A&S in the News – July 2-July 8

  1. Dig deeper into Old Cahawba history
    Selma Times-Journal – July 5
    Old Cahawba Archaeological Park is giving visitors a chance to dig deeper into the history of Alabama’s first state capitol. The park will hold archaeological days on July 21-23 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. On Friday, July 22 Dr. Virgil Beasley, a cultural resources investigator from the University of Alabama’s Department of Anthropology, will discuss the remote sensing program being conducted at Old Cahawba and how ground penetrating radar is used in archaeology to conduct non-intrusive investigations.
  2. Alabama alum, Huntsville native will play lead in smash musical ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway
    AL.com – July 7
    When Seth Panitch got a call from Michael Luwoye saying he’d been tapped to play the lead in the biggest Broadway musical in decades, Panitch wasn’t surprised. “On the other hand, I was thrilled for him in the giddiest of ways, as all professors are when the best of things happen to the best of our students,” said Panitch, a theater professor at the University of Alabama who taught Luwoye when he was a student. Theater-loving friends, families and communities across the state are celebrating the news that Luwoye, a 2009 graduate of Lee High School in Huntsville and a 2013 graduate of the University of Alabama, will make his Broadway debut onstage in New York City as the lead role in “Hamilton.” Luwoye was named as the alternate to actor Javier Munoz in the title role in “Hamilton,” a hip-hop musical about American founding father Alexander Hamilton. The Broadway show, which has seen sold-out crowds for months, won a near record 11 Tony Awards this year.
  3. Researcher finds link between parenting styles and workplace behaviors
    Science Daily – July 7
    If you’re having problems at work, there’s a chance that your parents might share some of the blame, claims Dr. Peter Harms, a University of Alabama researcher. “It seems cliché, but, once again, we end up blaming mom for everything in life,” said Harms while laughing. “It really is about both parents, but because mothers are typically the primary caregivers of the children, they usually have more influence on their children.”
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