A&S in the News: October 28-November 3, 2018

Alabama Types

Typewriters of famous artists will be displayed at University of AlabamaTuscaloosa News – Oct. 28

At present, Steve Soboroff claims 38 children. There are five biological kids, mostly grown, including NBC and MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff, but the Los Angeles businessman and civic leader has, through auctions, connections, estate sales and wiles, adopted 38 babies constructed of keys, ribbons, steel, rubber and type … The typewriters loaned to the Southern Literary Trail and The University of Alabama College of Arts & Sciences include those of Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Ernest Hemingway, Gore Vidal, George Bernard Shaw, Tom Hanks, Ray Bradbury, John Lennon and Maya Angelou.
NBC 13 (Birmingham) – Oct. 30

Mass Shootings

Armed guards won’t stop mass shootings like PittsburghHuffington Post – Oct. 29

On Saturday, after a gunman killed 11 people and injured six others in a Pittsburgh synagogue, President Donald Trump called for armed guards in places of worship … “To what degree does having armed guards deter people who want to be shot anyway?” asked Adam Lankford, a criminologist at The University of Alabama.
Yahoo! – Oct. 29

Marian Gallaway Theatre

Marian Gallaway Theatre could be hauntedWVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Oct. 31

It‘s Halloween night, so I’m looking for the scariest place in Tuscaloosa. Now Tuscaloosa is rumored to have many hauntings throughout it, especially here at The University of Alabama. Students and faculty members have told me that right behind me Rowand-Johnson Hall is an area where they’ve seen many spirits.


UA political science professor discusses alt-right (Live Interview)KIRO-FM (Seattle, Washington) – Oct. 31

George Hawley is an assistant professor of political science at The University of Alabama.

Cabaret at Duling Hall

The heart in hilarityJackson Free Press – Oct. 31

The members of the Mississippi Opera are clearly fans of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, and as the legendary duo’s music has been performed across the globe for more than a century, they should be in good company … For the “Cabaret at Duling Hall” show, Houghtaling decided to reach out to his colleagues at The University of Alabama, where he is the associate professor of voice and director of opera theatre.

Birthright Citizenship

Birthright citizenship talks come as mid-terms nearWVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Nov. 1

With mid-term elections ahead, talk of President Donald Trump’s plans to do away with birthright citizenship have surfaced. University of Alabama Assistant Professor of Political Science Allen Linken said immigration is a key factor in this year’s mid-terms and potentially a reason for the potential policy proposal. Talk of Trump’s executive order comes as people from Honduras and Guatemala move through Mexico to the U.S. border where they hope to ask for political asylum.

Faking Your Own Death

The psychology of faking your own deathGizmodo – Nov. 2

Why would anyone fake their own death? Some seek a departure from royalty, a career as a pirate, or a quiet life after taking down the Third Reich. Usually, they’re chasing an escape from bankruptcy or bad marriages. But for some, it may seem that staging their own death is the only way to feel like they’re alive … According to Dr Marc Feldman, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at The University of Alabama, however, there are certain psychological disorders that can definitely lead to such behaviour.

Online Dating

Ok Cupid, don’t be stupid: Online dating in the Golden yearsPsychology Today – Nov. 3

Many adults seek intimacy into later life, both in person and online (Addis et al., 2006). Compared to previous generations, the rate of casual dating has ballooned among adults over 50, who now account for 1 in 4 divorces since 1990 (Brown & Lin, 2012) … (Christina Pierpaoli Parker, MA, is a fourth-year graduate student in the Clinical Geropsychology doctoral program at the University of Alabama under the co-mentorship of Drs. Forrest Scogin and Martha R. Crowther.)