A&S in the News- June 11-17

  1. ‘Here I Sit, Brokenhearted’ play on bathroom graffiti to debut at UA
    Tuscaloosa News – June 11

    Of the four actors in “Here I Sit, Brokenhearted: A Bathroom Odyssey,” three admit it’s the oddest premise they’ve yet performed. “I did a show with Russians, speaking in Russian, and didn’t understand a word,” said Ian Anderson, a current MFA acting grad student at the University of Alabama, talking about a Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) production of “The Inspector General.”
  2. Orlando rampage reflects convergence of terrorism and mass shootings
    Washington Post – June 12

    The deadly attack at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday is raising serious concerns among global security experts and criminologists about a convergence between terrorism and the American phenomenon of mass shootings. Armed with an AR-15 — the weapon of choice for mass shooters — Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during an attack that killed 50 people at a popular gay club called Pulse, authorities said … “It’s becoming increasingly apparent that mass shootings can be just as deadly as bombings,” said Adam Lankford, a University of Alabama criminal justice professor and author of a book on mass shooters and suicide bombers. “And the scary part is that it’s often much easier to pull off.”
  3. UA Biologist discusses alligators after attack at Disney resort
    WVUA 23 (Tuscaloosa) – June 15

    A tragic story out of Florida, where a family is experiencing an unimaginable loss. While wading in shallow water with their two-year-old son an alligator attacked and killed the little boy. Meanwhile, back here at home, Dr. Stephen Secor, professor of Biological Science at The University of Alabama, says it’s important to take precautions and to know your surroundings when you are near bodies of water. He says there have been some sightings of alligators in Tuscaloosa county.

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