A&S in the News: October 10-16, 2021


UA Department of Theatre and Dance showcases ‘Pippin’: The Crimson White – Oct. 10

The University of Alabama’s Marian Gallaway Theatre will be filled with singing, dancing and laughter as more than 25 students take the stage to perform the musical “Pippin” this week.
Tuscaloosa News

Black Warrior Film Festival

Black Warrior Film Festival showcases students’ creative filmmaking: The Crimson White – Oct. 10

The University of Alabama’s annual student-led Black Warrior Film Festival will showcase students’ filming, producing and editing abilities.


Tribes ask University of Alabama to return artifacts from Moundville: Al.com – Oct. 11

Seven tribes are asking The University of Alabama to return 5,892 human remains and the artifacts buried with them at Moundville, an archaeological park in Alabama and a major center of Native American culture from 1020 to 1650.
Diverse Issues In Higher Education
US News
Chattanooga Times Free Press

Time and Motivation

How your emotional response to the COVID-19 pandemic changed your behavior and your sense of time: The Conversation – Oct. 11

The COVID-19 pandemic, now in its 19th month, has meant different things to different people… Chris Wendel, PhD Student in Psychology, University of Alabama

The Monster Makeover

Tuscaloosa’s friendly monsters: Kids’ creations come to life: Alabama Patch – Oct. 11

… The public art sculpture class at The University of Alabama took on the challenge of turning the students’ creations into 3D metal sculptures.

Kentuck Festival of the Arts

Cooler weather expected for 50th annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts: Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 12

… Here’s the lineup for the Kathryn Tucker Windham Stage for Saturday… 1 p.m.:  University of Alabama Undergraduate Writers. 2 p.m.: ASP (Alabama Student Association for Poetry) 3 p.m.:  Pure Products, a reading lecture series run by University of Alabama English Department Faculty, including Sara Pirkle, Eric Parker, Jessica Fordham Kidd, Jane Morton, Anna-Davis Abel, Heather Hamilton, and Alfredo A. Arevalo. 11 a.m.: University of Alabama Undergraduate Writers

U.S. Foreign Policy

Alabamians speak out on the future of U.S. foreign policy: Alabama Public Radio – Oct. 13

Espresso and United States’ foreign policy came together in Tuscaloosa this month. University of Alabama professors Daniel Levine and Waleed Hazbun convened a public forum at the Monarch Espresso Bar. The event was to discuss the role the U.S. might play in global affairs following the withdrawal of Afghanistan.

Montgomery Symphony Orchestra

Montgomery Symphony Orchestra to perform piece of city’s civil rights history Monday: Montgomery Advertiser – Oct. 13

… “This piece was written in 1964 after Margaret Bonds visited Montgomery,” said Jamie Reeves, interim music director and conductor for MSO. Reeves also serves as director of orchestral studies at The University of Alabama.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is over, but cultural awareness is not: The Crimson White – Oct. 13

The University of Alabama has continued its celebration with a multitude of events, organizations and individuals that aim to honor the contributions of the Hispanic community and call attention to the hardships and prejudices held against them throughout history and the present.

Homecoming Parade

2021 Homecoming parade time announced: Tuscaloosa Patch – Oct. 13

The University of Alabama’s homecoming parade will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, followed by the Alabama vs. Tennessee football game, which kicks off at 6 p.m.
Tuscaloosa News

Joe Minter

How Alabama academics plan to preserve artwork of Joe Minter: Birmingham Times – Oct. 14

When he first arrived at the home of Birmingham artist Joe Minter in October 2020 to take digital photos for a project, Eric Courchesne, geospatial services manager for The University of Alabama (UA) geography department, had no idea how long he’d be there. Courchesne ended up spending the entire day in an experience he described as “eye-opening.”
Alabama News Center

Fall Commencement

1,700 University of Alabama students to walk in Fall commencement: Tuscaloosa Thread – Oct. 14

More than 1,700 students are expected to graduate during Fall Commencement ceremonies at The University of Alabama’s Coleman Coliseum in December.

Joint Electronics Crimes Task Force

Teen living in The Villages arrested as Alabama fugitive from justice: Villages News – Oct. 16

A 19-year-old living in The Villages has been booked without bond at the Sumter County Detention Center after he was arrested as a fugitive from justice in Alabama… Officers with The University of Alabama Police Department’s criminal investigation division and the UA Joint Electronics Crimes Task Force assisted in the case.