A&S in the News: October 31-November 6, 2021

November Events

November in Tuscaloosa will feature dance, music, art, Diwali, and other holiday events: Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 31

… Dance Alabama!: Performances of University of Alabama student-led and -choreographed works, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3-4, and 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5, in the Dance Theatre of the English Building on the UA campus. Tickets are $20 general; $17 for seniors, and UA faculty and staff; $14 for students.

LGBTQ History

Opinion: It’s time for UA to recognize its queer past: The Crimson White – Oct. 31

When we honor diversity and inclusion on this campus, I’ve always felt ambivalent about the way we celebrate heritage months. As president of Capstone Alliance — the only LGBTQ faculty and staff organization at this University — I am both grateful for the events that promote LGBTQ history every October and dissatisfied that these events are confined to one month. 

SGA Election Process

UA students gather for sit-in: WVUA – Nov. 1

UA students gathered for a sit-in today at the Student Government Association office… The students wanted to express their frustrations with the Student Government Association’s election process.
The Crimson White
Alabama News Network

Moundville 5K Footrace

Moundville Park kicks off fourth annual 5K this weekend: WVUA – Nov. 2

The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park is hosting its fourth annual Moundville 5K Footrace this Saturday, Nov. 6 at 9 a.m.
Tuscaloosa Thread

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Million Dollar Band to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: CBS (Huntsville) – Nov. 2

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be back this year in pre-pandemic form. It’s route will be restored through Manhattan and handlers will once again be pulling high-flying helium balloons…Among those marching bands, The University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band.

Paul W. Bryant Museum

Paul W. Bryant Museum opens new exhibit about integration of team: Fox 6 – Nov. 3

This story actually starts with a Black basketball player integrating athletics at The University of Alabama, and somewhat ends with three Heisman trophy winners who happen to be African American bringing the trophy back home to The University of Alabama.

Climate Science Research

Grants boost UA climate science research efforts: Tuscaloosa Patch – Nov. 3

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded funding for climate science and community resilience projects involving researchers from The University of Alabama, Sea Grant programs and universities around the Southeast.

Virginia Governor’s Race

Lessons of Glenn Youngkin’s shocking victory in Virginia governor’s race: New York Post – Nov. 3

By George Hawley… George Hawley, an associate professor of political science at The University of Alabama, is the author of “Making Sense of the Alt-Right.”

Top Universities

These 5 Alabama universities are among the top in the world, US News global ranking says: Al.com – Nov. 4

… Next was The University of Alabama at 470, with high rankings in economics, arts and humanities, physics, psychology and social sciences.
CBS (Huntsville)

National Native American Heritage Month

UA celebrates National Native American Heritage Month: Tuscaloosa Patch – Nov. 4

Throughout November, The University of Alabama is honoring the rich cultural heritage and traditions of indigenous people by celebrating National Native American Heritage Month.

Senator Shelby’s Archives

Campus renovations approved to accommodate Senator Shelby’s archives: The Crimson White – Nov. 5

On Nov. 5, The University of Alabama System board of trustees approved the renovation of Oliver-Barnard Hall and Tuomey Hall to house the documents, which include correspondences with past U.S. presidents and foreign leaders, video clips of senate hearings, and drafts of speeches throughout Shelby’s career.
Alabama Political Reporter
CBS 42
WRBL (Columbus, Georgia)
WKRG News 5 (Mobile)

Night Shift Resurgence

The night shift is back as Americans work overtime to clear backlogs: Trend Fool – Nov. 6

… Michael Innis-Jimenez, a labour historian at The University of Alabama, compares the conflict over the resurgence of the night shift with a similar one after the second world war. Factories operated with longer hours to supply the front for four years. But when they tried to maintain that pace after the war ended, without improving pay, a series of strikes ensued. “My point with that is, this is not a war, it’s a pandemic. But there’s no greater cause here except for consumerism,” Innis-Jimenez says. “It really does take a toll on workers.”