A&S in the News- June 4-10

  1. Alabama heads to Theatre Row in New York City
    Al.com – June 4

    Director Seth Panitch and his production company, Poor Yorick Productions, are making their way to city that never sleeps with “Here I Sit Brokenhearted: A Bathroom Odyssey” at the Samuel Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row in New York City. The production is a part of Panitch’s Bridge Project in conjunction with The University of Alabama that creates an opportunity for theater student to be able to cut their teeth in the professional acting world that began in 2006.
  2. Tuneful treatment: Alabama grad brings music therapy practice to hometown
    Anniston Star – June 6

    It’s music time at the Little Tree Preschool in the United Cerebral Palsy building at McClellan. About nine children sit on the floor in a semi-circle, aides and teachers behind them. Lauren Key leads the group in ocean-themed activities. But this isn’t any lesson. Key is a board-certified music therapist, one of 45 in the state according to the Certification Board of Music Therapists. She is providing therapy to the students at the preschool, which serves children with special needs and those who develop typically. Music therapists use music to change behavior or accomplish specific goals, according to Andrea Cevasco-Trotter, director of the music therapy program at the University of Alabama.
  3. Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Announces $4 Million in Research Investments to Solve, Treat and End Parkinson’s Disease
    WDRB (Louisville, Ken.) – June 9

    The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is pleased to announce $4 million in research investments to solve, treat and end Parkinson’s disease. The newest awards, which include increased support for early-career scientists, reflect PDF’s urgency for advancing the care and cure for the one million Americans living with Parkinson’s disease. One of the awards given was for the paper Investigation of Dopamine Neuron Degeneration as a Consequence of Microbiome-Derived Bacteria, by Samuel Stanley, Mentor: Kim Caldwell, Ph.D., University of Alabama.

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