the University of Alabama, and colleagues looked at CEOs dismissed between 2000 and 2014. They found female CEOs were 45% more likely to be fired.

Ways to juggle fieldwork with kids in tow
Nature – June 17
Nana Apenem Dagadu has taken her two young children to Senegal, Uganda and Ghana — all locations for her fieldwork as a reproductive- and sexual-health researcher … Shifting fieldwork closer to home can be another solution to accommodating childcare, says Christopher Lynn, an anthropologist at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Podcast ‘White Lies’ finds fourth attacker in unsolved Selma murder case – June 17
More than 50 years after the death of Rev. James Reeb, the Alabama-based producers of a podcast about the Civil Rights cold case identified a fourth assailant who was never arrested … The two hosts both grew up in Alabama and teach journalism and new media at the University of Alabama.

Bank Exposure on Commercial Real Estate Creeps Higher
Business Alabama – June 17
According to a recent report in National Real Estate Investor, a “day of reckoning” may be looming for banks with too much exposure on commercial real estate loans … K.C. Conway, director of research at the Alabama Center for Real Estate at the University of Alabama, is cited as saying “there is likely a ‘day of reckoning’ looming. He expects a test to come sometime in 2020.”

We Ask Trainers: Does Having Patterns Before Shows Help or Hurt Exhibitors?
Go Horse Show – June 18
Flashing back to a time when the internet was only a thought – horse shows were planned, but the patterns could not be released before the day of the horse show. (A native Mississippian, Sabrina Turner recently graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Mississippi State University. Currently, Sabrina attends the University of Alabama where she is pursuing her Masters in Advertising and Public Relations.)

How does recycling work in your city? A look at the five largest in Alabama – June 18
While Alabama as a state is markedly better at recycling than it was a decade ago, the state’s five largest cities are each addressing recycling in very different ways. Three of those five cities are planning changes to their recycling programs in 2019 …  But the city does take it at drop-off centers and has arranged collections directly with the University of Alabama and a handful of bars in town.

Campus News
Marietta (Georgia) Daily Journal – June 17
The University of Alabama has inducted Katherine O’Neal of Kennesaw, Riley O’Neill and Ernest Sellers, both of Marietta, into its chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Academic Achievers
Times Daily (Florence) – June 17
Several local University of Alabama students are receiving hands-on, innovative and advanced educational experiences with dozens of companies and organizations across the United States through UA’s Cooperative Education Program for the summer.

COLLEGE NEWS: June 16, 2019 (Louisiana) – June 16
The University of Alabama’s team of 20 Parent Ambassadors welcomes more than 8,000 incoming parents and family members to UA during the summer. They work for Parent & Family Programs within the Division of Student Life.

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