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State Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday June 21, 2020 ( 21 items )  

Auburn University Montgomery Launches New Polling Initiative to Study Alabama Public Opinion on Elections
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, June 16 -- Auburn University Montgomery campus issued the following news release: A new polling initiative at Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) will gauge Alabama voters' opinions on candidates for office and critical public policy issues at the state, local, and national levels. Housed in the AUM College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences' Department of Political Science and Public Administration, the new polling operation, tentatively known as the AUM Poll, will ini  more

Auburn University: Office of Development Communications and Marketing Wins Grand Gold Award
AUBURN, Alabama, June 17 -- Auburn University issued the following campus notice: On June 10, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, named the Office of Development Communications and Marketing as a 2020 Circle of Excellence Award winner. The team received a Grand Gold Award, the highest award given in each category, for its work on the Auburn University Foundation, or AUF, FY18 Annual Report. Of the 2,752 award entries received from 28 countries, only 26 entries were d  more

Calhoun Community College Alums Named President and Vice President of the Foundation Board
DECATUR, Alabama, June 19 -- Calhoun Community College issued the following news release: The Calhoun College Foundation announced Rex Cheatham as the new President and Kim Lewis as the first Vice President of the College's 2020-2021 Foundation Board. Rex Cheatham, a native of Decatur, Alabama, brings more than 44 years of experience in the education sector where he served as the Executive Director of the Governor's Education Reform Commission. He also served as the Governor's Education Liaiso  more

College of Engineering Professors Receive $452,178 Research Grant From National Institute of Health for Development of Statistical Learning Tool
DARTMOUTH, Massachusetts, June 18 -- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus issued the following news release: College of Engineering faculty members Associate Professor Hua Fang (Computer & Information Science) and Associate Professor Honggang Wang (Electrical & Computer Engineering) have received a $452,178 research grant from the National Institute of Health for their project titled VIP: Visual-Valid Dietary Behavior Pattern Recognition for Local-National Trials. Fang and Wang wil  more

Cornell: Panel Protests 'A Defining Moment' in Quest for Racial Justice
ITHACA, New York, June 19 -- Cornell University issued the following news: Weeks of protests across the nation, signs supporting Black Lives Matter in more conservative neighborhoods, and reforms enacted since George Floyd's death in Minneapolis all signal "a defining moment" and an opportunity for systemic change, four black lawmakers said June 15 during a Cornell-sponsored forum. "I just pray this moment will yield the kind of direct action that is so needed, and what that outcry is about,"   more

Gadsden State Opens Campus to Limited Numbers of Students
GADSDEN, Alabama, June 16 -- Gadsden State Community College issued the following news on June 15: Dr. Martha Lavender announced that students enrolled in some career technical and health science classes returned to campus for labs and clinicals. "We continue to allow instructors to work remotely during the summer semester unless they need to instruct in skills labs, clinicals or other demonstration labs," she said. "All academic courses are offered in an online format only for the summer seme  more

Internship Leads to Examiner Job at the Alabama Department of Revenue
MOBILE, Alabama, June 16 -- The University of South Alabama issued the following news release: After graduating from South this spring, Amara Baltimore landed a job with the Alabama Department of Revenue, but the coronavirus pandemic means she has to work from home. A kitchen table serves as her desk, with manila folders stacked on the floor next to a printer. On a wall hangs the flowery painting she bought at a thrift store. "It's a good Zoom background -- I think it looks sophisticated," Ba  more

Judson College: President Tew Addresses Racism
MARION, Alabama, June 20 -- Judson College issued the following statement by President W. Mark Tew: Your College recognizes that racism is embedded deeply in much of modern society. Expressions of racism are realized in unchallenged systems of oppression as well as by subtle threads that continue to weave through the fabric of our culture. For our society to move forward, both must be condemned. In my twenty-year experience at Judson, I have seen progress. Others who have labored here would   more

Troy Couple Recognized for Lifetime Contributions to the Study of Latin
TROY, Alabama, June 16 -- Troy University issued the following news: A Troy University professor and his wife have received a lifetime achievement award in classical languages. Dr. Peter Howard, chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures and professor of classics, and Ephy Howard were co-recipients of the Latin citation by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South for their lifetime contributions nationwide to the study of Latin and Greek. The award, called "The Ovat  more

Troy's School of Nursing Receives Grant to Increase Number of Nursing Faculty in Alabama
TROY, Alabama, June 16 -- Troy University issued the following news: Troy University's School of Nursing has been awarded a grant aimed at increasing the number of qualified nursing faculty in Alabama. The Nurse Faculty Loan Program grant, totaling $89,319, is awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As a partner in this project, Troy University will provide 10 percent of the total funding. Dr. Carrie Lee Gardner, Associat  more

Tuskegee University Receives First Competitive Grant, From National Science Foundation Under the COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative
TUSKEGEE, Alabama, June 20 -- The Tuskegee University issued the following news: Tuskegee University received its first competitive grant, from National Science Foundation under the COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative. Dr. Crystal James, department head and director of the Graduate Program in Public Health in the College of Veterinary Medicine is leading the efforts of the grant as its principal investigator. The project will focus on understanding the effects of disease prevention messages du  more

University of Alabama Birmingham Researchers to Study One-Dose Antibiotic for Prevention of Maternal and Infant Sepsis
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, June 19 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine -- with support from the National Institutes of Health and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -- will conduct a clinical trial to assess whether a single oral dose of the antibiotic azithromycin during labor reduces the risk of maternal and infant bacterial infection and death in seven low- and middle-income countries  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Nichols Elected to NAEVR/AEVR Board of Directors
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, June 16 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Kelly K. Nichols, O.D., MPH, Ph.D., FAAO, dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, has been elected to serve on the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research and its board of directors in the class of 2020-2023. The mission of the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research is to achieve the best care for all Americans through advocacy and public education fo  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Study - Women More Likely Than Men to Die Waiting for a Liver Transplant
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, June 17 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: A large cohort study has revealed that women are 8.6 percent more likely than men to die while waiting for a liver transplant and 14.4 percent less likely than men to receive a deceased donor liver transplant. It is a finding that University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers say highlights the longstanding sex-based disparities in liver allocation and should be a catalyst for a comprehensiv  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: The Parkinson's Disease Gut Has an Overabundance of Opportunistic Pathogens
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, June 19 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Parkinson's disease is a common, progressive and debilitating neurodegenerative disease. It currently cannot be prevented or cured. In 2003, Heiko Braak proposed that non-inherited forms of PD are caused by a pathogen in the gut. He hypothesized that the pathogen could pass through the intestinal mucosal barrier and spread to the brain through the nervous system. Up to now, there has been no  more

University of Alabama's Huntsville College of Education Achieves CAEP Accreditation
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, June 16 -- The University of Alabama's Huntsville campus issued the following news: The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced that The University of Alabama in Huntsville's (UAH) College of Education has received accreditation for its educator preparation programs. The spring 2020 review by the CAEP Accreditation Council provides nationally recognized standards developed to ensure excellence in Educator Preparation Programs (EPP). "I am ver  more

University of Alabama's Huntsville College of Nursing Achieves 10-Year CCNE Accreditation
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, June 16 -- The University of Alabama's Huntsville campus issued the following news: The University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) College of Nursing has received the maximum 10 years of continuing accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) following an extensive self-study and fall 2019 accreditation site visit. CCNE notified the College that all accreditation standards for its bachelor's, master's and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Programs  more

University of Alabama's Huntsville Seniors Designing New STEM Tools for Economically Challenged K-12 Students
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, June 17 -- The University of Alabama's Huntsville campus issued the following news: Two teams of senior students in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Product Realization (MAE 490) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) are designing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) tool products to engage and inspire economically challenged K-12 students to enjoy the subjects and pursue a STEM career. One team is working on a Wind Tunnel STEM tool for the UAH s  more

University of Alabama-Huntsville: Baudry Lab Finds 125 Naturally Occurring Compounds With Potential Against COVID-19
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, June 19 -- The University of Alabama's Huntsville campus issued the following news: The Baudry Lab at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has identified 125 naturally occurring compounds that have a computational potential for efficacy against the COVID-19 virus from the first batch of 50,000 rapidly assessed by a supercomputer. It's the first time a supercomputer has been used to assess the treatment efficacy of naturally occurring compounds against the proteins  more

University of North Alabama Agile Strategy Lab Offering Courses to Build an Agile Economy
FLORENCE, Alabama, June 17 -- The University of North Alabama issued the following news release: The University of North Alabama's Agile Strategy Lab is offering three online courses designed to develop agile leaders through team-building learning. Participation in each of these classes is limited, so early registration is suggested. The three classes offered are: Conversations That Matter - a one-week online course introducing the foundational idea of agile leadership that we can jump-star  more

University of North Alabama Commencement to Be Hybrid Ceremony in Norton Auditorium
FLORENCE, Alabama, June 16 -- The University of North Alabama issued the following news release: Commencement ceremonies at the University of North Alabama will take place following a hybrid format in Norton Auditorium on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug. 1. The event will include graduates from Spring 2020 as well as Summer 2020. "After much research and careful consideration, the University determined that this hybrid approach to commencement both appropriately celebrates our graduates and   more