A&S in the News: July 31 – August 6, 2022

Dinosaur Adventure

This dinosaur-themed road trip through Alabama is the ultimate family adventure: Only In Your State – August 1

… Your next stop will be at the Alabama Museum of Natural History in Tuscaloosa. Founded in 1831, the Alabama Museum of Natural History is the state’s oldest museum.

West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Investigating drivers of Antarctic ice retreat: Phys.org – August 3

An investigation of how an Antarctic ice sheet melted thousands of years ago will improve contemporary climate models and projections of rising sea level, according to a recently published study with contributions from The University of Alabama.
Tuscaloosa Patch

Textile Art

Laisun Keane presents a fiber and textile art group exhibition: ArtDaily – August 3

…Thorpe will be the subject of two, forthcoming solo museum exhibitions – Paul R. Jones Museum at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, in 2023…

Summer Internship

Alabama student spends summer selling educational products in Ionia County: Ionia Sentinel-Standard – August 4

She is a junior at The University of Alabama majoring in biochemistry — with aspirations of one day becoming a dentist in the U.S. Air Force.

Veterans’ Health Benefits

Alabama senators defend ‘no’ votes on ‘burn pit’ health care bill for veterans: Al.com – August 5

… “I definitely think Republicans, including Alabama Republicans, have hurt themselves with their opposition given the visible protests from the veterans’ groups,” said Regina Wagner, assistant professor of political sciences at The University of Alabama.

Theater Club

Joining a theater club set the stage for romance: The New York Times – August 5

After meeting as freshman members of a theater club at The University of Alabama, Allison Lyn Mollenkamp and William James McCrary soon took on important roles in each other’s lives.

Enslaved Ancestry

The search for a meaningful clue to the mystery of an enslaved ancestor: The New York Time – August 6

… The Taylor family was one of hundreds of thousands swept up in the American domestic slave trade. Between 1800 and 1860, about 1 million enslaved people were forcibly relocated from states like Maryland and Virginia in the upper South to the cotton and cane plantations of the Deep South, according to Joshua D. Rothman, a historian at The University of Alabama.