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UA In the News — Nov. 15

It’s not just farmers – U.S. exports may never recover from the trade war
Crain’s Cleveland Business – Nov. 15
If tariffs remain and companies reduce jobs or wage growth slows due to declining exports, “there’s room for stronger effects on workers and on how they vote” in the 2020 elections, said Emily Blanchard, an economics professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and an author of the study. That’s not happening yet, said Ahmad Ijaz, an economist at the University of Alabama’s Center for Business and Economic Research.
Yahoo! Finance
American Journal of Transportation

Column: Democrats need to serve subpoenas, not witty retorts, to counter Republican complaints about hearsay at Trump Impeachment hearings
Chicago Tribune – Nov. 14
As University of Alabama law professor Joyce Vance, a former U.S. attorney, observed dryly on Twitter, “No one prevents a witness who can exonerate them from testifying.”

Cognitive Training for People with HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder
Contagion Live – Nov. 14
In an interview at ANAC 2019, Shameka L. Cody, PhD, AGNP-C, assistant professor at Capstone College of Nursing at The University of Alabama, discusses the impact of cognitive training on quality of life outcomes for people with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder.

UA to present comic opera this weekend
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 14
The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance will present its production of “The Pirates of Penzance” this weekend. The Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera is about a young man named Frederick who leaves the zany band of pirates he was raised by to find true love and respectability. But when the Pirate King turns up to call on an old debt, Frederick must choose between the girl he loves and his sense of duty.

University of Alabama students work to build a better car
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 14
Students at the University of Alabama are poised to begin work converting a stock Chevrolet Blazer into an environmentally friendly vehicle as part of the EcoCAR Challenge, a national competition involving teams from 12 universities.

UA and Auburn student veterans to take part in Operation Iron Ruck
CBS (Columbus, GA) – Nov. 14
We are very honored to have two special gentlemen with us. Not only are they students at Auburn University, but Michael Pixley and Justin Schwab are also veterans. They are talking about a time when Auburn and The University of Alabama will lay down their rivalry ahead of the Iron Bowl.

‘River Pitch Competition’ Gives Entrepreneurs a Chance to Practice, Win Money
WVUA – Nov. 14
Hosted jointly by the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse School of Business and The Edge, The River Pitch Business Idea Competition was created to help start-up business owners refine and progress their ideas. The event, held at the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk, is open to students and community members alike and is free to enter.

ORNL to Host 13 Teams for DOE CyberForce Competition
HPC Wire – Nov. 14
Oak Ridge National Laboratory will give college students the chance to practice cybersecurity skills in a real-world setting as a host of the Department of Energy’s fifth collegiate CyberForce Competition on Nov. 16. Thirteen colleges will participate at ORNL this year, including Clemson University; Mississippi State University; Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico; Radford University; Tennessee Technological University; University of Alabama, Huntsville; University of Florida; University of North Carolina, Charlotte; University of North Carolina, Wilmington; University of South Alabama; University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and University of Virginia.

UA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs honors local veteran
WVUA – Nov. 14
Veterans week celebrations continued today on The University of Alabama campus. The Office for Veteran and Military Affairs presented the Leroy Macabee, Sr. Distinguished Service Award to retired Army Colonel Glen Smith. Smith served in the Army from 1969 to 1991 and is currently the treasurer of the exchange club in Tuscaloosa.

The charm of “The Pirates of Penzance” was in the details
CW – Nov. 14
The UA Department of Theatre and Dance took several creative liberties when revamping the humorous operetta “The Pirates of Penzance” by Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert. The play, which originally takes place in 19th-century England, is about an indentured servant for a band of pirates who falls in love with the daughter of a major general. Thinking that he will be freed on his 21st birthday, the servant has his hopes dashed when the pirates find out that he was born on a leap day, making him technically only slightly over 5 years old.