A&S in the News: June 23-29, 2019


Study proves: Tattoos are healthy – and that’s why: Maennersache (Germany) – June 23

Anyone who decides on a tattoo knows: it lasts forever. It is all the more important that the colors that are stung under the skin are non-toxic and the needles hygienic. Nevertheless, one wonders the question of what effect such a tattoo has on the body.  Researchers at The University of Alabama have discovered something surprising in a study: tattoos strengthen the immune system!
MSN (Germany) – June 24

Miss Alabama

Tiara Pennington honored to be Miss Alabama: Tuscaloosa News – June 23

Dedra Eastland Pennington has seen a lot in her years involved in Alabama beauty pageants. In 1986, Pennington placed third runner-up in the Miss Alabama pageant, her first time ever competing in the statewide pageant … Most notably, she was crowned Miss University of Alabama late last year, becoming the first black woman to hold the title.

Truths and Myths of Cheating

Lifestyle: The truths and myths of cheating: Ghana Web – June 26

Mike Pence refuses to dine alone with women other than his wife … Admitting to cheating is clearly going to hurt your partner’s feelings – but there is a lot of variation in how people react. Greg Tortoriello, a psychologist at The University of Alabama has studied the effects of perceived failure on people; particularly, people whose personalities might mean they react poorly to failure.
BBC Future – June 25
My Joy Online – June 27

Teaching Through Desegregation

Library hosts presentation by author with local roots: Franklin Sun (Winnsboro, Louisiana) – June 26

One of Winnsboro’s own, Dr. Natalie Guice Adams, returned to her hometown June 14 to present “Love, Hope and Fear: Teaching Through Desegregation” during a brown bag luncheon at the Franklin Parish Library … Natalie G. Adams is professor of social and cultural studies in education at The University of Alabama with a joint appointment in New College and the College of Education.

Columbia Historical Society

Decades of history found in the Wiregrass: CBS 4 (Dothan) – June 27

Alabama is celebrating its 200th anniversary. A Wiregrass town that’s almost as old at 199 years is Columbia … The Columbia Historical Society is partnering with the University of Alabama’s office of Archeological Research to create a 3-dimensional rendering to document a defining decade and in order to get it completed, they started with the people who call it home.

Non-Discrimination Ordinaces

In Alabama, protecting the LGBTQ community has become a ‘very local issue’: Al.com – June 27

Mobile could become the third city in Alabama to include sexual orientation and gender identity as a protected class within its non-discrimination ordinances … “These ordinances are important for making sure that LGBTQ people have access to legal options if and when they face this type of discrimination,” said Joshua Burford, director of the Invisible Histories Project in Alabama, who also teaches LGBTQ history at The University of Alabama. “Having it on the books allows people to understand that there will be consequences for discrimination.”

Democratic Debates

Political science professor comments on Democratic debates: WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – June 28

With 20 officially on the campaign trail hoping to become the next president, that large number of candidates must be reduced. We spoke with a University of Alabama political science professor what he thinks will happen moving forward.

Tuscaloosa News

Tuscaloosa News launches dialogue at meeting with readers: Tuscaloosa News – June 29

In what’s hoped to become an ongoing series, a trio of Tuscaloosa News employees met readers to exchange ideas and thoughts Thursday afternoon … Stephen Schwab is a professor in The University of Alabama’s history department and Honors College, a former 32-year member of the Central Intelligence Agency.