A&S in the News: August 13-19, 2023

Icon of the Seas

People are losing their s*** over the world’s new largest cruise ship: Surface Magazine – Aug. 16

… Some psychologists blame the knee-jerk scorn on lingering post-pandemic anxieties about personal space, but others are saying the renderings aren’t doing the ship any justice. “It almost gives the impression of a short, over-tall, stacked vessel that is on choppy seas,” Tom Davis, a psychology professor at The University of Alabama, told CNN. “This may be a trick of perspective, as the actual vessel is apparently three to four times longer than the idea I get by looking downward at the rendering.” 

Alabama GOP

‘We need to rally together’: Why Alabama’s GOP lawmakers say it’s not too early to endorse Trump: Al.com – Aug. 18

… Regina Wagner, assistant professor of political science with The University of Alabama, said the wave of Trump endorsements by almost all of Alabama’s congressional delegation and five statewide officeholders illustrates “a sign of just how strong his hold on the Republican base still is.” She does not believe the ex-president’s strength among Alabama Republican voters is “necessarily stronger than any other states.”

525 Solutions

2023 Alabama Inno Fire: 525 Solutions Inc: Birmingham Business Journal – Aug. 18

525 Solutions is a research and development company spun out of The University of Alabama’s Center for Green Manufacturing in 2004 by Robin D. Rogers and Larry G. Canada. The company is currently owned by Rogers, Canada and Gurau, all graduates of UA. The company currently has three employees.

Tattoo Trends

Tattoo Trends in 2023: Millennials Lead The Way: The Messenger – Aug. 20

According to a study by The University of Alabama, Americans are approximately 10 times more likely to consider getting a tattoo over the summer months. Online searches for “tattoos” and tattoo-related services regularly increased nationwide in July and decreased to their lowest point in November.