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UA In The News — Feb. 11

Alabama researchers find torture in movie of all kinds – even cartoons – Feb. 10

In 2016 animated comedy “Zootopia,” at the direction of a Godfather-like weasel, polar bears dangle bunny officer Judy Hopps and fox con artist Nick Wilde threateningly over a watery drop, uttering the chilling line: “Ice ’em!” While played for dark comedy, that scene of threatened violence was one of many that made researchers Erin M. Kearns, assistant professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama, and Casey Delehanty, assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Gardner-Webb University, hit pause and rewind.

Cost of curb appeal? Study says 7%
Mirage News – Feb. 12
A recent study from The University of Texas at Arlington determined that curb appeal in residential housing could account for up to 7% of a home’s value when sold. Sriram Villupuram, associate professor in the UTA College of Business, led the study, which was published in The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. It used photos from Google Street View, a deep-learning classification algorithm and a variety of visually attractive controls.
The Times Post – Feb. 11

Howard University’s Largest Donation Ever Raises Questions About Who Gets Donor Coins
WABE – Feb. 11

Students in Howard University’s Karsh STEM Scholars Program say they tend to feel the lack of diversity in their fields most when they go on their summer internships. “A lot of times … we’re one of something,” says Adjoa Osei-Ntsansah, a junior from Laurel, Md., studying biology, chemistry and community health. One of the only women. Or one of the only black students. “Now we get to see that there’s a real need for us … so that just fuels us to want to do more and be more.” While Howard University has had some high-profile fundraising wins, Krystal Williams, a professor at the University of Alabama whose research focuses on the experiences of minority students in education, says that HBCUs as a sector are “not given equal consideration for funding by foundations and corporations.”
Southern California Public Radio
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Carolyn Haines to be inducted into Alabama Writers Hall of Fame
CBS (Mobile) – Feb. 10
For the induction into the Hall of Fame, Haines is joined by fellow author and Monroeville native Mark Childress and Alabama native Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of F. Scott, a writer Haines has long admired…The Alabama Writer’s Hall of Fame awards will be March 9 at The University of Alabama Bryant Conference Center at 6:00. The public is invited.

Agendparl (Italy) – Feb. 11

As part of The University of Alabama’s programs and events for Black Heritage Month , the College of Community Health Sciences is pleased to be hosting Dr. Madeline Sutton as the keynote speaker at our monthly Academic Conference on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, from 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm. She will be presenting “Reproductive Health Disparities: Historical Context and a Way Forward.” The lecture will take place at the College of Community Health Sciences in Classrooms 1-3 and lunch will be provided to attendees.

Ask the Experts
Wallet Hub – Feb. 10

Robert W. McLeodPh.D., CFA, CFP, CLU, CVA, Professor of Finance and Bickley Faculty Fellow in Finance and Insurance, Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies, Culverhouse College of Business, The University of Alabama Why are unsecured credit cards for people with bad credit so expensive? And why are there so few options?