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UA In the News — Oct. 25

University of Alabama attracts record external funding for research and other sponsored activities
Yellowhammer – Oct. 25

For the second year in a row, the University of Alabama has received record external funding for research and other sponsored activities. A press release from the university stated, “[F]or the 2019 fiscal year, UA’s total sponsored awards reached nearly $132.5 million, an increase of more than 33% from the previous year.” Total sponsored awards include all competitive external funding for research, service, instruction, fellowships and construction.

That hall of fame smile: Ceremony honors inductees
The Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 24

Karen Thompson-Jackson is congratulated by friends before her induction into the Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame at the Tuscaloosa River Market on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. She is the executive director of Temporary Emergency Services, a nonprofit that serves families in crisis situations. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama and serves as president of the Junior League of Tuscaloosa.

University of Alabama names chief enrollment officer
The Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 24
The University of Alabama has selected Matthew McLendon as its next chief enrollment officer. The university announced Wednesday that McLendon was hired as the associate vice president and executive director of enrollment management. “I know the University of Alabama is poised for continued enrollment success, and I look forward to working with all of the campus to build a sustainable, inclusive and well-rounded campus community,” McLendon said in a statement released by the university.

2019’s Best Baseball Cities
Wallethub – Oct. 23

What does it take to be a true baseball fan? Mostly a lot of patience and sometimes a lot of money, depending on how closely you want to follow the sport. In this slow-paced ballgame, hits and home runs are less frequent than strikes and misses. Yet baseball claims the title of Americans’ third most popular sport, after football and basketball. For a more traditional baseball experience on a budget, college baseball – or even high school baseball – provides extremely good value. Sewell-Thomas Stadium at The University of Alabama is a great place to watch a game. James Cochran, Associate Dean for Research, University of Alabama