A&S in the News: April 24-30, 2022

Black Belt

Defining the Black Belt: How the expansive region shaped Alabama history: The Montgomery Advertiser – April 27

… During the 1820s and 1830s, the Alabama Black Belt became the epicenter for the expansion of the plantation system and the slave trade in the South. This growth not only brought wealth to the region, but influence. “Politicians in the Black Belt, the large slaveholders, the plantation owners, were disproportionately important in the decision to secede from the Union,” University of Alabama Southern Studies professor Jack Carey said. “In many ways, the stakes during Reconstruction are clearest and highest in a region like the Black Belt.”
The Tuscaloosa News

Faculty and Staff Accolades

University of Alabama faculty and staff accolades for April 2022: Tuscaloosa Patch – April 27

Wade MacDonald, assistant professor, department of art and art history, was accepted to a one-month artist residency at Zentrum für Keramik, the Center for Ceramics, in Berlin, Germany, for May.

Student Expenses

Young and struggling: Students detail monetary woes: WVUA – April 28

As it gets harder and harder to make ends meet, University of Alabama students say they’re concerned about managing rent, groceries and…

Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

Outstanding undergraduate researchers honored with annual award: Tuscaloosa Patch – April 30

This month 26 students from a wide spectrum of departments were honored as leaders among undergraduate researchers at the Capstone through the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program.
Yahoo! News
The Marietta Daily Journal

President Biden

What brings President Joe Biden to Republican-dominated Alabama?: Al.com – April 30

Regina Wagner, a political science professor at The University of Alabama, said she does not anticipate any “hot button” issues surfacing during Biden’s visit unless someone brings one up and asks the president about it.