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UA In The News — Feb. 21

University of Alabama to Offer Degree in Cybersecurity
SECURITY – Feb. 21

The University of Alabama will offer students a new degree program in the field of cybersecurity beginning this fall. The degree will be housed in the UA department of computer science within the College of Engineering. “We are always looking for opportunities to expand our degree offerings in response to the needs of industry and the desires of our prospective students,” said Dr. Chuck Karr, dean of UA’s College of Engineering.

UA professor comments on human trafficking
WIAT-CBS 42 – Feb. 20
The number of ads for sex in a given year in our state is 641,000, according to The University of AlabamaAs the internet has become more widely available, the business of trafficking has gone from the corners of city streets, to being accessible anywhere. Just about every type of human trafficking that exists throughout the world is happening to some degree in our state. Chris Lim is a professor at The University of AlabamaHis department researches sex trafficking and it’s shift from a traditional in- person arrangement to an online establishment.

WVUA – Feb. 20

As Black History Month continues, The University of Alabama brought in co-founder of Black Voters Matter, Cliff Albright, to energize people, spread the love and build political power in the African American community. During this event, Albright discussed the history of voting, voting rights, modern day voting issues and what the Black Voters Matter organization does to turn voters out. Albright said he hopes students take away an understanding of the history of this vote and what’s going on currently in black communities all across the country.

Agenparl (Italy) – Feb. 21

This is a workshop event for those on campus who are either currently presenting diversity, equity and inclusion events, professional development workshops or have an interest in this area. Topics include: developing an inventory of DEI workshops presented at The University of Alabama…

WVUA – Feb. 20

Students from all across the Tuscaloosa area gathered at Brookwood High School Thursday to attend Career Technical Safety Day. Representatives from The University of Alabama, Mississippi State University and University of Montevallo were there to talk with students about their career options after high school. One of the key aspects of the event was safety and making sure students know what can happen in the real world.

Alabama Power holds Youth Leadership Conference at UA
WIAT-CBS 42 – Feb. 20
Over 500 students learned more about financial planning, career planning and the importance of volunteering. The youth summit was hosted at the Bryant Conference Center at The University of Alabama. We believe that right now is the time to plant that seed to teach them about the importance of finance, we think this is the time to reach them.