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UA in the News: September 23, 2009

Pension head warns of more economic trouble for Alabama
Tuscaloosa News – Sept. 23
…David Bronner, chief executive of Alabama’s multibillion-dollar pension funds…spoke Tuesday night during the James P. Curtis Endowed Distinguished Lecture at the University of Alabama…
Crimson White – Sept. 23
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Sept. 23

Ceremony to introduce free Wi-Fi to the Strip
Tuscaloosa News – Sept. 23
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. to introduce free Wi-Fi on the Strip…The program, called Tide-Fi, is a joint effort between the University of Alabama, AT&T, the city of Tuscaloosa and the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. The Tide-Fi initiative began as a way to promote economic development of the Strip area and provide an alternative learning environment for students…The chamber’s technology council created and developed the program, with the help of UA students.

Week shines spotlight on academic ethics
Crimson White – Sept. 23
Academic Integrity Week is a weeklong event sponsored by the Academic Honor Council. It is a fairly new annual event on the UA campus meant to inform students of the school’s policies on cheating and to encourage them to abide by these rules…Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Ballroom, Susan D. Blum, professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame and author of “My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture,” will give a lecture and a book signing. Following the lecture, all prizewinners for the week will be announced…

BFSA welcomes new black faculty
Crimson White – Sept. 23
The Black Faculty and Staff Association will welcome new black administrators, faculty and staff to the University with a reception today in Room 205 of Gorgas Library from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. “We see this as an opportunity to introduce black faculty and staff to our organization,” said Pamela Payne-Foster, BFSA vice president and deputy director of the Rural Health Institute…

Horgan discusses philosophy of mind
Crimson White – Sept. 23
Terry Horgan, a professor in philosophy from the University of Arizona, gave a colloquium titled “Mind and Brain: Philosophy of Mind in the 21st Century” for the philosophy department in Smith Hall Tuesday night. The lecture was a part of the third annual “Philosophy Today” lectures series headed by the philosophy department.

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