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State Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday March 01, 2020 ( 29 items )  

Ala. A.G. Marshall Announces Maximum Sentence for Man Convicted of Murdering Hardees Manager in Anniston
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Feb. 29 -- Alabama Attorney General Steve T. Marshall issued the following news release: Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the sentencing of Greg Renard Wynn for the brutal murder of a Hardees restaurant manager in Anniston in 1998. Wynn was originally sentenced to death in 1999 by then-Circuit Judge Samuel Monk after a jury unanimously recommended that sentence. He was 17 years old at the time of the offense. Following decisions by the United States Supreme Court  more

Ala. A.G. Marshall Presents Austin High School With 2019 Safe School Award
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Feb. 27 -- Alabama Attorney General Steve T. Marshall issued the following news release on Feb. 26: Attorney General Steve Marshall presented Austin High School in Decatur with the Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Attorney General's 2019 Safe School Award for State Board of Education District 6. The school is a six-time recipient, having previously been honored with this award for 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2017. Schools were selected as winners of the Attorney General's 20  more

Ala. A.G. Marshall Presents Decatur Middle School With 2019 Safe School Award of Excellence
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Feb. 27 -- Alabama Attorney General Steve T. Marshall issued the following news release on Feb. 26: Attorney General Steve Marshall presented Decatur Middle School with the Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Attorney General's 2019 Safe School Award of Excellence, North Region. Three schools were selected for the Attorney General's 2019 Safe School Award of Excellence, one for each of three state regions. In addition, schools were selected as winners of the Attorney General's  more

Ala. Gov. Ivey Announces Support for Bill Package of Study Group for Criminal Justice Policy Recommendations
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Feb. 28 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced her support for a suite of bills that have been introduced upon recommendation from the Governor's Study Group on Criminal Justice Policy. In response to the inherited, decades-old systemic problems in the state's prison system, Governor Ivey established the Criminal Justice Study Group in July 2019. Upon conclusion of the study group, they presented the governor  more

Alabama Environmental Management Department Issues Public Notice Involving Gulf of Mexico County Request for Review of a Consistency Certification Permit
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Feb. 27 -- The Alabama Department of Environmental Management issued the following public notice for a request for review of a consistency certification permit in Gulf of Mexico County: The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) hereby gives notice that Llog Exploration Offshore has applied to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for a permit. Pursuant to Title 15 C.F.R. Part 930 Subpart E, the proposed activity for which the permit is sought is subject to r  more

Alabama Environmental Management Department Issues Public Notice Involving Marshall County Proposed Modification of a Solid Waste Permit
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Feb. 27 -- The Alabama Department of Environmental Management issued the following public notice for a proposed modification of a solid waste permit in Marshall County: The City of Guntersville submitted to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) an application to modify the construction and demolition landfill permit for the Guntersville Landfill (Permit No. 48-11). The Guntersville Landfill is described as being located in the Southeast 1/4 of the Nort  more

Alabama State University Professor Recognized for Life's Work
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Feb. 27 -- Alabama State University issued the following news release: Alabama State University recognized one of its fellow staff members, Dr. Linwood Whitten, director of Diversity and International Affairs and the Title IX coordinator, for receiving an award for his life's work and dedication to diversity. Whitten received the Outstanding Contributions to Student Engagement award at the NASPA-AL Drive-In Conference in Birmingham. The conference brings together Student A  more

Alabama State University: Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association to Host 51st Annual Conference
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Feb. 26 -- Alabama State University issued the following news release: The Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association will host its 51st annual conference on February 27-28 at Alabama State University. The theme of the conference is "Social Scientists Journey in Civil Rights Corridor: "AFTER THE DREAM." The conference, will be held at ASU's John Garrick Hardy Student Center, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Former Alabama Senator Hank Sanders wi  more

Ameriprise Financial Expands Geographic Footprint With New Employee Advisor Offices in Key Markets
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, Feb. 27 -- Ameriprise Financial issued the following news release: Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) is expanding the geographic footprint of its employee advisor channel by opening new branches in markets where the firm sees opportunities to grow its advisor base and add new clients. Since 2017, Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC has opened 15 new employee branches nationwide in key cities in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, South Carol  more

Auburn University's Frank Cilluffo to Testify Before U.S. Senate Committee on March 5
AUBURN, Alabama, Feb. 28 -- Auburn University issued the following campus notice: Frank Cilluffo, director of Auburn University's McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on Thursday, March 5, at 9 a.m. CT in a hearing entitled "Threats Posed by State-Owned and State-Supported Enterprises to Public Transportation." As part of his testimony, Cilluffo will provide the committee with views  more

Auburn University: Forum on Healthcare Set for March 18 at Pebble Hill
AUBURN, Alabama, Feb. 28 -- Auburn University issued the following campus notice on Feb. 27: A deliberative forum for community members to discuss the future of healthcare in the U.S. will be held on March 18 from 3-5 p.m. at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities at Pebble Hill. Before the forum, participants are encouraged to review a non-partisan issue guide titled, "Health Care: How Can We Bring Costs Down While Getting the Care We Need?" This guide is available   more

Auburn University: Monika Raj Selected as 2020 Sloan Research Fellow
AUBURN, Alabama, Feb. 26 -- Auburn University issued the following news article: Monika Raj is on a mission to revolutionize the process of researching, diagnosing and treating cancer, with an ultimate goal of saving lives. It's a drive that recently received $75,000 in funding support as Raj--an assistant professor in Auburn University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry--became the only researcher in the state of Alabama selected into the 2020 cohort of Sloan Research Fellows. "I am h  more

Auburn University: Moore Named Facilities Management Director of Maintenance
AUBURN, Alabama, Feb. 28 -- Auburn University issued the following campus notice: Former maintenance engineer Eric Moore recently was named Facilities Management's director of maintenance. Moore replaces former director Dan Whatley, who was named the executive director of Facilities Operations in August. As director, Moore will oversee zone maintenance, shop maintenance, in-house construction, preventative maintenance and the technical advisory teams for all trades under the blanket of the Mai  more

Bradley Partner Jim Collura Appointed to Institute for Energy Law Executive Committee
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Feb. 25 -- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, a law firm, issued the following news release: Bradley is pleased to announce that James A. Collura, a partner in the firm's Houston office, has been appointed to the executive committee of the Institute for Energy Law of the Center for American and International Law. He will serve a one-year term as chair of the Oilfield Services Committee. The Institute for Energy Law is one of the world's oldest continuing legal education provide  more

Former Federal Regulator, Fintech General Counsel Michael Gordon Joins Bradley Washington Office As Banking, Financial Services Partner
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Feb. 26 -- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, a law firm, issued the following news release: Bradley is pleased to announce that Michael Gordon has joined the firm's Washington, D.C., office, as a partner in its Banking and Financial Services Practice Group and as part of the firm's Government Enforcement and Investigations Team. "We are very excited to welcome Mike to our D.C. office and our team of highly experienced and accomplished banking and financial services attorneys,"  more

Franklin Resident Gains Experience With Indiana State Rep. Young at the Statehouse
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Feb. 29 -- The Indiana House Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Indiana State Rep. John Young, R-Franklin: Franklin resident Jasmine Noel is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. John Young (R-Franklin) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2020 legislative session. Noel is the daughter of Rebecca Noel. She graduated from Butler University with a bachelor's degree in international relations, and is cur  more

Gadsden State Community College: Alan Wallace Named New Chief Information Officer
GADSDEN, Alabama, Feb. 19 -- Gadsden State Community College issued the following news: Gadsden State Community College President Dr. Martha Lavender announced that Alan Wallace has accepted the position of chief information officer. He replaces Tim Smith, who retired in December. Wallace has spent his entire career in higher education. In April 1988, he was hired at Jacksonville State University as a microcomputer maintenance specialist. During his almost 32-year tenure at JSU, Wallace worke  more

School of Accountancy Ranked No. 1 Worldwide for Educational Case Research
AUBURN, Alabama, Feb. 28 -- Auburn University issued the following campus notice: The Raymond J. Harbert College of Business is dedicated to producing research that advances the academy, extends business thought and shapes practice. It's no wonder that the School of Accountancy was recently ranked No. 1 in educational case research by BYU's Accounting Research Rankings from 2013 to 2019. The School of Accountancy was recognized from an institutional standpoint and four professors earned worldw  more

ServisFirst Bank Earns Exclusive Endorsement
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Feb. 25 -- ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares, issued the following news: ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFBS), earns exclusive statewide endorsement by West Virginia Bankers Association (WVBA) of the agent credit card program offered by ServisFirst Bank. ServisFirst Bank is a full-service correspondent provider and currently issues cards for over 90 community banks across the country, including many that have   more

Tuskegee University's Rangari Honored With BEYA Innovation Award
TUSKEGEE, Alabama, Feb. 29 -- The Tuskegee University issued the following news: Tuskegee University's Dr. Vijay Rangari, a professor of materials science and engineering, was honored with a BEYA STEM Innovator Award at the 2020 BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference. The award was presented on Feb. 13 at BEYA 34, which brings together professionals and students from a variety of STEM-related backgrounds. The event allows them to network with others from around the country while participa  more

University of Alabama Birmingham Joins Erdheim-Chester Disease Care Center Network
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Feb. 26 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: The O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center and Gaurav Goyal, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, have become a part of the Erdheim-Chester Disease referral care center network for the ECD Global Alliance. The alliance enables UAB to be one of only 33 providers in the country to treat ECD. ECD is a rare subtype of histi  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Cellular Metabolism Regulates Fate Decision Between Pathogenic, Regulatory T Cells
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Feb. 26 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Patients with autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis have an imbalance between two types of immune system T cells. Destructive Th17 cells that mediate chronic inflammation are elevated, and regulatory T cells, or Treg cells, which suppress inflammatory responses and play a protective role in autoimmune disorders, ar  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Conference Teaches Health Care Providers, Caregivers How to Prevent, Manage Difficult Dementia Behaviors
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Feb. 26 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Nearly 100,000 Alabamians live with Alzheimer's disease, and more than 180,000 family members serve as caregivers, according to Alzheimer's of Central Alabama. Many people with dementia or Alzheimer's often refuse or reject care, which leads to distress for their caregivers. The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing is hosting a one-day conference to teach caregivers and healt  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Nine New Programs Coming to WBHM Beginning March 7
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Feb. 27 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: "It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders," "Sound Opinions," "Bluegrass Breakdown," "Highway 61," "Ask Me Another," "The Splendid Table," "Travel with Rick Steves" and "On Being" are scheduled for weekends, and weeknights will now include "Marketplace." In addition, classical music will begin at 8 p.m. weekdays and at 10 p.m. Saturdays, and the rebroadcast of "Fresh Air," which currently airs Mon  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Telecommunicator CPR Can Save Lives Following Cardiac Arrest
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Feb. 26 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: A high-quality telecommunicator CPR program can save more lives from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and strengthen the chain of survival, according to a new advisory published in Circulation by the American Heart Association, the world's leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health. The advisory's lead author, Michael Kurz, M.D., associate professor o  more

University of Alabama-Birmingham: $2 Million Gift Advances Care for Kidney Disease Patients
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Feb. 29 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Approximately 14 percent of people in the United States suffer from chronic kidney disease, with nearly half a million people on dialysis, according to the National Institutes of Health. To improve patient care and continue the search for a cure to the disease, the Charles and Hilda Anderson family has made a $2 million gift to the Division of Nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birming  more

University of Alabama-Birmingham: How to Prepare Yourself in Midst of Pandemic
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Feb. 28 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: As COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, becomes more prevalent around the world, University of Alabama at Birmingham experts share tips to help you prepare yourself, your family and your home should the virus continue to gain momentum. What is COVID-19? Human coronaviruses are the second most common cause of colds and generally cause mild to moderate symptoms. Sometimes, coronaviruses that i  more

University of Alabama: Southern U.S. Hotspots for Severe Consequences of Flash Floods
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama, Feb. 27 [TNSenvironmentresearch] -- The University of Alabama issued the following news: The worst region for flash floods in the continental United States is likely the Southwest, according to a recent analysis of flash floods by The University of Alabama. Using hydrologic data, along with socio-economic information, researchers at the UA Center for Complex Hydrosystems, led by center director Dr. Hamid Moradkhani, mapped the hotspots for flash floods. They found the mos  more

University of Virginia Law Names New Administrators
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, Feb. 25 -- The University of Virginia's School of Law issued the following news: Laura Howell, a 2011 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been hired as a director of admissions. Adriana Vito has also joined UVA Law as assistant dean for graduate studies. Howell comes to Admissions having previously served in the Office of the Attorney General of Alabama. As an assistant attorney general in the Constitutional Defense Division, she litigated chall  more