Homecoming week at UA: CBS 42 – Oct. 17
Hearing Health Care
Over-the-counter hearing aids now available: Fox 6 – Oct. 17
Starting this month over-the-counter hearing aids can be bought in retail stores. “No, I think it’s a wonderful thing,” A move applauded by those in the medical and academic fields such as Marcia Hay-McCutcheon of The University of Alabama. “Part of my research at The University of Alabama is to work with rural communities to be able to increase access to hearing health care.”
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Afternoon at the ArBOOretum
Get creeped out at the UA ArBOOretum on October 29: Tuscaloosa Patch – Oct. 17
Frightful flora and fauna will not just be the stuff of campfire tales during the Afternoon at the ArBOOretum Oct. 29.
Haunting at the Museum
Haunting at the Museum offers spooky fun for all ages: Tuscaloosa Patch – Oct. 17
The Alabama Museum of Natural History and Gorgas House Museum are teaming up to provide Halloween fun for all ages through Haunting at the Museum Oct. 24-28.
Astronomers detect an unparalleled energy burst; what was the cause?: Gizbot – Oct. 19
… Marcos Santander, an astrophysicist at The University of Alabama took to Twitter to express his excitement. He wrote, “Brightest GRB ever just dropped.”
Diversity should go beyond Black and white: The Crimson White – Oct. 20
The University of Alabama has 32,593 full-time students on campus. The student population is 72.1% white, 10.3% Black, 5.5% Hispanic/Latino, 1.5% Asian and 3.4% are two or more races. Considering the size of the University, this is a staggering statistic.
Black Student Leaders
“Getting a seat at the table”: Hear the voices of UA’s black student leaders: The Crimson White – Oct. 20
Remie Taylor is currently serving as the president of the Future of Black Law Student Association, which helps students learn and prepare for law school. A senior majoring in political science with a minor in public policy studies, Taylor was previously the organization’s treasurer and director of public relations.
“Hallowed Grounds” tour highlights UA’s history of slavery and racism: The Crimson White – Oct. 20
Among buildings named after Ku Klux Klan members and sorority racism scandals, The University of Alabama is often under a microscope when it comes to racial issues. That does not account for the intense and storied history of slavery and racism that helped shape the campus into what it is today. To help tell that history, the Hallowed Grounds project was started by Hilary Green, a history professor in the Department of Gender and Race Studies, in 2016.
Tradition and dance: NPHC step show going strong after over 30 years: The Crimson White – Oct. 20
“Stepping is an expressive performance art that also functions as a ritual of group identity,” said Yechiel Peterson, a senior majoring in African American Studies and nursing…To Peterson, stepping is more than just a type of dance, especially on Alabama’s campus.
Paul W. Bryant Museum
New exhibit with Bryce Young’s awards at Paul W. Bryant Museum: CBS 42 – Oct. 21
It’s homecoming week at The University of Alabama. If you’re heading to campus for festivities, you now have an opportunity to see awards from Quarterback Bryce Young. The University of Alabama says Young and his family have made the awards including the Heisman Trophy available to the Bryant Museum as a thank you to fans. They will be on display through November 6th. The Bryant Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 until 4.