A&S in the News: March 29-April 4, 2020

Philip Gable
Dr. Philip Gable

COVID-19 Response

UA to study how emotions impact behavior to COVID-19 pandemic (Live Interview): WVTN-NBC 13 – March 31

A psychology researcher at The University of Alabama was awarded a federal grant to study how people’s emotions influence their response to the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Philip Gable joins us on the phone right now.
Tuscaloosa News – April 6
Al.com – April 4

Willie Louis

Willie Louis, the man who named the killers of Emmett Till and abruptly disappeared: Gotech Daily – March 31

Willie Louis was 18 several years aged when he recognized two white adult men driving a environmentally friendly and white Chevrolet pickup truck into a barn with two black males in the back. Soon, Louis, then recognized as Willie Reed, heard a male screaming for his life inside the barn. That male turned out to be 14-calendar year-old Emmett Till. Till was lynched just after accusations that he flirted with a white female. His killing on August 28, 1955, established the growing Civil Rights Movement into movement and brought on a rallying cry nationwide. “He was genuinely the most effective eyewitness that they identified,” David T. Beito, a historian at The University of Alabama was quoted by The New York Periods in 2013.

Still Tide Together

UA faculty members send encouraging message to students: CBS 42 – April 1

Just about everyone could use a little encouragement during these hectic times. People are really dealing with a lot right now. So the faculty at The University of Alabama had a message for their students who have shifted to online classes.

Planetary Science Early Career Award

NASA selects six early-career planetary scientists to continue exceptional research: NASA – April 1

NASA has selected six early-career scientists to receive funding through the Planetary Science Early Career Award (ECA) program to support outstanding early-career individuals and allow them to play an increasing role in the planetary science community. The ECA program is new to the Planetary Science Division (PSD) and is the successor to PSD’s former Early Career Fellowship program. Alain Plattner from The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Dr. Plattner will use the ECA funding to help build a planetary science research group at The University of Alabama. Specifically, he aims to broaden his work by conducting analysis of data from the NASA Galileo flybys of Ganymede. This work will provide better understanding of Ganymede’s internal magnetic field, and in turn, allow insights into the internal structure of icy moons like Ganymede and Europa to be gained. Continuing this research through ECA funding will also provide a pathway for talented students in the Alabama/Mississippi region to seek a career in planetary science.

Alabama History@Home

Alabama History@Home is an online window into state’s past and more: Alabama Newscenter – April 2

Have you ever wondered what Alabamians’ recipes looked like during World War I or wanted to see what houses looked like in your community in the 20th century? Or maybe you’re looking for lesson plans to help your children learn while they’re staying at home. Current History@Home Partners include AL200 Alabama Bicentennial, Alabama Heritage, Alabama Historical Association, Alabama Museum of Natural History, Alabama Public Television (APT), Alabama State Council on the Arts, Auburn University College of Liberal Arts – The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Encyclopedia of Alabama, Historic Blakeley State Park, History Museum of Mobile, McWane Science Center, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, NewSouth Books, The Historians Manifesto, University of Alabama Museums, University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum, U.S. Space and Rocket Center and the Wiregrass Museum of Art.
Yellowhammer – April 6