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UA In The News — Feb. 12

Young Men Unaware of Risks of HPV Infection and Need for HPV Vaccination
Health News Digest – Feb. 12

Young sexual minority men — including those who are gay, bisexual, queer or straight-identified men who have sex with men — do not fully understand their risk for human papillomavirus (HPV) due to a lack of information from health care providers, according to Rutgers researchers.  A Rutgers study published in the Journal of Community Health examined what young sexual minority men — a high-risk and high-need population — know about HPV and the HPV vaccine and how health care providers communicate information about the virus and vaccine. “Clinicians have a direct role in expanding the availability of LGBTQ-competent healthcare,” said lead author Jessica Jaiswal, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama, and CHIBPS affiliate. “By learning about sexual minority men’s diverse health needs and routinely offering the HPV vaccine, we can move toward a health promotion model and not only a disease prevention model.
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Event to mark centennial of women’s voting rights
The Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 12
The public is invited to a centennial celebration of women gaining the right to vote in the United States. The public is invited to a centennial celebration of women gaining the right to vote in the United States. The free event will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Great Hall at the Ferguson Center on the University of Alabama campus. Free parking will be available in the lot alongside Ferguson Center and refreshments will be served at the end of the program.

Terri Sewell, Doug Jones introduce bills to help families repair, replace wastewater systems
Alabama Political Reporter – Feb. 12
Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Alabama, and Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, on Tuesday introduced companion bills in the House and Senate to help families pay for replacement or repair of aging wastewater systems. The bills are an expansion of work already done by both Alabama lawmakers to improve access to water and make fixes to aging wastewater infrastructure, which is a growing problem in rural communities. $5 million for a pilot program to provide grants to a regional wastewater consortium to fund technical assistance and construction of regional wastewater systems by engineering experts at University of Alabama, University of South Alabama and Auburn University.

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. Erik Johnson and Alan Tidwell of the University of Alabama contributed to the study.

UA professor weighs in on fake retail websites
Fox 6 – Feb. 11

This time of year you hear about tax scams and people trying to trick you to give up your personal information.  In addition to this, you also need to be aware of fake websites.  We’ve all heard of the saying if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.  University of Alabama Information Management Systems Professor Matthew Hudnall spoke about a recent call WBRC got about fake duplicate shopping websites on social media.

IIHMR University organizes lecture sessions, sensitizes students about US education system
Business News This Week – Feb. 12
The United States of America being one of the preferred destinations for India students when it comes to higher studies, leading educational university Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) today organized a lecture session on An Introduction to the US Education System. The interaction was attended by MBA students, industry leaders, education advocates and faculty members at the university campus. Prof. Andrew Goodlife, Associate Dean & Associate Professor of Geophysics, the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA conducted the lecture session where he answered key questions pertaining to the Education system in the USA which is not only relevant to the students studying in the United States but all over the world.
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India Education Diary (India) – Feb. 11

U.S. Anti-doping CEO speaks to UA students
WVUA – Feb. 11
On Tuesday, U.S. Anti- doping agency CEO Travis Tygart spoke to University of Alabama graduate and law students about the importance of anti-doping in sport. USADA is the National anti-doping organization for the Olympic, Paralymic, Pan American, and Parapan American sport.

‘4-Alarm Fire’: Former US Attorney Says Resignations From Stone Prosecutors ‘Speak Loudly’ to What’s Happening at DOJ
New Civil Rights Movement – Feb. 11

A former U.S. Attorney says the resignations of two key federal prosecutors who were working on the Roger Stone case are signaling there is “a 4-alarm fire” inside the Dept. of Justice over the decision to overrule and reduce their sentencing recommendation.  Joyce Vance, now a University of Alabama law professor and an MSNBC contributor who appears on the cable news network almost daily says the resignations speak loudly to what’s happening inside the Justice Dept.