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UA In The News — Feb. 6

Why a Birmingham couple made a $20M gift to UA – and how the gift could affect the workforce
Birmingham Business Journal – Feb. 5
C.T. and Kelly Fitzpatrick have donated $20 million to the University of Alabama to enhance the Culverhouse College of Business and intercollegiate athletics.
Gadsden Times – Feb. 4

This bad childhood experience may increase diabetes risk in men
NON perele – Feb. 6
In a new study, researchers found that 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. The findings mirror previous results 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. The research was conducted by a team from the University of Toronto and the University of Alabama.

UA Alabama Transportation Institute names new leader
Birmingham Business Journal – Feb. 5

The Alabama Transportation Institute has a new leader.

UA students return from Iowa after attending caucus
WVUA – Feb. 5
The first step to nominating a Democratic candidate was the Iowa caucus Monday night. However, after a glitch in the tallying app, official results from the event are still in question. Last week we spoke to a group of University of Alabama graduate students and faculty who were attending the caucus. Today, we spoke with the group again on their thoughts following the event.

UA Political Science Professor comments on President Trump’s acquittal
WVUA – Feb. 5
Today, we met with Dr. Allen Linken, a political science professor here at The University of Alabama to give his thoughts on what will the future will hold for Trump and the Republican party now that the impeachment trial is over.

Test engineers advise university’s design class
Redstone Rocket – Feb. 5

Andrew Carnegie once said, “We learn by doing.” Senior metallurgical and materials engineering students at the University of Alabama are doing just that thanks to two engineers from the Redstone Test Center.  This support began during the fall semester of 2018, when Suzanne McLendon, an Alabama graduate, was contacted to help provide guidance for a senior design course for materials engineering students.

UA opens storm shelters because of tornado watch
NBC 13 – Feb. 5
The University of Alabama has taken steps and open up storm shelters to give students and staff a chance to get to their safe spots. The city of Tuscaloosa is holding off until there is a tornado warning in a neighboring county.