UA In the News — June 4

  • June 4th, 2019

UA Astrobotics team wins NASA’s contest again
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – June 3
The UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA is known for being dominate in sports, but did you know UA’s robotics team is just as dominant? The robotics team won NASA )s grand prize for robotic mining again this year. That’s five years in a row.
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – June 3
Alabama universities excited about hemp research – June 4
Five Alabama universities have new state licenses to grow and study the hemp plant – marijuana’s non-psychoactive cousin – and they are excited about its potential as a statewide crop. It isn’t news that hemp has multiple uses. People have used it for thousands of years to make things like rope. But scientists are looking now at a wide range of potential uses from medicine to fiber. The universities licensed by the state to start researching this year are the University of Alabama, Alabama State University, Troy University, Tuskegee University and Alabama A&M University.

Denying mass killers ‘sick, twisted fame’: Public officials refuse to name them to avoid copycats
USA Today – June 4
If Virginia Beach authorities have their way, the gunman who killed 12 people and injured four others in Friday’s shooting rampage won’t join the ranks of infamous mass murderers in U.S. history. To that end, they’re vowing his name won’t cross their lips publicly anymore. . . . “What you often see is they’re basically saying, ‘This person was a nobody who became famous or got a lot of attention, and I want to get that same reward, even if I go about it in a somewhat different way,’’ said Adam Lankford, an associate professor of criminology at the University of Alabama who has studied mass shootings.
USA News Hub – June 4
Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen to attend University of Alabama (live interview)
KATV-ABC (Little Rock, AR) – June 3
So I’m really looking forward to relaxing and having that senior year of high school, but I’m also like, oh, my gosh what am I going to do? I competed since I was in 8th grade, definitely a lifestyle adjustment, I have my four years of college paid for so I’ll be attending the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA after that.
University of Maryland receives $175M for Earth research effort
Baltimore Business Journal – June 3
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded the University of Maryland, College Park $175 million in funding to support a collaborative research effort around better understanding Earth’s atmosphere and systems. . . . In addition to UMD and NC State, other academic members of CISESS include University of Alabama and University of Alabama, Huntsville; the University of North Carolina System; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; City University of New York; George Mason University; Oregon State University; Howard University; University of Michigan; University of South Carolina; University of Georgia; University of California, Irvine; South Dakota State University; Florida International University; and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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