A&S in the News: January 8-14, 2023


March, concert and more will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Tuscaloosa: Tuscaloosa News – Jan. 8

This year’s theme, “Realizing the Dream Through Commitment and Sacrifice” was chosen by a committee with representatives from Stillman College, the University of Alabama, Shelton State Community College and the Tuscaloosa chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

January Events

Ring in the new year with events on campus and beyond: Tuscaloosa Patch – Jan. 11

Fill your evening with the rhythmic sounds of UA’s trombone choir and percussion ensemble at the Skin and Bones Concert. Interested in pursuing a law career? The Law School Fair is open to anyone wanting to learn more about the programs of over 70 law schools across the country.

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

America’s biggest museums fail to return Native American human remains: ProPublica – Jan. 11

… The University of Alabama Museums is among the institutions that have forced tribes into lengthy disputes over repatriation… The University of Alabama did not respond to multiple requests for comment. The University of Alabama Museums still holds the remains of more than 2,900 Native Americans.
CBS 42
Government Executive
Raw Story
National Public Radio
Faith Family America
Talking Points Memo
Anchorage Daily News
… and many more 

Flint Institute of Arts

What’s new at the Flint Institute of Arts?: Grand Blanc View (Michigan) – Jan. 12

… The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at the University of Alabama in the Hodge/Henry Galleries includes highlights from one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of 20th-century African American art in the world. This collection, amassed over decades by Paul Raymond Jones, was donated by Jones to the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama in 2008.
The Flint Courier News
Swartz Creek View

Vaccine Education

UA art professor provides art to help CDC with COVID-19 vaccinations: WVUA – Jan. 13

A unique partnership between public health and the arts. The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History is one of 30 organizations to help the CDC with COVID-19 vaccine education. Each organization provided art that included public health information. UA art professor Jonathan Cumberland created 5 posters to inspire vaccine confidence in rural areas.