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UA In the News — Sept. 25

In the Panamanian ports the new drug trafficking route
La Stampa (Italy) – Sept. 25
In the geography of drug trafficking Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Guatemala are the main coca leaf growers. Colombia has a monopoly on the processing of raw materials. The Republic of Panama is an excellent bridge between producers and consumers. “It is the consequence of the increase in controls between Mexico and the United States – explains Nicholas Magliocca, a researcher at the University of Alabama engaged in the study of drug trafficking strategies – Places change, history repeats itself: as long as there is a question, and money can be made, crime will find a new course.”

UA political science professor comments on Impeachment Inquiry
WVUA – Sept. 24
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday the House would initiate a formal impeachment inquiry against president Donald Trump. University of Alabama political science professor Dr. Allen Linken says this is just the first step. He says Nancy Pelosi has a tough battle ahead.

UA has new bicycle sharing program
Fox 6 – Sept. 24
A new way to get around the University of Alabama campus. It combines the latest technology and one of the oldest forms of transportation. Gotcha bike-sharing service parked 150 e-bikes at 70 hubs around campus for the fall semester.
Tuscaloosa News

Voter registration held at UA
Fox 6 – Sept. 24
We’re here at the Ferguson Student Center near at the University of Alabama with a group called Vote Everywhere UA. I’m here with the group now. They are hosting a voter registration drive for national voter registration day. So how do you guys hope that having this set up here, will make it convenient for students to register to vote?

Here’s How to Deal With Being Ghosted
MSN (Philippines) – Sept. 24

It’s the thoroughly modern way to exit someone’s life, but it can still hurt like heck. Here’s how to deal with a ghost—and how to avoid becoming one yourself. Ghosts (no, we’re not talking about those who’ve gone beyond the grave) move silently among us, but they make their presence known just the same. The unreturned texts. True, there have always been disappearing acts. Back in the day, we’d stare fretfully at the unblinking eye of our one lone answering machine. “But it’s now becoming a more normalized part of the landscape,” says Leah LeFebvre, PhD, professor of communication studies at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, who studies the phenomenon.

Fighting cancer with physics
Symmetry – Sept. 24

University of Alabama rising senior Sarah Deutsch once pictured scientists as cold and detached. As an expressive musical theater kid who dreamed of singing on Broadway, she couldn’t imagine herself in such a role. But meeting a physics teacher a lot like herself her junior year of high school made her reevaluate what a scientist could be. And working on a project with the CERN Summer Student Program this year, she discovered that her connections with and empathy for others are in fact valuable assets in her scientific work.