A&S in the News: July 10-16, 2022

Dance Education

All artists welcome: Creating gender-affirming spaces in dance education: Dance Teacher – June 30
… says Dr. Fen Kennedy, a nonbinary assistant professor at The University of Alabama. “We’ve always been part of dance history…”

Mass Shootings

Criminology expert weighs in on what can be done to prevent mass shootings: Fox News Channel – July 10

Dr. Adam Lankford, professor of criminology at The University of Alabama, joined ‘Sunday Night in America’ to discuss recent mass shootings and what steps can be taken to prevent the next one.

Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative

University of Alabama selected for first Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative: Tuscaloosa Patch – July 12

The University of Alabama has received an award to implement the first ever Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, partnering with Alabama A&M University in the new program.

James Webb Space Telescope

NASA releases new images from Webb Telescope: WVUA – July 12

Big news from NASA as they release new images from their latest space telescope. The James Webb Space Telescope was launched on Christmas Day in 2021. Since then, it has been taking images of planets and stars in deep space. Webb is NASA’s largest and most powerful space science telescope that captures images the human eye cannot see. We spoke with University of Alabama astronomy professor Jeremy Bailin who tells us what he’s looking forward to most in seeing these newly released images.

Junior Archaeology Day

Junior Archaeology Day at Pope’s Tavern July 30: Quad Cities Daily – July 12

… Pope’s Tavern Museum is a museum dedicated to the early (1800-1870) history of Florence and Lauderdale County. The Museum has recently contracted with The University of Alabama to continue archaeological testing at the Museum, after a 2021 archaeological dig unearthed over 300 artifacts.

Local Performances

Tusk Calendar: Who’s playing and what’s happening: Tuscaloosa News – July 13

“The Tempest,” performed by The Rude Mechanicals. Postponed from June, due to an illness in the cast. Performances at 8 p.m. July 30, and 2 p.m. July 31, in the Allen Bales Theatre, Rowand-Johnson Hall on The University of Alabama campus.