UA In the News — Aug. 14

  • August 14th, 2019

A story of loss designed to save others from tragedy
The Eagle – Aug. 14
After their son’s death, Teves and his wife, Caren, launched an organization called No Notoriety with the goal of denying mass shooters the fame they often seek. They try to persuade media organizations not to publish the names of the shooters or photos that would make them look impressive or intimidating … “These perpetrators are specifically seeking a legacy,” said Adam Lankford, a professor of criminology at the University of Alabama.

Apple is bringing contactless student IDs to more universities this school year
Techspot – Aug. 13
College students at a dozen additional universities across the country will be able to carry their student IDs on their iPhone or Apple Watch this school year, eliminating the need for a separate physical ID card to access dorm rooms, buy lunch and get into sporting events. Students at the University of Oklahoma, The University of Alabama, Temple University, Johns Hopkins University, Marshall University, Duke University and Mercer University already have access to Apple’s contactless student IDs.
Digital Trends
TechChrunch
Markets Insider
Mobile ID World
TechExplore
The Huffington Global
Geek.com
Gsm (Tehran, Iran)
NFC World
PhoneArena
University Business
World pro News
SF Gate
My San Antonio
Pocket-Lint
… and many more.

UA research examining how heat waves are getting bigger
NBC 13 – Aug. 13
New tonight, those hoping for a break from the recent heat waves may be disappointed. Research from an assistant professor at The University of Alabama shows they are actually getting longer. David Keellings found the heat waves also became more severe over the past six decades. According to the University, Professor Keellings recently got a got a three year, nearly $350,000 grant to further his research.
EurekAlert!
Science Magazine

Too many fish, hot rocks, gun insurance: News from around our 50 states
Visalia Times Delta – Aug. 13
Alabama Tuscaloosa: Officials say they expect new arrangements between The University of Alabama and the city’s business incubator to help entrepreneurs and generate new jobs. The Tuscaloosa News reports that the Bama Technology Incubator, which features on-campus support for startup companies, will now be known as Edge Labs. Officials say the name change is significant, as it will emphasize the connection between Edge Labs on the northern end of UA’s campus and the Edge, an off-campus business incubator.
USA News Hub
USA Today

William Barr Is the Wrong Person to Lead the Jeffrey Epstein Investigation
Time – Aug. 13
Vance is distinguished professor of the practice of law at the University of Alabama, a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama and an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst. Jeffrey Epstein is dead. His victims will never have their day in court, at least not with this defendant. It is critical that the Justice Department conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of his death. But how it is handled is also critical to the integrity of DOJ. That is why Attorney General William Barr needs to recuse himself.

Women make up majority of UA first-year law students for first time
Fox 6 – Aug. 13
For the first time ever -there are more women enrolled at the University of Alabama law school e- than me. Of the 137 first-year law students who started this week, 53-percent are women. The class was drawn from a pool of almost 15-hundred applicants, students are from 24 states and China.
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WBRC (Birmingham)
NBC (Montgomery)

Home Personal Finance From ‘Fredo’ to ‘Where did you learn English?’ — how to respond to microaggressions
Market Watch – Aug. 13
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo lost his temper in footage posted online Monday after a man called him “Fredo” — a term he said was a vicious slur against Italian-Americans …  “I know what it is, it happens all the time, but I can’t really explain it or describe it,” said Robin Boylorn, a 40-year-old associate professor of interpersonal and intercultural communication at The University of Alabama. “Sometimes when we explain it or describe it, it’s not tangible; it doesn’t feel like a real thing.”

UA, AU Cheerleaders visit Children’s of Alabama
Fox 6 – Aug. 13
A little football fever hit Children’s of Alabama today with cheers of “Roll Tide” and “War Eagle.” University of Alabama, Auburn University cheerleaders and mascots spent time with patients. It’s part of the Wells Fargo picks for kids program which donates $1,000 to children’s hospital for each pass interception made by the Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers.

Construction set to begin on new Tutwiler Hall
Fox 6 – Aug. 13
Construction set to begin on a new Tutwiler hall at The University of Alabama. The new residence hall will be built adjacent to the existing one. Construction is set to begin in just 2 weeks.
NBC (Huntsville) – Aug. 13

New lights installed at Bryant-Denny Stadium
ABC (Huntsville) – Aug. 13 (video not available)
If it is possible Bryant-Denny stadium could be even more crimson this fall! The Alabama athletic director took to twitter to announce new LED lights that were installed. In June The University of Alabama board of trustees approved the updated plans for the football stadium renovation increasing the stadium’s budget by more than 15-million dollars.

UA Law Professor comments on FBI Raid of Epstein’s Private Island (Live Interview)
MSNBC (National) – MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle – Aug. 13
It was  nick-named the island of sin. We have got to dig into this. Joyce Vance is a former U.S. Attorney and professor at The University of Alabama School of Law … Is it too little too late? Joyce, let’s talk about the timing.

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