A&S in the News: July 9-15, 2023

Forensic Mental Health

The puzzling rise of defendants too sick to stand trial in WA: The Spokesman-Review (Washington) – July 9

Looking at the complicated picture of services for people in jail, Lauren Kois, a psychology professor at The University of Alabama, sees a system that could be better served with a continuum of care.
The Seattle Times

Vivek Ramaswamy

Vivek Ramaswamy leans into his Hindu faith to court Christian voters: The Indian Express – July 10

Ramaswamy’s emphasis on his belief in one God has a long history for Hindus in the United States, especially those speaking to white Christian audiences, said Michael Altman, a professor of religious studies at The University of Alabama.
The New York Times

Climate Change

Iceland stream warming study gives preview of climate change: Xylem

“It’s the interaction between temperature and nutrients that really drives the research,” says Jon Benstead of The University of Alabama. He helped lead the design of an ingenious set of studies for Hengill, funded largely by the National Science Foundation.