A&S in the News: August 28-September 3, 2022

Factitious Disorder

Why do we lie about our health?: WebMD – August 29

…Factitious disorder (once called Munchausen syndrome) is a mental illness in which one “feigns, exaggerates, or self-induces a medical problem in order to get attention, care, or concern that they feel unable to get any other way,” says Marc Feldman, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry at The University of Alabama and author of Dying to Be Ill.

HBCU Bridge Program

The University of Alabama will develop a renewable energy program for HBCU students from $1 million grant: The Bama Buzz – August 29

The University of Alabama just received a big grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)—we’re talking about $1 million. This grant will help the university develop a bridge program to give opportunities in renewable energy for students from three Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

August Accolades

Faculty and staff accolades for August 2022: Tuscaloosa Patch – August 30

Wade MacDonald, assistant professor, art and art history, published an invited article, “Fractured Fabrication,” in the September/October issue of Pottery Making Illustrated…Associate Professor William T. Dooley and Instructor Charlotte Wegrzynowski, art and art history, had work juried into the 48th Annual Bi-State Art Competition, Meridian Museum of Art in Meridian, Mississippi.

Winter Gardens

How (and when) to plant a winter garden during the worsening drought: Los Angeles Times – August 31

… Lastly, use this time to get educated about native plants and lawn removal or check out these other plant-related activities in September… Sept. 3 The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens presents the 39th Succulent Plants Symposium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Rothenberg Hall, 1151 Oxford Road in San Marino. Speakers include… Jared Margulies of The University of Alabama

Water Infrastructure

After long drought, China plots ambitious water infrastructure push: Reuters – Sept. 1

… “There’s a mentality that there’s always an engineering, infrastructure solution,” said David Shankman, a geographer with The University of Alabama who studies China’s water system. “They are trying to plan for the exceptional, but you can’t predict the future.”
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Bryant Museum

Bryant Museum to display coat worn by legendary coach in last game: Tuscaloosa Patch – Sept. 1

A new exhibit is set to debut at the Paul W. Bryant Museum this weekend for the Crimson Tide’s season opener against Utah State.
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Art Exhibits

Lunar magic and cosmic landscape: Art around campus: Tuscaloosa Patch – Sept. 1

Here’s a look at the first of several new exhibitions coming to University of Alabama galleries for the public to enjoy this fall.

Million Dollar Band

The history of the Million Dollar Band: WVUA – Sept. 2

Known simply as “the band’ back in the 1920s, it has now turned into the well-known Million Dollar Band whose home is right here on campus at The University of Alabama.