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UA in the News: May 2, 2008

Dance program winds down
Tuscaloosa News – May 2
…Thursday marked the final performance of a five week program where University of Alabama dance majors taught dance to first graders at Arcadia and Oakdale elementary schools. The program was the final project in the class ‘Approaches to Dance Institution.’ ‘The class is for dance majors only where we learn different styles of dance and teaching styles,’ said Sarah Barry, an assistant professor at UA who teaches the course…

Education Briefs
Birmingham News – May 2 (Print version only)

Today, Malcolm Portera, chancellor of the University of Alabama System, will be the keynote speaker at the UA Center for Community-Based Partnerships’ awards luncheon….The University of Alabama Unity Affairs and Financial Affairs Offices will host the Minority Business Forum on Tuesday at Bryant-Denny Stadium….Kathleen Cramer, senior associate vice president for student affairs at the University of Alabama, has been named a Pillar of the Profession by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators….University of Alabama students named as 2008 Goldwater Scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation are Kalen Berry of Hartselle; Susan M. DeLeon of San Antonio, Texas; and Eric R.J. Edwards of Memphis, Tenn…..Mike Perko, chairman and associate professor of health sciences in the University of Alabama College of Human Environmental Sciences, has been named Health Educator of the Year by the American Association for Health Education….The University of Alabama recently held its Tappings and Awards Ceremony honoring students for their academic achievement and leadership for 2007-08….The University of Alabama President’s Cabinet has honored the University’s first lady, Sandee Kirby Witt, by establishing an endowment in her name….Karla Gower, associate professor of public relations at the University of Alabama, has been named director of the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations….Cassandra E. Simon, associate professor of social work at the University of Alabama, has been named editor of the new Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship….The University of Alabama recently became an institutional member of the U.S. Green Building Council….

Alabama’s Hispanic Population Grows
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – May 1

Alabama’s Hispanic population has increased one percent since 2000. That’s according the University of Alabama’s State Data Center….

Lawsuit against Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford may help define powers of Securities and Exchange Commission
Birmingham News – May 2
…”This case is something that can have an impact beyond this particular issue in Birmingham,” said Kenneth Rosen, an associate professor at the University of Alabama Law School and a former SEC lawyer. “We are increasingly in a time when derivatives get more risky, and that makes it even more significant to determine what the commission’s authority is.”

Parenting Assistance Line answers parents’ questions
Andalusia Star-News – May 2
…the University of Alabama’s Child Development Resources department has created the Parenting Assistance Line (PAL) to handle the questions that come along the way…PAL, a collaborative service of the University of Alabama and the Alabama Children’s Trust Fund, provides a completely confidential and free source of advice for any questions concerning child development.

UA Management Class Helps Classmate in Need
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – May 1

One UA management class didn’t hesitate when one of their classmates with a spinal cord injury needed help. They took charge and turned it into a class project.

Wills for Heroes Program at UA Law School
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – May 1

…it’s going on in Tuscaloosa at The University of Alabama Law School.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.