A&S in the News: November 7-13, 2021

Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution

Opinion: The University of Alabama is fighting the infodemic: The Crimson White – Nov. 7

This Thursday, Nov. 11, the University will reinstate the Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution series of seminars, or ALLELE… I applaud the University for inviting Bennett to speak because there continue to be massive amounts of misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccines that are our best hope of ending it.

Bryant Museum

Breaking Barriers exhibit on display at Bryant Museum: CBS (Huntsville) – Nov. 8

The Paul W. Bryant Museum in Tuscaloosa has unveiled a new exhibit celebrating the integration of other races into The University of Alabama athletics. The exhibit features key moments in UA’s history when Coach Bryant was involved in taking the necessary steps to recruit non-white athletes. A new Breaking Barriers exhibit is a permanent exhibit to the museum.

Sen. Richard Shelby

Sen. Richard Shelby to donate official papers, records and materials to UA: ABC (Dothan, AL) – Nov. 8

As Richard Shelby’s tenure as Alabama’s senior U.S. Senator coming to a close, the lawmaker is making a special donation to The University of Alabama. Shelby announced last week that he would donate his official senate papers, records and materials to the University when his last term ends in 2023. The University said in a statement that the receipt of Shelby’s papers could create a new institution to allow students, faculty, and staff members to engage with elected officials and policymakers.
CBS (Huntsville)
CBS 42
Tuscaloosa News
Yahoo! News

SGA Elections

SGA senator starts petition for ranked-choice voting: The Crimson White – Nov. 10

Student Government Association Sen. Drew St. Charles started a campuswide petition for ranked-choice voting to be added to the spring elections ballot. If two-thirds of students vote in favor, ranked-choice voting would be implemented in future executive elections.

Festival of Lights

The Capstone celebrates the Festival of Lights: The Crimson White – Nov. 10

In honor of Diwali, a major holiday celebrated mainly by people of the Hindu, Jain and Sikh religions, the Indian Students Association of Tuscaloosa has partnered with the South Asian Culture Club for a celebration on Friday.

Water Supply

Alabama professor looks at challenges to water supply: Las Cruces Bulletin – Nov. 11

The City of Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science (MONAS) and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society present “Science Café – Processes and Sources of Nutrient and Contaminants in Coastal Surface Waters and Estuarine Embayments” with guest speaker Geoffrey Tick, Ph.D. The Zoom presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, with Tick connecting from The University of Alabama.

MFA Dance Concert

Can’t miss Alabama features, classic performances, exhibits, and more: Alabama Weather Blog – Nov. 12

… The MFA Dance Concert is Nov.17-19 in the Dance Theatre on The University of Alabama campus.

Child Brain Development

UA, UAB partner with NIH to study healthy child brain development: Tuscaloosa Patch – Nov. 12

A diverse and multidisciplinary team of researchers at The University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine and The University of Alabama was awarded a $7.1 million grant over five years to conduct a comprehensive study of risk and protective factors for healthy brain development in children.

Outstanding Professor Award

Evolutionary genomics scientist wins Outstanding Professor Award: Tuscaloosa Patch – Nov. 12

Dr. Laura Reed, an associate professor of biology who specializes in evolutionary genomics, was selected as the winner of the 2021 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award.