A&S in the News: July 22-28, 2018

Critical Language Scholarship

College News: July 22, 2018Tuscaloosa News – July 22

Two University of Alabama students have earned Critical Language Scholarship for the 2018-19 term. Lawrence Monocello, a doctoral student in anthropology from Erie, Pa., will study Korean in Gwangju, South Korea. Maria Huryn, an undergraduate from Tuscaloosa, will study Russian in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Museum Survey

UA creates online survey about museumsWVUA (Tuscaloosa) – July 23

The University of Alabama is looking for some feedback on its museums. The university created an online survey, and if you complete it, you’ll be registered for a chance to win a $75 gift card to River, in Tuscaloosa. The link to the survey is very long, so look for it on our website, WVUA23.com.


‘Unite the Right’ anniversary: White nationalists want to rally in D.C. and CharlottesvilleDelaware Online – July 24

George Hawley
Dr. George Hawley

When hundreds of neo-Nazis and white supremacists held a rally a year ago in Charlottesville, Virginia, the demonstration turned into a riot that left one woman dead and shocked the nation … “I think the hope was that they would step away from their computers and enter into real politics,” said George Hawley, a University of Alabama professor who has written a book about the alt-right. “And that was not the result.”
The Crime Report – July 24
MSN.com – July 24
9News.com (Denver, Colorado) – July 23
ABC 8 (Dallas, Texas) – July 23
CBS 5 (San Antonio) – July 23
12 News Now (Beaumont, Texas) – July 23
NBC 6 (Temple, Texas) – July 23
CBS 2 (Greensboro, North Carolina) – July 23
ABC 13 (Norfolk, Virginia) – July 23
NBC 3 (Cleveland, Ohio) – July 23
Daily Advertiser (Louisiana) – July 23
Lancaster Eagle Gazette  (Ohio) – July 23
SC Times (Minnesota) – July 23
My Central Jersey – July 23
USA Today – July 24

Music Expertise

Music graduates bring value to a complex modern worldStudy International – July 24

Employers are increasingly turning away from STEM graduates towards more flexible creative … SCHOOL OF MUSIC, UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA – US: The Alabama School of Music has more than 350 music majors and 35-full time faculty members, making it a harmonious hub of expertise and specialist knowledge.

Best President

Millenials and Boomers split: Who was the best president?Al.com – July 24

Millennials overwhelmingly love Obama. Baby Boomers adore Ronald Reagan. Depending on what a person sees as the job of the president, the two presidents may not be as different as we believe … It’s about inspiration, said Stephen Borelli, political science expert at The University of Alabama. He said despite what is actually accomplished in a president’s term, the support from voters originates with the inspirational rhetoric and vision for what could and usually doesn’t get accomplished.

Hog Mountain

Alabama Gold AssayedBusiness Alabama – July 24

It’s the busy time of the year for the Alabama Gold Camp in Cragford, just southeast of Lineville, on the Clay-Randolph county line … Hog Mountain, according to Saunders, was the site of Alabama’s largest gold producing mine ever — “which really wasn’t that big.” Both Saunders and Harold Stowell, professor of geology at The University of Alabama, have visited the Hog Mountain operation and led geology student field trips to the site.

Terrorist Press Attention

Attacks by Muslim terrorists receive far greater press attention than attacks by non-MuslimsHomeland Security Newswire – July 25

Terrorist attacks committed by Muslim extremists receive 357 percent more U.S. press coverage than those committed by non-Muslims … The findings were based on all terrorist attacks in the United States between 2006 and 2015 according to the Global Terrorism Database. Erin Kearns of The University of Alabama says that the disparity in media coverage is particularly out of sync with reality, given that between 2008 and 2016 white and rightwing terrorists carried out nearly twice as many terrorist attacks as Muslim extremists.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

From the Newsroom: A chat with UA theater professor Allison HetzelTuscaloosa News – July 25

Tusk editor Mark Hughes Cobb talks with University of Alabama theater professor Allison Hetzel about her upcoming one-woman performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world, where she’s returning next week to perform her one-woman show built around being a stepmom. She interviewed other stepmothers for the project, and melded them with her own experiences.

Alabama Bicentennial

UM professor writes opera for Alabama bicentennialShelby County Reporter – July 25

In celebration of the state of Alabama’s 200th anniversary, University of Montevallo Professor of Music Joseph Landers has composed an original opera based on the historical book, “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,” by James Agee. The production of the work is a joint collaboration between the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, The University of Alabama Opera Theatre and The University of Alabama School of Music. Additionally, the Alabama State Council on the Arts provided financial support via a grant.


Transportation museum hosts MothFest on SaturdayTuscaloosa News – July 26a moth spreading its wings

People of all ages are invited to MothFest, an event that will showcase the diversity of the nocturnal insects found in the Tuscaloosa area. MothFest, organized by the Alabama Museum of Natural History, will be held from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum, 1901 Jack Warner Parkway. Admission is free. Special light and bait stations will be set up to attract moths. The museum will house an an exhibit of insect photography and there will be a variety of activities. Food and drinks will be for sale from five local food trucks: Local Roots, La Mexicana, Gampy’s, Cheese Louise and Local Churn Creamery. For more information, email jpfriel@ua.edu, call 348-2136 or go online at www.almnh.ua.edu.
Tuscaloosa News – July 29

Forensic Science Camp

UA holds forensic science campWVUA (Tuscaloosa) – July 26

The UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA is helping students learn all about forensic science this week. Specialists from the university as well as the Tuscaloosa police department were on-hand at the forensic science summer camp, showing students that there’s so much more to forensics than what you see on “Law and Order” or “CSI”.

March for Science Summit

What five entomologists learned at the March for Science SummitEntomology Today – July 27

Meaghan Pimsler, Ph.D., post doctoral research fellow, molecular ecology, University of Alabama; ESA Science Policy Fellows Class of 2017 As is common with ESA members, I do a lot of outreach events. Most are with K-12 groups, and I had been relying on the infrastructure of my home institution to find outreach and mentoring opportunities. As a result of the messages I heard at the SIGNS Summit, I am expanding my radius to look for students at nearby smaller liberal arts institutions who may have just as much enthusiasm and interest but fewer opportunities at their home schools.

Voter Fraud

Alabama expanding voter fraud probe in Black BeltAl.com – July 28

The Alabama Secretary of State’s probe into absentee voting irregularities during the July 17 primary runoff could be expanded to include more Black Belt counties … Richard Fording, a political science professor at The University of Alabama, said he’s heard directly from Perry County community leaders who complain about political corruption.