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UA In the News — Nov. 9-11

Trump Cheered by Alabama Fans
Inside Higher Ed – Nov. 11
Top-tier college football mixed with politics when President Trump attended the game in Tuscaloosa between the University of Alabama and Louisiana State University. During the first timeout of the game, when audiences at home were sent to commercial break, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump rose in their luxury box to cheers, applause and chants of “USA, USA.” It was Trump’s third visit to a sporting event in two weeks and the first at which he was not booed. Leading up to the event, there was much discussion about what his reception would be at the football game.
CBS 42 – Nov. 9
NBC 13 – Nov. 9
WVUA – Nov. 9
ABC 33/40 – Nov. 9
MNT (Detroit, Mich.) – Nov. 9
SetN (China)
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Campus veterans reflect on their service
Crimson White – Nov. 11
Joining the armed forces was a decision Evan Prosise made when he felt he was not heading in the right direction in life. Prosise, a senior majoring in business, decided he wanted to continue his family legacy of serving his country. He said he joined the military because he knew it would benefit his life in a positive way. “I didn’t feel like I was really getting anywhere, and so I spoke with my parents a little bit about it, and I said, ‘I don’t know what’s going on. Do you guys have any advice for me?” Prosise said. “Well, they felt a lot of pride when they joined the military. They felt like it gave them a lot of purpose.” Prosise served active duty in the Air Force for two years. He came to the University in pursuit of becoming an officer and is currently a reservist with plans to go back to serve.

German technology company to build headquarters in Alberta
NBC 13 – Nov. 10
The company hopes to take better advantage of the engineering students graduating from The University of AlabamaTuscaloosa competed against Chattanooga, Tennessee and Greenville, South Carolina to try to land this company.
The Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 8
Crimson White – Nov. 11

University of Alabama to lead project to help reduce infant mortality rates in Alabama
Yellowhammer – Nov. 10

University of Alabama School of Social Work researchers will soon expand a statewide drug and mental health screening program to address infant mortality in Alabama.  The School of Social Work’s Vital team, which oversees an $8 million AL-SBIRT contract, recently received $750,000 from the state to begin “Reducing Infant Mortality Through Improved Wellness,” an initiative to address substance use, depression and domestic abuse in women who are pregnant, attempting to conceive or have recently conceived.

University of Alabama’s RISE Center breaks ground on addition
Alabama Newscenter – Nov. 10

The University of Alabama’s RISE Center recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for an addition that will house a state-of-the-art sensory suite. The suite will include an infant classroom, a multipurpose therapy room and a sensory room. The use of a multi-sensory environment in therapeutic and educational settings allows children to benefit from adequate stimulation to excite the brain, improve the organization of the brain and increase functional activity.

UA Vice President Linda Bonnin discusses Where Legends Are Made campaign (Live Interview)
WVUA – Nov. 9
We are joined now by the Vice President of Strategic Communications at The University of Alabama. Linda, good to see you. You came over from LSU so this game has probably got special significance for you. It does, yes. When you got here, you put in the Where Legends Are Made campaign, which we’ve all seen. It’s highly popular. It’s beautiful, the visuals are great. How did that come about? Well, I got here about four years ago and I knew Alabama had a tremendous culture. I wanted to find out what else was here that made it so special, and I began doing some research and talking to folks and I found out we had all of these tremendous alumni from across the country that are doing amazing things, and bringing national and international recognition to the University.

OPINION: Don’t believe the hype, real Black men do stand up in ‘Harriet’
The Grio – Nov. 8

In the Slate article, “What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in Harriet”, Joshua Rothman, the chair of the University of Alabama history department, and Manisha Sinha, author of The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition, echo Larson, noting that money was a likely driver.

NASA, UA Strengthen Relationship for Work on In-Space Manufacturing
ABC (Huntsville) – Nov. 8
NASA is teaming up with the brightest minds among the Crimson Tide. The University of Alabama and the space agency agreed to a collaboration. Jody Singer, the director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and University president Stuart Bell signed an agreement this week. Students and researchers from the University will work with NASA and offer solutions to leading-edge challenges. The program focuses on additive manufacturing and its potential application with in-space manufacturing. Singer earned her engineering degree at Alabama and said this is an exciting opportunity to get fresh ideas and encourage aerospace workers of the future.
CBS (Huntsville)
Fox 6
NBC (Huntsville)
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UA prepares for LSU game and Presidential Visit
CBS 42 – Nov. 8
The University of Alabama campus is filled with energy as festivities begin for the big game. University officials have warned that with president trump’s arrival. There will be traffic delays and stringent security. They recommend people get to the stadium about two hours early. It’s not all the time you get to see a president come to a college football game. And with president trump’s arrival tomorrow, we’re already seeing increased security and notices sent out to students. The University of Alabama student government association sent an email to students earlier this week telling them to avoid disruptive behavior during the game. Several students echoed that people should be respectful. 
WCFT-ABC 33/40
NBC (Montgomery)
NBC (Huntsville)
CBS (Mobile)
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Female veterans, World War II veterans overrepresented in news photos
Journalist’s Resource – Nov. 8

When regional newspapers share photos of military veterans on Twitter, women and individuals who served during World War II are overrepresented, suggests a forthcoming study in Visual Communication Quarterly. The first-of-its-kind study, led by researchers at the University of Alabama’s Veterans and Media Lab, offers a host of new insights into how news outlets portray veterans. That’s an important step toward understanding how the media shape public perception of the nation’s 18 million veterans — and how veterans see themselves, explains the paper’s lead author, Scott Parrott.

Best First Credit Cards of 2019
Wallethub – November
Kyoung Tae (KT) Kim 
Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Consumer Sciences, University of Alabama What was your first credit card? How was the experience? What would you change? My first credit card was a Chase Freedom. A very low credit limit of my first card was helpful to avoid any impulsive spending. Overall, it was a good experience to build my credit history by paying off the balance in full consistently. As many years go on, I realized that having a solid credit history is important in various ways not only limited to obtain credit but also affect parts of my life.

The Trouble With ‘Ole Miss’
Chronicle of Higher Education – Nov. 11
The point of the moniker was “to compare the university to the mistress of the antebellum plantation,” says Jack Carey, a historian at the University of Alabama who has written about the history of the Ole Miss name. The university, like the plantation mistress, was seen as something to be cherished, respected, and shown deference. Carey, an instructor in Alabama’s American-studies department, describes the name Ole Miss as “a Southerner-of-the-1890s version of alma mater, or nourishing mother.”

Intense racial polarization remains ‘elephant in the room’ over Alabama annexations – Nov. 10
Said Jenny Carroll, a professor of law at the University of Alabama’s School of Law: “The argument made in Shelby County is that, ‘We don’t need pre-clearance any more.’ If cities start to do this and it has an impact, it makes a stronger case that we do need to be under pre-clearance and need the feds to step in.”