A&S in the News: October 23-29, 2022

Bicycle Accessibility

Opinion: It’s time to improve Tuscaloosa bicycle accessibility: The Crimson White – Oct. 23

… Eric Courchesne, geospatial services manager in the Department of Geography, and Cooper Corey, a graduate student studying geography at the University developed an updated map on Tuscaloosa County’s Bicycle Infrastructure that better detail Tuscaloosa’s bike lanes, shared paths, shared roads, and mountain bike paths, and explains what has been funded or is in progress as of August.

MRI Research Facility

New MRI facility at UA ready for transformative research: Tuscaloosa Patch – Oct. 26

The Alabama Life Research Institute is hosting a grand opening of the facility at 3 p.m. Friday, October 28.

Indigenous Remains

Some academics hesitate to repatriate Indigenous remains. Here’s why.: The Washington Post – Oct. 26

… In the few weeks since, The University of Alabama, University of Kansas and the University of Texas were subjects of related news stories… Researchers in new university museums and anthropology departments also undertook excavations at former sites of Native American towns, like Moundville, the source of most of the ancestral remains reported this year by The University of Alabama. Because of U.S. policies like the Indian Removal Act, however, the Native American tribes and nations claiming the ancestors once buried at Moundville now live as far away as Oklahoma, Louisiana and Florida.

Brighton Graveyard

Brighton graveyard rediscovered after 50 years: CBS 42 – Oct. 27

… With the help of The University of Alabama’s archeological department, Holley tells CBS42 they marked nearly 150 graves, some dating back before 1900.

Haunting at the Museum

Last day of tours at University of Alabama haunted museum: Fox 6 – Oct. 28

The University of Alabama is in the Halloween spirit with UA Museums hosting Halloween themed events all week. Friday, October 28th is the last day that the University is hosting the “haunting at the museum.” The Gorgas House Museum is giving free haunted tours today at the oldest building on the UA campus.
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UA Arboretum

Get creeped out at the UA Ar’Boo’retum: Fox 6 – Oct. 28

Celebrating Halloween. It doesn’t just have to be about costumes and candy does it? You can explore plants, animals and the spookier side of science. University of Alabama professor Dr. Michael McCain joining us now to talk about the Ar-BOO-retum.

Climate Action

Why glue your head to a painting?: Popular Resistance – Oct. 29

… A similar action took place during the Vietnam War. In a 1962 performance piece called “One for Violin,” Nam June Paik slowly raised a violin over his head and then smashed it. “During one performance an audience member lay down under the violin in protest and, in response, Paik asked why the audience cared more about the violin than those dying in Vietnam,” said Fen Kennedy, an assistant professor of dance at The University of Alabama. “Sixty years later, perhaps what we should be asking is why we still have not yet collectively decided that human lives, and the life of our planet, are more valuable to us, and should be more robustly defended, than any work of art.”