A&S in the News: May 30 – June 5, 2021

Blount Scholars Program

Blount students petition against relocation from Oliver-Barnard Hall: Crimson White – May 30

Oliver-Barnard Hall, a campus building owned by the University’s Blount Scholars Program, might be turned into a library dedicated to Senator Richard Shelby. Some Blount students are speaking out against it.

Water Bears

Even hard-to-kill tardigrades can’t always survive being shot out of a gun: ScienceNews – June 2

… Microbes, which are tinier and hardier than water bears, might stand a better chance of migrating between planets. Other research has suggested these organisms can withstand impacts up to thousands of meters per second, albeit at survival rates around or below one in 10,000. “There’s also much tougher tardigrades out there” than the species tested in this experiment, says evolutionary biologist Jason Pienaar of The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, who wasn’t involved in the work. He wonders whether other kinds of water bears might prove more splatter-proof.

Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts presents the 44th Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition: Montgomery Advertiser – June 2

…Castenell is assistant professor of African American Art in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Alabama and author of the forthcoming book, “Creole Identity in the Art of the American South: Louisiana from the Colonial Era to Reconstruction.” Castenell selected 74 paintings, sculptures, textiles, and works on paper — from 443 entries submitted by 133 artists.

Tulsa Race Massacre

The persistent politics of the Tulsa Race Massacre: Bloomberg – June 2

… The elections of 1876 brought rampant “fraud, intimidation, and terrorism in the South that returned the region to conservative control and restored Blacks to a condition more resembling serfdom than freedom,” as University of Alabama historian George Rable put in in his 2007 book “But There Was No Peace.” The areas that had sought to pursue the most progressive redistribution policies also saw the most attacks on Black politicians. By the time Reconstruction ended, all traces of the attempts to create a racially just economy had been wiped away.

SummerTide Theatre

‘Starting Here, Starting Now’ with SummerTide Theatre: Fox (Mobile) – June 3

SummerTide is a theatre group from The University of Alabama, and they are back in Gulf Shores with another great show. It’s running all month long. The musical review is called ‘Starting Here, Starting Now’. Matt Davis is the director and he is here with us this morning.

Paul W. Bryant Museum

Paul W. Bryant Museum joins UA Museums: Tuscaloosa Patch – June 3

The Paul W. Bryant Museum recently become a member of University of Alabama Museums, joining a group of several institutions overseen by UA’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Bloody Tuesday

Why Bloody Tuesday remains less known: Tuscaloosa News – June 5

… “It’s either shame or it’s pain,” said Giggie, University of Alabama history associate professor… book “Bloody Tuesday: Civil Rights History and Memory in Tuscaloosa.”.