A&S in the News: September 25 – October 1, 2022

UA Town Hall

‘What can we do at Alabama to make our campus more inclusive’: UA Town Hall asks students what they need: The Crimson White – Sept. 25

Over 80 students assembled in The University of Alabama Student Center’s ballroom on Thursday for a town hall meeting hosted by G. Christine Taylor, vice president and associate provost for diversity, equity and inclusion, and Steven Hood, the interim vice president of student life.

Drug Crisis

As fentanyl deaths rise, Alabama officials face vexing question: More prison sentences or alternative solutions: Al.com – Sept. 25

… Timothy Dickinson, a professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at The University of Alabama, said increased punitive measures that include mandatory minimum sentences will not “do much to stem the tide of fentanyl flowing into the state.” Dickinson said people who ingest fentanyl often do so unintentionally and do not know the drugs they are taking are laced with something that could kill them in an instant.
Alabama Daily News
News Azi
The Hour
… and many more

Hurricane Ian

Thousands evacuate as Hurricane Ian nears Fla.; all of Cuba loses power: The Washington Post – Sept. 27

… The challenge of pinning down Ian’s track meant difficult decisions for many residents on whether to evacuate or stay, according to researchers who study hurricanes and evacuations. “The public is demanding precision in hurricane forecasts that we are able to give them in most storms,” said Jason Senkbeil, a professor in the geography department at The University of Alabama. But with Ian, he said, “it’s frustrating.”
The Press Democrat


Review: “Gloria” begins conversations on ambition and corporate America: The Crimson White – Sept. 27

“Gloria,” a production by The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance, is a dramatic comedy that looks at ambition and what people are willing to do to climb the corporate ladder. The play opened on Sept. 26 and will run through Oct. 2 in the Allen Bales Theatre in Rowand-Johnson Hall.

On-Campus Childcare

Opinion: UA should offer childcare to faculty, staff and students: The Crimson White – Sept. 

On Aug. 16, the Faculty Senate met in North Lawn Hall to discuss their agenda for the forthcoming academic year. Heather Elliot and Alex Tokovinine, co-chairs of the Faculty Senate’s Faculty Life Committee, proposed on-campus child care for faculty, staff and students. This motion was supported by the Professional Staff Assembly, and the Faculty & Staff Benefits Committee.

Deaf Awareness Forum

A sign of things to come: Tuscaloosa Patch – Sept. 28

Students, faculty and staff across campus work to continue making UA welcoming and inclusive to people who are deaf, culturally Deaf and hard of hearing.

Native American Festival

Moundville Native American Festival returning after extended hiatus: Tuscaloosa Patch – Sept. 29

The Moundville Native American Festival is set to return next month for the first time since 2019, bringing nationally acclaimed artists, craftsmen and educators to the area.
Tuscaloosa Patch