UA In The News — Feb. 5

UA In The News — Feb. 5

Birmingham Couple Makes Transformational Gift to UA
NBC 13 – Feb. 4
A Birmingham couple is donating 20 million dollars to The University of AlabamaThe gift is going to the Culverhouse College of Business and Crimson Tide Athletics.
Fox 6
WVUA – Feb. 5
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Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 4
YellowhammerFeb. 4
Birmingham Business JournalFeb. 4

Incarceration of a family member during childhood associated with diabetes in men
7th Space – Feb. 5

Men who experienced a family member’s incarceration are 64% more likely to have diabetes in later adulthood, compared to those who were not exposed to this childhood adversity, report researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Alabama in a recent study in SAGE-Open Medicine.  The study — by Bradley White, an associate professor with the University of Alabama’s Department of Psychology, and Esme Fuller-Thomson, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW) — mirrors previous research by the authors, published in 2016, which found that the incarceration of a family member during childhood was also associated with a much higher risk of heart attacks in men, but not women.
Science Magazine
Health Medicine Network
Med India (India)
Medical Press
… and many more

Museum’s family night to have seasonal theme
The Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 4

Kids and their parents can experience all four seasons in one night during the 10th annual Family Night at the Museum. The free event will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday in Smith and Lloyd halls on the University of Alabama campus, featuring interactive displays developed by biology, geology and engineering graduate students.

Marquette Jones is bringing moviemaking magic to Alabama – Feb. 5
Marquette Jones wishes her podcast, “Directing Magic,” which focuses on female filmmakers, had been around a decade or so ago, when she was in film school at New York University. She might have felt assured, as the second oldest person in her class and the only black woman, that everything would turn out okay if she just followed her own path. Today, Jones pursues her creative projects while having the security of a full-time job teaching at the University of Alabama, while living in a great apartment right on the Black Warrior River.

Perspective: The 2020 Census and Alabama
Alabama Daily News – Feb. 5
A great deal is at stake in producing a full and complete full count of Alabama’s entire population in the 2020 Census, for a great deal is at stake.  Should Alabama lose its seventh seat in 2020, over eighty years it will have lost a third of its House delegation. Just how would this impact Alabama?

2020 Valentine’s Day Spending Survey
WalletHub – Feb. 4
Whether you love it or loath it, there’s no denying that Valentine’s Day is a big deal. We spend billions of dollars on the occasion each year. And there’s a lot riding on what we do (or don’t do) in Cupid’s name on February 14, to the extent that it could affect whether some people wind up filing joint or individual tax returns come April.

2020 Valentine’s Day Facts – Gifts, Money & More
WalletHub – Feb. 4

Lovesick shoppers shell out more than $27.4 billion in Cupid’s name each year. That makes Valentine’s Day the second-priciest holiday on the calendar for U.S. consumers. But love might not be the only motivator. Roughly 31% of people expect their Valentine to spend at least $50 on a gift, according to WalletHub’s 2020 Valentine’s Day Survey. More than 4 in 10 people would also break up with their significant other if he or she spent irresponsibly. So fear is a factor, too. Professor, The STEM and CREATE Path to the MBA, The University of Alabama. What tips do you have for celebrating Valentine’s Day on a budget?

Women’s Self-Defense Class held in Tuscaloosa County
WVUA – Feb. 4
Tonight the Northport Police Department kicked off their six week self-defense class for women all around Tuscaloosa county. Tuesday’s Equalizer self-defense event was a combined effort with the Tuscaloosa Police Department, The University of Alabama Police Departmentand the Northport Police Department. This is the tenth year this event has taken place which is open to all women 13 years and older. Classes began Tuesday night at the Tuscaloosa airport.

UA represented at College Fair at Montgomery High School
ABC (Montgomery) – Feb. 4
It was part of the school’s annual college and career fair. The event featured in-state and out of state colleges and university, including Alabama State University, Troy university and The University of Alabama. There were also business professionals and military branch representatives. The high school holds its college and career fair every year on the first Tuesday in February.

American Cannabis Company, Inc. Provides Company Update On Overall Progress & Recent Activities
iCrowdNewswire – Feb. 4
American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) (“ACC”), a full-service business-to-business cannabis and hemp consulting solutions provider, wishes to provide the general public with an overall update on the company’s progress and recent activities. In conjunction with its industrial hemp services, American Hemp Services will be working with the University of Alabama’s Department of Biological Sciences and other universities to further hemp research and develop industrial hemp testing protocols to study cultivar quality standards and overall state compliance.