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State Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday April 26, 2020 ( 12 items )  

Ala. Gov. Ivey Announces Alabama First Class Pre-K Continues Leading the Nation in Quality, Increases Pre-K Enrollment
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, April 23 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) ranks Alabama First Class Pre-K as the nation's highest quality state pre-kindergarten program for the 14th consecutive year. "Alabama First Class Pre-K is once again proving to be successful in providing a solid foundation for our youngest learners to be successful in school and life," Governor I  more

Ala. Gov. Ivey Announces Auto Insurers Return More Than $100 Million in Premium to Alabama Policyholders
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, April 25 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release on April 24: Governor Kay Ivey announced that automobile insurers are returning premium totaling to date more than $100 million, to more than two million Alabama policyholders during the ongoing crisis brought on by COVID-19. Because most drivers are following the governor's stay-at-home order, there are fewer miles being traveled resulting in fewer accidents. As a result, many auto insurers are now sha  more

Ala. Gov. Ivey Marks a Decade of Environmental Progress Since Deepwater Horizon
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, April 21 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release on April 20: Governor Kay Ivey commemorates the passing of 10 years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the largest marine oil spill in American history and the death of 11 men. "As we remember this tragic event, we recognize the human cost of the oil spill, and remember those whose loved ones were lost or in  more

Auburn Engineering Faculty Collaborating on COVID-19 Sensing Device
AUBURN, Alabama, April 23 [TNSgrants] -- Auburn University issued the following news article: An assistant professor in the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a biosensor that will rapidly detect COVID-19. COVID-19 belongs to a family of similar viruses known as beta coronaviruses. There have been two other such viruses that have emerged over the past two decades--Middle East respiratory syndrome, o  more

Auburn University Montgomery College of Education Students Adapt to Online Learning and Teaching During Social Distancing
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, April 25 -- Auburn University Montgomery campus issued the following news release on April 24: Virtual learning is not a concept that Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) elementary education major Tayler Taunton had ever given much thought to before the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. She is not alone. Globally, educators are having to reinvent how they teach due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines in place to prevent its spread. Colleges and universities,   more

Auburn University Undergrad Researches Pine Wood as Way to Remove Toxins From Concrete Washwater
AUBURN, Alabama, April 22 -- Auburn University issued the following news article: Auburn student Philip McMichael is always busy, but not in an unsettling way. He wants to use his time to make an impact in the world, and at the heart of his college life is an excitement for discovery. Since his freshman year, the junior from Miami has conducted research in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences' Forest Products Development Center in the Nanocellulose Lab, where, like in most labs, the pr  more

Auburn-Developed Microscope Technology Finds Use on COVID-19 Battlefront
AUBURN, Alabama, April 23 -- Auburn University issued the following news article: An Auburn University-developed light microscope technology that has been on the market since the early 2000s has found new potential as a research tool on the COVID-19 battlefront. CytoViva Inc., a subsidiary company of the Auburn Research Park-based firm Aetos Technologies Inc.--and the registered name for the patented microscope technology developed by Professor Vitaly Vodyanoy of Auburn's College of Veterinary  more

Fannie Mae Extends Agreement With Auburn University's Rural Studio to Provide Rural Housing Solutions
AUBURN, Alabama, April 22 -- Auburn University issued the following news article: Housing finance provider Fannie Mae has extended a research agreement with Auburn University's Rural Studio program, providing an additional $450,000 to advance The Front Porch Initiative for those in low-income, rural areas. The contract is under the leadership of principal investigator Rusty Smith and co-principal investigator Mackenzie Stagg. Smith is associate director of Rural Studio and on the faculty at th  more

N.Y. A.G. James Leads Coalition Fighting Alabama's Unconstitutional Abortion Ban During COVID-19 Pandemic
ALBANY, New York, April 22 -- New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the following news release on April 21: New York Attorney General Letitia James led a multistate coalition of 18 attorneys general in seeking to stop the State of Alabama from banning almost all abortions in the state, using the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) public health crisis as an excuse. Continuing her leadership of the nation's fight to protect women's reproductive health, Attorney General James led the c  more

Search for Drugs Effective Against COVID-19 Includes UAB and Southern Research
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, April 24 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: The University of Alabama at Birmingham will join an international effort coordinated by Scripps Research to test drugs for COVID-19. The work centers around ReFRAME, a vast collection of drugs developed for other diseases that are already known to be safe for humans. Researchers at Calibr, the drug development division of Scripps Research, are teaming up with scientists from the United Stat  more

Troy Lecturer Teaming With ONY Biotech on Life-Saving COVID-19 Research
TROY, Alabama, April 24 -- Troy University issued the following news: A Troy University lecturer is working with a major biotechnology company to research ways to combat the effects of COVID-19 on patients' lungs. Dr. Suzanne Lukjan, a Lecturer in the Chemistry and Physics Department, is working with ONY Biotech, the manufacturer of Infasurf(R) (calfactant) and a leader in the creation of non-invasive neonatal therapies for the treatment of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS), in researching a  more

Troy University: Career Services Employs Virtual Efforts to Help Students Plan, Prepare for Their Futures
TROY, Alabama, April 23 -- Troy University issued the following news, dated April 20: Troy University's Office of Career Services has a message for TROY students - the current situation brought on by COVID-19 coronavirus doesn't keep them from planning or preparing for their futures. Career Services is continuing to help students seek internship and employment opportunities by offering their services virtually. "Career Services continues to offer all services virtually and is still an importa  more