A&S in the News – July 22-July 28

UA intern focuses on food, community health
(Jasper) Daily Mountain Eagle – July 24
The following is the final article in a five-part series the Daily Mountain Eagle will publish this week on interns from New College at the University of Alabama spending the summer working on projects in Walker County. Ally Siegler, a native of O’Fallon, Illinois, is learning all about Southern culture while earning her degree in food and community health at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Siegler, a student in the university’s New College program, has spent the past several weeks in Walker County interning with the Walker County Center of Technology, the McDowell Farm School and the City of Jasper’s Park and Recreation’s Move More, Live Better program. “I originally didn’t want to go to college far away from home, but the University of Alabama has been doing a lot of out-of-state recruitment and they upped their scholarships for out-of-state students,” Siegler said. “So I went and visited the campus and just fell in love with a new kind of culture that I had never experienced before, which includes going to school on a huge college campus and experiencing lifestyle here in the South.”

Masculine Traits Look Good on Female Candidates
Pacific Standard – July 26
As Hillary Clinton knows all too well, women face unique challenges when running for high political office. Voters expect them to embody strength and competence — qualities they instinctively associate with men. Yet if they’re too hard-edged, they are perceived as insufficiently warm and engaging … “Female candidates gain little from emphasizing feminine stereotypic strengths” such as compassion and caring, writes University of Alabama political scientist Nichole Bauer.“Female candidates still have to manage their gender to downplay feminine stereotypes, and play up masculine stereotypes.”

UA History Professor discusses advertisements for runaway slaves
WAMC-FM (Albany, NY) – July 28
More information on an enslaved people has come from an unlikely place. Joshua Rothman, professor in the Department of History at The University of Alabama discusses how ads placed for the return of runaway slaves gives us a more complete picture of our history. “Among the millions of people enslaved in the American colonies and the United States, hundreds of thousands attempted to flee their bondage. In so doing, runaways laid down a steady drum beat of resistance, out of sync with the rhythms their enslavers tried to instill. They also imposed a direct threat to their enslavers economic bottom line, withdrawing both their labor and their assets from the command of white people. It’s not surprising then that slave holders keenly placed advertisements in American newspapers offering rewards for the return of their absconded property.

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