A&S in the News: June 20-26, 2021

Summer Commencement

UA to hold summer commencement on July 31: WVUA – June 21

The University of Alabama is holding summer commencement for more than 1,000 graduates on Saturday, July 31, at Coleman Coliseum. Ceremony times for each college and school include: Capstone College of Nursing, College of Communication and Information Sciences, College of Education and Culverhouse College of Business all at 8:30 a.m. And beginning at noon, it will be the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Human Environmental Sciences, School of Social Work, and the College of Community Health Sciences.
Tuscaloosa News – June 23

Tex Copeland

‘Historic’ candidacy in Mobile: How Tex Copeland is bringing ‘visibility’ to the LGBTQ+ community: Al.com – June 21

… “If Tex Copeland won a City Council seat, it would be a win of national significance, and potentially challenge some of those stereotypes about the South as well,” said Fen Kennedy, a nonbinary professor of dance at The University of Alabama.

Grants for Arts Projects

In July, Alabama arts organizations can apply for recovery grants from the state. Here’s what to know: Al.com – June 21

… In addition to the funds from American Rescue Plan, National Endowment for the Arts has announced separate awards to several Alabama arts organizations as part of its 2021 Grants for Arts Projects. Here are the Alabama arts organizations who have received awards so far this year:.. The University of Alabama.

Model UN

Hoover residents part of nationally ranked Model UN at UA: Hoover Patch – June 22

The University of Alabama’s Model UN team moved up 10 spots in the 2020-2021 North American College Model U.N. World Division rankings.

Song Books

Touring American pop music by way of the writers who have addressed it: New York Times – June 22

“How much history,” the critic Robert Palmer asked in “Deep Blues” (1981), “can be transmitted by pressure on a guitar string?” Eric Weisbard quotes that question in his new book, “Songbooks: The Literature of American Popular Music,” and he patiently investigates the many ways music critics and other writers have sought to answer it. Weisbard is a critic and scholar who teaches at The University of Alabama.


Tiny humans, big bugs stun at “The BUGS Exhibit”: Crimson White – June 23

As patrons sauntered into The University of Alabama’s Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum, many were surprised to see close-up shots of insect antennae plastered on the walls in vibrant colors. The museum’s newest exhibit, “The BUGS Exhibit,” highlights insects through in-depth photographs.

NBC’s College Bowl

UA student from Indiana featured on NBC’s College Bowl: NBC (Evansville, IN) – June 23

And we also want to say congratulations to Alec Phelps. He’s the Davis County High School graduate featured on last night’s reboot of NBC’s Capital One College Bowl. He was the team captain for The University of Alabama where Phelps is now a junior studying chemistry and finance.
Al.com – June 24

Children in Conflicts

Involving adolescent children in conflicts: Health News Digest – June 24

When parents who are fighting with each other draw their adolescent children into their conflicts, the children may perceive those conflicts very differently than their parents, according to a new Penn State study. “Parents may not realize the impact they are having on their children,” said Devin McCauley, doctoral candidate in human development and family studies and principal investigator on the project… Mengya Xia, assistant professor of psychology at The University of Alabama.