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UA In The News — Jan. 25-27

University of Alabama among Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity
Alabama Newscenter – Jan. 26

The University of Alabama was recently recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity, the only institution of higher education in the state of Alabama to receive the honor. UA was the second-highest ranked employer in the state, after Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, and No. 21 nationally among institutions of higher education.

Local earthquakes more common than many realize
Times Daily – Jan. 26

“You feel like the ground below your feet is going away,” said Cemen, a geology professor at the University of Alabama. “It’s almost like there’s going to be a break in the ground and you’re going to fall into it.” The professors are talking about what they went through when they experienced a phenomenon that is among specific areas in their field of work: earthquakes.

Anniston-area unemployment stays low in December
Anniston Star – Jan. 26

Unemployment in Calhoun and surrounding counties ticked upward slightly in December, according to figures released Friday by the Alabama Department of Labor. …doing great,” said Ahmad Ijaz, an economist at the University of Alabama’s Center for Business and Economic Research. Economists …

Former U.S. Attorney Says Trump Just Committed a Crime Against Adam Schiff
NON perele – Jan. 26

President Donald Trump broke the law by threatening Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California, 28th District), said University of Alabama law professor and former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance on Sunday. Vance served as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama during the Obama administration.  Trump had been complaining about Schiff, the lead House manager of the president’s ongoing impeachment trial. “Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man,” Trump said Sunday. “He has not paid the price, yet, for what he has done to our Country!”
Law and Crime

Making Discoveries Discoverable
American Libraries Magazine – Jan. 26

In the four years the course has been held, undergraduates taking “Southern Memory: Lynching in the South” at the University of Alabama have contributed brand-new research on lynchings in seven Alabama counties and discovered previously undocumented victims. Using digitized newspaper archives and local sources including court documents, census records, and sheriff’s records, they contribute to a digital humanities database that connects reports and expands understanding of this history.