A&S in the News – Nov. 26–Dec. 2

The difference between ‘alt-right’ and ‘neo-Nazi’, explained
USA Today – Nov. 23
If you’ve even been following the news a little bit over the past few weeks, you should have encountered the term alternative right, or alt-right for short. But what about these other terms that are resurfacing in the wake of the election? What’s white nationalism, and how does it differ from white supremacy? Is the alt-right and neo-Nazi movement mutually exclusive, or one in the same? … “The alt-right is a loose movement, predominantly online, and largely anonymous,” George Hawley, a political scientist at the University of Alabama, said. “There is diversity of opinion among people that describe themselves as part of the alt-right, but most of the people who are energetically pushing the movement can be described as white nationalist.”

Response to OSU Campus Attack
WOSU Radio (Columbus, Ohio) – Nov. 29
Monday morning, Ohio State University administration alerted students and employees to ‘Run, Hide, Fight,’ in response to an attack that injured eleven people . Today, we discuss the attack and its aftermath. Guests … Adam Lankford, criminal justice professor at The University of Alabama and author of The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, and Other Self-Destructive Killers.

UA geography expert says rainfall was good for Alabama
CBS 42 (Birmingham) – Nov. 30
The severity of Tuesday night’s storms aside, an expert at The University of Alabama says that rainfall was good for Alabama. Dr. Sagy Cohen has been keeping an eye on the storms and rainfall over the past few days. He specializes in computer modeling of rivers, floods, climate and drought conditions. He says Central Alabama got a good dose of rain with some areas receiving as much as four to five inches, but he says we still need more rain to curb the effects of the drought.

Saving prehistoric Painted Bluff cliff art brings Alabama national honor
Al.com – Dec. 1
Prehistoric images on Alabama’s famous Painted Bluff cliff have been cleaned of modern graffiti and given a hopeful future by a team of preservationists honored in Washington this week. More than 80 images dating back 600 years have been in danger from weather, graffiti, rock climbing and vandalism at the site near Guntersville owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority … The preservation partnership included 15 Indian tribes, the University of Alabama’s Office of Archaeological Research, the University of Tennessee, TVA and the Alabama Historical Commission. “The prehistoric artwork was in danger of being lost,” Matt Gage, director of the UA Office of Archaeological Research, said. “The graffiti was covering the artwork and damaging it. TVA wanted to protect that artwork.”

Also making headlines…

  • A pachyderm puppet: UA theater department creates life-size ‘elephant’ – Nov. 24
  • COLLEGE NEWS: November 27 – Nov. 27 – Ian Brown
  • ‘A Lillian Smith Reader’ Re-Introduces a Pioneer Civil Rights Leader – Dec. 1 – Margaret Rose Gladney & Lisa Hodgens