UA In the News — Jan. 11-13

  • January 13th, 2020

University of Alabama honors opera director with Blackmon-Moody Award
Yellowhammer – Jan. 12

Dr. Paul Houghtaling, coordinator of voice and director of opera at the University of Alabama, has received the 2019 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award.  “Paul is widely recognized as one of the most successful, innovative and respected opera directors and educators in his field on an international level,” said Dr. Charles Snead, director of UA’s School of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences. “His success at UA has been ongoing and consistent, and it has increased the productivity, reputation and national standing of our opera program.”

UA names new economic official
The Tuscaloosa News – Jan. 12

An entrepreneur and former bank executive with extensive Tuscaloosa ties will oversee economic and business engagement for the University of Alabama.  An entrepreneur and former bank executive with extensive Tuscaloosa ties will oversee economic and business engagement for the University of Alabama.  Dan Blakley joined UA on Jan. 6 as associate vice president for economic and business engagement in the Office for Research and Economic Development.

5 things: Study says whole milk may help reduce child obesity
Food Management – Jan. 10

Researchers at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I., are launching a pilot program to determine whether a Health Automatic Ingestion Monitor (AIM) device can help users lose weight. Developed at the University of Alabama, the device attaches to a user’s eyeglasses and monitors eating habits, including what kinds of foods are eaten, how much, how often and how fast.

Aviation Week Network Announces 20 Twenties Winners for 2020; Top Technology Students to be Honored March 12 at Laureates Awards Gala
MarketScreener – Jan. 13
Aviation Week Network, in collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), today announced the winners of its awards program, “Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders: The 20 Twenties.” The awards recognize students earning STEM degrees who are nominated by their universities on the basis of their academic performance, civic contribution and research or design project. Most importantly, the program brings together technology hiring managers, students and faculty around the world to recognize what’s needed for business and academic success.

Scholarship foundation honors Marines and Navy Corpsmen by educating their children
ABC (Arlington, Va.) – Jan. 10

He was just eight years old and being handed a folded flag by a commanding officer. Christian Golczynski’s father was a Marine killed in combat in Iraq. The flag was the one that was draped over his father’s casket. A picture was taken and it went viral. Christian has grown up without a father, yet he admits he has his dad’s warrior spirit. He is now a senior at the University of Alabama, and already has a job lined up in Dallas when he graduates.

NASA’s Newest Astronauts Ready For Space Station, Moon And Mars Missions
News Puddle – Jan. 13

NASA welcomed 11 new astronauts to its ranks Friday, increasing the number of those eligible for spaceflight assignments that will expand humanity’s horizons in space for generations to come. The new astronauts successfully completed more than two years of required basic training and are the first to graduate since the agency announced its Artemis program. Bob Hines, a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, attended high school in Mountaintop, Pennsylvania, but considers Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, his hometown. He has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Boston University and a master’s degree in flight test engineering from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB. Hines served as a developmental test pilot on all models of the F-15 while earning a master’s in aerospace engineering from the University of Alabama.
69 News – Jan. 10
Pa Homepage – Jan. 10
Fox (Washington) – Jan. 10
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