A&S in the News: September 16-22, 2018

Dealing with Anger

Take control of anger, these are 4 catharsis facts you must know!Indonesian Times – Sept. 17

What is catharsis? Catharsis is someone’s term when venting anger. Catharsis is sometimes interpreted as a way to overcome anger. Goleman in his book about Emotional Intelligence criticizes the writing of a theory that develops from time to time. Apply your anger, it will make you feel better … Zillmann, a psychologist from The University of Alabama in a long series of studies has carefully measured anger and anatomy. After looking at the angry anatomical analysis, Zillmann saw that there was a way to deal with anger.

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra tunes up for ‘bold’ seasonTuscaloosa News – Sept. 17

The TSO chose the over-arching theme of “Malice and Majesty” for its 2018-19 season, which opens at 7 Monday night with “Into the Beyond,” featuring Tuscaloosa’s own Joshua Williams, winner of the International Horn Competition of America, as soloist on Mozart’s “Concerto for Horn No. 4.” Tonight’s performance, conducted by Flatt, will also include Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture,” Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony,” and Liszt’s “Les Préludes.” …Tonight’s performance opens with the “collar-grabbing” Beethoven, a story of courage and rousing strength. It’ll be followed by the Mozart, featuring Williams, who while still a doctoral student at The University of Alabama took top prize at the international competition last September.

Hurricane Florence

Jason Senkbeil
Dr. Jason Senkbeil

Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rainSaskatoon Star Phoenix (Canada) – Sept. 18

When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out … The University of Alabama’s Jason Senkbeil studies the intersection of meteorology and social science and is working on two different new hurricane scales using letters to describe danger or potential damage. Florence would be an “Rs” for rainfall and storm surge. The trouble, said Senkbeil, is “rainfall just doesn’t sound threatening.”
RiverBender.com (Alton, Illinois) – Sept. 18
Raycom Media – Sept. 18
Rocky Mount Telegram (North Carolina) – Sept. 18
Hughes Net – Sept. 18
ABC 7 (Lawton, Oklahoma) – Sept. 18
CBS 10 (Amarillo, Texas) – Sept. 18
Toshiba.com – Sept. 18
Atlantic Broadband – Sept. 18
News 12 (Brooklyn, New York) – Sept. 18
Detroit News – Sept. 18
WAFF 48 (Huntsville) – Sept. 18
Jefferson City News-Tribune (Missouri) – Sept. 18
WLOX (Biloxi, Mississippi) – Sept. 18
Sumter Item (South Carolina) – Sept. 18
ABC 8 (Jonesboro, Arkansas) – Sept. 18
Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (Kentucky) – Sept. 18
Daily Reflector (North Carolina) – Sept. 18
Athens Banner-Herald (Georgia) – Sept. 18
State Journal-Register (Springfield, Illinois) – Sept. 18

“The Beverly Hillbillies”

Rewatching ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’Media Post – Sept. 18

Whenever I look back at number-one-rated shows from the past, there’s always one that puzzles me: “The Beverly Hillbillies.” I can understand why “I Love Lucy,” “Gunsmoke,” “All in the Family” and “Happy Days” were all massive hits.  But why was “The Beverly Hillbillies” such a huge blockbuster? …Jeffrey Melton, an associate professor of American Studies at The University of Alabama, points out that this is a “one-joke” show — and boy, is he right. In episode after episode, the alleged humor is derived from the Clampetts’ extreme naiveté and lack of understanding of modern cultural norms.

Miss America

Shelby County native reflects on Miss America experienceShelby County Reporter – Sept. 18

Miss Alabama Callie Walker’s favorite part about competing in the Miss America pageant was the support she received and the opportunity to represent her state on a national stage … Walker attends The University of Alabama and won the Miss Tuscaloosa preliminary pageant.

Map Library

UA to give away free mapsCrimson White – Sept. 19

The University’s Map Library is scaling down its maps collection. Free maps of various categories including arts and crafts, national parks and hiking spots will be given away. The state of Alabama and bordering states maps will be excluded from the free giveaway.

“The Christians”

UA Department of Theatre and Dance prepare for production of “The Christians” (Live Interview)ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – Sept. 19

The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Alabama are getting ready for their upcoming production called “The Christians.” It kicks off next week, and we have Kyra Davis here to give us some more details. Welcome! Where is the show? The Allen Bales Theatre at The University of Alabama. How much are tickets and where can I get them?


Crowd gathers on Gallalee roof for Friday night stargazingCrimson White – Sept. 20

Four planets and the moon were on display at the Gallalee Hall observatory on Friday night, drawing a larger-than-typical crowd. Attendees ascended the metal staircase leading to the domed observatory, where hosting professor Jimmy Irwin was standing by to answer questions and manage the University’s 16-inch telescope. Throughout the evening, viewers had a chance to take a look at Venus, Saturn, Mars or Jupiter. Two smaller telescopes on the main roof were pointed at the moon.

Female Shooters

Why female shooters are rareCNN – Sept. 20

Data shows that women are rarely behind active shootings, making Thursday’s massacre at a drugstore distribution center unusual … But in general, there are fewer female shooters when it comes to firearm homicides, Adam Lankford, a criminal justice professor at The University of Alabama, told CNN in April. FBI data from 2016 showed that 7.6% of offenders who committed murder were female.
New York Post – Sept. 20
ABC 13 (Las Vegas) – Sept. 20
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ABC 23 (Bakersfield, California) – Sept. 20
ABC 5 (Cleveland, Ohio) – Sept. 20
ABC 4 (Honolulu, Hawaii) – Sept. 20
NBC 4 (Milwaukee) – Sept. 20
NBC 5 (West Palm Beach, Florida) – Sept. 20
ABC Action News (Tampa, Florida) – Sept. 20
NBC 26 (Green Bay, Wisconsin) – Sept. 20
ABC 10 (San Diego) – Sept. 20
ABC 6 (Indianapolis) – Sept. 20
WCPO 9 (Cincinnati) – Sept. 20
Fox 4 (Fort Myers, Florida) – Sept. 20
NBC 2 (Tulsa, Oklahoma) – Sept. 20

Ann Wagner

Fact Check: Has Ann Wagner held any town halls in her district?Maryville Daily Forum (Missouri) – Sept. 21

Is it true that one congresswoman has never held a “town hall” with her constituents during the three terms she’s served? … University of Alabama political scientist Joe Smith told PolitiFact Texas that he doesn’t view closed-to-the-public events with a company’s employees to be genuine town halls.
News-Press Now (St. Joseph, Missouri) – Sept. 21
NBC 6 (Pocatello, Idaho) – Sept. 21
The Missourian – Sept. 21
Neighbor News (Atlanta) – Sept. 21
Bonner County Daily Bee (Idaho) – Sept. 21
Branson Times (Missouri) – Sept. 21

International Far Right

How conspiracy theories unite the International Far RightThe Nation – Sept. 21

Last weekend, I attended the 47th iteration of the Phyllis Schlafly Gateway Eagle Council, a three-day conference in St. Louis for far-right politicians, media grifters, and their supporters … In Making Sense of the Alt-Right, George Hawley, a political scientist at The University of Alabama, traces how contemporary white-nationalist movements like the “alt-right” … Paleoconservatives, Hawley writes, were “more comfortable talking about issues like immigration in explicitly ethnic terms” than their neoconservative rivals.
E-Peak (Indonesia) – Sept. 21