A&S in the News: February 2-8, 2020

Obsessive Thinking

How to deal with repetitive, obsessive thinking: Medium – Feb. 2

Obsession is a double-edged sword… With the right mindset, it can help build great cities, produce stunning pieces of art and change the world for the better. With the wrong mindset, it has the power to destroy people’s happiness, radically change your personality and even kill you. Philip Gable, a Psychological Scientist from The University of Alabama, concluded: “Although we tend to believe that time flies when we’re having a good time, these studies indicate what it is about the enjoyable time that causes it to go by more quickly.

Cyber Security

Cyber security scholarships available to UA students: NBC 13 – Feb. 3

Students interested in fighting cybercrime for the country could get their degree for free. The University of Alabama got more than $3 million in grant money to provide five scholarships. It’s part of the National program offered through cyber court.

Black Belt Book Drive

Donations needed for the Black Belt book drive: Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 3

A children’s book drive begins this week in Tuscaloosa, with the goal of instilling a love of reading and learning in students who live in the Black Belt. The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development’s 15th annual Books for the Alabama Black Belt campaign will continue through Feb. 28. UA students, faculty, staff and Tuscaloosa area residents are encouraged to participate in the book drive.

Family Night at the Museum

Museum’s family night to have seasonal theme: Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 4

Kids and their parents can experience all four seasons in one night during the 10th annual Family Night at the Museum. The free event will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday in Smith and Lloyd halls on The University of Alabama campus, featuring interactive displays developed by biology, geology and engineering graduate students.
Nick 97.5 – Feb. 8
Crimson White – Feb. 10

Hemp Research

American Cannabis Company, Inc. provides company update on overall progress and recent activities: iCrowdNewswire – Feb. 4

American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) (“ACC”), a full-service business-to-business cannabis and hemp consulting solutions provider, wishes to provide the general public with an overall update on the company’s progress and recent activities. In conjunction with its industrial hemp services, American Hemp Services will be working with The University of Alabama’s Department of Biological Sciences and other universities to further hemp research and develop industrial hemp testing protocols to study cultivar quality standards and overall state compliance.

Incarceration and Diabetes

Incarceration of a family member during childhood associated with diabetes in men: 7th Space – Feb. 5

Men who experienced a family member’s incarceration are 64% more likely to have diabetes in later adulthood, compared to those who were not exposed to this childhood adversity, report researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Alabama in a recent study in SAGE-Open Medicine.  The study — by Bradley White, an associate professor with The University of Alabama’s Department of Psychology, and Esme Fuller-Thomson, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW) — mirrors previous research by the authors, published in 2016, which found that the incarceration of a family member during childhood was also associated with a much higher risk of heart attacks in men, but not women.
Science Magazine
Health Medicine Network
Med India (India)
Medical Press

President Trump’s Acquittal

UA political science professor comments on President Trump’s acquittal: WVUA – Feb. 5

Today, we met with Dr. Allen Linken, a political science professor here at The University of Alabama to give his thoughts on the future will hold for Trump and the Republican party now that the impeachment trial is over.

McCollough Forum

McCollough Medical Scholars Forum held at UA: WVUA – Feb. 7

Two prominent UA alumni hosted their 18th annual Medical Scholars Forum on The University of Alabama campus. The McCollough Medical Scholars Forum is for pre-med students to engage with health care professionals and medical students. The McCollough Medical Scholars. Forum was inspired by the Blackburn Institute 18 years ago. The aim of the forum was to emphasize the importance of connecting the liberal arts to their medical studies and practices.