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UA In the News — Oct. 16

A spin around Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium
ABC (Knoxville, Tenn.) – Oct. 16
Here is a Google Earth orbit around Alabama’s stadium, Bryant-Denny Stadium, in Tuscaloosa. Originally built in 1929, the stadium “officially” seats 101,821. It was last expanded in 2010 when another 9,683 seats were added. After this season, the University of Alabama plans to spend $92.5 million on upgrades and renovations to the stadium.

UA Rolls Out Research Partnership Opportunity
Business Alabama – Oct. 16

The University of Alabama recently launched a way for your company to get complex research done, on a sponsorship basis, and retain some of the intellectual property that’s eventually created. Called the Tide Research Partnership Program, it aims to strengthen research and development partnerships with industry, while accelerating opportunities for students to work on solutions to some of society’s most challenging problems. The program encourages companies to sponsor research opportunities at UA.

University of Alabama sets time for homecoming parade, bonfire
The Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 15

The University of Alabama has set the schedule for next week’s homecoming activities. The pep rally and bonfire will held at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 on the Quad, while the homecoming parade will begin at 1 p.m. Oct. 26. The parade is scheduled to start in downtown Tuscaloosa, move north on Greensboro Avenue and then east on University Boulevard. The parade route will continue on University Boulevard from downtown toward the center of campus.

WVUA – Oct. 15

The University of Alabama is in good company this week, educating students and faculty as part of Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. Colleges and universities across the nation are sponsoring programs, forums and educational initiatives aimed at spreading awareness of alcohol issues on campus. The week also focuses on alcohol consumption safety and personal safety.

University of Alabama Researchers to Study How People React to Severe Weather
Insurance Journal – Oct. 15

A new research project getting under way around Tuscaloosa aims to document how people react to severe weather. The University of Alabama says research sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Severe Storms Laboratory is meant to help improve understanding of what happens in a home when bad weather is threatening. Students from the university are being hired and trained to observe volunteer households.

College news
Southern Maryland News Online – Oct. 16
Two Charles County students were among the graduates receiving 1,450 degrees during summer commencement at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Aug. 3.