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

Picture Perfect

Picture perfect: Top 10 places on UA’s campus to snap photos: Tuscaloosa Patch – July 7

The University of Alabama is well-known as one of the best college campuses in the country, but it offers more than just academics and athletics. Tucked within the campus are hidden gems for a picture-perfect social media post. Whether it’s your first time on campus, posing for graduation photos, or just looking for a nice place to snap a selfie, these 10 locations in-or-around campus are worth visiting.

Vaccine Hesitancy

‘Vaccine hesitancy’ obscures what’s really going on: Eagle-Tribune – July 7

Many blame the relatively lower vaccination rates in communities of color on “vaccine hesitancy.” But this label overlooks persistent barriers to access and lumps together the varied reasons people have for refraining from vaccination. It also places all the responsibility for getting vaccinated on individuals. Elisa J. Sobo is a professor and chair of anthropology at San Diego State University. Diana Schow is a visiting assistant professor of community and public health at Idaho State University. Stephanie McClure is assistant professor of biocultural medical anthropology at The University of Alabama.
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Tropical Conservation

It’s all home water: The Bahamas: Patagonia – July 7

To determine the extent of the damage to the northern Bahamas’ mangroves, BTT turned to collaborating scientist Michael K. Steinberg, a professor of geography at The University of Alabama who specializes in tropical conservation issues. Also an avid fly-angler, Steinberg has worked extensively in the Caribbean, mapping sport-fish habitat and threats in Belize and mangrove-forest-cover changes in Mexico, Cuba and the Bahamas. Even he was shocked by the scale of the devastation on Abaco and Grand Bahama.

Saturday in the Park

Moundville Archaeological Park hosts Saturday in the Park: WVUA – July 9

And tomorrow, “Saturday in the Park” is back! The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park is offering a glimpse into Native American culture every Saturday. This Saturday’s event will feature hoop dancing with Lyndon Alec and traditional drumming with the Southern Pine Drum Group. Saturday in the park takes place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Fulbright English Teacher Assistantship

Scholar, MMA coach and Auburn High alumni heads to Germany on Fulbright grant: Opelika-Auburn News – July 9

In Auburn High School alumnus has been named a winner of the Fulbright English Teacher Assistantship grant to Germany for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award offers U.S. students the opportunity to serve in an English classroom overseas assisting the teacher and exchanging culture with the people of the host country. Fisher will fly out to the German state of Schleswig-Holstein in early September. Fisher, who graduated from The University of Alabama in December of 2020 with a degree in international relations and German brings teaching experience in programs that engage communities with special needs, including Easter Seals, Best Buddies, Miracle League of Tuscaloosa and Night to Shine Prom, and international experience in Nicaragua.

Bryant-Denny Block Seating

SGA members criticize block seating program: Crimson White – July 10

As football season approaches, two SGA members and College of Arts and Sciences Senator John Dodd are questioning the equity of the block seating program. Block seating allows student organizations to apply for a “block” or a few rows of seats designated for their members during home games. These seats can only be filled by members of the organizations who are awarded a block for the season. Blocks are located behind the end zone at the south end of Bryant-Denny Stadium, in sections S1-S7.