A&S in the News: February 12-18, 2023

Fulbright Awards

UA named Fulbright Top Producer: Yellowhammer News – Feb. 13

The University of Alabama was recently recognized as a “Top Producing Institution” for Fulbright U.S. Student Awards.
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Collaborative Arts and Research Initiative

Striking an innovative spark: Tuscaloosa Patch – Feb. 13

Maxwell Hall, where UA’s first students studied astronomy, now houses the Collaborative Arts and Research Initiative, or CARI, where UA faculty from all disciplines meet to share, learn about and imagine arts-related research projects.

Black Belt Treasures

UA College of Arts and Science & BBTCAC collaborate on mural in downtown Uniontown: Selma Sun – Feb. 13

On Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., a group of talented students from The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Science will travel to the City of Uniontown to assist community volunteers with painting a one-of-a-kind mural designed by Black Belt Treasures artist, Jason Irvin in downtown Uniontown. The goal of this collaborative project is to engage UA students with volunteers in active, community enhancing experiences away from the UA campus.


UA yet to return thousands of Native American remains: The Crimson White – Feb. 15

The University of Alabama Museums has the tenth-largest collection of unreturned Native American remains in the U.S. and does not currently employ a Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act coordinator to facilitate return efforts.

Black History

Opinion | Black history is history, stop silencing it: The Crimson White – Feb. 15

… The University is hosting several events through the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for UA students to engage in Black history, like art exhibits celebrating Black artists from Alabama, or the Tuscaloosa Africana Film Festival. The Black Faculty and Staff Association also conducts Hallowed Grounds tours, which goes over the history of Black people in Tuscaloosa and The University of Alabama.

UA Language Conference

“I Have an Accent 2023” showcases the power of language: The Crimson White – Feb. 15

The Language, Literature, and Linguistics Graduate Students Organization hosted the 12th annual University of Alabama Language Conference for the first time since 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The name of the conference was “I Have an Accent 2023,” and it provided a space for graduate and doctorate students of the Department of Modern Language and Classics to present their research on literature, linguistics and language.

“Body Drop”

UA English professor holds book signing: WVUA – Feb. 17

A University of Alabama English professor had a book signing this evening at Ernest and Hadley Booksellers in Tuscaloosa. Brian Oliu was there to promote his book “Body Drop.” The book is a deep dive into the fandom and pain in professional wrestling. The joke about wrestling has always been that it’s predetermined, scripted and yes fake, but the moves the wrestlers make in the ring and the injuries as a result are very real. Oliu goes into detail about the lives of famous wrestlers and the struggles they go through in one of the world’s most physically hazardous professions.