Mapping Las Vegas
Revealing Las Vegas’ deep history, one map at a time: Las Vegas Review Journal – Nov. 13
… In Mapping Historical Las Vegas, (University of Nevada Press, 2022), Joe Weber, a native Las Vegan who is now a professor of geography at The University of Alabama, examines the forces that have shaped the Las Vegas Valley — and water, as it must be, is at the heart of the discussion.
Paul R. Jones Museum
Cedric Smith’s “Horsepower” exhibit paints Black cowboys to boost positive representation of Black people in America: Black News – Nov. 14
“HORSEPOWER,” a solo show by self-taught painter and photographer, Cedric Smith, is currently on display at the Paul R. Jones Museum in downtown Tuscaloosa until Dec. 10.
The Crimson White
What’s open, what’s closed Thanksgiving week: Tuscaloosa Patch – Nov. 15
Some campus services and facilities will have special hours during the break.
New Core Curriculum
Foreign language, literature and history requirements on chopping block in new core curriculum: The Crimson White – Nov. 16
Starting in fall 2025, students entering The University of Alabama can complete their general education requirements without taking a history or literature class. Foreign language classes will only be required if students “did not complete FL [foreign language] in high school.” The changes follow the creation of the General Education Task Force in 2018, which led “a campuswide review of UA’s general education curriculum and experiences,” according to a UA News article. The task force consisted of faculty from across campus.
Queer Student Association
QSA hosts State of the Queer Union: The Crimson White – Nov. 16
The University of Alabama’s Queer Student Association hosted its annual State of the Queer Union event on Nov. 9. The panel of speakers included the QSA faculty advisor Seth Stewart, who also serves as an instructor of English and gender and race studies…