UA In the News — Aug. 13

  • August 13th, 2019

UA Aligns Inventor Resources, Collaboration with Business Incubator
CBS 42 – Aug. 12
Officials say they expect new arrangements between The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa’s business incubator to help entrepreneurs and generate new jobs. The Bama technology incubator, which features on-campus support for start-up companies, will now be known as edge labs. Officials say the name change is significant, because it will emphasize the connection between edge labs on the northern end of u-a’s campus and the edge, an off-campus business incubator.

UA Creates Pediatric Fellowship for Family Medicine Physicians
ABC 33/40 – Aug. 12
The University of Alabama has created a pediatric fellowship program for family medicine physicians. The fellowship will equip the physicians to care for chronically ill children in rural areas that may not have pediatric physicians. Interviews for the program will begin this fall with the fellowship beginning in July 2020.

Transact Continues to Expand Support for Student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch
PR Web Cision – Aug. 13
Transact today announced the next wave of higher education institutions to begin using Transact Mobile Credential for student IDs in Apple Wallet. Mobile Credentials offer students an easy, secure, and contactless way to navigate campus, allowing them to access facilities and residence halls, as well as make payments for dining, laundry, vending, retail, and more with just their mobile phones. Transact was the first campus credential solution provider to announce NFC-enabled contactless student IDs for iPhone and Apple Watch at schools across the country. Joining Duke University, The University of Alabama …
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Law tasks Ala. truckers with learning human trafficking signs
WTVY (Montgomery) – Aug. 13
Alabama resident Dixie Shannon said she was the victim of human trafficking while attending duel enrollment classes as a minor. Human trafficking can happen in a community’s own backyard, and most people never even realize it … Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry. Experts say the number of victims is tough to determine, but a University of Alabama School of Social Work study said Alabama law enforcement found more than 600 potential victims of human trafficking in 2017.

UA Law Professor comments on raids on poultry factories in Mississippi (live interview)
National Public Radio – All Things Considered – Aug. 12
Let’s stay with the workplace raids and bring in Joyce White Vance. She is now a professor at The University of Alabama School of Law. She used to be a U.S. attorney in Alabama. And in an op-ed for the Washington Post she writes that early in her tenure in that job under the Obama administration she was approached about conducting an ICE raid similar to the ones last week in Mississippi but those raids never happened.

UA Honors College Freshmen Strive to Help Others in Alabama Action
CBS 42 – Aug. 12
These students are part of The University of Alabama Honor College action team. Students will be working in the community through Friday.

University of Alabama in Ghana for symposium
Graphic Online – Aug. 13

A delegation of 15 faculty members and administrators from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in the United States of America (USA), is in Ghana to participate in the first joint symposium that also features the University of Cape Coast and the Central University. The symposium will focus on the theme of social determinants of health.

Students move in to residence halls at UA
WERC-FM – Aug. 12
Lots of activity on The University of Alabama campus as students move in for the start of fall classes. Parent Lisa Rogers says it’s going well.

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