A&S in the News: April 4-10, 2021

Honors Week

UA Honors Week 2021 highlighted by Tapping on the Mound: Alabama Patch – April 5

The University of Alabama will recognize the achievement of outstanding students and faculty during Honors Week, April 5-9, culminating in the Tapping on the Mound, a UA tradition since the early 1900s. An in-person Tapping on the Mound ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, on the Mound at the west side of the UA Quad for honorees and two guests per honoree. The Center for Public Television and Radio will stream the full ceremony live for additional guests on the UA Parent and Family Programs Facebook page.
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Tortured Logic

Q&A: Erin M. Kearns and Joseph K. Young on Tortured Logic: Columbia University Press Blog – April 5

Experts in the intelligence community say that torture is ineffective. Yet much of the public appears unconvinced: surveys show that nearly half of Americans think that torture can be acceptable for counterterrorism purposes. In this Q&A, Erin M. Kearns and Joseph K. Young discuss their new book, Tortured Logic: Why Some Americans Support the Use of Torture in Counterterrorism, which answers the question, “Why do people persist in supporting torture—and can they be persuaded to change their minds?”… Erin M. Kearns is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at The University of Alabama…

Warning Signs

Boulder suspect showed warning signs common in mass shooters, experts say: Police1 – April 6

“When people hear, ‘If you see something, say something,’ they think about it as, if you see something in a dark alley, or if you are driving by and out your car window you see someone doing something with a gun, then report it. When the reality is far less dramatic than that — it’s if you see something in your living room,” said Adam Lankford, a professor of criminology at The University of Alabama.

Bama Blitz, Building Tomorrow's Legends, April 12-15, 2021, bamablitz.ua.eduBama Blitz

Bama Blitz to boost UA passion projects; set for April 12-15: Alabama Patch – April 6

Bama Blitz, The University of Alabama’s annual online fundraising event, will begin at noon April 12 and end at 11:59 p.m. April 15. Alumni, faculty, staff, students and supporters of UA can help build tomorrow’s legends by giving to one of several unique and impactful passion projects.
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Theatre & Dance

Tusk Calendar: Who’s playing and what’s happening: Tuscaloosa News – April 8

“Antigone”: The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance has made available its virtual production of Fitts and Fitzgerald’s translation of Sophocles’ “Antigone” through Sunday, April 11. Visit ua.universitytickets.com to purchase tickets, $10 general admission free for UA students. Viewing instructions will come by ticket confirmation email.

Facial Affect Sensitivity Training

Families needed for paid UA children’s study: Tuscaloosa Thread – April 8

The Center for Youth Development and Intervention at The University of Alabama needs families’ help to conduct a simple study, and is willing to pay.

Amazon Union

Amazon workers vote against unionizing at Alabama warehouse: Yahoo! – April 9

In securing a vote, Bessemer workers had defied expectations and broken a significant barrier, said Michael Innis-Jiménez, a professor of American studies at The University of Alabama, who called the result “a setback” rather than a defeat. “If Amazon is going to continue to be successful as a company, it’s going to have to change its labor practices — and part of that is working with unions,” he said. “The question is going to be whether it’s going to be forced upon them or whether they’re going to come to the table, literally coming to the bargaining table.”