UA In the News: Feb. 4, 2016

60th anniversary of Autherine Lucy’s enrollment at UA
NBC 13 (Birmingham) – Feb. 3
Sixty years ago, Lucy became the first African American student to enroll at The University of Alabama. The University suspended her for “her own safety” and would later expel her. Lucy was readmitted, and earned her Master’s degree in 1992.
WTVY-CBS (Dothan) – Feb. 3
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Lullaby concert to be held Thursday night
Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 3
The University of Alabama’s Child Development Resources invites parents and children to its second annual lullaby concert from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Thursday at the Child Development Research Center, 651 Fifth Ave. East. The free community event will expose children to a variety of genres and instruments to stimulate an interest in the arts, said Kristy Brown, training coordinator at the Child Development Research Center.

New program to rate Alabama day cares
ABC 9 (Columbus, Ga.) – Feb. 3
The state will soon start a new program to help you better choose a day care. It’s called Alabama Quality Stars. It’s a new five star scale rating program. Just like you see hotels ranked up to five stars, the state will now rate licensed day care centers that go above the required minimum standards. This program is part of a national system to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early child care and education programs. Centers will be rated from one to five stars based on four components … The evaluations and orientations will be conducted by trained personnel at the University of Alabama.
NBC 12 (Montgomery) – Feb. 3

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers screens movie at UA
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Feb. 3
The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers screened the movie, “Percy Julian: The Forgotten Genius.” Julian was the first African American chemist elected to the National Academy of the Sciences in 1973 paving the way for future African Americans in this field.

EHS holds High Expectations program
Southeastern Sun (Enterprise) – Feb. 3
“You have to begin with the end in mind,” Enterprise City Schools Superintendent Camille Wright said during the High Expectations program on Feb. 1. Faculty from Enterprise High School and Dauphin and Coppinville Junior High School, explained course planning and preparations for high school and college … EHS is also asking for feedback for a potential dual-enrollment contract with the University of Alabama’s Early College program. This program allows students to take many of the core credits needed for an undergraduate degree, as well as many elective courses, online.

Two Local Students Listed At University Of Alabama
Greenville Sun – Feb. 3
Two local students have been recognized with academic honors at the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. According to a recent news release, more than 10,000 students were recognized. Emily J. Bryant, of Greeneville, was named to the president’s list, which recognized full-time undergraduate students who have attained a grade-point average of 4.0. Clancy M. Bryant, of Greeneville, was named to the dean’s list, which recognizes full-time undergraduate students who attain a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

Alabama to host annual ASCE Concrete Canoe race
Crimson White – Feb. 4
The University of Alabama will play host to the ASCE Southeast Student Conference from March 10 through 12. What is the main event of this you might ask? The main event of the conference ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition. Yes, you read that correctly. The ASCE, or the American Society of Civil Engineers, is the supreme authority group for civil engineers. They are comprised of more than 14,000 international members and conduct conferences and meetings to help promote the efficiency and success of the field. One such event put on by this group is the annual Southeast Student Conference. It currently features 21 schools and universities spread out around the Southeast. In 2016, it finds its home at the Capstone.

Circus elephant to be used in cancer research
Crimson White – Feb. 4
Tide for Tusks, an organization at The University of Alabama that advocates for the conservation of elephants, got up close and personal with a live elephant before Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presented “The Greatest Show on Earth” at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex on Jan. 29. The organization wasn’t at the circus simply so it could feed Kelly Ann the Asian Elephant though. It was there to thank Feld Entertainment for the work they are doing in finding a cure for cancer. Every year, more than 16,000 kids and teens are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. alone. Feld Entertainment, pediatric oncologist Dr. Joshua Schiffman and his team are working to change that.

UA Softball Team speaks at Inspirational Leaders Series at Tuscaloosa Magnet School
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Feb. 3
The Alabama Softball team was at the Tuscaloosa Magnet School to speak to students. The Inspirational Leaders Series encourages athletes and inspirational people in the community to give speeches to the students. This is the third year of the program. Blake Sims and UA’s Gymnastics Team have made appearances in the past.