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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 14 items )  

Aerospace Ups R&D in Huntsville, Anticipated Growth of 20 Percent
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, Nov. 14 -- Aerospace, a national nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center, issued the following news release: The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) announced the expansion of its research and development operations in Huntsville, Ala., to support the rapid growth of space and missile defense research and development programs. Locally, Aerospace employs 50 of the nation's leading engineers, scientists, and analysts. These expert  more

Air Force, Alabama, Clemson, Louisville, Rice & Utah to Receive 2019 AFCA Academic Achievement Award
WACO, Texas, Nov. 14 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: The Air Force Academy, University of Alabama, Clemson University, University of Louisville, Rice University and the University of Utah will share the American Football Coaches Association's 2019 Academic Achievement Award, which is presented by the Touchdown Club of Memphis. All six schools recorded a perfect 1,000 for their single-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) for 2017-18. This is first honor for   more

Alabama Education Association Schedules Events
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Nov. 13 -- The Alabama Education Association has announced the following event: Alabama Community College Association (ACCA) Annual Conference, Sunday, November 24, 2019 - Tuesday, November 26, 2019, Montgomery, Alabama, www.alabamacca.org Micro-Credentials for CEUs Only, Sunday, December 1, 2019, December 2019 - These CEUs do not start on a specific date but will be offered in the month of December. For more information, ... Secretaries Conference, Tuesday, December 3,  more

Alabama Farmers Federation: American Poultry Farmers Regain Access to China
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Nov. 14 -- The Alabama Farmers Federation issued the following news: As China lifts its ban on U.S. poultry imports, Alabama's over 2,700 poultry farmers are set to benefit from increased, stable market access. Alabama Farmers Federation Poultry Division Director Russ Durrance applauded the announcement Nov. 14. "Alabama is second nationally in broiler production, processing 21 million birds per week," Durrance said. "Our farmers grow healthy, safe protein that's vital to  more

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Court Strikes Down Trump Administration Refusal of Care Rule
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Nov. 11 -- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued the following news release, dated Nov. 8: This week, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York struck down a Trump administration rule that would have allowed health care workers- ranging from physicians and nurses to receptionists and EMTs- to deny patient care if it conflicted with their personal religious or moral beliefs and would have allowed them to withhold referral to another provid  more

Anupam Agarwal to Become Next President of the American Society of Nephrology
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 -- The American Society of Nephrology issued the following news release: The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is pleased to announce that Anupam Agarwal, MD, FASN, will become the next ASN President for the coming year. He will assume his new role on January 1, 2020. Dr. Agarwal succeeds Mark E. Rosenberg, MD, FASN. A highly experienced physician-scientist and academic leader, Dr. Agarwal is currently director of the Division of Nephrology and Executive Vice Dean at the  more

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International: Delivering on Excellence and the Highest of Standards in Business Education
TAMPA, Florida, Nov. 14 -- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International issued the following news release: AACSB International (AACSB) announced today that Alabama A&M University, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Beijing Institute of Technology, BINUS Business School at Bina Nusantara University, Orebro University, and the University of Wollongong have earned accreditation in business. Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for bu  more

Black Mayors Celebrate the Historic Inauguration of Steven L. Reed
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Nov. 13 -- The African American Mayors Association issued the following news: Yesterday, the African American Mayors Association's (AAMA) President Hardie Davis joined mayors from across the country in Montgomery, Alabama to celebrate the inauguration of the city's new mayor, Steven L Reed. Reed joins an impressive class of newly elected, history making Black mayors including: Colin Byrd the youngest mayor elected in Greenbelt, MD; Timothy Ragland the first Black mayor of   more

Business Council of Alabama Names Kellie Hope as Director of Regional Affairs
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Nov. 12 -- The Business Council of Alabama issued the following news release: The Business Council of Alabama today announced Kellie Hope has been named director of regional affairs. Her primary focus will be to better serve its membership in south Alabama. Her responsibilities will span from membership services to governmental affairs and will include creating opportunities for elected officials to learn more about the unique needs of the business community in this region   more

Cancer Action Network: Alabama Residents Struggling to Find Adequate Health Care Featured in New Documentary Released Yesterday
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: * * * - Short film by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network follows several Alabamians as they strive to take care of themselves, their families, and their communities * * * The struggle to find access to adequate health care was the subject of a new documentary by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) that premiered to a packed house in Birmingham's S  more

Dauphin Island Sea Lab Requesting Proposals for Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract Services
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama, Nov. 13 -- Dauphin Island Sea Lab issued the following news: The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is posting a request for proposals for Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract Services. The 35-acre campus is bordered by Mobile Bay to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The campus consists of 39 buildings including instructional buildings; family-style houses for visiting scientists and faculty; and research laboratory buildings. The overall condition of the facilities is  more

Huntsville Championship 2020 Benefits Huntsville Hospital Foundation and Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, Nov. 11 -- The Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County issued the following news: The Huntsville Championship and Huntsville Hospital Foundation (HHF) have announced a new partnership for the Foundation's annual Huntsville Classic event. The Huntsville Championship, one of four new 2020 Korn Ferry Tour stops, will now provide a week of professional golf instead of the Foundation's Classic Golf Tournament, usually played Mother's Day Weekend. Now, golf fans will h  more

National Cotton Council: Trade Assistance Will Provide Economic Relief
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Nov. 15 -- The National Cotton Council issued the following news release: The National Cotton Council extended its thanks to the Administration after USDA announced details regarding the second tranche of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for the 2019 crop year. NCC Chairman Mike Tate, an Alabama cotton producer, said this assistance is timely as U.S. cotton's economic health has deteriorated significantly during 2019. He noted that lost market share to China and a  more

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Approves Nearly $109 Million for New Restoration Projects on the Gulf Coast
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces Seventh Round of Grants from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund * * * The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the award of nearly $109 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to 20 new projects in the states of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Texas. The projects, developed in consultation with s  more