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State Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday April 05, 2020 ( 29 items )  

Ala. Gov. Ivey Announces National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Projects in Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, April 3 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Governor Kay Ivey announced that the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently awarded nearly $24 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to four new projects in the state of Alabama. The projects, developed in consultation with state and federal resource agencies, are designed to remedy harm and reduce the risk of future harm to natural resources that were affected by the 20  more

Ala. Gov. Ivey Awards $9.5 Million in Broadband Expansion Grants
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, April 1 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded 20 grants totaling more than $9.5 million to provide high-speed internet access to numerous communities throughout Alabama. The grants, part of the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund, were awarded to nine broadband providers to fund multiple projects in their coverage areas. "Availability of high-speed internet has always been vital, but the events of the past several weeks  more

Ala. Gov. Ivey Urges Alabama Small Business Owners to Prepare Now by Applying for Federal Financial Relief
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, April 2 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release on April 1: Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday urges Alabama Small Business Owners to respond to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic by taking steps to ensure their business will withstand the troubling economy. Final guidelines for how the federal government will distribute financial relief to Alabama's small businesses will be released very soon. In the meantime, Small Business Owners need to contact thei  more

Auburn University Design Adapts CPAP Machines Into Emergency Ventilators
AUBURN, Alabama, April 3 -- Auburn University issued the following news article: A group of Auburn engineers has developed a way to quickly and inexpensively convert CPAP machines into ventilators, one of the most important tools hospitals have for helping COVID-19 patients. Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machines are commonly used to help people with obstructive sleep apnea breathe more easily during sleep. The Auburn design, called RE-INVENT, is an accessory that would safely   more

Auburn University Libraries Complete Digitization of The Auburn Alumnus Magazine
AUBURN, Alabama, April 3 -- Auburn University issued the following campus notice: While the COVID-19 virus has interrupted many activities on campus, it has also allowed departments like the Special Collections and Archives Department of Auburn University Libraries to prioritize projects that are difficult to address with the daily flow of users. One such project is the digitization of the complete run of The Auburn Alumnus magazine. "The Auburn Alumnus magazine ran from 1913 to 1939," said Gr  more

Burr & Forman Listed to Orlando Business Journal's Largest Real Estate Firm's List
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 31 -- Burr and Forman, a law firm, issued the following news: The Orlando Business Journal recently announced its list of the largest Real Estate and Construction Law Firms, including Burr & Forman listed in the top 20. The list ranks the largest real estate and construction law firms in Orlando and Burr & Forman's Orlando office was listed at number 19 out of the 39 law firms on the list. Burr & Forman has a diverse real estate and construction practice with attorn  more

Gov. Kay Ivey: Census 2020 Now More Important Than Ever
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, April 2 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release on April 1: Gov. Kay Ivey stressed the ongoing importance of the 2020 Census, which is currently under way and available for immediate online, phone or mail response. "It is an unprecedented time in Alabama; however, we must remain committed to Census participation," said Gov. Ivey. "The COVID-19 pandemic shows the importance of state representation on a national level. If we lose a representative due t  more

Kentucky A.G. Cameron Joins Amicus Briefs Supporting Four States in Banning Elective Abortions During COVID-19 Pandemic
FRANKFORT, Kentucky, April 3 -- Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron issued the following news release: Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Kentucky joined amicus briefs supporting Texas, Ohio, Alabama, and Oklahoma in their efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) by halting elective medical procedures, including abortions. The amicus briefs support each of the state's executive orders, which require abortion providers  more

Troy to Continue Online or Alternate Delivery Format Classes Through Spring and Summer Semesters
TROY, Alabama, April 1 -- Troy University issued the following news: Troy University will continue online or other alternative delivery methods for all of its classes for the remainder of the spring semester in order to promote the health and safety of the campus community. In-class offerings for the summer semester will also be suspended. All classes for summer will be offered online or via alternate delivery methods. Online summer classes will start May 26. In addition, other steps being im  more

Troy University: Students, Faculty Adjusting to Virtual Environment
TROY, Alabama, April 3 -- Troy University issued the following news: Robert Earl Stewart has taught adjunct longer than many full-time faculty members have had their stripes - almost 20 years. With the COVID-19 outbreak, however, Stewart, a distinguished lecturer of finance and professor emeritus in the Sorrell College of Business, has made a successful transition to the online delivery of instruction for his students. He was brought up to speed by Inga Oberst, a senior instructional designer   more

University of Alabama ACCESS Support Center Offers Free Online Courses to Grades 7-12
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama, April 3 -- The University of Alabama issued the following news: The University of Alabama ACCESS Support Center, in collaboration with the Alabama State Department of Education, is offering free online courses through its Franchise Model to all students in grades 7-12 in the state of Alabama. "The ACCESS Franchise Model is an agreement between school districts and the Alabama State Department of Education to use the content of selected ACCESS courses absolutely without cha  more

University of Alabama Birmingham Names Thomas Dean of College of Arts & Sciences
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 31 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Kecia M. Thomas, Ph.D., has been named dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences following a national search. Thomas will assume her role at UAB on Aug. 1, 2020. Thomas joins UAB from the University of Georgia, where she is senior associate dean in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. In that role, Thomas is the division dean for the social and behav  more

University of Alabama Birmingham Will Test COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Created by Altimmune Inc.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 31 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: The University of Alabama at Birmingham is launching a collaboration with the biopharmaceutical company Altimmune, Inc. for preclinical testing of a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 disease. The testing at UAB will investigate immune responses to the vaccine in mice -- a key step before the Gaithersburg, Maryland-based Altimmune can launch a Phase 1 human safety and immunogenicity trial  more

University of Alabama Birmingham's Coronavirus Testing Site Receives $200,000 Grant From Hyundai Hope on Wheels
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, April 4 [TNSgrants] -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: The University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a $200,000 grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels(R) and Hyundai Motor America to help expand drive-through testing for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. This grant will support existing testing initiatives at the UAB Medicine appointment-based Downtown COVID-19 Testing Site, sponsored in partnership with the Jefferson Count  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Coronavirus and Cybercrime -- Hackers Use COVID-19 as Phishing Bait
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, April 4 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: The coronavirus is being used in various malicious campaigns including email spam, text messages, ransomware and suspicious website domains. During this vulnerable time for everyone, hackers are seeking opportunities to leverage on potential victims. Gary Warner, professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, says his email inbox has been full of   more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Coronavirus Symptom Tracker Launches to Improve Disease Tracking in Rural Communities Across Deep South
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, April 2 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: As the Deep South sees a surge in cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, experts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have created a symptom checker to identify hot spots where the virus is spreading. The new website, HelpBeatCOVID19.org, will provide public health officials insight into underserved areas based on the symptomatic data collected from the region and could help inform   more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Direct Protein-to-Protein Binding Couples Cell Survival to Cell Proliferation
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, April 3 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Human cells respond to stresses like DNA damage, metabolic imbalance and starvation by first trying to repair the problem. If that does not work, the cells then induce programmed cell death, called apoptosis. Apoptosis is a highly regulated cell fate decision that removes about 50 billion to 70 billion cells each day in adults. The regulators of apoptosis watch over cell  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Here's Plan for Positive Coping in Time of COVID-19
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, April 1 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news on March 31: She was a woman who always had a plan. Until, suddenly, everything changed. Diane Tucker, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Psychology, a scientist or senior scientist in a host of UAB centers, from the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center to the Center for the Study of Community Health, and founding director of the Science and Technology Honors Program, one of the specializ  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: How Long Does Novel Coronavirus Live on Different Surfaces?
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, April 3 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: People are staying home to avoid the novel coronavirus, but it may linger on commonly used surfaces for longer than you think. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine examined how long the novel coronavirus can live in the air and on certain surfaces. A virologist and an infectious diseases physician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham break down what the  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: How to Talk to Your Child About COVID-19
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, April 2 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: In times of uncertainty, children look to their parents for guidance. As COVID-19 continues to sweep through the United States, children and their parents have been exposed to a lot of new information that has increased anxiety. Parents may struggle with what to say and how to appropriately answer their child's questions during the global pandemic. It is important that adults talk to children  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Is It Safe to Order Food Delivery During COVID-19 Outbreak?
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 28 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: * * * - CDC, University of Alabama Birmingham experts say yes * * * Feel free to order that pizza or call in for curbside pickup at your favorite local restaurant: The risk of contracting COVID-19 through food delivery or pickup -- the packaging or the food itself -- is low, according to leading health organizations and Jodie Dionne-Odom, M.D., assistant professor in the University of Alab  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Money Does Not Grow on Trees - Stimulating Economy During Coronavirus Pandemic
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, April 1 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: The global economy has significantly decreased due to the novel coronavirus spread -- affecting all households, large corporations, entrepreneurs and small businesses. Unemployment insurance applications jumped to 3.28 million last week, a rate that the United States has never seen in the 50 years that the government has offered unemployment insurance. In an effort to help keep the United S  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Things You Can Do to Help Improve Your Mental Health Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 28 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Overwhelmed. Anxious. Distracted. Lonely. These are a few words that might describe the feelings of those who are transitioning into working from home, or limited work, during the novel coronavirus outbreak. News cycles are dominated by COVID-19 news. While coverage is a pertinent necessity during a pandemic, it can be overwhelming to experience every news outlet's abandoning its daily beat   more

University of Alabama Helping Fabricate Protection for Health Care Workers
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama, April 3 -- The University of Alabama issued the following news: The University of Alabama community has come together to help provide 3D-printed personal protective equipment, or PPE, for health care workers locally and in the region. Two groups across three colleges on campus are producing face shields for health care professionals at University Medical Center, DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa and UAB Hospital. PPE such as masks, gloves and gowns are in short supply across  more

University of Alabama Program Helps Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama, April 1 -- The University of Alabama issued the following news: The Alabama Small Business Development Center Network, based at The University of Alabama's Office for Research and Economic Development, is providing direct assistance to small businesses in Alabama in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In collaboration with outreach partners across Alabama, the SBDC's capital access team is working to help small businesses prepare to apply for the Small Business Administrati  more

University of Alabama to Study How Emotions Impact Behavior to COVID-19 Pandemic
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama, March 31 -- The University of Alabama issued the following news: A psychology researcher at The University of Alabama was awarded a federal grant to study how people's emotions influence their response to the spread of the novel coronavirus. "Right now there is a tremendous amount of uncertainty in day-to-day life around the globe," said Dr. Philip Gable, associate professor of psychology. "We are interested in the role uncertainty plays in how people feel and behave, and   more

University of Alabama: Student Shopping for Elderly Service Expands to Tuscaloosa, Birmingham
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama, April 4 -- The University of Alabama issued the following news: University of Alabama students are expanding a free grocery deliver service for seniors that was started by a UA student. Leave It To Us, a non-profit organization that helps senior citizens practice social distancing by using volunteers to grocery shop for them for free, now has Tuscaloosa and Birmingham branches. Lauren Shilling, UA senior, and Abbie Ray, UA sophomore, are the coordinators for the Tuscaloos  more

University of North Alabama Board of Trustees Approves Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan
FLORENCE, Alabama, April 3 -- The University of North Alabama issued the following news release: The University of North Alabama Board of Trustees recently approved the 2020-2025 Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. The document is the work of a fifteen-member presidential task force that began its work in January 2019. The completed plan outlines five themes, including awareness, education, and training, which have been designed to guide and direct the University's goals for inclusion and d  more

University of South Alabama: South Hosts Virtual Scholarship Competitions
MOBILE, Alabama, April 3 -- The University of South Alabama issued the following news release: With social distancing recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention due to the coronavirus health crisis, the Alabama Academy of Science canceled its traditional competition and met virtually for the Alabama Junior Academy of Science Paper Reading and Gorgas Scholarship competitions. This was done for the first time with the support of Zoom technology through the University of South A  more