A&S in the News: July 17-23, 2022

Dark Matter

University of Alabama researchers contribute to startup of dark matter detector: Tuscaloosa Patch – July 17

Under the Black Hills of South Dakota a uniquely sensitive dark matter detector has passed a check-out phase of startup operations and delivered its first results, the culmination of the work of an international team that includes three researchers from The University of Alabama.

Mass Shootings

How often does an armed citizen stop a mass shooting?: NPR – July 18

Criminology professor Adam Lankford studies mass shooting at The University of Alabama. Adam, thank you for being with us. Thanks for having me.
Nevada Public Radio
The Lewiston Tribune
The Sentinel-Record
USA News Hub
…and many more

Moundville Archaeological Park

Automated gates added to Moundville Archaeological Park: WBRC-TV – July 18

The University of Alabama owns the park and added a new automated gate to the park’s main entrance earlier this month.

Hydrological Research Traineeship

University of Alabama to train needed workforce for water operations and forecasting: Tuscaloosa Patch – July 18

The University of Alabama has been awarded $3 million from the National Science Foundation to establish a unique hydrologic science research and training program for graduate students.
Alabama News Center

Local Events

Tusk Calendar: Who’s playing and what’s happening: Tuscaloosa News – July 20

JULY 30-31: “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.

Miss Alabama

Miss University of Alabama becomes Miss Alabama: WVUA – July 21

Miss Alabama Lindsay Fincher returned home today for a congratulatory celebration. Fincher was formerly Miss University of Alabama until she went on to win the state title earlier this month. Her social impact initiative includes a plan to help all children have access to arts education. She will now represent both the state and the University in her competition for Miss USA.

Battle of Mabila

Alabama experts getting closer to locating the long-lost site of the Battle of Mabila: Yellowhammer News – July 23

… Now, because of the pioneering work of Dumas, retired University of Alabama anthropologist Jim Knight and partners from the University of Florida and the University of South Carolina, the search has shifted to higher ground between the two river basins. A year ago, Dumas, Knight and the rest of the team began a careful dig just a few days before farmers planned to put in their spring crop. When the tractor arrived, the team had to put its archaeological work on pause – until this spring.