A&S in the News: July 16-22, 2017

Giyeon Kim Receives Award

Kim earns GSA’s 2017 Baltes Foundation AwardPhys.org -July 17

Giyeon KimThe Gerontological Society of America (GSA) – the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging – has chosen Giyeon Kim, PhD, of The University of Alabama as the 2017 recipient of the Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology.  This distinguished honor, given annually, recognizes outstanding early career contributions in behavioral and social gerontology. Individuals who have received their doctorate within the last ten years are eligible. The award is given by GSA in conjunction with the Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation.
Eureka Alert – July 17

The Alt-Right

July 17, 2017Call the Courier – July 17

Q: Why are Neo-Nazis now be referred to as the Alt-Right? A: “There is diversity of opinion among people that describe themselves as part of the alt-right,” George Hawley, a political scientist at the University of Alabama, told USA Today, “but most of the people who are energetically pushing the movement can be described as white nationalist.” While most people in the alt-right are not neo-Nazis, they are “well represented” in the group, Hawley says.

Festival of the Arts Committee Scholarships

Ally Thomasson: Digital DynamicsCitrus County Chronicle Online (Florida) – July 18

Alexandra “Ally” Thomasson, a 2017 Lecanto High School graduate, is one of three recipients of this year’s Festival of the Arts Committee scholarships, awarded exclusively to Citrus County high school seniors pursuing a post-secondary education in the visual arts field. With a double major in biology and art, Ally will be attending the University of Alabama in a program called the University Fellows Program as part of the Honors College.

The Annual Knap-In and Birdfest

Moundville will host Knap-In and Birdfest this weekendTuscaloosa News – July 19

Two educational events at the University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park are scheduled this weekend. The annual Knap-In will take place Saturday and Sunday at the park. Expert knappers will demonstrate how Native American arrowheads, points and stone tools are made. There will also be a children’s area, food and other outdoor demonstrations.

Forthcoming Book by George Hawley

The Obamacare Architect, Western Wildfires, Fighting Fake NewsWNYC.org – July 19

Coming up on today’s show … How have the alt-right and fringe conservative media sources been covering the investigation into possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign? George Hawley, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Alabama author of the forthcoming book “Making Sense of the Alt Right,” answers.

Solar Eclipse

What a total solar eclipse looks like from spaceSenegal ACTU – July 20

Dr. William C. Keel, professor of physics and astronomy at The University of Alabama, is available to talk about how to view the solar eclipse happening across North America Aug. 21. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers made by manufacturers Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, Thousand Oaks Optical and TSE 17.
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – July 21

American Ballet Theatre

UA American Ballet Theatre intensive performance SaturdayTuscaloosa News – July 21

Twenty years ago, Edie Barnes teamed with fellow Birmingham native Gage Bush Englund to choreograph a line from Tuscaloosa to the Big Apple. The world-renowned American Ballet Theatre chose the University of Alabama as site for its first summer intensive training program, also first for the ABT with any university. The concept’s now spread to other campuses, but UA continues premier status. At noon and 1:30 p.m. Saturday there’s a closing showcase of performances at the Moody Concert Hall, demonstrating some of the past three weeks’ work.

Religious Devotion Means Less Stress for Immigrants

Devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe means less stress for immigrants, Bama study saysAl.com – July 21

Mexican immigrants living in a rural Mississippi county who are very devoted to the Virgin of Guadalupe better face the immigration-related stress of those less dedicated to the Mexican religious symbol, according to a study by University anthropologists Of Alabama.
Costa Latina (Pensacola, Florida) – July 24

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