A&S in the News – Nov. 12–18

University of Alabama students to present dance show
Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 12
The University of Alabama department of theater and dance will present a show next week featuring more than 20 student-choreographed works. “Dance Alabama!” is scheduled to run at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-17 and at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the auditorium at Morgan Hall. Tickets are $14 for UA students, $17 for seniors and UA employees, and $20 for adults. Tickets are available in Rowand-Johnson Hall at the ticket office in the front lobby, or online at ua.tix.com. For more information, call 348-3400 or go online at www.dance.ua.edu.

Was Trump the only Republican who could have won this year?
True Viral News – Nov. 15
The conventional wisdom was that almost any of the other 16 Republican presidential candidates could have run better than Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton’s team certainly believed it. Now that Trump is president-elect, not only was his weakness clearly exaggerated … “Mainstream Romney-Ryan conservatism, with its platform of deregulation, free trade and tax cuts isn’t popular with these voters,” said George Hawley, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Alabama, questioning whether it was popular enough in the country as a whole. Hawley made headlines for correctly predicting the presidential results in 48 out of 50 states.

Supermoon photos from Alabama’s Capstone to the nation’s capital to Kazakhstan
Alabama News Center – Nov. 16
The “supermoon” made appearances around the world Monday and many in Alabama enjoyed the phenomenon. The full moon was at its closest point to the Earth’s northern hemisphere since 1948 and won’t be this close again until 2034. It created a moon 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than the average monthly full moon, making a telescope unnecessary. But those with telescopes took full advantage of the event. The University of Alabama’s Department of Physics and Astronomy had a public viewing of the “supermoon” at the Gallalee Hall Observatory Monday night. It included a lecture from Dr. Dawn Williams, an associate professor in the department. The university gave views of the supermoon via a 16-inch reflective telescope. NASA and others captured images of the supermoon in the U.S. and around the world.

Mock trial team takes first at invitational
Crimson White – Nov. 17
The University of Alabama’s Mock Trial Team, led by Allen Linken, a professor at the University, brought home first place from the Mid-South Invitational. The invitational is one of the biggest of its kind, with 58 teams representing 31 universities competing. Alabama’s team is made up of three squads consisting of ten members each, with all three teams having a combination of experienced members and new members. One team, led by Read Mills, had multiple members who have never competed before and 
still took first.

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