A&S in the News: May 6-12, 2018

Career Dreams

Chloe West
Chloe West

University of Alabama’s Chloe West: People with POTS are not aloneAlabama News Center – May 7 

People have a reasonable expectation when visiting a physician: a diagnosis. Then, there’s a prognosis and, hopefully, a plan for recovery. Chloe West changed her career dreams and postgraduate plans after being diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Two years passed before The University of Alabama student Chloe West learned why she’d been experiencing chronic fatigue and foggy brain: dysautonomia, a condition in which the nervous system doesn’t function properly. West was later diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), a disease that features dysautonomia and can cause rapid fluctuations of heart rate.
Yellowhammer – May 11

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix graduates from The University of AlabamaWISN-ABC (Milwaukee, WI) – May 7

Packers’ safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix with a big play off the field this weekend. He graduated from The University of Alabama. He tweeted out some photos congratulating fellow students. He also stated “after leaving school early chasing a check, I realized what paper was most important and that was my degree.”
WFRV-CBS (Green Bay, WI) – May 7
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Weirdest Museums

14 strange things that are in the weirdest museums of small town AmericaFodor’s Travel – May 7

At 1:00 p.m. on November 30, 1954, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Hodges was minding her own business dozing on the couch of her Sylacauga, Alabama home when suddenly an 8.5-pound meteorite crashed through the roof, bounced around the living room, and hit her squarely on the upper thigh and hip. Hodges escaped with just a bruise (though quite a nasty bruise it was) in the only verified instance in history when an object falling from space has hit and injured a human being. The guilty meteorite is housed at the Alabama Museum of Natural History on The University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa.

Aristotle University

Concert for trombone and tumbue by American professors today in ThessalonikiThestival (Greece) – May 10

A particularly interesting concert for trombone and tumbas, the bass instruments of the orchestra, the professors of The University of Alabama, Dr. Jeremy Crawford and Dr. Jonathan Whitaker is organizing the Department of Musical Studies at the Aristotle University.


The jaguar is made for the age of humansThe Atlantic – May 10

There’s a jaguar in the baño,” George Olah told me with a small smile. “Um?” I managed, squinting into the dusky Amazon forest surrounding our camp. “She’s behind that tree. Look for spots,” Olah said. Then: “No. That tree,” pointing to a trunk between 30 and 40 feet away … “Their ability to adjust to a variety of environments, including ‘edge’ environments, makes them better adapted for a humanized world,” says The University of Alabama’s Michael Steinberg, who studies attitudes toward jaguars among the Maya in Belize. But, he says, “Jaguars won’t survive without a sympathetic or at least neutral local human population, and they need forested areas through which they can move, hunt, and retreat.”

Business Council of Alabama

Business Council of Alabama seen as ‘still effective,’ leadership speculation ‘totally false’Yellowhammer – May 10

Lawmakers and political observers say the Business Council of Alabama still has plenty of pull in the state despite some loses in the State House and speculation about the future of the group’s chief executive officer. “I think it’s been effective,” said William Stewart, a political science professor at The University of Alabama who argues that supermajorities actually limit the impact of lobbying groups. “But on the other hand, I don’t think it needs to be as effective as it was in the past.”

LendEDU Scholarships

LendEDU Spring 2018 scholarship winners announcedLendedu.com – May 11

After reading numerous essays, our scholarship winner selection team chose 2 winners. There were tons of thoughtful ideas and unique responses, and the selection was by no means easy. . . . Elizabeth (left) attends The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and Patrycja (right) attends Yale University.  . . . Elizabeth: One of my main concerns when choosing a university was flexibility. I chose UA because it offered me a variety of opportunities. The strong English and Theatre programs made it possible for me to double major, so I could pursue my passions simultaneously without feeling limited.

Australia’s Mass Shooting

Several dead, including four children, in Australia’s worst mass shooting in decadesABC News Radio – May 11

Seven people, including four children, were found dead from gunshot wounds early Friday at a property in southwest Australia, near the popular tourist town of Margaret River, police said … The United States also has had the highest number of public mass shootings, defined as those that occur in relatively public places, according to a 2015 study conducted by University of Alabama criminology professor Adam Lankford.
Columbus News Team (Nebraska) – May 11
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Barbara Diener: Phantom PowerThe Visualist – May 11

Please join Filter Photo Thursday, May 24th for a book launch and signing with Barbara Diener … “Phantom Power” includes insightful texts by Allison Grant, assistant professor of photography, Department of Art and Art History, The University of Alabama, and former assistant curator of education and exhibitions, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, and Gregory Harris, an assistant curator of photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia.