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UA In the News — Jan. 14

Construction begins on new Tutwiler Residence Hall in Tuscaloosa – Jan. 14
Construction has begun on the new $150 million Tutwiler Residence Hall on The University of Alabama campus. The new 365,000-square-foot dormitory will replace the existing Tutwiler Residence Hall, adjacent to the site. Construction is set to be complete by mid-2022. This new facility will be the third residence hall built on the UA campus over a 100-year time span honoring Julia Tutwiler, an education and prison reform advocate.

Tax proceeds to benefit dual enrollment
ABC 33/40 – Jan. 13
Today, Mayor Maddox announced the Elevate Dual Enrollment Scholarship Program. It’s part of the elevate Tuscaloosa plan. A high school senior may take up to six fully funded hours of college credit at either The University of AlabamaShelton State, or Stillman college. The scholarships will be available starting with the class of 2021.
NBC 13
The Tuscaloosa News – Jan. 14

Alabama colleges in top 20 nationally for online degrees, U.S. News says – Jan. 14
Auburn University, Troy University, UAB and the University of Alabama all had programs ranked in the top 20 nationally in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released Tuesday. The University of Alabama’s master’s-level nursing programs in family nurse practitioner, nursing administration and leadership and overall nursing program were ranked in the top 20 nationally.

Is intermittent fasting actually good for you?
The List – Jan. 14

The University of Alabama’s Courtney Peterson was part of a team that studied the effects of intermittent fasting on obese men. One group was asked to eat only within an 8-hour window of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the other was allowed to eat within a 12-hour window of between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Peterson tells the New York Times her team saw positive results in a group of adults who ate between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. “It’s shown to reduce the amount of fat in the liver, which is a risk factor for diabetes and cardiovascular disease,” she says.

‘Extending ‘Healthspan’: Brain Scientists Tap Into The Secrets Of Living Well Longer
Citrus County Chronicle – Jan. 13
Retired state employees Vickey Benford, 63, and Joan Caldwell, 61, are Golden Rollers, a group of the over-50 set that gets out on assorted bikes — including trikes for adults they call “three wheels of awesome” — for an hour of trail riding and camaraderie.  “I love to exercise, and I like to stay fit,” said Caldwell, who tried out a recumbent bike, a low-impact option that can be easier on the back. “It keeps me young.”

Google Pay in the US replaces student cards. In Poland, we can only dream
dobre program (Poland) – Jan. 14
Poles have the mOb Citizen application or a trusted profile, and Americans have Google Pay. Yes, it is the commercial service that allows them to avoid having to remove their student card. Earlier, integration has come to Apple Wallet. According to 9to5Google , at first glance a dozen educational institutions caught up, including Arkansas State University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Marshall University and The University of Alabama and University of New Brunswick.
Hablando de mac (Spain) – Jan. 13