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

Ethnic Politics

Kenya’s young voters have a dilemma: They dislike ethnic politics but feel trapped in it: The Conversation – July 24

We decided to study the political attitudes of Kenyan students, particularly their views on the use of ethnicity in politics. We found that most Kenyan students dislike ethnic-based politics in principle. However, the pressures of tribalism are difficult to ignore…Narrelle Gilchrist, PhD Student, Princeton University; Amanda B. Edgell, Assistant professor, University of Alabama, and Sebastian Elischer, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Florida
The Standard
Modern Ghana

Legacy Scholars

First generation graduate creates lasting legacy among peers, mentors: Tuscaloosa Patch – July 25

Coleman’s minor is theatre, which might seem an unlikely choice for an accounting major, but it was a perfect pairing in her opinion.

Bridging Cultural Gaps

Latina US military veteran earns doctorate to help bridge cultural gaps: Tuscaloosa Patch – July 26

A famous country music duo once said that love can build a bridge. Elizabeth Naranjo Hayes believes that learning a language can do the same. In fact, the soon-to-be romance linguistics doctoral graduate will set out to prove it.

Local Performances

Tusk Calendar: Who’s playing and what’s happening: Tuscaloosa News – July 27

“The Tempest”: Performed by The Rude Mechanicals, postponed from June, due to an illness in the cast. Performances at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, in the Allen Bales Theatre, Rowand-Johnson Hall on The University of Alabama campus.

Higher Education System Strengthening Activity

University of Alabama hosts leadership training for Pakistani women: Tuscaloosa Patch – July 27

The University of Alabama is hosting a two-week higher education leadership training experience for 25 women from 15 Pakistani universities as part of a five-year, $19 million project by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in collaboration with the University of Utah.
Fox 6

Alabama Water Institute

AWI names second class of faculty fellowship recipients: Tuscaloosa Patch – July 27

The Alabama Water Institute has selected three faculty members from The University of Alabama to serve as 2022-25 fellows in the AWI Faculty Fellowship Program.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic

UA Autism Clinic hosting “Back-to-School Bash” this Saturday: WVUA – July 27

The University of Alabama Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic will celebrate the start of a new school year with an event this Saturday, July 30.
WVUA – July 28

Distinguished Young Women

Health scares, brain surgery couldn’t deter graduate: Tuscaloosa Patch – July 28

The Conway, Arkansas, native received a scholarship to UA through Distinguished Young Women.

Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art

Collection spanning seven years opening at Paul R. Jones gallery: WVUA – July 28

Titled “Recent Acquisitions: Additions to the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama 2015 – 2022,” the exhibit includes paintings, prints and mixed media works and will run from Friday, August 5 to Friday, September 23.