A&S in the News: August 19-25, 2018

Miss America

Callie Walker
Callie Walker, UA musical theatre student

Shelby County resident prepares for Miss America280 Living (Birmingham) – Aug. 21

Sometimes the fourth time is a charm.  After finishing in the top 12 once and being named first runner up twice, Shelby County native Callie Walker was crowned Miss Alabama in June, in her fourth time competing in the statewide pageant … Walker just completed her junior year at The University of Alabama, where she is majoring in musical theatre. Since winning Miss Alabama, she has to take a year off school and will return in fall 2019 to finish her senior year.
International Business Times – Aug. 21

Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome

What is Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome, the disorder in HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’?From Press – Aug. 22

In the opening scene of “Falling,” the penultimate episode of HBO’s limited series Sharp Objects, journalist Camille Preaker wakes up in her childhood bedroom to find that her clothes have been changed during the night … “While only 9-10% of these published cases lead to death, 25% of the siblings of these victims had also been diagnosed with the same illnesses and have died,” Marc Feldman, PhD, a clinical professor of psychiatry and adjunct professor of psychology at The University of Alabama in, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, tells Health.
MSN – Aug. 22
Carlisle News Network – Aug. 22

Hurricane Harvey

A year after Hurricane Harvey, some Texans are using outdated flood risk maps to rebuildThe Conversation – Aug. 23

One year ago, on August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck Texas – the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005. Harvey dumped record-breaking rain and flooded hundreds of thousands of homes in and around Houston. It caused some US$125 billion in damages, making it one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history. (author: Wanyun Shao, Assistant Professor of Geography, The University of Alabama).
GoSkagit.com (Mount Vernon, Washington) – Aug. 22
My San Antonio (Texas) – Aug. 23
Idaho Press – Aug. 23
Phil Stock World – Aug. 23
Apopka Voice (Florida) – Aug. 25
Finance and Commerce – Aug. 25

Anti-Vaccine Sentiment

Russian trolls have been exploiting anti-vaccine sentiment, study findsCBS 9 (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) – Aug. 24

Researchers from George Washington University have published a study indicating that Russian trolls have also muddied the online discourse surrounding vaccines … A University of Alabama study found that between 2009 and 2015, about half of all tweets about vaccines were negative. “We found that anti-vaccine sentiment seems to be prevalent on Twitter,” Theodore Tomeny, a University of Alabama professor, told NBC News last year.
NBC 12 (Montgomery) – Aug. 24
The Ada News (Oklahoma) – Aug. 23
WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia) – Aug. 23
ABC 7 (Tyler, Texas) – Aug. 24
NBC 6 (Wilmington, North Carolina) – Aug. 24
WLOX (Biloxi, Mississippi) – Aug. 24
WMBF (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) – Aug. 24
CBS 19 (Cleveland, Ohio) – Aug. 24
Fox 29 (West Palm Beach, Florida) – Aug. 24
NBC 14 (Evansville, Indiana) – Aug. 24
NBC 12 (Richmond, Virginia) – Aug. 24
CBS 10 (Amarillo, Texas) – Aug. 24
NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee) – Aug. 24
NBC 7 (Lake Charles, Louisiana) – Aug. 24
CBS 5 (Charleston, S.C.) – Aug. 24
ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia) – Aug. 24
ABC 9 (Pollok, Texas) – Aug. 24
KSLA 12 (Shreveport, Louisiana) – Aug. 24
Tucson News Now – Aug. 24
WAFF-NBC (Huntsville) – Aug. 24

“Separate and Equal”

“Separate and Equal” examines racial attitudes in Jim Crow AlabamaTuscaloosa News – Aug. 25

Elements were segregated by black and white, in Jim Crow Alabama: Water fountains and food counters, basics of life … This cast mingles UA students such as Dylan Guy Davis and Ross Birdsong, and alumnus Jeremy Cox, with working pros cast in New York.