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UA In the News — Nov. 16-18

Online Schools Report Publishes Ranking of Best Online Master’s Degrees in Special Education for 2020
Website Gear – Nov. 18
Online Schools Report has released their ranking of the Best Online Master’s Degrees in Special Education. OSR, the new student resource site, based their ranking strictly on data, prioritizing the school’s ability to deliver an online education comparable to an on-campus degree.  Every child deserves an education that best suits their needs. It takes a talented and compassionate teacher to help students whose disabilities hinder their education. The field has only improved since 1997’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Special Education teachers are now developing Individual Education Plans for every student covered by IDEA. Most teachers are required to have certifications and licensures that are often included when you earn a master’s degree.

There’s a New Type of Senior on College Campuses
 Wall Street Journal — Nov. 17 (Subscription only)
A growing number of seniors are returning to college. They take classes and use the library and gym. They cheer in the stands, attend musical and artistic performances. They often have access to the health-care system. In short, they’re doing almost everything they might have done as college students. … When residents move into Capstone Village in Tuscaloosa, Ala., which is owned by the University of Alabama, they tend to be active and engaged in  …

UA’s performance of Oscar Wilde play requires 1895 mindset
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 18
The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance is performing “The Importance of Being Earnest.” There’s Wilde style: arch, eloquent, rapid. But the surface isn’t the substance. Last time the University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance performed Oscar Wilde’s farce “The Importance of Being Earnest,” in 1992, many of those working on this week’s production weren’t yet born. When it was crafted by the Irish poet and playwright in 1895, manners and mannerisms were far different from those of the 21st century.

UA will help NASA develop tech for future missions
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 18
The University of Alabama and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will collaborate to enhance research that will help the space agency develop advanced technology for future missions. The University of Alabama and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will collaborate to enhance research that will help the space agency develop advanced technology for future missions. The collaboration will also create opportunities for UA students and researchers to be part of cutting-edge technologies.

It’s not just farmers — US exports may never recover from the trade war
Charleston Gazette-Mail – Nov. 18
The Trump administration’s trade war is ravaging exports to China across the U.S. and well beyond the farm belt, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department show.  More than 30 states stretching from Florida to Alaska suffered double-digit drops in merchandise exports to China through September of this year. Sales to the Asian nation fell 39 percent in Texas, where oil and gas products comprise the largest export to that country.
Agweek – Nov. 16
The Bulletin
Houston Chronicle – Nov. 16
Post Bulletin – Nov. 16
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UA, AU student veterans march from Tuscaloosa to Auburn to bring awareness to veteran suicides
Alabama Newscenter – Nov. 17
While many University of Alabama students will drive or fly to their destinations for the Thanksgiving break, one group of student veterans will be marching to theirs — all the way from Tuscaloosa to Auburn. Almost 80 students and support personnel from UA’s Campus Veterans Association and Auburn’s Student Veterans Association will take part in Operation Iron Ruck Nov. 27-30.
The Auburn Plainsman
Tuscaloosa News

Annual Special Olympics Iron Bowl held at UA
WVUA – Nov. 17
Earlier today, Auburn made their way to The University of Alabama for the annual Special Olympics Iron Bowl. Sunday afternoon, the Lee County Tigers and the Tuscaloosa Tide battled it out at The University of Alabama for the annual Special Olympics flag football Iron Bowl.

Zorn: Democrats needs subpoenas, not witty retorts to counter GOP [Opinion]
Houston Chronicle – Nov. 17
The most delicious moment in the opening round of public impeachment hearings in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday came after overcaffeinated Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan concluded an impassioned demand for the anonymous whistleblower to testify. . . . 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.”

High school students get to be scientists for a day at UA
WVUA – Nov. 15
Twelve students from different high schools in West Alabama got the chance to be scientists for a day. Students were paired with researchers at The University of Alabama to see what scientists really do on a day-to-day basis.
ABC (Meridian, Miss.)
Fox 6 
Tuscaloosa News

UA students from Nigeria speak to First Graders at Oakdale Elementary School
WVUA – Nov. 15
They couldn’t travel to Nigeria themselves. They instead got Nigeria to come to them. Some University of Alabama students from the African nation visited students to teach them about their home country.

COLLEGE NEWS: November 17, 2019
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 17
The University of Alabama College of Human Environmental Sciences presented the annual Jack Davis Professional Achievement Awards during recent homecoming activities on campus. This year’s honorees include Averie Armstead, Ben Cleveland, Brittany Fuson, Christie Gibson, Holly Grof, Daniel Lewis, Alison Parker, Jessica Smith, Jan Hales Strickland, Holly Taylor and Kate Hendricks Thomas. The Jack Davis awards are presented to outstanding CHES alumni for their professional accomplishments. The awards have been given out since 1986, and are named to honor the first man to graduate from the College with a degree in nutrition, Dr. Lewis Clifton “Jack” Davis, Jr.

Bicentennial celebration brings Tuscaloosa community together
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 17
On Dec. 12, 10 community choral groups will participate in “Tusca200sa Sings” at the Moody Music Building on the University of Alabama campus. The show will include 200 singers on stage performing the song “Tuscaloosa” written by Kirsten Hicks. “We also have right here in our own community so many talented musical people,” said Shelley Jones, the community engagement chair for the Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Committee. . . . The events on Dec. 13 will include the unveiling of the bicentennial sculpture at Manderson Landing at the University of Alabama, the dedication of a bicentennial time capsule and the community’s annual Christmas parade.

3 honored at Top Women in Alabama Media awards
Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper) – Nov. 17
Three local women were honored at the Top Women in Alabama Media awards ceremony held Monday, Nov. 4 at the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham.
Jennifer Cohron of the Daily Mountain Eagle, Dr. Chandra Clark of the University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences and Edie Hand of Hand ‘N Hand Entertainment were among the 25 members of the inaugural class of Business Alabama’s Top Women in Alabama Media program.  Honorees were nominated by friends, coworkers and the public and selected by a panel of independent judges from out of state, representing broadcast, publishing and agency affiliations.