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UA In the News — Oct. 29

In Industry Partnership, UA Researchers Test Hemp Grown in Alabama
WVTM-NBC 13 – Oct. 28
The UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA is teaming up with a hemp growers in the state to examine its chemical makeup. The product will come from a grower in Dallas County one of 200 licensed in the state to grow industrial hemp. Alabama’s biological researcher will study the impact of the climate and the soil and hopes of helping everyone understand the economic potential of the plans.
Business Alabama

American Cannabis Company, Inc. Provides Company update on Overall Progress & Recent Activities
iCloud Newswire – Oct. 29
American Hemp Services will be working with the University of Alabama’s Department of Biological Sciences and other universities to further hemp research and develop industrial hemp testing protocols to study cultivar quality standards and overall state compliance. Jon Workman, Vice President of Hemp Business Development, commented: “Ever since the Farm Bill passed, our offices have been busy taking on new contracts all over the country. From business plan creation and financial modeling, all the way to full-scale farm design, roll-out and deployment, our company has been hard at work re-shaping American agriculture. We are looking forward to the future of hemp.”

UA sororities to host Sorority Row Trick or Treat
WVUA – Oct. 28

Trick or treat! That’s what hundreds of kids will be saying tomorrow for the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA sorority trick or treat night. All of the UA sororities will be standing out-front with plenty of candy for local kids. The sororities begin handing out candy at 5:30pm until the kids stop coming.
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Attendance breaks records at UA’s Halloween Extravaganza
Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 28
Student-athletes at the University of Alabama handed out candy and played games with trick-or-treaters Monday night during the 17th annual Halloween Extravaganza at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility. It was the third record-breaking year in a row for the event, with more than 3,000 people filling the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility, according to the University of Alabama, which said this is 400 more people than attended last year. And more than 250 Alabama student athletes took part.

Dance Clinic Featuring UA Dance and Cheer Teams Will Raise Money for Secret Meals Programs
WVUA – Oct. 28

The Alabama dance and cheer teams will lead the clinic, teaching participants school cheers and dance routines. Participants will then perform their newly-learned routines for parents. After the dancing is done, there will be photo opportunities with the dance and cheer teams, Big Al and Miss University of Alabama Isabella Powell. Door prizes will also be given out at the event.

Tuscaloosa Community Recognizes National First Responders Day
WVUA – Oct. 28

University of Alabama Junior Nathaniel Dailey is thankful for the first responders who helped his family when they suffered a house fire in 2011.
“Not only were the first responders good at responding, but they were there after the fact just following up with support and just checking up on us,” Dailey said.

The Forgotten Media Purges of the Great Depression
Education News – Oct. 29
FDR’s handywork in the Communications Act of 1934 replaced the FRC with the Federal Communications Commission and gave government regulators even more arbitrary power. And Franklin Roosevelt frequently used these broad powers to his advantage. In the New Dealers’ opinions, criticizing FDR’s frenetic policies was never in the “public interest.”
University of Alabama history professor David Beito’s 2017 article “FDR’s War Against the Press” recounts some of the early fears of U.S. radio broadcasters. While Roosevelt complained bitterly about the “poisonous propaganda” of newspaper columnists.

[Techie Tuesday] Meet Anu Acharya, the woman engineer bringing code and data to the Indian genome
Dailyhunt – Oct. 28
“When we started Ocimum in Hyderabad, we didn’t find too many people with experience in programming and life sciences. We went down the unusual path by tying up with and creating certificate courses for the University of Michigan and University of Alabama,” says Anu.
She recollects incidents that helped shaped Ocimum. She says, “I was selling our product and promised delivery earlier than the product could be finished. This meant that every person had to code nights for a month!”