A&S in the News: October 3-9, 2021

Alabama Shakespeare Project

#RollethTide: Alabama Shakespeare Project holds inaugural performance: The Crimson White – Oct. 3

On Thursday, Oct. 7, Shakespeare enthusiasts and novices alike can attend a reading of “Much Ado About Nothing” by the Alabama Shakespeare Project, a performance-based research collective exploring early modern entertainment.

LGBTQ+ History Month

‘Painting with Pride’ encourages LGBTQ+ students to travel abroad: The Crimson White – Oct. 3

In recognition of LGBTQ+ History Month this October, the UA Education Abroad Office is collaborating with the Department of Art and Art History to host Painting with Pride, an art workshop and study abroad presentation.

Ghost Particles

Scientists are hunting for ‘ghost’ particles from space under the South Pole: VICE – Oct. 4

“We have about 100 million neutrinos crossing every square centimeter of our bodies each second,” said Santander, an assistant professor of physics at The University of Alabama.

Notre Dame

UA historian assists in Notre Dame restoration: Tuscaloosa Patch – Oct. 4

A little more than two years since the devastating Cathedral of Notre Dame fire in April 2019, UA’s Dr. Jennifer M. Feltman, assistant professor of art history, was able to travel to Paris to begin her hands-on research, which will contribute to the historic building’s restoration.

Slave Trade

The brutal trade in enslaved people within the US has been largely whitewashed out of history: Yahoo News – Oct. 5

Joshua D. Rothman, Professor of History, University of Alabama
For my recently published book, “The Ledger and the Chain,” I visited more than 30 archives in over a dozen states, from Louisiana to Connecticut.
Houston Chronicle
And Many More…

Hodges Meteorite

‘Hodges effect’ awareness campaign comes to Cork: RTE – Oct. 5

The now-famous ‘Hodges Meteorite’ weighs about 8½ pounds and is on permanent display at the Alabama Museum of Natural History at The University of Alabama.

Sella-Granata Art Gallery

UA art exhibits opening, closing this autumn: Tuscaloosa Patch – Oct. 5

The Sella-Granata Art Gallery, located at 109 Woods Hall, features both student and visiting artist exhibitions. The UA Studio Graduate Student Show ends Oct. 8.

Bryant Museum

Bryant Museum names new director: WVUA – Oct. 5

The Bryant Museum has a new director. Olivia Arnold will replace longtime director Ken Gaddy who retired earlier this year. She said the rich history of athletics during Coach Bryant’s time here is a story that never gets old.
Tuscaloosa Patch

Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre

Tusk Calendar: Who’s playing and what’s happening: Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 6

“Much Ado About Nothing”: Staged reading by UA’s Alabama Shakespeare Project, free, 7 p.m., Smith Hall grand gallery. Masks are required at all UA indoors events. THURSDAY-FRIDAY Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre: 30th season performances running at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Friday, in the Dance Theatre on the UA campus.
Alabama NewsCenter

Graphic Design Degree

UA to offer new degree in graphic design: Alabama Patch – Oct. 7

The University of Alabama will offer a new Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design beginning Fall Semester 2022.

Kentuck Festival

Kentuck Festival returns for 50th year with new stage, music, masks and more: Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 9

… Local and regional poets and writers will perform on the stage, including incoming Alabama poet laureate Ashley M. Jones, Alabama Writers Forum Executive Director Jeannie Thompson, members of the Pure Products Reading and Lecture Series, a group run by University of Alabama English faculty, and more.