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
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.
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.
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.