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UA In The News — March 6

How to Manage Your Fear During the Coronavirus
Elemental – March 5
It can harm people’s health and weaken entire societies. Thanks to modern technology, it can spread rapidly around the world. And there is no effective vaccine. I’m not referring to COVID-19, although the coronavirus can serve as its catalyst. Rather, an infectious agent that is as old as civilization itself and is rapidly reaching epidemic proportions: fear. Today we have a much more efficient means of transmitting anxiety: social media. Jiyoung Lee, an assistant professor in the University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences, has studied online emotional contagion. She argues virtual discussions with friends can be positive if accurate information is shared and people are reassured.

How to Feel Younger at Any Age
Prevention – March 5
But curtailing a certain physical or mental activity—whether it’s traveling or learning a hobby—doesn’t protect you. In fact, putting on the brakes can hasten aging. “A long history of research suggests that if you keep your mind busy doing just about anything, it’s good,” says Ian M. McDonough, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Alabama.
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Executives in “the Zone” more Positive toward Diversity
Business Insurance – March 5
The latest edition of the Leadership Pulse survey of 200 leaders from firms around the world suggests clear links between executives who optimize their energy, leadership support for diversity, and how teams view their organizations’ diversity initiatives. “We have been trending leadership energy and engaging them in learning through the pulse project since 2003,” said Dr. Theresa M. Welbourne, Affiliated Senior Research Scientist with the Center for Effective Organizations at the USC Marshall School of Business, Executive Director of the Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute at The University of Alabama, and CEO of eePulse, Inc.
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Maharaja Ranjit Singh Tops Poll Of World’s Greatest Leaders, Beats Churchill And Lincoln
Republic World (India) – March 6

The founder and ruler of the Sikh Empire, Maharaja Ranjit Singh has been voted as the greatest leader in world history by 38 per cent readers of BBC World Histories Magazine. The leader who had defeated Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln during the early 19th century, Singh was nominated by historian Matthew Lockwood, an assistant professor of history at the University of Alabama for establishing “modern empire of toleration.”
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WVUA – March 5
Endocrinologists are doctors who specialize in glands and the hormones they make, meaning they most commonly treat diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol or blood pressure, thyroid diseases or hormonal issues. Dr. Robert Osburn is an endocrinologist who recently joined the University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences, and he says his specialty gets more important for potential patients as they age. “An endocrine organ is a gland in the body that secretes a substance into the blood that affects something somewhere else in the body,” Osburn said.

Event raises money for church’s food pantry
The Tuscaloosa News – March 6
Grace Presbyterian Church will host the 12th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. The event, which raises money for the church’s food pantry, will be held in the fellowship hall at Grace Presbyterian, 113 Hargrove Road. For $14, participants can select a hand-crafted bowl created by local artisans. A meal of soup, water, and bread will be served. Organizers chose this meal as a way to remind participants about people in the community who go to sleep without a meal at night.
Nick975 – March 5