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UA-LED STUDY RESULTS IN FIRST DIETARY GUIDELINE OF PLANT COMPOUND — An apple a day can keep the doctor away according to an international study spearheaded by a University of Alabama faculty member. Dr. Kristi Crowe-White, associate professor and chair of the department of human nutrition and hospitality management at UA and registered dietician, led an international workgroup to develop the dietary guideline for a bioactive food compound known as flavan-3-ols. The dietary recommendation is the first for a compound not related to correcting deficiencies but to the promotion of health and wellness. Flavan-3-ols can be found in apples, tea, peas, berries, and chocolate or cocoa products. For more information, contact Tabby Brown, UA College of Human Environmental Sciences, at 

UA ALUMNUS EARNS JOHN S. MCCAIN STRATEGIC DEFENSE FELLOWSHIP — Micah Presley, a recent UA graduate, has received a John S. McCain Strategic Defense Fellowship through the U.S. Department of Defense. Presley, a native of Florence, is the first UA student or graduate to receive this fellowship. The John S. McCain Strategic Defense Fellows Program is a one-year civilian fellowship program designed to provide leadership development for the commencement of a career track toward senior leadership in the Department of Defense. For more information, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at   

SUPPORT FOR SPONSORED PROJECTS AT UA DOUBLES IN FOUR YEARS — Outside support of research, other sponsored activity and instructional efforts that spark innovation and discovery at UA more than doubled over the past four years thanks to another record-breaking year. For the ninth straight fiscal year, sponsored awards in 2022 were at an all-time high, increasing 23.6% to $211.4 million from 840 sponsored awards to UA. Sponsored awards include all competitive external funding for research, instruction, other sponsored activity, fellowships and construction. For more information, contact Adam Jones, UA Strategic Communications, at  

UA TO LEAD REGIONAL DATA CENTER COMBATTING OPIOID CRISIS — With expertise and experience in multidisciplinary data analytics, UA was tapped to spearhead a regional center to help communities across the Southeast combat the opioid crisis. The Southeast Regional Drug Data Research Center is supported with $3.5 million in funding from the United States Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. The center builds upon efforts at the Institute of Data and Analytics, or IDA, within the UA Culverhouse College of Business in developing Alabama’s opioid central data repository, expanding to seven other states across the Southeast. For more information, contact Adam Jones, UA Strategic Communications, at 

RIVER PITCH COMPETITION RETURNS FOR 2022 — As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute, a part of the UA Culverhouse College of Business, is hosting the sixth annual River Pitch Competition Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa River Market. There is no entry fee for the competition, which is open to UA students, employees and members of the West Alabama community. To learn more about the River Pitch Competition, visit the Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute website. For more information, contact Dr. Theresa Welbourne, executive director of AEI, at 

UMC RELOCATES NORTHPORT CLINIC — University Medical Center is relocating its Northport clinic to a new, larger building and will expand the health care services offered. The new location opens Nov. 14 at 6205 Jemison Lane. The new UMC-Northport is significantly larger than its current location which opened in 2015. UMC-Northport will continue to provide family medicine, obstetrics and pediatric care and will add neurology care at the new location. For more information, contact Leslie Zganjar, UA College of Community Health Sciences, at 


TIPS FOR COOKING THE PERFECT THANKSGIVING TURKEY — Preparation is key in cooking the perfect turkey for Thanksgiving. According to Denise DeSalvo, senior instructor in the department of human nutrition and hospitality management, assemble aluminum foil, a food thermometer calibrated according to manufacturer instructions, and a roasting pan at least two inches deep. “A deeper pan will allow you to add water or broth and also collect cooking juices that can be used to make gravy. No need to purchase a special pan; in fact, you can find disposable aluminum pans that will accommodate a turkey during the holiday season,” said DeSalvo. To schedule an interview, contact DeSalvo at 

STYLISH TRENDS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST — “As temperatures cool off, you can find plenty of new fall fashion trends,” said Babs Davis, an instructor in UA’s department of clothing, textiles and interior design. “Many people returning to the office after working remotely want to dress up with a little more flair and we’re seeing bright colored and patterned suits, eschewing the traditional colors of black or navy. While we see leather in some form every fall, this year we’re seeing it in abundance in the form of long leather coats and leather blazers paired with leather pants for a head-to-toe leather look. In footwear, we’re still seeing plenty of the platform shoes we saw in spring, just more closed up, and several clogs. Cowboy and western style boots are also huge.” To schedule an interview, contact Davis at  


BEAT AUBURN BEAT HUNGER RESULTS TO BE ANNOUNCED — Donations for the 29th annual Beat Auburn Beat Hunger campaign will be collected through Thursday, Nov. 17, with the results of the competition between UA and Auburn University being announced Friday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. at the West Alabama Food Bank. For more information, contact Shane Dorrill, UA Strategic Communications, at 

FASHION FOR LIFE — UA apparel design seniors will present their final collections at Fashion for Life Nov. 20 at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa. Fashion for Life is the culmination of a capstone course that students start preparing for before their senior year. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online and at the door. All proceeds from the event’s ticket sales will be donated to the United Way of West Alabama. Money raised from sales will be matched by Estee Lauder Companies. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and the show will start at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Tabby Brown, UA College of Human Environmental Sciences, at 

MUSEUM MONDAY — UA Museums is kicking off Thanksgiving week with Museum Monday Nov. 21 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Alabama Museum of Natural History. Children in kindergarten through second grade and their caregivers are invited to spend time together and experience the museum in a whole new way. The cost of the program is $5 per child and includes up to two caregivers. Registration is required. For more information, contact Rebecca Johnson, UA Museums, at   

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