A&S in the News: October 17-23, 2021


Homecoming events at UA: WVUA – Oct. 18

There are a lot of fun events going on for homecoming week. Wednesday, the volleyball team will play the Florida Gators at 7 p.m. at Foster Auditorium. Thursday, the soccer team will play the Kentucky Wildcats at 7. Then, after that, there will be a homecoming concert at Coleman Coliseum at 8:30…
Tuscaloosa Thread
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Tuscaloosa Patch

Haunting at the Museum

Haunting at the Museum returns with expanded schedule: Tuscaloosa Patch – Oct. 18

Haunting at the Museum is a campus Halloween tradition. This year, it’s also a multi-day event, running Oct. 25-29.


Bats: Dangerous blind blood-suckers or helpful, biological pest control?: Tuscaloosa Patch – Oct. 18

No, human blood is not what bats feed on, said Dr. John Abbott, chief curator and director of the Department of Museum Research and Collections at The University of Alabama.

Antebellum South

UNC Wilmington slave conspiracy lecture explores racial, class politics of Antebellum South: Star News Online – Oct. 19

… Panelists include Karen Cook-Bell, Bowie State University; Hilary Green, University of Alabama…

Levee Trail

Northport moves forward with Levee Trail improvements: Tuscaloosa Patch – Oct. 19

The Northport City Council on Monday unanimously voted to move forward on a partnership with University of Alabama sculpting professor Craig Wedderspoon and his students…

Election Day

Students vote in favor of election day holiday: The Crimson White – Oct. 19

Almost 13,000 UA students — or 98% of Tuesday’s voters — voted in favor of making federal election days a campus holiday.

UA Trailblazing

Trailblazing footsteps: The Crimson White – Oct. 20

Trailblazers such as 2007 graduate Sonequa Martin-Green, a native of Russellville, Alabama, have left a mark at The University of Alabama.

Decolonization in Academia

‘We do no live in a post-colonial world’: UA professors talk decolonization in academia: The Crimson White – Oct. 20

… Though it may be sparse, several departments and programs around The University of Alabama are working to decolonize their classrooms, mindsets and entire departments… On Friday, Nov. 5, the Decolonization Committee will hold a panel made up of students and professors to talk about decolonization, particularly for people who are unfamiliar with the topic.

Hallowed Grounds Project

Professor Hilary Green sheds light on UA’s dark racial history: Birmingham Times – Oct. 21

Curiosity is what fuels Hilary Green, Ph.D., and that has a lot to do with how she was raised and her role as a historian and assistant professor at The University of Alabama (UA).

Theatre & Dance

Can’t miss Alabama offers a harvest of entertainment for fall-loving fanatics: Alabama News Center – Oct. 21

… ‘Pippin’ musical: The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Pippin” Oct. 21, 22 and 24… Find more information about the production and The University of Alabama Theatre and Dance season at theatre.ua.edu. See the production at the Marian Gallaway Theatre on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa.

The Ledger and the Chain

Indifference to suffering: Why the trade of enslaved people has been whitewashed from American history: Milwaukee Independent – Oct. 22

By Joshua D. Rothman, Professor of History, University of Alabama For my recently published book, “The Ledger and the Chain.”