Entries by Todd Stephenson

HudsonAlpha Brings Power of Genomics to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON – Along with research, education is a key element of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology’s mission. So, officials with the Huntsville-based center went on a mission to Capitol Hill last month and presented “Genomics in Agriculture 101: Exploring the Basics” in the Rayburn House Office Building. It was the third time HudsonAlpha held a […]

Ford Thornton Named Development/Communications Director For Princess Theatre

DECATUR – Melissa Ford Thornton has been named development and communications director for the Princess Theatre, the Board of Directors for Decatur’s Princess Theatre and Performing Arts Center announced. An alum of the University of Alabama-Huntsville, Ford Thornton has more than 25 years of communications, public and media relations experience. She and her husband, Mark […]

Davidson Technologies, Torch Technologies Donate to School of Cyber Technology

Davidson Technologies and Torch Technologies presented major gifts to the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering Foundation during last month’s National Cyber Summit. Davidson Technologies donated $250,000 and Torch Technologies made a $100,000 contribution. The donations are intended to promote and advance the School, which opens in Huntsville in August 2020.   State Sen. […]

Full Moon Bar-B-Que Opening in Huntsville

Full Moon Bar-B-Que will open a restaurant in Huntsville next year. The company said its 16th location will be at 1009 North Memorial Parkway, in front of Books-A-Million. The restaurant will be in the building formerly housing the Royal Rose restaurant and is slated to open in early 2020. The announcement follows the opening of […]

Marriott Honors Sherry Petrazio of Four Points Airport

Sherry Petrazio of Four Points Huntsville Airport was named Team Member of the Year for the entire Sheraton Four Points brand. The award was presented during the Marriott General Manager’s Conference. The Marriott awards honor select-service and extended-stay brands, including AC Hotels, Aloft Hotels, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites and Sheraton […]

Researchers Use AI to Predict Life of Batteries

LOS ALTOS, Calif. — Wouldn’t it be nice if battery manufacturers could tell which of their batteries will last at least two years and sell those to mobile phone makers, and which will last for 10 years or more and sell those to electric vehicle manufacturers? New collaborative research published in Nature Energy shows how […]

Delegation from North Alabama meets with international partners in Japan

  A delegation from Huntsville, Madison County and the state is visiting Japan this week to further strengthen the area’s ties with its international partners. The team includes elected officials, Chamber of Commerce leaders and company representatives of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama. On Monday, the team visited Toyota City and met with members of the […]

Wardynski nominated to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army

The White House announced Friday evening President Trump intends to nominate former Huntsville City Schools Superintendent Casey Wardynski to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Mr. Wardynski most recently served as the CEO for FISH Technologies. Previously, he served as the Superintendent for Huntsville City Schools from July 2011 […]