A&S in the News- March 26-April 1, 2016

  1. Tuscaloosa City school teachers can apply to art program
    Tuscaloosa News – March 29
    Teachers working in the Tuscaloosa City school system have an opportunity to expose their students to expose their students to the finer points of art through a partnership with the University of Alabama. Applications will be taken for teachers to be part of the university’s Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art K-12 Fellows program, which will be pair teachers with college students to lead K-12 students in learning more about the collection of nearly 2,000 pieces housed in the UA College of Arts and Sciences.
  2. SEC honors University of Alabama theater professor Seth Panitch
    Tuscaloosa News – March 31
    Seth Panitch, a theater professor at the University of Alabama, was chosen Wednesday as the 2016 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner for UA. Faculty members at all 14 SEC institutions were chosen for the award, which honors academic achievements in research and scholarship. Panitch serves as director of the master of fine arts and undergraduate acting programs at UA. He’s directed five international stage productions in Cuba, four off-Broadway shows in New York City, five regional theater productions, a feature film and numerous university productions. He’s also written international, off-Broadway and regional productions as well as several feature films.
  3. 13 faculty members to be awarded for research
    Crimson White – March 30
    For the second year, Faculty Research Day will celebrate and honor high quality research done by UA faculty members. Faculty members from each of UA’s colleges will be awarded the President’s Faculty Research Award. The event will include a keynote address from David Francko, dean of the graduate school, as well as two-to-three-minute videos explaining the research done by award recipients. Following the award ceremony, there will be a reception with light refreshments. Childcare services will be provided … Why: “If you attend the event you will see people recognized for completely different types of research,” said Jason Scofield, associate professor, department of human development, event organizer. Scofield believes learning about research at the University is important because it is so impactful. “Faculty on campuses like this are on the front lines of new, innovative discoveries…the institution you walk around every day is a place that innovates and discovers,” Scofield said.
  4. Observatory hosting Midsouth Star Gaze
    Webster Progress-Times (Miss.) – March 30
    Rainwater Observatory is gearing up for its annual Midsouth Stargaze and Astronomy Conference coming up April 6-9. This event attracts amateur and professional astronomers from around the country. It is held under one of the darkest skies in the southeastern United States and just off the Natchez Trace Parkway near the village of French Camp. Join us this year for fun, fellowship, observing and fascinating presentations by professional astronomers and others such as galaxy researcher Dr. William Keel from the University of Alabama, extra solar planetary system researcher Dr. Angelle Tanner from Mississippi State University, NASA-recognized teacher/lecturer Dave Teske, Rainwater Observatory director and space artist-lecturer, Edwin Faughn and more.

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