A&S in the News: March 27 – April 2, 2022

Dance Alabama!

Dance Alabama! to be performed at UA: ABC 33/40 – March 28

The spring production of “Dance Alabama!” is almost here. It’s a student organization at The University of Alabama. Libby Julian drove from Tuscaloosa this morning to tell us all about the production. Welcome, we’re glad you’re here.
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UA Events

For your enjoyment: Sherlock Holmes, jazz and art walks: Tuscaloosa Patch – March 29

The UA Department of Theatre and Dance continues its season with Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” March 28-April 2 at 7:30 p.m., and April 3 at 2 p.m. in the Allen Bales Theatre.

Faculty Accolades

Faculty accolades for March 2022: Tuscaloosa Patch – March 30

See the latest announcement from The University of Alabama. Press release from The University of Alabama: March 29, 2022

Housing Discrimination

Celestia Morgan’s exhibit ‘Disparities’ explores housing discrimination: The Crimson White – March 30

The Paul R. Jones Museum encourages the preservation of African American artists’ legacies and educates students on the importance of art in life. Its collection at The University of Alabama is one of the world’s most comprehensive and expansive collections of 20th-century African American art.

Voting Rights

How HB194 could impact Alabamians’ access to voting resources: The Crimson White – March 30

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill on March 10 that prohibits the use of private donations to fund election expenses, and members of Vote Everywhere UA traveled to Montgomery on Tuesday for the public hearing.

Black Belt

Alabama Black Belt’s struggle with poverty a ‘chicken and egg’ problem, but there are solutions: Al.com – March 31

Alabama’s Black Belt – one of the poorest regions in the United States – has struggled with poverty since the time of slavery, and remains stuck in a difficult-to-solve situation, experts at The University of Alabama said this week. “In simplistic terms, it’s kind of a chicken and egg problem,” said Dr. Richard Fording, a political science professor at UA, in a press briefing on poverty in the Black Belt on Monday. “The solutions are just not there.”

Pathways Agreement

University of Alabama, Stillman sign pathways agreement: WVUA – March 31

Stillman College students will now have a new bridge to graduate school at The University of Alabama…Stillman College President Dr. Cynthia Warrick and University of Alabama President Dr. Stuart Bell signed a memorandum of understanding that will let Stillman students take graduate level courses at UA during their senior year. This new program will allow Stillman students to eventually apply to graduate school. This comprehensive pathways program will help expand the institutions’ long running concurrent enrollment agreement. University President Dr. Stuart Bell shares what this new opportunity can bring both institutions.
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Bama Bug Fest

Bama Bug Fest returns in-person at new location: Tuscaloosa Patch – April 1

Bama Bug Fest will return in-person to celebrate the diversity and benefits of arthropods at the Alabama Museum of Natural History April 9.

Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome

Dallas-Fort Worth mother of 3 pleads guilty in suspected Munchausen by proxy case: Yahoo News – April 1

In Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another, also known as Munchausen by proxy syndrome, a caretaker — usually a mother — fakes another person’s illness. While the general public may think these cases as rare, data suggests they are more common than many realize, said Dr. Marc Feldman, an expert in factitious disorders and clinical professor of psychiatry and adjunct professor of psychology at The University of Alabama, in a previous interview.

Autism Research

State-of-the-art autism research, services thriving at University of Alabama: Tuscaloosa Patch – April 3

As April 2 marks World Autism Awareness Day, The University of Alabama continues to be a hub for cutting-edge autism research, education and services.