A&S in the News: May 29 – June 4, 2022

Mass Shootings & Gun Control

Pro-gun lawmakers want to arm teachers, but there’s little evidence these programs work: Vox – May 29

… In his widely-cited 2016 study, Adam Lankford, a professor at The University of Alabama, analyzed data on global mass shootings between 1966 and 2012 and found that 31 percent of perpetrators in mass shootings worldwide during that time were American.
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Campus Events

Take part in events on and around campus this June: Tuscaloosa Patch – May 31

Make the most of the month with these educational, cultural and recreational activities on and around campus

Flow Tuscaloosa

Flow Tuscaloosa inspires environmental stewardship through visual art project: The Crimson White – June 1

With engaging visual art projects that culminated in a lantern parade on Saturday, May 21, Flow Tuscaloosa is working to foster environmental stewardship among The University of Alabama and the greater Tuscaloosa community, specifically for the Black Warrior River and its tributaries. The project began after conversations between the UA Collaborative Arts Research Initiative fellows, Jamey Grimes, an assistant professor of art, sculpture and museum studies, and Julia Brock, an assistant professor of history. The project is also a collaboration with Selvage, a curatorial collective, UA museums, and the Friends of Hurricane Creek.

Faculty Training

Online bootcamp for faculty training initiated: The News – June 2

… Dr. Aslam Chaudhry, Chief of Party, HESSA, opened the session with an introduction of the project, the efficacy of the training programme, and its international trainers—Dr. Claire Major, Dr. Karri Holley, Dr. Lisa Pawloski, and Dr. Steven Burian—all from The University of Alabama.

Medical Child Abuse

Northampton man who injected daughter with drain cleaner denied request for new trail: MassLive – June 2

… Marc Feldman, a clinical professor of psychiatry at The University of Alabama and expert on medical child abuse, said adults who intentionally harm children usually use more subtle means that produce results that are not so easily identified as medical abuse.