A&S in the News: April 25 – May 1, 2021

Alabama Environmental Youth Council

Environmental youth group seeks more members: Yahoo! – April 26

The Alabama Environmental Youth Council is taking applications for 2021 through May 7. The organization includes high school students from around the state and is open to young people with a passion for the environment. Activities have included the planning of cleanup days, the creation of educational programs to share in schools and, earlier this year, a Zoom conference featuring University of Alabama marine biologist James McClintock, who discussed his experiences working in Antarctica and the effects of climate change on sea life there.

2011 Tornado

Ten years after the April 27, 2011 tornado: National Public Radio (National) – April 28

The city has also seen speculators and developers sending commercial real estate prices skyrocketing. Tuscaloosa is chock full of new high-end apartments geared for college students at The University of Alabama’s burgeoning campus. Maddox says in hindsight the city should have done more to make sure lower and moderate-income renters weren’t priced out. Five years after the tornado University of Alabama sociologist Ariane Prohaska looked at how the disaster affected people from different social classes and ethnicities.
First Coast News
Spectrum News
NPR (online)
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SummerTide Theatre

Starting here, starting now: Musical revue will be performed by The University of Alabama’s SummerTide Theatre: Broadway World – April 28

The University of Alabama’s professional summer theatre, returns to Gulf Shores for its eighteenth season. After celebrating its sixteenth anniversary in 2019 with Forever Plaid and taking a COVID hiatus in 2020, SummerTide will present Starting Here, Starting Now. The production will be led by Director Matt Davis, Assistant Professor and Head of Directing and Stage Management with The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance. Davis said, “We are excited for SummerTide Theatre to return to Gulf Shores with Maltby and Shire’s Starting Here, Starting Now after last year’s hiatus.”

Boren Scholarship

UA student receives Boren Scholarship to study in Taiwan: Tuscaloosa Patch – April 28

University of Alabama student Ann Williams has received a Boren Scholarship for the study of languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Williams, of Montgomery, will study Mandarin in Taiwan. In addition, Blake Moreland, of Cumming, Georgia, was selected as an alternate to study Arabic in Jordan.

Spring Commencement

University of Alabama to award more than 6,000 degrees this weekend: Tuscaloosa News – April 29

The University of Alabama will award more than 6,000 degrees during this weekend’s graduation ceremonies. The spring graduation ceremonies.
The Tuscaloosa News
CBS 42

Gun Rights

The Lead with Jake Tapper: CNN – April 29

These individuals are planning they’re attacks in advance, months and years in advance. That means we have a long window of opportunity to prevent them from attacking. If we empowered the FBI or law enforcement to prevent firearm purchases through red flag laws and extreme risk protection orders, they may still have the motive but they wouldn’t have the opportunity. That would save some lives. (Adam Lankford, Criminology and Criminal Justice Professor, The University of Alabama)
NBC (Nationwide affiliates)

1834 Alumnus

2021 University of Alabama graduate shares lineage with 1834 alumnus: Alabama News Center – May 1

Attending The University of Alabama is a proud family tradition for many who follow in the footsteps of generations of UA alumni who came before them. In the case of Carlisle Washburne, an Honors College student from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, majoring in biology with a double minor in psychology and global and cultural perspectives, her walk across the stage May 1 in Coleman Coliseum is the continuation of a legacy that started in 1834.