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In The News — March 7-9

University of Alabama Women’s History Month spotlights 100 years of women’s suffrage
Alabama Newscenter – March 7
To honor, to inspire and to amplify the contribution of women throughout history, Women’s History Month was passed into law by the U.S. Congress in March 1987.  To celebrate the month at the University of Alabama, the Women and Gender Resource Center has a lineup of events focusing on 100 years of women’s suffrage.

Get fit during the 100 Alabama Miles Challenge. – March 7
The 100 Alabama Miles Challenge will kickoff with an event at Birmingham’s Railroad Park at 9 a.m. March 14. The challenge is a statewide program formed to motivate Alabama residents to be more active. Participants can walk, run, jog, hike, ride, skate, swim or do anything else to reach their 100-mile goal. Participants can also do their activities at home, in their neighborhood, or at a gym. “At 36%, Alabama has the fifth-highest obesity rate in the nation, and this is due, in part, to a lack of physical activity. This program is designed to inspire people who aren’t as active as they should be to get outside and take advantage of the great resources our state has to offer,” said Brian Rushing, the program’s coordinator and director of Economic Development Initiatives at University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (UACED).

The Third Annual Runway for Rise Was Pure Joy
Paper City Magazine – March 6
I’ll admit, my friend and I didn’t know much about The Ashford Rise School before attending Runway for Rise’s annual fundraiser at The Ritz-Carlton last weekend, but within minutes, we were looking up ways to volunteer our time at the nonprofit.  For anyone else lacking in knowledge, the Rise Program originated at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and focused on serving the needs of toddlers and preschoolers with developmental disabilities. Under the leadership of program director Martha Cook, Ed.D., Rise developed an effective, quality approach to early education, with classes that included students both with and without developmental disabilities — a unique component of the school.

Tara Leigh Grove named endowed chair at UA Law
Yellowhammer – March 6
The University of Alabama School of Law announced Friday that Tara Leigh Grove, a constitutional scholar, will join the School of Law in August as the Charles E. Tweedy, Jr. Endowed Chairholder in Law.  According to a press release, Grove’s teachings will include federal courts, constitutional law, procedure and legislation and regulation.