A&S in the News: November 12-18, 2023


Students celebrate Diwali festival of lights: The Crimson White – Nov. 12

The Indian Students Association of Tuscaloosa and South Asian Culture Club celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, in the Student Center Ballroom from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday. Praphull Kumar, the ISAT president and a graduate student pursuing a doctorate in astrophysics, said that Student Involvement has been supportive in event organization.

“Serpents of War”

World War I soldier’s story brought to life at ACHS on Veterans Day: Gettysburg Times – Nov. 14

… Professors Ian Isherwood and Steven Trout spoke about Harry Dravo Parkin and his memoir, which the duo of college-level educators edited… Trout, a professor of English at The University of Alabama specializes “in World War I literature, memoirs, visual art and cinema.”

Bryant Museum Open House

Bryant Museum to host Christmas Open House Dec. 15: Tuscaloosa Patch – Nov. 15

The Paul W. Bryant Museum on The University of Alabama campus will host a Christmas open house on Dec. 15.

Hallowed Grounds Tour

SGA passes resolutions to prevent plastic waste, promote Hallowed Grounds Tour: The Crimson White – Nov. 15

The Senate unanimously passed an act that would allocate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Passport points to the Hallowed Grounds Tour, a tour that highlights the history of slavery and civil rights on campus. 

Succulent Poaching

What can we learn from the cactus thieves: Los Angeles Times – Nov. 17

… In “The Cactus Hunters: Desire and Extinction in the Illicit Succulent Trade,” Jared D. Margulies discusses the Kim case (in which he played a small role) and the wider phenomenon of cactus and succulent poaching and collecting. In the process, he explores rumor-mongering (no, the plants aren’t great air purifiers), the curious love of cacti behind the Iron Curtain and the nature of desire itself. In his conversation with The Times, edited for space and clarity, Margulies spoke about the book via video from Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he’s an assistant professor of geography at The University of Alabama.

Congressional Primary Races

What you need to know about the Congressional primary races: WVTM 13 – Nov. 17

… “Compared to the last election we see more both primary and potential general election races happening. We see Terri Sewell, for example, having a primary candidate. That has not happened recently,” said Marissa Grayson, a political science professor at The University of Alabama… “Having two current Republicans, serving in the House, Barry Moore and Jerry Carl, competing against each other in the primary is unique. This is coming from redistricting and the new maps Alabama has,” said Grayson.