A&S in the News: June 5-11, 2022

Senate Runoff

Katie Britt in ‘driver’s seat’ in Alabama runoff against Mo Brooks, experts say: Al.com – June 5

… But there isn’t a clear reason to assume Durant voters will return to the polls, said Regina Wagner, professor of political science at The University of Alabama. “I would think that unless something changes dramatically, she should be in a pretty good position to be favored to win the runoff,” Wagner said.

Mass Shooters

UA criminology professor comments on mass shooters (live interview): Fox News – June 5

Joining us now is criminology and criminal justice professor at The University of Alabama, Dr. Adam Lankford. Professor, first of all, thank you for joining us. Is there a law currently in existence that if enforced or better enforced would reduce the number of mass killings?
CNN (National)

Saturday in the Park

Moundville Archaeological Park hosting Saturday in the Park event June 11: WVUA – June 8

The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park is hosting a new Saturday in the Park event…

Right-Wing Groups

Regardless of seditious conspiracy charges’ outcome, right-wing groups like Proud Boys seek to build a white nation: The Conversation – June 9

… Authors: Matthew Valasik Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Alabama. Shannon Reid Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of North Carolina – Charlotte
Alabama Public Radio
The Fayetteville Observer
El Obrero
The Herald-Press
The Norma Transcript
…and many more

Three Gorges Dam

The Three Gorges Dam project may have caused 1998’s historic flooding: The BL – June 10

… “One of the major justifications for the Three Gorges Dam was flood control, but less than 20 years after its completion, we have the highest flood water in recorded history … The fact is that it cannot prevent these severe events,” David Shankman, a geographer at The University of Alabama who studies Chinese flooding, told Reuters.

Opera Birmingham

Opera Birmingham introduces the musical art to the city: Yellowhammer News – June 11

The singers come from a variety of sources. Some are visiting artists in town for a big show. Others belong to the company chorus. Some are opera students at Samford University or The University of Alabama.