A&S in the News: September 3-9, 2017

Beautiful Colleges

The South’s most beautiful collegesSouthern Living – Sept. 4

The South is home to some true beauty when it comes to our small towns, big cities, and everything in between; and we play host to some gorgeous, lauded universities to boot … The University of Alabama: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Founded in 1831, ua.edu, Known for its academic and football prowess, this college also boasts one of the South’s most gorgeous campuses, with a mix of Beaux Arts and Greek Revival buildings. “I’ve seen pretty campuses across the country, but Alabama’s literally took my breath away,” says Linda Bonnin, vice president of strategic communications.

Get On Board Day

Get On Board Day persists despite inclement weatherCrimson White – Sept. 5

On September 5, hundreds of students shuffled through the crowded exterior of the Ferguson Student Center. The sky was grey as rain lightly showered on people adorned with raincoats and umbrellas. From behind booths and under tents, student organization members talked to visiting students and handed out free items. While the weather was not favorable for an extensive campus event such as this, students seemed to be oblivious to the possibility of storms as they participated in this year’s Get On Board Day.

Hurricane Irma

UA professor discusses Hurricane IrmaWVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Sept. 5

Meanwhile, University of Alabama professor Dr. Jason Senkbeil who studies hurricanes says it’s still a bit too early to predict the storm’s path.

“We Are Selma”

“We Are Selma” exhibit features portraits by UA alumnaTuscaloosa News – Sept. 6

The public is invited to a free Wednesday night lecture at The University of Alabama by a photographer whose latest art exhibit focuses on the people of Selma. Kathryn Mayo, a UA alumna and a native of Selma, will discuss “We Are Selma: The Selma Portrait Project” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in room 205 in the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library.

Sleep Research

Lack of sleep may cause depression, anxietyNewsweek – Sept. 7

Researchers in the U.K. have found that difficulty sleeping can cause or worsen depression, anxiety, paranoia and hallucinations. But there’s a silver lining: Treating those sleep problems can quickly and significantly improve mental health disorders … And it certainly doesn’t stop with Georgetown or Oxford students: The University of Alabama’s “Sleep Research Project” in 2014 found that 60 percent of college students nationwide don’t get enough sleep, while the same was true for only 33 percent of adults.

Miss America

Miss America 2018: Meet 51 women who’ll compete Sunday, including Alabama’s Jessica ProcterAl.com – Sept. 7

Jessica Procter is spending most of this week in Atlantic City, N.J., but she’s not there for the beaches, the gambling or the salt water taffy. Procter, 21, is there to represent her state. She’s Miss Alabama 2017, and one of 51 women who’ll participate in the Miss America pageant on Sept. 10. (See their portrait photos and bios in the gallery above.) Procter, a senior at The University of Alabama, majors in communications and music, but she took a break from her studies earlier this year to fulfill the responsibilities of Miss Alabama.
Crimson White – Sept. 8
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Sept. 11

Jasper String Quartet

String quartet to perform at University of Alabama on SundayTuscaloosa News – Sept. 9

The Jasper String Quartet will perform music composed by Brahms, Dvorak and Shostakovich in a Sunday concert on The University of Alabama campus. Philadelphia’s Jasper String Quartet is the professional quartet in residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians and the 2017-18 guest artist in residence at Swarthmore College.

“Courageous Conversation”

The poison that is the ‘Courageous Conversation’ reverse-racism programThe College Fix – Sept. 9

At the beginning of the 2003-2004 school year, my former school district invited Glenn Singleton to deliver a half-day seminar to all of the teachers in our district … The University of Alabama’s David Beito, a contributor to the libertarian-oriented Liberty and Power blog, wrote about Singleton’s “Courageous Conversation” program several times, describing a portion of “Conversations” as a Maoist-style scheme that “publicly humiliate[s] dissenters by having them wear signs around their necks expressing shame for their ‘incorrect thoughts.’”