A&S in the News: May 7-13, 2023

Summer Camps

Looking for a summer camp? Tuscaloosa has plenty of fun learning opportunities for kids: Tuscaloosa News – May 8

… Tuscaloosa has several summer camp options, including camps offered by the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority, the Kentuck Art Center, Theatre Tuscaloosa, the YMCA and The University of Alabama.

Mass Shootings

UA criminal justice professor comments on mass shootings in U.S.: MSNBC – May 8

Joining us now is Adam Lankford, a University of Alabama professor who has done significant research on America’s gun violence epidemic. He’s also the author of the forthcoming book “All-American Massacre: The Tragic Role of American Culture and Society in Mass Shootings.” Adam, you and I have talked before. 
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Voting Rights

He completed a prison sentence in Alabama. Getting the vote back was hard: Alabama Reflector – May 9

… Besides direct services, groups working on voting rights restoration use other approaches. The organizations have a partnership with Richard Fording, a professor at The University of Alabama who studies felony disenfranchisement. Miles and Fording have developed a website during the past year that provides information on voting rights restoration and acts as an intake for people who want assistance for getting their voting rights back.

National Academy of Sciences

UA professor emeritus elected to National Academy of Sciences: Tuscaloosa Patch – May 9

The University of Alabama on Tuesday announced that Professor Emeritus William Dressler has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).


Student from Tennessee Valley named Captain of the Crimsonettes: NBC (Huntsville) – May 9

We are joined now by an absolute standout from The University of Alabama. Growing up in our local town of Hartselle, Chloe Holladay started twirling her baton at a very young age with the dream of one day becoming a Crimsonette in the Million Dollar Band. Fast forward to now, not only has the 21-year-old made that happen, she’s also just been named captain of the Crimsonette team.

Druid City Arts Festival

Four under the radar southern music festivals: MSN – May 11

… Tuscaloosa is home to the Druid City Arts Festival (DCAF) and our first Southern Music Festivals. This is an event featuring all types of art, including music. When students from The University of Alabama wanted to come up with a way to expose the arts to the residents of Tuscaloosa, they probably had no idea that the weekend would celebrate its 14th anniversary this year!

LGBTQ Community

Guest Opinion: Alabama’s latest legislative attacks on the LGBT community: Al.com – May 12

… Regardless of these bills, the Queer Student Association intends to remain a bedrock of activism and community at The University of Alabama whether Republicans in Montgomery like it or not. However, we cannot be in this alone. That’s why the QSA encourages all UA students and Alabamians, regardless of their identity, to contact their state representatives and talk about their opposition… Sean Atchison, a native of Alabama, is President of the Queer Student Association and an undergraduate student in Latin American Studies at The University of Alabama