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State Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday May 24, 2020 ( 18 items )  

Ala. Gov. Ivey Announces Alabama First Class Pre-K Program Adding 55 New Classrooms in 25 Counties
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, May 20 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education are proud to announce that the nationally-recognized, high quality Alabama First Class Pre-K program will add 55 new classrooms to 25 counties this fall. The Department received 163 new classroom applications, and 123 of those met the qualifying criteria for funding. With the $6 million appropriated for First Class Pre-K in the FY  more

Ala. Gov. Ivey Announces Economic Relief Available to Alabama's Seafood Industry in Coming Months
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, May 22 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Governor Kay Ivey announced that Alabama will receive $3,299,821 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding to provide economic relief to qualifying applicants in the state's seafood industry who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The state will also receive an additional $8,646,909 in federal fisheries disaster relief funds related to extreme freshwater flooding  more

Ala. Gov. Ivey Announces Secretary Jeana Ross to Retire
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, May 22 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that Jeana Ross is retiring as secretary of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE). She has served in this position since 2012. "I am extremely grateful for Secretary Ross' tireless efforts and dedication to our children," Governor Ivey said. "On behalf of our state, she deserves a 'job well done' for her work in expanding voluntary, high-qual  more

Ala. Gov. Ivey Announces Special Election Dates for House District 49
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, May 19 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed a proclamation to set special election dates for Alabama House District 49. This seat becomes vacant with Rep. April Weaver departing the Alabama Legislature to take a position within the Trump Administration. Governor Ivey set the special primary election for Tuesday, August 4, 2020; the special primary runoff, if necessary, for Tuesday, September 1, 2020; and the spe  more

Auburn Pharmacy Research Team Receives NIH Grant to Study Prenatal Effects of THC
AUBURN, Alabama, May 19 -- Auburn University issued the following news article: Auburn University researchers have received a $1.7 million grant to study the effects of marijuana use during pregnancy. Funded by the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Drug Abuse, the project will look at the prenatal effects of THC while also investigating treatment options. The study is led by Miranda Reed and Vishnu Suppiramaniam, both of the Department of Drug Discovery and Development. Title  more

Auburn University Awarded $1.31 Million in Research Project Funds From State of Alabama
AUBURN, Alabama, May 20 -- Auburn University issued the following news article: Three Auburn University research projects have received a combined $1.31 million award, through a new program administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, or ADECA. Gov. Kay Ivey announced the grants this week through the new Alabama Research and Development Enhancement Fund. The state-funded program was created in 2019 under the Alabama Innovation Act. The multidisciplinary projects a  more

Auburn University Awards Two Research Projects With Launch Grant Funding
AUBURN, Alabama, May 23 -- Auburn University issued the following news article: In an effort to advance research ideas that benefit society and the economy, Auburn University recently awarded two faculty research projects $100,000 in LAUNCH funding support. Established in 2015 by the Auburn University Research and Economic Development Advisory Board, the LAUNCH Fund for Research and Innovation involves an associated competition designed to bridge the gap between innovative research and the mar  more

Auburn University Expands Partnership With Radiance Technologies to Offer Employees an MBA Through Harbert College of Business
AUBURN, Alabama, May 21 -- Auburn University issued the following news article: The Harbert College of Business at Auburn University is partnering with Radiance Technologies to further the professional development and education of employees across 12 states with an online MBA. Starting fall semester 2020, Radiance employees can begin earning an Auburn Online MBA without interruption to their careers or out-of-pocket expenses. Radiance is investing in its people and paying 100 percent of tuitio  more

Bevill State Community College to Distribute CARES Act Funding to Students
JASPER, Alabama, May 21 -- Bevill State Community College issued the following news: Bevill State Community College will soon disburse the federal emergency financial assistance provided under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently approved by the U.S. Congress to students. Bevill State received $1,321,420 to help students cover costs related to the disruption of college operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These may include expenses deemed eligible by the U.  more

COVID-19 Forcing University of Alabama-Huntsville to Take Steps for More Budget Reductions
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, May 23 -- The University of Alabama's Huntsville campus issued the following news: Like our state and nation, UAH is experiencing enormous challenges as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the uncertainty, we want to assure you that we are working diligently with the UA System's leadership and our UAH team to ensure that we will have a safe campus while maintaining the academic, organizational and financial integrity of the University. To address the financial ch  more

Dudeja Named Director of University of Alabama-Birmingham Division of Surgical Oncology
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, May 23 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Vikas Dudeja, M.D., will join the Department of Surgery in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in September 2020 as the new director of the Division of Surgical Oncology. Vikas DudejaVikas Dudeja, M.D.As a professor at the University of Miami, Dudeja established the hepatic artery infusion pump program for the treatment of patients with colorectal liver metastases, the   more

Samford University: ABA Employment Report for Cumberland's Class of 2019 Reveals Record-Breaking Statistics
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, May 22 -- Samford University issued the following news release on May 19: The official American Bar Association (ABA) employment report for Cumberland School of Law's class of 2019 has been released. Overall, the employment rate for the class reveals a record-breaking statistic of 87.21%. This statistic is a 4% increase over the previous year and is the second-highest class employment rate ever, only behind the class of 2017's 87.68% rate. Other notable employment statist  more

Shelton State Community College Adult Education Online Cycles Set to Begin
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama, May 20 -- Shelton State Community College issued the following news: Shelton State Community College's Adult Education online programs are set to begin new cycles May 26 and June 1. At no cost, students can join a digital literacy class to prepare for college and the workplace. With only six hours of study per week required, this desktop, laptop, and tablet-friendly instruction offers online tutoring and is SNAP and A-RESET approved. Completion of the course earns the stud  more

Troy University: New Unmanned Aerial Systems Course Helps Students Earn FAA Certification
TROY, Alabama, May 22 -- Troy University issued the following news: A new course in drone operation is already paying dividends for Troy University students. The Unmanned Aerial Systems minor offered by the Geospatial Informatics Department just completed its first-ever on-campus class, and one of its students has earned her FAA Remote Pilot Certification. The course, Remote Pilot Familiarization, gives students the practical airmanship knowledge to successfully pass the FAA's Part 107 Remote  more

University of Alabama-Birmingham: Complement Genes Add to Sex-Based Vulnerability in Lupus and Schizophrenia
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, May 19 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Variants in a gene of the human immune system cause men and women to have different vulnerabilities to the autoimmune diseases lupus and Sjogren's syndrome, according to findings published in the journal Nature. This extends recent work that showed the gene variants could increase risk for schizophrenia. The gene variants are a member of the complement system, a cascade of proteins that help   more

University of Alabama-Birmingham: Traveling Safely With Public Transportation During COVID-19
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, May 21 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Across the world, public transportation provides a critical daily service to millions of people, conveniently taking them where they need to go. In many major cities and for a large majority of people, a sole reliance on the local bus, train or subway system, without another option to get to work or home, is in effect. With a high volume of people accessing public transit and congregating duri  more

University of Alabama-Huntsville: New DoD Grant Helps Fund Cybersecurity Assistance for Small, Medium Businesses
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, May 19 -- The University of Alabama's Huntsville campus issued the following news: Under a new $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Economic Adjustment, the Office for Operational Excellence (OOE) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will continue to provide small to medium-sized businesses in Alabama with cybersecurity education and technical assistance to meet new DoD cyber requirements. The OOE program is called ACCESS, which st  more

University of South Alabama to Construct Free-Standing Emergency Department in West Mobile
MOBILE, Alabama, May 20 -- The University of South Alabama issued the following news release: Looking to increase access to specialized healthcare and emergency services, USA Health is building a free-standing emergency department in west Mobile. The facility will be located on property bounded by Hillcrest and Old Shell roads, making it more convenient for people in west Mobile to receive advanced care. "When this facility is completed, the people who live in west Mobile will have easier acce  more