A&S in the News: February 6-12, 2022

Vicki Hollub

Oxy CEO Vicki Hollub reflects on career, climate, and carbon: Journal of Petroleum Technology – Feb. 7

… Covering her journey to the top, Hollub recounted how her journey to Oxy started while she was an undergraduate at The University of Alabama and majoring in music. The French horn player said it “was my dream” to play on the university band and follow the school’s legendary football team to a national championship in 1979. It took a music professor to convince her that music may not equal a career and that’s when she made the switch to majoring in minerals engineering.

Autherine Lucy Foster

University of Alabama honors first Black student next to former KKK leader. Many are outraged.: USA Today – Feb. 8

When Hilary Green received tenure at The University of Alabama, she knew exactly how she wanted to celebrate. The associate professor of history visited the campus’ historical marker dedicated to the university’s first Black student: Autherine Lucy Foster.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Race on Campus newsletter)
The New York Times
CBS 42
NBC (Huntsville)
NBC (Montgomery)

McCollough Medical Scholars Forum

UA hosts 20th annual McCollough Medical Scholars Forum: Tuscaloosa Patch – Feb. 8

Medical professionals from around the Southeast will address students at the 20th annual Susan N. and Gaylon McCollough Medical Scholars Forum Feb. 11 at Smith Hall.

Black History Month

The inspiring truth about T.R.M. Howard: An unexpected Black History Month lesson: New York Daily Times – Feb. 9

… Beito is professor emeritus at The University of Alabama, and Royster Beito, professor emeritus at Stillman College, are research fellows with Independent Institute in Oakland, Calif., and co-authors of the book, ”T.R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer.”

Black Faculty & Staff

The History Makers: UA’s Black Faculty and Staff: Tuscaloosa Patch – Feb. 11

Black faculty and staff have helped shape the Capstone into what it is today.

Saban Center

Civil rights artifacts from Tuscaloosa barbershop being studied for future museum: Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 12

… Tim Lewis, the foundation’s other co-president, is coordinating the effort, bringing in folks with archiving expertise including Tom Wilson, retired associate dean for research and technology at the University of Alabama libraries; Bill Bomar, executive director of UA museums; Ph.D. student volunteers and others.
U.S. News & World Report
… and many more