UA in the News: July 12, 2012
July 12, 2012 - Filed under: UA in the News
Newly appointed UA President Guy Bailey: ‘This is home’
Al.com – July 11
Moments after the University of Alabama Board of Trustees selected Guy Bailey as the university’s new president, the Montgomery native and UA graduate shared an unbridled enthusiasm to be returning home. “It’s hard for me to express the joy and happiness of this moment,” Bailey said. It was his first time back on campus in 38 years, he said, and no doubt a memorable visit as he left town with the job after an open interview at Bryant Conference Center this morning…Bailey said he plans to begin work in early September, around the start of the next academic year.
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UA grad featured on CNN’s ‘Breakthrough Women’
CNN Headline News – July 12
She confronted her insecurity in a really unlikely place – a beauty pageant. Robin has more today in today’s “Breakthrough Women.” She was born with a large birthmark on her cheek. “It extended from my right temple all the way to my cheek,” Hardin said. “Growing up, self-esteem was always something I wrestled with because I didn’t want to be the girl with the birth mark.” She overcame it in an unlikely place, competing in the Miss Alabama pageant. Now she’s helping others see past appearances by reading her book at elementary schools across the country.
UA hosts Camp “Sugar Falls”
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – July 11
Camp “Sugar Falls” helps kids with diabetes cope with the disease and have some fun too. More than 30 kids from six to 15 years old participated. Besides diabetes education, kids swam, played sports and climbed at the University of Alabama rec center. The West Alabama Extension of Southeastern Diabetes Education services sponsored the three-day event. This is the first year Camp Sugar Falls has been in Tuscaloosa.
UA’s Bryant Museum starts process of digitizing old game footage
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – July 11
Obviously, there are some things inside the museum behind me that would be easy to replace – like the Waterford crystal national championship trophy – which a player’s parent accidently broke during the A-Day game in the spring. But there are other things inside the museum that would be more difficult to replace, like practice film dating back to the 1930s. This black and white footage shows the 1962 football game between Alabama and Mississippi State. It’s one of thousands of games stored on 16 millimeter film in a fire resistant vault. But if a natural disaster hits the museum – all these memories could be gone. ”We were about half a mile away from the tornado that hit T-town. It would have been a tragic loss if these things weren’t backed up in another place so that’s what we want to do, get them into the digital age and then you can put backups in multiple locations.”
Preservation Society lecture focuses on past looks of historic homes
Tuscaloosa News – July 11
Relics of Tuscaloosa’s past are not just in museums and libraries. They are also in many of the city’s older buildings. While the people who originally lived and worked in those structures are gone, their stories still linger along the streets residents pass daily. The Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society is giving residents a chance today to learn more about these buildings, the people who once lived and worked there and get a glimpse of what Tuscaloosa once looked like. Robert Mellown, an art history professor who recently retired from the University of Alabama and an expert on Tuscaloosa’s historical and architectural landmarks, will give a lecture this afternoon titled “Viewed From a Different Perspective: An Examination of the Original Appearance of Some of Tuscaloosa’s Historic Houses.” Many of Tuscaloosa’s historical buildings look very different than they did when they were first built, said Mellown, whose lecture will start at 5:15 p.m. at the Battle-Friedman House, 1010 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa. “The buildings have undergone complex transformations that have drastically changed the way we experience them today,” he said.
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