A&S in the News: November 25-December 1, 2018

Public Art Trail

3 University of Alabama System art professors earn prize for public trailTuscaloosa News – Nov. 25

A trio of art professors has been awarded the first University of Alabama System’s McMahon-Pleiad Prize, which celebrates projects that promote unity and collaboration among the three system campuses. The UA System announced Nov. 9 University of Alabama at Birmingham assistant art professor Stacey Holloway, University of Alabama in Huntsville assistant art professor Chris Taylor, and UA art professor Craig Wedderspoon would be the first recipients of the award for their project to create a collaborative public art trail at the campuses.

School of Law

UA Law School overviewU.S. News – Nov. 26

The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at The University of Alabama is $40. Its tuition is full-time: $23,720 (in-state) and full-time: $40,670 (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 6.4:1.

School of Music

UA’s music school presents concertsTuscaloosa News – Nov. 27

The University of Alabama’s School of Music will present some concerts this week to end the semester. Each performance will be held in the concert hall at the Moody Music Building, 810 Second Ave., and tickets cost $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors and $3 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.music.ua.edu.

Academic Phenom

Napa’s academic phenomenon plans to graduate from university at age 17Napa Valley Register (California) – Nov. 27

Isaac Kearns-Montanez is not your average college student. For one thing, he started college at age 11, when he enrolled at Solano Community College. The Napa native also took classes at Napa Valley College while a student at First Christian school and then St. Apollinaris school … Now age 16, Isaac is a senior at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. By this spring — when he’s barely 17 — he’ll graduate. He will be the youngest to ever do so at the southern university, according to the school.

Mall on Alert

Malls on alert: Hoover tragedy underscores ongoing problems at America’s shopping centersAl.com – Nov. 28

Protesters gathering outside Alabama’s largest mall are encouraging holiday shoppers to go elsewhere … Erin Kearns, assistant professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at The University of Alabama, said shoppers are generally not afraid of malls.

Roy Moore

Why did abortion come up in Moore allegations?Cheat Sheet – Nov. 29

In the Republican stronghold of Alabama, issues like the military, LGBT rights, and abortion hold high importance. Several women have accused Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct … “I think Roy Moore has crossed a line, and even Republicans who reluctantly voted for Trump see this differently,” said Richard Fording, a political science professor at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. “It’s hard to deny that he’s creepy.”

Holiday Homes Tour

Holiday tour of historic homes scheduled for SundayTuscaloosa News – Nov. 30

The Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society will present a holiday homes tour from 2-5 p.m. Sunday … Father Christmas will visit and musical performers will include The University of Alabama Opera Theatre, singers from the Alberta School of Performing Arts, instrumentalists from Northridge High School and music students from the Capitol School.

MFA Reading Series

Reading series offers platform for writersCrimson White – Nov. 30

Sharing one’s work can be a trial for many, but throughout the course of the fall semester, The University of Alabama has provided a platform for aspiring writers. The department of English hosted a reading at Sella-Granata Art Gallery for students seeking to receive their master of fine arts degree. The reading marked the end of the event, which has been hosted for students in the creative writing department since September 19. At the event, five first-year graduate students read a variety of works composed by them, from prose to poetry for a small audience.

Freshwater Mussels

University of Alabama leads freshwater mussels studyTuscaloosa News – Dec. 1

More than 70 percent of freshwater mussels are imperiled as human development has harmed river ecosystems, yet little is known about how biodiversity within species of mussels influences their function as filters and engineers of the water … A nearly $1.8 million project led by The University of Alabama aims to identify the processes and mechanisms that underlie patterns of biodiversity in these mussels.