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UA In The News — Feb. 13

Birmingham Couple Makes Transformational Gift to UA (Live Interview)
WERC-FM – Feb. 12
One of the best business schools in the country is at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and now the University has landed a $20 million gift for that business school. Is this a private gift or is this a grant? This is a private gift from a Birmingham entrepreneur and his wife. It’s C.T. and Kelly Fitzpatrick. He runs a company called Vulcan Value Investors. They focus on value investing, and that’s what a lot of this $20 million gift is going to go towards.

NASA/Marshall leading Artemis mission to moon with history-making rocket – Feb. 12
This decade is ushering in a new era of human space exploration, and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is leading the way forward with a roaring start in 2020 as we near the first launch of the most powerful rocket ever built, the Space Launch System (SLS). We will actively train the Artemis Generation through partnership agreements like the ones we signed in 2019 with the University of Alabama for in-space manufacturing and Auburn University for additive manufacturing.

Still time to make plans for Valentine’s
The Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 13
Valentine’s Day arrives Friday — yes, it’s Feb. 14 every year, so duh — and if you haven’t made plans, face it: You’re in trouble. Luckily for you, procrastinator, we’re here to help. Here are ideas to share with a Valentine, a Gal-entine, a Pal-entine… however your love rolls. Hosted by the University of Alabama Department of English’s Pure Products Reading and Lecture Series, there’s a five-minute reading limit, and readers should show up 10 minutes before start to sign up.

Empowerment vs deceit: the darker side of digital health communities
VERDICT Medical Devices – Feb. 13
Chronic illness support communities crop up all over social media and provide a way for people all over the world to connect and support each other in managing their conditions. University of Alabama professor of psychiatry Dr. Marc Feldman is an international expert in Münchausen syndrome, a disorder in which a person deliberately acts as if they have an illness when they are not really sick, lying about symptoms and tampering with test results. People with the condition can go so far as deliberately inducing the symptoms of illness within themselves, motivated by the sympathy and attention they obtain from being unwell.

The princesses and the elephant: Father-daughter dance
The Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 12
Girls dressed up as princesses saw University of Alabama mascot Big Al at the princess ball, a father-daughter dance in Tuscaloosa.

Saluting some smart cookies: Girl Scouts honor local leaders
The Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 12
Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama on Wednesday hosted the West Alabama One Smart Cookie Celebration at the Tuscaloosa River Market. The event served to raise money for the organization, recognize outstanding Women of Distinction in West Alabama, and showcase the impact local Girl Scouts have on their community. Pam Parker, former vice president of advancement at the University of Alabama and the founder of Philanthropic Partners LLC, earned the Alice Williams Community Impact Award. Women of Distinction awards were presented to: Kellee Reinhart, senior vice chancellor for communications and community relations at the University of Alabama System.

Technology for Infants, Toddlers, And Preschoolers This Friday  Read More: Technology for Infants, Toddlers, And Preschoolers This Friday
Nick 97.5 – Feb. 12
Since I am a new Dad, I have been more aware of events for kids in our area.  I ran across this really neat event on Facebook, from the Parent Resource Library. This Friday, February 14, 2020, they are hosting a “Technology for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.” Also, I found on their Facebook page that “The Parent Resource Library is a FREE service of Child Development Resources located at the Child Development Research Center at the University of Alabama. The Parent Resource Library has a wide variety of resources designed to support community families in parenting their young children.”