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Top News Links: Wednesday, March 13

UAV industry to create new jobs

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International unveiled new economic data that projects that more than 2,231 new jobs will be created in Alabama by 2025. — Air Traffic Management

Search underway for new medical school dean

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has formed a search committee to handle the selection process to fill Ray Watts' former position as dean of the UAB School of Medicine. — Birmingham Business Journal

Huntsville initiative pursues cyber jobs

The Cyber Huntsville Initiative, a group of local academia, business and government professionals, have worked out a five-year plan to bring cyber jobs to the Tennessee Valley.— al.com

Education issues up for debate in Alabama

Two education issues — the creation of a new program of school choice and implementation of the Common Core State Standards — have sparked debate across Alabama. — Education Week News

Carnival launches assessment of entire fleet

Carnival Cruise Line's CEO announced that the company has launched an assessment of its entire fleet following the Triumph's mishap at sea that left thousands of passengers stranded aboard for days. — al.com

UAB cyber success sparks spin-off company

The success of UAB's cybersecurity program has led to the creation of a spin-off company to combat cybercrime. — Birmingham Business Journal

Mobile's Airbus plant recognized by site selection magazine

Trade & Industry Development has named Airbus' final assembly plant at Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile among its top 15 corporate advancement award winners for 2013. — al.com

Tucker takes home NAITA award

The North Alabama International Trade Association has awarded Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority's director Rick Tucker with its 2013 International Trade Advocate Award. — al.com

Alabama native to open new boutique

University of Alabama and San Jose State University alum Ronnie Bogle launches new fashion boutique in downtown San Jose.  — Spartan Daily

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