A&S in the News: April 3-9, 2022

UA Dance

UA dance program to perform in Mobile: NBC (Mobile) – April 4

The performance of The University of Alabama dance program is Saturday night at 7:30 at Davidson High School. And it is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are free, but you have to get them in advance.

Bama Bug Fest

What’s bugging you, Tuscaloosa? Free event celebrates nature’s creepy-crawlies: Tuscaloosa News – April 4

Bama Bug Fest, an annual event that celebrates the diversity and benefits of arthropods, will be held from 1 p.m. until 5  p.m. Saturday at the Alabama Museum of Natural History, 427 Sixth Ave. in Smith Hall on The University of Alabama campus.

Russian History

How Russian military history can help us understand where Ukraine war might be heading: CBS News – April 5

Margaret Peacock, associate professor of Russian history at The University of Alabama, joins CBS News’ Elaine Quijano to discuss lessons we can learn from the past.
Yahoo News
Daily Magazine
Social News XYZ

Support for Ukraine

Alabama student standing up, showing support for Ukraine: WVUA – April 6

If you step foot on The University of Alabama campus with any regularity, odds are good you’ve seen him. A lone student draped in a blue and yellow flag…Jackson Hannan has been spotted in varying locations around campus since the beginning of March, using his presence to raise awareness and funds for those who have fled Ukraine or those fighting for their country against an aggressive Russian invasion.
Fox 6
WSFA 12 (Montgomery)

Top Election Issue

‘Stolen,’ ‘robbed,’ or ‘cheated’: 2020 presidential election top election issue for Alabama Republicans: Al.com – April 6

Regina Wagner, an assistant professor of political sciences at The University of Alabama, said the issue is a big one for voters on both sides of the political spectrum, not just Republicans.

UA Bands

University Band and Concert Band prepare for final performance of semester: The Crimson White – April 6

The University Band and Concert Band have been working all semester to ensure music is brought to campus throughout the year.

Vinson Cemetery

Relocating remains from Vinson Cemetery: NBC (Huntsville) – April 6

The University of Alabama Archeological Resources Center is contracting with the city to contact next of kin, they’ll be using ground sonar to detect all remains in the cemetery. 

Prehistoric Lobster

Fossil of prehistoric lobster likened to beef jerky after discovery in Alabama creek: Miami Herald – April 6

The remains of a 70-million-year-old carnivorous lobster have been found in Alabama, and the fossil is so well preserved it resembles well-cooked bacon. Not only are the large claws still attached — the biggest of which is 6.5 inches — but the creature also retained its delicate antennae, based on photos shared by the Alabama Museum of Natural History.
The Charlotte Observer
M Live
The Fresno Bee
Kansas City Star
Sun Herald
… and many more

Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology

University of Alabama receives $360 million NOAA research award: Alabama Political Reporter – April 7

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, R-Ala., Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, yesterday announced that NOAA has selected The University of Alabama (UA) to host a new cooperative institute focused on accelerating hydrology research and enhancing collaboration. The new research venture establishes the Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology (CIROH), which is headquartered at and will be administered by the Alabama Water Institute. The selection of UA to lead this national water effort includes an award of up to $360 million which would be distributed over the course of five years, with the potential for renewal for another five years.
Alabama Today
Around World Journal
WJTC (Mobile)
NBC (Dothan)
NBC (Mobile)
CBS (Dothan)
NBC (Montgomery)
NBC (Columbus, MS)
NBC (Huntsville)