A&S in the News: September 5-11, 2021

Upcoming Events

Kentuck, University of Alabama homecoming among big events set to return in Tuscaloosa area: Montgomery Advertiser – Sept. 5

With Labor Day now in the rearview mirror, Tuscaloosa area residents can start planning for fall. The University of Alabama’s homecoming game is set for Oct. 23 against the University of Tennessee Volunteers. While kickoff time hasn’t been scheduled yet, a parade will precede the game and the homecoming queen will be crowned at halftime.
Tuscaloosa News

Local Elections

Why are fewer people voting in Alabama city elections?: Al.com – Sept. 5

… Richard Fording, a political science professor at The University of Alabama, said he believes voters “generally have relatively low levels of information about candidates in local elections” due to a lack of partisan labels behind the candidates. Municipal elections in Alabama are non-partisan.

UA Theatre & Dance

Live theater is returning to The University of Alabama: ABC 33/40 – Sept. 7

Live theater is returning to The University of Alabama. They will begin at the end of the month with Pipeline. It will run September 20th through the 24, and the 26 in the Allen Bales Theater on The University of Alabama campus. Tickets are for sale for $10.

Voting Rights

Open Letter: Election Day should be a campus holiday: Crimson White – Sept. 8

Alli Swann is the Team Lead of UA Vote Everywhere, a campus branch of the Andrew Goodman Foundation that aims to register college voters, advocate for voting rights and increase the accessibility of voting on and off campus. This letter was written in collaboration with other Vote Everywhere members to highlight the importance of having Election Day as a student holiday.

Immigration Stories

Hostile Terrain 94 and immigration stories are being showcased at UA: Crimson White – Sept. 8

UA student organization Art Forward is preparing the final workshops for “Hostile Terrain 94,” an exhibit that showcases artwork that contemplates the border crisis and immigration in America.

Self-Defeating Monolog

Benefits of self-defeating monolog: Opera News – Sept. 9

Have you ever felt like a hamster on a wheel, furiously churning your way through life but somehow going nowhere?… Professor Will Hart of The University of Alabama conducted four experiments in which participants either recalled or experienced a positive, negative or neutral event.

Religious Freedom

9/11 and the racial limitations of religious freedom in America: AlJazeera – Sept. 10

Each anniversary of the 9/11 attacks generates debates on how to balance security with liberty in the United States. What is often lost in the conversation is the role that race plays… Indeed, according to a 2018 University of Alabama study, from 2006 to 2015, terrorism committed by Muslims…

Million Dollar Band

Million Dollar Band on field in full force this year: WVUA – Sept. 10

After a much quieter 2020, the University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band will be pumping up fans in Bryant-Denny Stadium with their full 400-member might this season.

“The Ledger and the Chain”

History is Lunch: Joshua D. Rothman, “How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America”: Greenwood Commonwealth – Sept. 10

On September 8, 2021, Joshua Rothman discussed his new book The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America as part of the History Is Lunch series… Joshua D. Rothman is professor of history and chair of The University of Alabama Department of History.

Mental Health

University of Alabama professor says mental illness, not martyrdom, drives many suicide attackers: Tuscaloosa News – Sept. 11

… Adam Lankford was an English major at Haverford College in Pennsylvania 20 years ago when planes flying into the Twin Towers spurred within him the drive to understand the factors behind suicide bombers. “Given the magnitude of what happened, and the degree to which we were unprepared for it,” Lankford said, “just as there are probably seniors at The University of Alabama right now thinking ‘Wow, we need to understand infectious diseases,’ it was a clear calling for an area where we don’t have enough information.”