A&S in the News: April 2-8, 2023

April Events

The April Agenda: What’s On At UA?: Tuscaloosa Patch – April 3

The semester may soon be coming to an end, but the events are here to stay! Check out some of these exciting activities on and around campus to put some spring in your step.

Notre Dame

UA professor part of Notre Dame research team: WVUA – April 3

Dr. Jennifer Feltman is a professor of medieval art and architecture at The University of Alabama. She is a member of a 14-member, international research team studying Notre Dame as they reconstruct the church. She says seeing Notre Dame right now is an emotional time.

Eco Trail

Eco Trail grand opening: CBS 42 – April 4

Van de Graaff Park has an eco walking trail. The project was put together with partnership with members from The University of Alabama, the rotary club and Tuscaloosa county park and recreation…
The Tuscaloosa News

Goldwater Scholars

Two UA students named among latest Goldwater Scholars: Tuscaloosa Patch – April 5

The University of Alabama on Wednesday announced that two students have been selected for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program as Goldwater Scholars for 2023-2024.
Yellowhammer News

Felony Murder Rule

He got 30 years for murder after a cop killed his friend: Reason – April 5

… In response, the court made a “logical leap,” says Christine Field, an instructor of criminology and criminal justice at The University of Alabama… “It’s kind of bizarre the way that this went,” Field tells Reason. “A plain reading [of the law] would appear to say…they’re not talking about police or victims” killing someone who is committing a criminal act. That’s especially true when considering the statute’s second prong: “in the course of and in furtherance of the crime.”

Earth’s Core

An ancient sea floor may have surrounded the subterranean core: BBC – April 6

… Research led by The University of Alabama used global-scale seismic imaging of the Earth’s interior to identify a layer between the core and the crust of a thick and thin, submerged ocean floor… Dr. Samantha Hansen, George Lindahl III Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences at the UA and lead author of the study, said, “Seismic studies like ours provide extremely high-resolution imaging of our planet’s interior structure, and we’re finding that this system is much more complex than once thought. Our research provides important connections between the shallow and deep Earth structure and the overall processes that drive our planet.”
Washington Post
Interesting Engineering
New 9 Live (India)
Tech Explorist
Popular Science
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