UA In The News — Jan. 7

  • January 7th, 2020

UA Engineers Help Find Site to Drill for Antarctica’s Ancient Ice
WVTM-NBC 13 – Jan. 6
Engineers from The University of Alabama are on the hunt for ancient ice. The researchers developed a unique radar to be used in Antarctica. The mission find and recover some of the oldest ice on the continent.

A Lesson for American Foreign Trade with China
Yale University Press Blog – Jan. 6
In 1792, the Emperor of China sent a letter to George III of Great Britain. Beneath the surface of diplomatic politeness, it was a gallingly peremptory, even dismissive note, especially for a missive sent to the ruler of an Empire upon which the sun was just beginning not to set….Matthew Lockwood is assistant professor of history at the University of Alabama and the author of The Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern English State.

Pentagon chief of staff resigns amidst growing Iran tensions
Mic – Jan. 6
University of Alabama law professor Joyce Alene noted that “reporting” around Chewning’s departure “says he’s ready to go back to private sector and not to read too much into this.”
“But,” she noted, “the timing is still quite interesting. I’d want out of that chain of command before an illegal order was given.”

What’s New in HPC Research: Gravitational Lenses, the Human Brain Project, Biofuels & More  
Hpcwire.com — Jan. 6
Extreme-scale cosmology simulations are crucial to understanding our universe, but the data they produce can be unwieldy, necessitating compression. In this paper, researchers from the University of Alabama and Los Alamos National Laboratory propose the use of GPU-based lossy compression for these simulations, demonstrating that this compression can provide the necessary accuracy for post-analysis while achieving a high compression ratio.

NASA’s Astronaut Candidates with Ties to Pennsylvania to Graduate with Eye on Artemis Missions
The Daily Times Leader – Jan. 6
Bob Hines, U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, attended high school in Mountaintop, Pennsylvania and now 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 Air Force Base in California. 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. He has deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Prior to being selected as an astronaut, he was an FAA flight test pilot and a NASA research pilot at Johnson.
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Online Schools Report Publishes Ranking of Best Online Library Science Master’s Degrees for 2020
Spoke – Jan. 6
Here are all the schools with the Best Online Master’s Degrees in Library Science: The University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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King School Announces Class of 2020 College Acceptances
Stamford North’s Hamlethub – Jan. 6
The Class of 2020 has achieved success in the classroom, on the athletic fields, and on the stage; now they are preparing to pursue lives of ongoing inquiry and purpose in college. Congratulations to the 43 seniors who have been accepted and have already committed to attend their first choice college or university! University of Alabama.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.