A&S in the News: March 26 – April 1, 2023

Language Learning Myths

Letter to the Editor | Dispelling language learning myths: The Crimson White – March 26

With the new curriculum changes at The University of Alabama, there has been a lot of talk about foreign languages. Many language learning “myths” have resurfaced, and in this op-ed I want to dispel some of these myths.

Eco Trail

Van de Graaff Park will be home to new eco trail: WTUG-FM – March 27

… VDG Park’s Eco Trail represents a collaboration between PARA, the Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa Morning, the University of Alabama’s (UA) Department of Art & Art History, and the Department of Biological Sciences. The collaboration adds four custom installations which include trail signage with informational placards on metal sculpture stands, entrance signage, and a pedestrian bridge.
Tuscaloosa Patch
1051 The Block

Mass Shootings

Why women mass shooters are a rare occurrence: USA Today – March 27

… Men are more motivated and prone to engaging in violence, which also applies to mass shootings, said Adam Lankford, a criminal justice professor at The University of Alabama. Lankford said men involved in those types of shootings “are usually due to an unhealthy amount of their self-worth to status and so in many cases, men and boys are killing to achieve status or to defend their status.”
Yahoo! News
Fox (Kansas City, MO)
Fox (Green Bay, WI)
KDKA-AM (Pittsburgh)
… and many more

Colorado Wind Ensemble

‘Carousel’ wrapping up its run: Denver Herald Dispatch – March 28

Colorado Wind Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. on May 5 at the King Center on the Auraria Campus, 855 Lawrence Way. With special guest trombonists Dr. Jonathan Whitaker from the University of Alabama…See website for audition information: coloradowindensemble.org.
Castle Pines News-Press
Elbert County News
Parker Chronicle
Centennial Citizen

Rose Gladney Lecture

Annual Rose Gladney Lecture held at UA: WVUA – March 29

The University of Alabama held its annual Rose Gladney Lecture for Justice and Social Change. The lecture sponsored by the Department of American Studies hosted Joseph Darda. Darda is an associate professor at Texas Christian University. He talked about civil rights without human rights. Darda says reflecting on our history helps us understand where we are in the present.

Equity and Inclusion

University DEI ignoring Native Americans, Native students say: The Crimson White – March 29

Despite the University’s recent success with its diversity, equity and inclusion measures meant to increase enrollment and retention among certain minority groups, it has faced unchanging enrollment and retention among Native American students, which remain disproportionately low. “UA has not pursued outreach the way it could,” said Mairin Odle, a professor of American studies at the University.