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Bama Bug Fest crawls into new home: Tuscaloosa News – July 5
Bama Bug Fest, hosted by The University of Alabama Museums, University of Alabama Libraries, and the Tuscaloosa Public Library, will become a virtual event this year. Look who’s crawling into a new home. Bama Bug Fest, hosted by The University of Alabama Museums, University of Alabama Libraries, and the Tuscaloosa Public Library, will become a virtual event this year.
Alabama News Center – July 5
UA student journalist talks changes in reporting due to COVID-19: WRBL (Columbus, GA) – July 6
COVID-19 has changed the way we do things all over the world. One of Tuscaloosa’s Crimson White Newspaper journalists Jeffrey Kelley, Jr. has had to change up some of his work habits to maintain social distancing. Kelley is an English major at The University of Alabama. He has been writing for about three years, he spends most of his free time writing, for his own pleasure as well as for his classes, and Master of Fine Arts application.
What’s at the bottom of a Confederate Monument? It could be a time capsule: New York Times – July 8
As North Carolina crew workers picked away at a 75-foot Confederate monument on the Capitol grounds in Raleigh — using a crane to lift it piece by piece — they found something else underneath… It is possible that some of the items could be phony, because relic gathering was popular in the 19th century, and the true origin of an object was sometimes questionable, said Hilary Green, an associate history professor at The University of Alabama. Other historians agreed.
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The epicenter of an epidemic: Walker County’s opioid problem: Nick 97.5 – July 8
Walker County has a population of 63,000, with 46.4 deaths per 100,000 residents caused by opioids, according to research conducted by students of the University of Alabama’s STEM-MBA program. There are 216 legal opioid prescriptions per 100 individuals, which equates to two or three prescriptions for every person. The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded a University of Alabama led research team a $200,000 grant in 2019 to implement substance abuse prevention and treatment. The UA multidisciplinary team helped research these issues with health and education partners in Walker County.