A&S in the News: January 5-11, 2020

Blackmon-Moody Award

University of Alabama honors opera director with Blackmon-Moody Award: Alabama Newscenter – Jan. 5

Dr. Paul Houghtaling, coordinator of voice and director of opera at The University of Alabama, has received the 2019 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award. “Paul is widely recognized as one of the most successful, innovative and respected opera directors and educators in his field on an international level,” said Dr. Charles Snead, director of UA’s School of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences. “His success at UA has been ongoing and consistent, and it has increased the productivity, reputation and national standing of our opera program.”
Yellowhammer – Jan. 12

Foreign Trade

A lesson for American foreign trade with China: Yale University Press Blog – Jan. 6

In 1792, the Emperor of China sent a letter to George III of Great Britain. Beneath the surface of diplomatic politeness, it was a gallingly peremptory, even dismissive note, especially for a missive sent to the ruler of an Empire upon which the sun was just beginning not to set….Matthew Lockwood is assistant professor of history at The University of Alabama and the author of The Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern English State.

Outcomes of War

UA political science professor discusses possible outcomes of war with Iran: WVUA – Jan. 8

In a news conference this morning, President Trump reassured the world he does not want a war. We talked with Dr. Allen Linken from The University of Alabama to discuss possible outcomes.