A&S in the News: August 29 – September 4, 2021

Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History Trail

Rebecca Minder is an Alabama Bright Light highlighting the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History Trail: Alabama News Center – Aug. 27

There are plenty of reasons to visit Tuscaloosa and, understandably, The University of Alabama and its championship college football program top the list. Tuscaloosa has other attractions that may lack the academic range of UA or the roar of Bryant-Denny Stadium but generate their own expanse of knowledge and intensity of emotions. The Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History Trail is certainly one of them.

Voting Rights

Joe Guzzardi: Voting proposal would be disaster: Herald & Review – Aug. 31

A University of Alabama study, “Immigration Status, Immigrant Family Ties, and Support for the Democratic Party,” concluded that immigrants, their children and their grandchildren are all more likely than Americans without close immigrant relatives to support the Democratic Party.
Citizens Tribune

Egg Donations

Informed consent, payment are ethical concerns with egg donation: Relias Media – Sept. 1

In a survey of 375 current and former egg donors, 55.2% said they believed they were poorly informed on potential long-term risks.1 In contrast, 64.8% believed they had been well-informed on possible short-term risks. “With lack of longitudinal research, it’s impossible to know potential long-term consequences, both emotionally and physically,” says Diane Tober, PhD, the study’s lead author and an associate professor in The University of Alabama Department of Anthropology.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman statue comes to Sylva: Mountain Xpress – Sept. 3

The dedication ceremony for “The Journey to Freedom” takes place Sunday, Sept. 26. President of the Jackson County NAACP Dana Murray Patterson will read “Harriet Tubman,” a poem by Margaret Walker. Vincent Willis, a professor of social sciences at The University of Alabama, will give a keynote about the importance of children in the journey to freedom. The dedication will also include performances by the choir of the Liberty Baptist Church of Sylva and Blue Jazz, a Franklin-based jazz trio.

Birds and Birding

In The University of Alabama’s Birds and Birding course, the classroom is the great outdoors: Alabama News Center – Sept. 4

One of the easiest ways to enjoy the great outdoors and pick up a new hobby while doing so is birdwatchingDr. Michael Steinberg, a professor in New College and geography within The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences, said Alabama is one of the most biodiverse states in the nation and boasts more than 449 species of birds.

Million Dollar Band

Bama’s Million Dollar Band practices in Oxford: Anniston Star – Sept. 4

The University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band stopped this morning on their way to Atlanta to practice at Oxford High School. The 400 member strong band left Tuscaloosa at 6 a.m. in an eight charter bus caravan as well as an 18 wheeler carrying equipment.