A&S in the News: September 4-10, 2022

Crime and Law Enforcement

Who is backing the blue? In Alabama and beyond, a political question looms over midterms: Al.com – Sept. 4

… Regina Wagner, a political science professor at The University of Alabama, said she believes the Democratic push on crime and law enforcement might resonate more with voters in swing-states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Georgia, than in reliably red Alabama.

Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art

UA houses the Paul R. Jones Art College: NBC (Montgomery) – Sept. 5

He gave several pieces to the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, but he gave The University of Alabama over 2200 pieces. He said he wanted to give his artwork to the people of Alabama.

Research Administration Fellows

Three students chosen as research administration fellows: Tuscaloosa Patch – Sept. 6

The University of Alabama Office for Research and Economic Development selected three students for its inaugural cohort of Early Career Research Administration Fellows.

Where Legends Are Made

Student from Huntsville featured in Where Legends Are Made campaign: CBS 42 – Sept. 6

New this morning: The University of Alabama’s “Where Legends Are Made” campaign has become very recognizable over the past few years. Each year they highlight different students who have pursued their passions and academics at the capstone. And this year, they’re highlighting a member of the Million Dollar band who’s from Huntsville!

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

10,245 Indigenous remains reported at University of Alabama: Native News Online – Sept. 7

The University of Alabama has more than 10,000 Native American human remains in its possession, according to a federal notice published by the National Park Service last week. It’s the largest number of Native American human remains ever reported in such a notice, according to the National Park Service database—nearly four times larger than the current population of Moundville, Alabama.
Red Lake Nation News
Lewistown Sentinel
Yahoo! News

Student Organizations

Opinion: UA owes more to students and our organizations: The Crimson White – Sept. 7

…The University of Alabama may claim to value its students above all else, yet time and time again, it fails to put its money where its mouth is. With board members and administrators swimming in more money than they know what to do with, it is time to demand that our priorities are met, that our organizations are properly funded, and that the ever-rising price tag on our education is actually worth a damn.

Queen Elizabeth II

UA assistant professor of history comments on the death of Queen Elizabeth II: CBS 42 – Sept. 8

University of Alabama British history professor Dr. Lucy Kaufman says the Queen was like a constant who could bring anyone together. “For all the criticisms, one thing the monarchy is able to do, one thing the queen did and did regularly was to shine a light on people who were often ignored.”
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Fox 6

Origin of Life

University of Alabama work shows path for finding early life here and on other planets: Tuscaloosa Patch – Sept. 9

Using a powerful microscope, researchers at The University of Alabama have shown a method that can provide strong data in determining the origin of life on Earth and whether life existed on other planets.
True Viral News
Sky News
VN Explorer

Citizen Science

University of Alabama, Auburn fans clash in Citizen Science competition: Tuscaloosa Patch – Sept. 9

A new competition aims to excite everyone’s inner scientist by bringing the gridiron competition of the Iron Bowl into the realm of citizen science.

Poetry in Conversation

Three poets have conversation at UA: WVUA – Sept. 9

Three poets having an improv conversation in which they are using their poetry to communicate with each other. Dr. Jacqueline Trimble, Kwoya Maples, and the poet laureate of the state of Alabama Ashley Jones sat down in the Gorgas Library of The University of Alabama campus to showcase their art. The evening consisted of each poet reading selected pieces and explaining the significance behind it. Poet Ashley Jones says she would advise any young artist to first find their voice and stay true to themselves.