A&S in the News: December 5-11, 2021

Humboldt Research Award

UA professor honored with prestigious international research award: Tuscaloosa Patch – Dec. 5

An internationally recognized German foundation selected a professor at The University of Alabama for its well-regarded research award.

Mass Shooting Media Coverage

After mass shootings, public safety, and good journalism collide: Birmingham Watch – Dec. 5

… One of the frequent voices on this point is Dr. Adam Lankford, a professor and researcher in The University of Alabama’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Virginia Humanities Research Fellow

Artsline – RVA bursts with holiday music, dance, and tours!: Virginia Public Media – Dec. 6

Join the Library of Virginia online for a talk by Rachel Stephens, an associate professor of art history at The University of Alabama, who is currently a Virginia Humanities Research Fellow at the Library working on a project about artists of the Civil War in Richmond and their contribution to the visualizing of the “Lost Cause” in the decades following the war.

Fall Commencement

Alabama’s fall commencement happening this weekend: WVUA – Dec. 7

The University of Alabama is hosting a trio of commencement ceremonies Dec. 10 and 11 at Coleman Coliseum for its nearly 2,400 Fall 2021 graduates.
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Holiday Events

Five things to do: Here’s how to make this weekend merry and bright in Tuscaloosa: Tuscaloosa News – Dec. 8

… Bryant Museum open house The Paul W. Bryant Museum, 300 Paul W. Bryant Drive, will have an open house from 4-7 p.m. Friday, featuring memorabilia and exhibits from all eras of Alabama football, from Wallace Wade to Nick Saban… “Amahl and the Night Visitors” UA Opera Theatre’s bringing back its popular performance of Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 3 p.m. Sunday in Bryant-Jordan Hall, on Bryce Lawn Drive.

Data Sonification

Mathematician makes electronic music album using black hole data: Dubstep Smash – Dec. 9

Valery Vermeulen PhD – a Belgian mathematician, lecturer, and electronic musician, has just completed an electronic music album made entirely of data from black holes… Data was gathered and produced in collaboration with several academic partners. These include the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Alabama (US),…

Ancient Sea Monsters

Alabama Black Belt among world’s top sites to find ancient sea monsters: Al.com – Dec. 9

It’s ironic that to find the fossils of some of the largest sea creatures ever to roam ancient Alabama, you have to go to a place that looks like a desert. The weathered chalk gullies at Harrell Station Paleontological Site in Dallas County could almost be mistaken for Saharan sand dunes, or at least a large Gulf of Mexico beach without the actual Gulf… Adiel Klompmaker, curator of paleontology for the Alabama Museum of Natural History, said that seven different species of mosasaur have been found at Harrell Station alone, and Alabama’s Black Belt is one of the best places in the world to find mosasaurs… The Alabama Museum of Natural History is also part of the UA system – it’s located on the Tuscaloosa campus — and as curator of paleontology, Klompmaker also manages Harrell Station.

Theatre Tuscaloosa

Theatre Tuscaloosa presents door-slamming winter farce ‘Girls’ Weekend’: Tuscaloosa News – Dec. 9

… University of Alabama theater and dance faculty member Matt Reynolds is designing the lighting, and UA grad student Raey Bagley handles the sound.